When: September 20 5:30 - 8:30
Location: New Mexico Governors' Mansion
Seniors (62+) and Teens (13-17): $6
Children under 13 : Always Free
Crops are planted, flowers are blooming and El Rancho de las Golondrinas is coming to life, in time to celebrate the opening of the museum for general admission on June 1st, as well as the 43rd annual Spring Festival & Children's Fair on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, from 10 am - 4 pm.
"The weavers, blacksmith, bread-baker, hide tanners, millers, shop-keepers, sheep shearer and other villagers will take visitors on a journey to New Mexico's past" says Director John Berkenfield. Other highlights include music, traditional New Mexican and Mexican dance, and a Mass and procession for the museum's Patron Saint, San Isidro, on Sunday.
Special children's activities will include dressing up like a Spanish settler, taking a ride in a mule-drawn wagon, shooting bows and arrows, throwing spears with atlatls and doing arts & crafts. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to buy traditional New Mexican crafts and agricultural products from local artists and farmers.