San Antonio holds harvest festival

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The first San Antonio Harvest Festival is coming up Sept. 28 at the San Antonio Park and Fire Station in San Antonio. The event will celebrate the area’s agricultural culture, traditions and heritage.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the rich agricultural impact, including the area’s famous chile farms. The festival will feature activities such as live music and dancing, ristra making, corn husk doll making, antique farm equipment and vehicle displays, livestock petting zoos and hay rides.

The Socorro County Lodger’s Tax Board and city of Socorro Lodger’s Tax Board have provided funding for the event.

The festival starts at 11 a.m. with Toby and Ermie Jaramillo on the stage. Visitors are invited to stroll around the park and experience the farming atmosphere. Then, take an old-fashioned hay ride around San Antonio proper and check out the local restaurants and shops. There will be crafts, the opportunity to experience livestock up close, and artists and vendors.

Light snacks will be available from the Socorro County Tumbleweed 4-H Club and San Antonio Elementary School. Attendees are invited to visit the area’s local restaurants — the Owl Bar, Buckhorn Tavern and San Antonio Crane Mexican Restaurant — to sample the area’s cuisine and locally-grown chile.

San Antonio is located less than 15 minutes south of Socorro, just off Interstate 25. For more information or vendor registration, visit www.socorronm.gov or call Celeste Griego at 575-835-0589.

If you go
What: San Antonio Harvest Festival
When: Sept. 28,  11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: San Antonio Park, U.S. Highway 380, San Antonio