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Corrales Harvest Festival offers family fun

—Carol Kennis Lopez

Inside the adobe walls of Casa San Ysidro, the traditional art, stories, and music of New Mexico abound in this free family-oriented event. On September 27 and 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. visitors may explore a variety of experiences at this annual Festival in the Village of Corrales.

From churros to burros and colcha to blacksmithing and puppetry, Casa San Ysidro will also be filled with live music performances and demonstrations.

For more information about the event at Casa San Ysidro, and the historic casa, go to, or call 897-8828. The museum is located at 973 Old Church Road in the heart of historic Corrales.

Friends of Coronado Historic Site hosts “Fiesta of Cultures”

On October 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friends of Coronado Historic Site will host its annual, “Fiesta of Cultures.”

Fiesta of Cultures is a fun-filled family celebration at the Coronado Historic Site, featuring fine artists and craftspeople, Native and Hispanic old-world lifeway demonstrations, including traditional pottery firings by Zia potter, Ulysses Reid.

Activities for the entire family include those for children of all ages and a “hands on area,” showing artifacts of pueblo life. Also taking part will be several Conquistadors and a Mountain Man who will share stories of their adventures. Visit the Altar de Ofrenda in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Spend an enjoyable family day along the river. Enjoy the vista of the Sandia Mountains while gaining fascinating insight into Pueblo, Hispanic, and early Anglo cultures. Get your holiday shopping out of the way early with the crafts and art offered for sale. Tours of the painted Kiva will be available all day, and the hiking trails will be open for your enjoyment.

Coronado Historic Site is located at 485 Kuaua Road and Hwy 550 in Bernalillo, 1.5 miles west of the I-25 exit 242. The event is free and reservations are not necessary.

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