Fall New Mexico Festivals

Find a New Mexico fall festival to attend in 2022. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2022 has things to do across New Mexico including activities in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Roswell. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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We're in the process of updating events and are through all events that happened previously in September and October. November will be updated in its entirety soon.

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We know that you want current events. But we don’t always have dates for every event for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Pojoaque River Art Tour - Sante Fe, NM - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
A Northern New Mexico tri-cultural art experience with different stops and artists celebrating Native American, Hispanic, and Angle artists along a tour route (which can be navigated in a single day). Enjoy a reception on Saturday night at Rancho Jacona and Silent Auction at Tower Gallery.

High Rolls Apple Festival - High Rolls, NM - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Organized by the High Rolls Mountain Park Lions Club.  Features cherries and apples, children’s activities, free parking, free admission, apples, arts and crafts, and lots of food choices.

Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta - Albuquerque, NM - Aug 23, 2020
Canceled for 2022. Normally: Celebrate tomatoes in all their glory with tastings, food demonstrations, savings and more!

New Mexico Comic Expo - Albuquerque, NM - Aug 13 to Aug 15, 2021
Postponed from its 2022 date

Santa Fe Comic Con - Santa Fe, NM - Oct 22 to Oct 24, 2021
Canceled for 2022. Normally: New Mexico Tri Con featuring Horror, Sci Fi and Comic Books at the Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort.

Salmon Ruins Holiday Arts & Craft Show - Farmington, NM - Nov 6, 2021
Salmon Ruins brings artisans and makers from throughout the Four Corners to Farmington to display and sell their wares at McGee Park. This is one of the oldest and most varied arts and crafts fairs in San Juan County!

Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos - Santa Fe, NM - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2022
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Fiesta de Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM - Aug 28 to Sep 11, 2022
Commemorates Don Diego De Vargas peaceful reoccupation of the City of Holy Faith in 1692. A whole week of various events, including live entertainment, burning of Zozobra (a bogeyman marionette), fine arts & crafts market, mariachi with dancing, mariachi concert, fiesta, food booths, pet parade, and more! Full schedule of events is on the organizer’s website.

Hatch Chile Festival - Hatch, NM - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2022
More than 30,000 attend this Labor Day weekend festival to sample chile recipes, shop from artisan and food booths, watch crowning of the chile festival queen or participate in the chile ristra contest.  Lots of kids activities including a carnival. $10 per carload

Fiesta De Los Ninos - Santa Fe, NM - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2022
Fun for all ages, with storytelling, puppet shoes, crafts, archery, food and more!

New Mexico State Fair - Albuquerque, NM - Sep 8 to Sep 18, 2022
A large state fair complete with concerts, parade, midway, food, livestock show, horse show and more. Since 1881.

Taos Ski Valley Oktoberfest - Taos, NM - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2022
Visit the Bavarian Restaurant on Saturday & Sunday for the Oktoberfest Celebration. This is a FREE event for all ages. Authentic Schuplatter band, German beer and food, activities and crafts for kids, yodeling contest, alpenhorn blowing contests and more.

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair - Santa Fe, NM - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2022
Travel back in time to go on a knight’s quest, ride in a Spanish Galleon (and other kids activities/games), learn about Renaissance arts and sciences, enjoy amazing performances and delicious food and craft vendors, Celtic games, sword fighting, belly dancing, other live entertainment and more, at New Mexico’s premier Renaissance Fair.

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival - Santa Fe, NM - Sep 21 to Sep 25, 2022
Annual event for 25+ years. Wine seminars, cooking demos, tastings, bike ride, golf classic and more.

Gila River Festival - Silver City, NM - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2002
Explore the future of the Gila River in relation to the changing climate, as well as our responsibility to act as responsible earth stewards, with keynote speaker activisit Tim DeChristopher and many renowned presenters.

Globalquerque - Albuquerque, NM - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2022
Enjoy music and dance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Global village of crafts, culture and cuisine.

Taos Fall Arts Festival - Taos, NM - Sep 23 to Oct 2, 2022
See the works of 250+ Taos County artists, plus film festival, youth art show, demonstrations and more.This is the oldest art festival in Taos, first held in 1974.

Boese Brothers Oktoberfest - Los Alamos, NM - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022

Corrales Harvest Festival - Corrales, NM - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
Organized by the Kiwanis Club of Corrales, proceeds are re-invested into children’s programs in the community. Enjoy a fun run, pet parade, pony promenade, dancing and dance performances. Since 1985.

Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival - San Lorenzo, NM - Sep 24, 2022
Harvest festival includes pie contest, live music, raffle,  health fair, vendors and more. Held at San Lorenzo Elementary School.

Oktoberfest Party - Moriarty, NM - Sep 24, 2022
Hosted by Sierra Blanca Brewing Company.

La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival - Anthony, NM - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
Taste and purchase more than 20 wines from noon to 7 PM. Adult admission is $20 which includes souvenir glass and choice of 9 wines. $10 admission for ages 12-20 years old.

Ruidoso Oktoberfest - Ruidoso, NM - Sep 24, 2022
2022 is Downshift Brewing’s inaugural event after Ruidoso’s long standing former Oktoberfest comes to an end. Enjoy beer, German food, live music all day, and lots of fun for the whole family, including popular activities like stein hoisting and the chicken dance.

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Balloon Fiesta Show - Albuquerque, NM - Sep 30 to Oct 9, 2022
An arts & crafts festival with 225 juried artists during the International Balloon Fiesta, plus live music, culinary arts tent, artists demonstrations, a Kids’ Creation Station and more. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for a day pass; $16 for a festival pass (good both weekends); and $35 for a Grande Pass, good to all Rio Grande Art festivals, including the Holiday show in November, plus free parking. Kids 12 and under are free.

Albuquerque Grecian Festival - Albuquerque, NM - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2022
Food, dancing demonstrations, fine art and gifts to celebrate Greek culture.

New Mexico Brew Fest - Albuquerque, NM - Oct 1, 2022

Established in 2010, the New Mexico Brew Fest has grown into craft beer lovers favorite fall festivals in New Mexico and the Southwest

Held during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in early October, NMBF always draws a few thousand thirsty craft beer lovers convening for a full day of beer sampling, live music, local food and craft beer camaraderie.

On hold in 2020 and 2021, NMBF makes a huge return this year, marking its 11th annual festival. Make plans to witness the festival’s big return and celebrate the tasty accomplishments of the craft brewers of the Land of Enchantment!

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Albuquerque, NM - Oct 1 to Oct 9, 2022
50th anniversary. Hot air balloon launches, live music, flying competition, car show and more. Since 1972.

Harvest Festival at El Rancho De Las Golongdrinas - Sante Fe, NM - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
Popular community festival with grape stomp, tortilla making and food plus fresh syrup, cider, pumpkin picking and more!

Wool Festival at Taos - Taos, NM - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
Wool market, live animals, demonstrations, workshops, contests, food vendors, kid’s activities and more. Held in Kit Carson Park and sponsored by the Mountain and Valley Wool Association.

Socorro Oktoberfest - Socorro, NM - Oct 1, 2022
Annual Celebration to commemorate the founding of the Hammel Brewery and Museum. Food, drinks, vendors, and tours of the museum.

Red River Oktoberfest - Red River, NM - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Authentic German food, craft beers & New Mexico wines. A themed “Mega Mustache” pub crawl takes you to participating bars with beer and food specials. Brewery contest awards Best Amber, Best Lager and People’s Choice to attending brewers. Miss and Mr Oktoberfest competitions feature stein holding and obstacle course. There is also a keg karry contest for men, where they carry full kegs from Brandenburg Park to the Bull o’ the Woods Saloon. Ladies carry pony kegs. Bratwurst buffet upon completion of keg karry. You will also find the chicken dance, yodeling and brat eating. There’s live music, arts & crafts vendors, and family friendly activities, too. Admission is $5. Commemorative taster mug or stein glass is available. Location: 101 West Main Street, Red River, NM

Roswell Jazz Festival - Roswell, NM - Oct 12 to Oct 16, 2022
Multi-venue event celebrating jazz music and musicians.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival - Santa Fe, NM - Oct 19 to Oct 23, 2022
Brings the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions to several venues in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque Tango Festival - Albuquerque, NM - Oct 27 to Oct 30, 2022
Hundreds of dancers enjoy world class DJs and instruction in this classic dance form. Three days of group classes on giant main dance floor.

Taos Mountain Balloon Rally - Taos, NM - Oct 28 to Oct 30, 2022
A weekend of hot air balloons amid the fall colors in New Mexico. Typically hosts 35-50 balloons and crews.

Festival of the Cranes - San Antonio, NM - Nov 18 to Nov 19, 2022
Workshops, seminars, birding tours and more at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival – Thanksgiving Holiday Show - Albuquerque, NM - Nov 25 to Nov 27, 2022
Indoor festival at Expo NM Fairgrounds. Arts & crafts, live entertainment, food sampling, artists at work, and Santa Claus. One day pass is $8. Admission for the entire weekend is $12.

Find other fun things to do in New Mexico in the fall:

Oktoberfest in New Mexico
New Mexico Corn Mazes
New Mexico Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in New Mexico
New Mexico Pumpkin Patches

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