The changing of the leaves signifies winter is just around the corner. September and October, however, offer beautiful fall colors and some great family-friendly festivals to enjoy in Red River, N.M. With brisk days and crisp nights, why not enjoy the beauty and be entertained with some local culture and music.
Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair
The Aspencade Art and Crafts Festival runs from around the third week of September. Featuring homemade pottery, jewelry, and handmade crafts of all varieties (all my personal favorites) – there is something for everyone. Lots of shopping and food, (O.K. maybe food is my personal favorite) will keep you and your family enjoying the great outdoors and the beautiful fall foliage. Can’t you see yourself getting a jump on the holiday shopping of unique gifts……and eating, of course, we can see ourselves definitely eating some of the local cuisines. This is a child-friendly event and pets are always welcome!
Red River Folk Festival at Aspencade
In conjunction with the Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair, the Red River Folk Festival offers four glorious days of music, food, and adult beverages. It begins the evening of around the third week of September and concludes three days later. The Arts and Crafts Fair just keeps getting bigger and better. Local and nationally known artists provide entertainment on a variety of stages. Lots of outdoor venues so bring a chair or a blanket. Attendees under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the shows where alcohol is served.
Oktoberfest Prost!! Bier!! Brats!!
What would October be without “Oktoberfest”!!! Adorn your lederhosen, practice your OOMPAH and join us at the beginning of October at Brandenburg Park. Authentic German Food, craft beer, and local wines are featured in this family-friendly event. Contests for best beard and mustache (come on guys…..you know you want to), ski trip giveaway and entertainment for die kleine (the little ones). You’ll probably find me somewhere around the German food and Bier tent. Also, you may notice your favorite vacation rental company will have a great giveaway! Be sure to stop by Reservations Unlimited’s tent for small talk and a chance to win an awesome cooler!!! You can’t miss us, we are the ones with the big red tent!
The Trails, They are a Calling
Add to your adventure by coming a few days early or staying a few days after the festivals or both! The trails around Red River are great for your ATV experience……….Bring your own or rent mountain bikes and ATVs at our local venues. Please, keep the trails clean. Pick up your trash and respect other riders while experiencing our trails. The wilderness is here for all to enjoy. No fires are allowed on the trails and no ATVs are allowed in town.
If you prefer a slightly slower pace, hiking is a great way to take in the sights. Trails range from easy, moderate, to very difficult. Carry out what you carry in. Horseback riding is available as well. (No one expects you to pick up behind them.). You can get up close and personal with nature in Carson National Forest or Valle Vidal.
The nights are spectacular in Red River, N.M. You just can’t beat the stargazing experience from your cabin or townhome for 2 or whole house for 22 will top off each night in grand style. Hot tubs, hot drinks, friends and family by your side, will make memories for a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Grab your mouse and make your reservations, start packing and enjoy the fall foliage in Red River!
**Dates are subject to change for each year**