Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Craft fairs 2014

Fun for the Family: Bernalillo County 4-H  I will be here. come see me :)
1500 Menaul Blvd. NW
Come join us for Games, food & crafts
4-H Craft Fair
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Fun for the entire family
Location: 4-H center 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW
(corner of Indian School & Menaul) for more info 4H Bernalillo county FB page   Contact Heide 850-9469 or

Rio Rancho High School Craft Fair 10/25 RRHS Gym
301 Loma Colorado
The RhythAMetteS will be holding their 6th Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, October 25th in the RRHS gyms from 9 am to 3 pm. 
Over 100 Crafters & Vendors participate in this annual craft fair benefitting Rio Rancho High School RhythAMettes.
for more info RRHS Rhythamettes FB page   or Pdf page with apps  RRHS app page


Grant Middle School Arts and Crafts Bazaar Saturday November 1, 9-4 
I will be here. come see me :)
1111 Easterday Dr NE off Lomas east of Wyoming, Great crafters and a silent auction. contact or Questions to or 505-299-2113

MOPS Holly Days Craft Fair
The Mothers of Preschoolers(MOPS) group at Grace Church is presenting its 19th annual Holly DaysCraft Fair 
Saturday, November 1, from 9am to 3pm. 
Over 80 crafters will be selling a wide variety of beautiful handmade products perfect for your holiday shopping. There will be a bake sale, raffle, as well as a great food court available. Admission is free. The craft fair is at Grace Church, which is located at 6901 San Antonio, NE (just west of Louisiana).
Contact Michelle Shiver 750-4380 or    blog for Grace church   

Asbury United Methodist Church Bazaar Saturday, November 01, 2014 9-4
10,000 Candelaria Rd. NE

Rio Vista Ladies for the Lord Arts&Craft Ministry Fair and Outreach Ministry Saturday, November 1, 2014    7:30AM - 3:00PM
Rio Vista Nazarene Church, 8701 Golf Course Rd Nw,  Albuquerque, NM
CONTACT Brenda Stewart-Sheats, 505-898-8205 /

Dia de los Muertos
South Broadway celebrates the tradition of the Day of the Dead with altars, an art market, and live entertainment. The community celebration features family activities, food face painting and Dia festivities.
For 2014: November 2 Sunday, November 2 from noon to 6 p.m.    South Broadway Cultural Center The South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 South Broadway.    
(505) 848-1320

18th annual Arts and Crafts show at Paradise Hills United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The show will run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and is located at 4700 Paradise Blvd., NW, Albuquerque, N.M. 87114, next to the Post Office at the top of the hill. The booth rental fee is $35.00 for a space that is approximately 7' 6" x 7' 6". Tables are available upon request and are included in the booth rental fee. Booth set up can begin as early as 6:30 a.m. the morning of the show. Deadline to submitapplications is October 31, 2014. For more information, contact the church at 898-1327 or Diana at 379-5556.

Cleveland Middle School Holiday Bazaar / Craft Fair November 8th, 2014 great show. over 100 vendors Contact Madeline Edgar 505-884-8567
6910 Natalie Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 

Santa's Sleigh Craft Show November 7 - 8, 2014 9-5 and 9-4

Church of Christ‑Mountainside - 12300 Indian School Rd.Hand-crafted items include all kinds of sewing and hand stitched items, jewelry,

holiday decor, and gifts for everyone.  Also, homemade james, jellies, breads,

cookies and candy will be available. Please bring a can of food for donation. Please DO NOT contact church directly. Contact Adele Tucker at (505) 865‑5016 or (505) 401‑2647

the American Legion Post 118 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign War Post 5890 are hosting a Craft Fair on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 8am to 3pm at the American Legion Post 118 located at 1500 Barbara Loop SE in Rio Rancho, NM. Tables are available for $20.00 for non members and $10.00 for post members. Call Judy McBee to reserve your table or for more information. Crafts only no resale.# of Exhibitors: 20

Rio Rancho United Methodist Church 5th annual craft fair, Saturday, November 8th, 9-3 p.m. 
1652 Abrazo Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM  87124,  Phone  (505) 892-0404  

St. Francis Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair November 8    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2903 Cabezon Road, Rio Rancho  There will be holiday shopping, a bake sale and a silent auction. Admission is free. The bazaar takes place at St. Francis Church, (corner of Golf Course Rd. and 19th/Cabezon Blvd).   # of Exhibitors: 30-40 

Angel's Fest    November 8    Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.mI will be here. come see me :)
1701 Tulip SE, Rio Rancho  There will be arts and crafts, a bake sale, snack bar and free coffee. Find it at Our Lady Queen of Angels church.  CONTACT: Paul McNamara 505–892–2755 or

St. Thomas Aquinas Craft Fair November 8 and 9St. Thomas Aquinas D'Arco Hall 1594 Sara Rd SE If you need and application, you can pick one up at the church during regular business hours or call 604-6486 and one can be mailed to you. 40+ BTHS,FREE ADM, SA/SU 9-2pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church will be hosting an Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.   1500 Chelwood Park Blvd. NE
Booth size 5' X 8'=$40. Tables are available for $10.
While this is not a juried show, we ask that all items be hand-made. 

Tramway Community church ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR   November 14th 10-6,  15th 9-4 
The Craft Fair is just around the corner! Volunteers will be needed for hospitality,
the Cafe, security, carolers and more!  They are taking donations for the Bake Shop now! 75 booths

Albuquerque Bead Renaissance Show November 14 - 16, 2014 Friday, Saturday 10-6 Sunday 10-5  Held at the EXPO New Mexico State Fair Grounds 300 San Pedro Dr NE Albuquerque, New Mexico
Open to the Public - Admission Free

Weems International Artfest November 14 - 16Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. November 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. November 15 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 16 Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds, At Weems Artfest, you'll find artists, arts and crafts, a silent auction, and a children's art mart.  $6.00 Admission, (Tickets available at Door and Weems Gallery - Louisiana & Montgomery)  parking extra (goes to the Fairgrounds . . . Sorry!)   •  3 Day Passes Available at Weems Galleries for $12.00  • $5.00 Seniors (65 years old +) & Military with ID  • Children 12 and under FREE or donate Pennies for           Pennies for the Homeless
Fall into Christmas Craft Sale November 15 Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m  the Manzano marching band will have a craft fair that features arts, jewelry, crafts, and handmade goodies. The sale takes place in the Manzano cafeteria. Admission is free. 12200 Lomas NE
Heights Christian Church Craft Fair 11/15/2014 Sa 9-4pm 6935 Comanche Rd crafts, food and gift auction
Albuquerque Christian School Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar 11/15/2014 Sat 9-3 7201-B Montgomery Blvd., NE. 

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, Sunday november 16 2014 10-4 Location Relish Gourmet Sandwiches parking lot at 8019 Menaul Blvd NE an event for local artists by local artists

Presenting the 51st ASUNM Arts and Crafts Fair This Year: November 19-21, 2014 - The fair runs for three consecutive days (Weds-Fri) in the Student Union Building's ballrooms, from 10 AM to 6 PM   The 2014 Fair is Now Full!     If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please call the studio: 505-277-6544.    The ASUNM Arts and Crafts Fair has been a tradition during UNM's Fall semester since 1963. Each year we welcome over 70 vendors selling original, handmade goods across a wide spectrum, including custom clothes, chainmaille jewelry, crocheted stuffed animals, fused glass window art, local honey, and so much more! We also host local musical acts each day from 12-1. . The Fair is free and open to the public.

Sandia Band Craft fair, November 22, 2014 9-4 at Sandia High School, 301 Loma Colorado. Food fun and more than 150 craft vendors. vendor information at

HFC Craft Show 11/22, 2014  Saturday, November 22 at 9:00am - 4:00pm Height First Church of the Nazarene, 8401 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87122     $45 to use a church table, $40 with your own table, Make checks payable to HFC of the Nazarene 
Contact Kelly Y. Dorris for more information

Come check out Mitchell's annual Craft Fair Friday November 21st from 4pm-7:30pm or Saturday November 22nd from 9am - 3pmOur PTO will be selling concessions, Fall Cookie Bouquets, decorated cookies and other bake sale items. 10121 Comanche Rd NE Email for a registration form.

Cibola Best Buddies Arts and Crafts Fair  November 22 Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m  1510 Ellison NW. The craft fair features over 80 vendors with hand crafted items. Admission is free.

Holly Berry Arts and Crafts Fair November 22 & 23From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 22 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 23431 Richmond NE
Local artists will sell their crafts and arts at St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church. 

Winter Wonderland Craft fair Friday, November 21st set up 1:00pm, Open to Public 3:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, November 22nd set up 7:30am,  Open to Public 9:00am – 4:00pm Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School 4020 Lomas Boulevard NE CONTACT: Louella Rimbert 505-255-6391
El Mercadito Arts and Crafts Fair Hosted by the Family Focus Center at Zia Elementary School Saturday Nov. 22, 9 am to 2 pm at Zia Elementary School Come see vendors from all over the city and their unique arts and crafts. All are welcome! For more information call 260-6106 or email at
Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale November 22 & 23Three locations: Anasazi Winery, 26 Camino de los Pueblitos; by Presbyterian Church at 636 NM 165; and Placitas Elementary, 5 Calle de Carbon, Placitas
Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on November 22 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 23
The annual Placitas holiday arts and crafts sale features over 80 artists at three locations. Admission is free.
SIPI Holiday Bazaar and Fashion Show  November 23  Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9169 Coors Blvd. NW, in SIPI gymnasium
Local Native American artists and SIPI students will be selling their arts & crafts (jewelry, clothing, etc) just in time for the holiday season. Be there early to get first pick. SIPI student clubs will also be selling delicious food items. Fashion show featuring Native American designers Penny Singer & Genevieve Hardy will begin at 1 p.m. To reserve space and for info call Antoinette Jim 505-922-6523.

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival November 28 - 30 Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Expo New Mexico, San Pedro and Copper The annual holiday show features over 200 artists, entertainment, food and holiday music. There will be a Holiday Creation Station for kids, where they can craft their own gifts. Admission is $7 adults, 3 day pass $9, children under 12 free. $5 parking fee.

Holiday Fireball Bazaar at CrossFit Petroglyph  November 28th and 29th 10am - 4pm 6521 Paradise Blvd NW Suite E, Crafts, arts and vendors all alike -- shop local on Black Friday and Saturday ---- we will have at least 30+ vendors of all types -- get your shopping done all in one place ans support your local vendors! This event will be a blast and its free to the public!! for vendor information contact Candyce 505-908-4488 or Leighann 505-681-8940 (text only) Olivia


Atrisco Heritage Academy Family Center 1st Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday December 6th, 2014 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.mAtrisco Heritage Academy  High School, 10800 Dennis Chavez Blvd SW, Albuquerque For More information call  Priscilla Valdez or Cathy Duran  (505) 243-1458 ext. 60168 or 60170 Or email or I WILL BE HERE come see me

Holiday Fair December 5 - 6  Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE  Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Find fresh garlands, wreaths and poinsettias made by master gardeners. There will be over 40 crafts booths. Admission is free.  please contact Laurie in the office at the Center at 296-6020

Old Church Fine Crafts Show December 5 - 7 The Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales will host a fine arts craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 966 Old Church Road, Corrales, Phone: 505-301-0042

Monte Vista Mercado  December 6 Monte Vista Elementary, 3211 Monte Vista NE Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Find gifts for the holidays. Call 268-3520. Admission is free.

Stapleton Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair December 6, 3100 8th Avenue NE, Rio Rancho
Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The holiday arts fair features gifts for the season. Admission is free.

Cielo Azul Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair December 6, 1550 34th Avenue NE, Rio Rancho
The fair will feature arts and crafts and food from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

La Cueva HS Craft fair December 6, hrs 9-4 200 vendors, silent auction, free parking, 7801 Wilshire Ave NE  For questions, (Celina , Lucy and Sandra)

Holiday Craft Bazaar December 6th hrs 11-4 at New life church of God, 3400 Aztec Rd NE, Music, food, shopping and story telling questions or booth call 505-818-4319 or 505-804-7354

 Albuquerque, A Dickens Christmas in Heartsville, Dec 5-6 hours 9-7 fri. 9-3 sat 
Heights First Church of the Nazarene, 8401 Paseo Del Norte Blvd. NE, Free Admissson,
vendor space available $50 for 10x10 space, Promoter contact info Young At Heart Choir,
505-858-3009 or email Website:   
Immerse yourself in a Victorian Village complete with costumes and food! Stroll along the streets of a time gone by each day at 9:00 am with food, shopping, and entertainment! Free Admission to the village. "An Old Fashioned Christmas" Concert ticket price $15 in advance $20 at the door. Friday, December 5th‑7:00 PM, Saturday, December 6th‑3:00 PM

Volcano Vista Winter Arts and Crafts Fair December 13 hours 10-3, 8100 Rainbow Blvd NW
The arts and crafts fair at Volcano Vista High School will benefit autism and other social communication programs at the school. This winter festivity focuses on last minute holiday shopping and a chance for shoppers to pick up a one of a kind gift. Pictures with Santa, Holiday Carolers and Music, Face Painting and Silent Auction items will be available for all to enjoy

Holiday Market at the Rail Yards December 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bundle up and bring the family to the Rail Yards Market for arts, crafts, growers and food trucks. There will be music, arts and crafts and a Kid Zone. Support your local community and bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive, or a children's book, bike or coat for the giving train.

Chanukah Fest December 14, Embassy Suites Hotel, Lomas and I-25
Hours are Noon to 4 p.m. There will be jumpers, games, arts and crafts, lots of live entertainment and food, while you holiday shop gifts. Eat latkes and stop by the NY deli station for kosher hot dogs. In advance (online, in person or call 348-4518) $15/Family of 4; $6/Adult; $5/Seniors & Students; $4/Children 3-11; Free/Children 2 & under. At the door: $20/Family of 4; $8/Adult ; $6/Students & Seniors; $5/Children 3-11; Free/Children 2 & under.

more shows being added soon....

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Balloon Fiesta 2014 discounts and savings

General admission $8 any session, any day Kids 12 and under FREE 
5 pack of tickets $35 per pack =$7ea session. 
A session is all the activities occurring in the morning or all the activities occurring in the evening. The park opens at 4:30 am for morning activities, and again at 3:30 pm for the evening activities and is open until approximately 9 pm. Most concessions close during midday and there is not balloon activity during the midday hours.

Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year October 4th through 12th, 2014
Balloon Fiesta—which, with over 500 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.
event schedule link here
Where do we watch the balloons?
Because of our 43-year safety record, we are one of the only balloon (aviation) events where you are actually able to walk among the balloons and talk to the pilots. We are a hands-on event, but please be courteous to hot air balloons and do not step on or over any.
When should I arrive at Balloon Fiesta Park?
Since crowds for some of our events are in excess of 100,000 people, arriving sooner is better. For weekend events, plan to arrive at the park by 4:30-5:00am. During evening events, try to be at the park by 4pm. Gates open at 4:30am and 3:00pm.
Where do we park?
We have general parking lots on the north and south ends of the park for $10 every time you park. Each parking lot is color-coded and the gates are numbered, so please remember the color and number of the gate through which you entered the field.

Really beat the traffic and ride your bike to Balloon Fiesta! 


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has created a   Bike Valet service for Balloon Fiesta! Avoid congested traffic and parking conditions near Balloon Fiesta Park by riding your bike.
The bike trail runs along the AMAFCA North Diversion Channel crosses underneath Paseo del Norte and Alameda Blvd. continuing north where it crosses from the west side to the east side ending just north of the Balloon Museum. There you will find the Bike Valet staffed by local bicycle group volunteers.
These helpful volunteers from Bike ABQ, NM Touring Society and City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Bike Safety Program will have a two part ticket with one half going to the rider and the other half securely attached to the bike. The Bike Valet will provide a safe & secure location to store your bike allowing you to enjoy Balloon Fiesta worry free. Simply present your half of your valet ticket to retrieve your bike.
Bike Valet hours of operation
  • Morning Sessions 5:30AM to 10:30AM
  • Evening Sessions 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Bikes not picked up from the bike valet area will be removed and stored. The bike owner will have to call the Balloon Fiesta main line at 821-1000 to arrange pick up.
Bike Valet is provided as a free service to promote bicycling to the Balloon Fiesta.
Please remember when you ride to the morning sessions you will be arriving in the dark and when you leave the evening sessions you will be leaving in the dark. Headlightstaillights and rear reflectors are a must and above all wear a helmet.

For more info contact David Candelaria, Bike Valet volunteer coordinator -
Are pets allowed at Balloon Fiesta Park?
No, except handicap assisting pets wearing their vests.
Is smoking allowed at Balloon Fiesta Park?
There is no smoking allowed inside Balloon Fiesta Park.
Can we bring food and drinks into the park?
Yes, but you cannot bring glass or alcohol and your bags or coolers are subject to search.
Where are the ATMs located at Balloon Fiesta Park?
There are ATMs at both the north and south ends of Main Street and near the Stage in the middle of Main Street.
What are typical weather conditions, and what do I wear?
Generally, temperatures in the morning are around 20-40°F, warming up to about 50-70°F by noon. Bring a jacket and dress in layers. Also remember to wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen to put on after the sun is up. You will be at a high altitude and are at risk for sunburn. Bring appropriate eye protection. Sun and wind could be your enemies on a bright, sunny or windy day. For further weather information, visit

How many acres is Balloon Fiesta Park?      Get ready to do some walking!!!!!
Balloon Fiesta Park is over 360 acres. The launch field is over 80 acres itself.

how to get FREE ADMISSION  is to Volunteer for the Chase crew here is the info....

its a great experience, not good for small children though, you get to meet and interact with the balloons and pilots directly. 
What do Chase Crews do?
Chase crews help the pilot inflate and deflate his/her balloon for each flight. If you are interested in being on a chase crew, you can register online at, call to have an application sent to you, or visit the Chase Crew tower in the southeast corner of the launch field to sign up.
You will receive a pilot assignment and be able to view a training video at registration.