$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

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It wouldn’t be Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta without the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival running over the two Balloon Fiesta weekends too!

Regular adult admission is $8, but you can get a Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival coupon that gives you $1 off. Put an email address and zip code into the form at the link, and then you’ll see the coupon in your browser to print out immediately. Remember that kids aged under twelve always get free admission. The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be in full swing over the long weekends of October 4 to 6,  and October 11 to 13, 2013.

More than 280 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work in the juried show, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more. Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, or play in the sandbox, all for FREE!

Live entertainment includes Pink Elephant magic shows, and music from maestros such as Syd Masters, the Watermelon Jug Band, Mariachi Fiesta Internacional, Mezcla Latina, John Martinez, and Larry Freedman. See the full entertainment schedule here.

Of course, there will be food vendors to serve up lunch, and also the culinary arts booths selling specialty food items from goat cheese to mustard to honey – and giving plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival discount coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a separate coupon for each person going to the show.

Other ways to save at the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival:

Buy the $12 Festival Pass to cover the entire six days of this Balloon Fiesta edition of the arts festival. That’s a great deal if you plan to return for even one more day. The $1 off coupon can also be used for passes, so the Festival Pass is only $11 with the coupon.

Or get a $16 Grande Pass for unlimited admission to the October 2013, November 2013 and March 2014 festivals. If you plan to visit the next festival too, the Grande Pass looks like the best value, and with the discount coupon it’s just $15.

  • When: Friday to Sunday October 4 -6, and Friday to Sunday October 11 – 13, 2013
  • Times: Fridays and Sundays 9 am – 5 pm. Saturdays 9 am – 6 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival is located on the southwest corner of I-25 and Paseo del Norte, one exit south of the Balloon Fiesta launch site. You can’t miss it: the festival is housed in a gigantic white tent that’s three stories high and longer than a football field. Parking is free.

–Tania


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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

October 12, 2012 by  
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It wouldn’t be Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta without the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival running this weekend too!

Regular adult admission is $7, but in case you missed our previous post before the festival started, here’s the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival coupon that gets you $1 off. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve. The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be in full swing from Friday to Sunday, October 12 to 14, 2012.

More than 280 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work in the juried show, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. Around 50 of the artists this year haven’t exhibited in Albuquerque before. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more. Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, or play in the sandbox, all for FREE!

Live entertainment includes Pink Elephant magic shows, and music from maestros such as Syd Masters and the Swing Riders, the Watermelon Jug Band, Mezcla Latina, and Larry Freedman. See the full entertainment schedule here.

And, of course, there will be food vendors for lunch, and also the culinary arts booths selling specialty food items from goat cheese to mustard to honey – and giving plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival discount coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

Other ways to save:

Buy the $8 Festival Pass to cover the remaining three days of this Balloon Fiesta edition of the arts festival. That’s $2 cheaper than last year and a great deal if you think you might return even for one more day.

Or get a $15 Grande Pass for unlimited admission to the October 2012, November 2012 and March 2013 festivals. If you plan to visit the next festival too, the Grande Pass looks like the best value, and the $1 off coupon can also be used for passes.

  • When: Friday to Sunday October 12 – 14, 2012
  • Times: Fridays and Sundays 9 am – 5 pm. Saturdays 9 am – 6 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival is located on the southwest corner of I-25 and Paseo del Norte, one exit south of the Balloon Fiesta launch site. You can’t miss it: the festival is housed in a gigantic white tent that’s three stories high and longer than a football field. Parking is free.

–Tania

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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

October 1, 2012 by  
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It wouldn’t be Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta without the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival running over the two Balloon Fiesta weekends too!

Regular adult admission is $7, but here’s the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival coupon that gets you $1 off. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve. The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be in full swing over the long weekends of October 5 to 7,  and October 12 to 14, 2012.

More than 280 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work in the juried show, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. Around 50 of the artists this year haven’t exhibited in Albuquerque before. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more. Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, or play in the sandbox, all for FREE!

Live entertainment includes Pink Elephant magic shows, and music from maestros such as Syd Masters and the Swing Riders, the Watermelon Jug Band, Mezcla Latina, and Larry Freedman. See the full entertainment schedule here.

And, of course, there will be food vendors for lunch, and also the culinary arts booths selling specialty food items from goat cheese to mustard to honey – and giving plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival discount coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

Other ways to save:

Buy the $8 Festival Pass to cover the entire six days of this Balloon Fiesta edition of the arts festival. That’s $2 cheaper than last year and a great deal if you think you might return even for one more day.

Or get a $15 Grande Pass for unlimited admission to the October 2012, November 2012 and March 2013 festivals. If you plan to visit the next festival too, the Grande Pass looks like the best value, and the $1 off coupon can also be used for passes.

  • When: Friday to Sunday October 5 -7, and Friday to Sunday October 12 – 14, 2012
  • Times: Fridays and Sundays 9 am – 5 pm. Saturdays 9 am – 6 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival is located on the southwest corner of I-25 and Paseo del Norte, one exit south of the Balloon Fiesta launch site. You can’t miss it: the festival is housed in a gigantic white tent that’s three stories high and longer than a football field. Parking is free.

–Tania

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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

March 4, 2012 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival spring 2012 show is coming up this weekend, from March 9-11, but don’t pay full price to get in…

Regular adult admission is $6 or you can get a 3-day pass for $8, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be springing out at EXPO New Mexico. Over 225 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, or enjoy a magic show — all for FREE! And, of course, there will be plenty of food vendors, offering everything from fajitas to gyros, and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths - and plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday March 9-11, 2012
  • Times: 10 am – 5 pm

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $5 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Tania

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Native Heritage Art Market on Thanksgiving Weekend

November 21, 2011 by  
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The first Native Heritage Art Market debuts this Thanksgiving weekend in Albuquerque, and what a debut!

The Native Heritage Art Market runs from November 25-27 at Hotel Albuquerque, and admission is free for all. In addition to work for sale from more than 15 different tribes, such as jewelry, pottery, carvings, paintings and sculpture, the event also includes artist demonstrations, and traditional music and cultural performances.

The Opening Reception at 5 pm on Friday November 25 look well worth a visit, as it pays tribute to Indian Arts and Crafts Association Artists of the Year over the last 30 years, many of whom will be present. Ceremonies start with an invocation by Haywood Big Day, Sundance Leader for the Crow Tribe, and the whole event is MC’d by the wonderful Harlan McKosato, host of Native America Calling. How cool is that?
I often listen to Native America Calling on KUNM, and I LOVE it!

Other highlights over the weekend include:

  • Turquoise Workshop at 10 am on November 26 by Joe P. Lowry, owner of the Turquoise Museum
  • Jerry Pardilla, Penobscot singer & flute player, at 12 noon on November 26
  • Plus talks/demonstrations on Navajo silver jewelry and sandpainting, Laguna Pueblo pottery, Zuni Pueblo weaving, Taos Pueblo pottery, Santo Domingo Pueblo Heishi-making, Hopi basket weaving, and more…

See the full Native Heritage Art Market schedule for details on what’s happening when. I’m not sure how you’re supposed to pick your fave time to go, though. It all looks pretty great to me. And to get us in the festive spirit, they’ll have a tree with Native-made holiday ornaments.

As the event is organized by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association we can be confident that the arts for sale are all certified as genuine work from American Indian artists.

Native Heritage Art Market takes place:

  • When: November 25-27, 2011
  • Times:
    Friday November 25 from 3 – 7 pm, with the opening reception at 5 pm
    Saturday November 26 from 10 am – 5 pm
    Sunday November 27 from 10 am – 2 pm
  • Where: Hotel Albuquerque
  • Price: Admission is free!

I can’t be responsible for how much you spend on holiday shopping, though!

Hotel Albuquerque is located just north of Old Town at 800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW.

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Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival $1 Off Admission

November 21, 2011 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 12th Annual Holiday show runs over this Thanksgiving weekend.  

Regular adult admission is $6 or you can get a 3-day pass for $8, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.  

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be getting festive over the weekend of November 25-27, 2011 at EXPO New Mexico. Over 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Holiday Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, enjoy a magic show or maybe see Santa – all for FREE!  Of course, there will be food vendors and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths - and plenty of free samples.  

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday November 25-27, 2011
  • Times: Friday and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $5 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Tania

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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

October 5, 2011 by  
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It wouldn’t be Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta without the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival running this weekend too!

Regular adult admission is $7, but in case you missed our previous post, here’s the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival coupon that gets you $1 off. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve. The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be in full swing over the weekend of October 7 – 9, 2011.

More than 280 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more. Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, or enjoy a magic show — all for FREE!

And, of course, there will be plenty of food vendors, offering everything from fajitas to gyros, and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths - and plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

Other ways to save: Buy a $10 Festival Pass to cover the entire festival, or a $15 Grande Pass for unlimited admission to the October 2011, November 2011 and March 2012 festivals. If you plan to visit the next festival too, the Grande Pass looks like the best value, and the $1 off coupon can also be used for passes.

  • When: Friday to Sunday October 7 – 9, 2011
  • Times: Friday and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm. Saturday 9 am – 6 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival is located on the southwest corner of I-25 and Paseo del Norte, one exit south of the Balloon Fiesta launch site. You can’t miss it: the festival is housed in a gigantic tent that’s three stories high and longer than a football field. Parking is free.

–Tania

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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

September 26, 2011 by  
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It wouldn’t be Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta without the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival running over the two Balloon Fiesta weekends too!

Regular adult admission is $7, but here’s the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival coupon that gets you $1 off. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve. The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be in full swing over the weekends of September 30 – October 2,  and October 7 – 9, 2011.

More than 280 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more. Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, or enjoy a magic show — all for FREE!

And, of course, there will be plenty of food vendors, offering everything from fajitas to gyros, and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths - and plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

Other ways to save: Buy a $10 Festival Pass to cover the entire six days of this festival, or a $15 Grande Pass for unlimited admission to the October 2011, November 2011 and March 2012 festivals. If you plan to visit the next festival too, the Grande Pass looks like the best value, and the $1 off coupon can also be used for passes.

  • When: Friday to Sunday September 30 – October 2, and Friday to Sunday October 7 – 9, 2011
  • Times: Fridays and Sundays 9 am – 5 pm. Saturdays 9 am – 6 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival is located on the southwest corner of I-25 and Paseo del Norte, one exit south of the Balloon Fiesta launch site. You can’t miss it: the festival is housed in a gigantic tent that’s three stories high and longer than a football field. Parking is free.

–Tania

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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

March 10, 2011 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival spring show is coming up this weekend, from March 11-13, but don’t pay full price to get in…

Regular adult admission is $6 or you can get a 3-day pass for $8, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be springing out at EXPO New Mexico. Over 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, or enjoy a magic show — all for FREE! And, of course, there will be plenty of food vendors, offering everything from fajitas to gyros, and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths - and plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday March 11-13, 2011
  • Times: 10 am – 5 pm

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $4 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Tania

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$1 Off Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Thanksgiving

November 25, 2010 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 11th Annual Holiday show runs over this Thanksgiving weekend, from Friday November 26 to Sunday November 28, 2010.  

If you missed our earlier post, remember to print out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Regular adult admission is $6 and it’s $8 for a 3-day pass before the $1 discount.  Kids aged under twelve get in free!  

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be getting festive over the weekend of November 26-28, 2010 at EXPO New Mexico. Over 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Holiday Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, enjoy a magic show or maybe see Santa – all for FREE!  Of course, there will be food vendors and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths - and plenty of free samples.  The traditional Cookie Walk lets you fill your box with holiday cookies for $15.  They say there’s over 250,000 holiday cookies to choose from – gulp! I think I’d be there for some time…

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday November 26-28, 2010
  • Times: Friday and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $4 for parking at the fairgrounds

–Tania

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