Lavender in the Village Festival 2013

July 9, 2013 by  
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The Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Lavender in the Village festival includes live entertainment, cooking demos, how to grow lavender, lavender crafts and activities, and plenty for the kids to do.  They’ve got new additions to this sweet summer festival for 2013, including beekeepers and meet a mule or donkey!

It’ll be a fragrant weekend at the Lavender in the Village Festival in Los Ranchos on Saturday and Sunday July 13 and 14, 2013, with family fun including:

  • Lavender crafts and activities
  • Cooking with lavender demonstrations
  • Live music including Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, The Sandivas, and Railyard Reunion Band.
  • Kids’ activities in the Children’s Tent including music with Susie Tallman & Friends, face painting, storytelling, and the Wings of Enchantment Butterfly Farm.
  • A Pet Parade on July 13 at 10 am with awards (it’s free to register your own pet to the parade, from 9 am)
  • Wine tours of Casa Rondeña Winery
  • Los Ranchos Beekeepers will be talking about honey bees and how to get started keeping your own bees, with demonstration hives on site.
  • Meet donkeys or mules, courtesy of the Rio Grande Mule & Donkey Association
  • Family Fun Run/Walk on July 14 at 8 am (fee required to participate)
  • And of course, lots of lavender goodies to buy!

Check out the Lavender in the Village Festival schedule as there’s far too much going on to mention it all here.

Admission is a little higher than last year at $5 for adults. But it’s still only $2 for kids, and admission is free for children under age 10.

The Agri-Nature Center (4920 Rio Grande Boulevard) is the hub of the event, although they only have handicapped parking available there, and no other public parking. Festival park and ride shuttles will be available.

Lavender in the Village admission includes activities at all locations except a few special events, such as participation in the fun run.

Lavender in the Village Festival takes place:

  • When: July 13 and July 14, 2013
  • Time: 8 am to 4 pm both days
  • Where: Various Los Ranchos locations, with The Agri-Nature Center as the focus for many events and entertainment, but also including the Growers’ Market, Casa Rondeña Winery.
  • Price: $5 adults, $2 for kids, free for kids under 10 – cash only

The Lavender in the Village map of festival locations also shows park and ride shuttle routes – in case all that soothing lavender makes you too relaxed to walk!

–Tania


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Lavender in the Village Festival 2012

July 10, 2012 by  
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The Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Lavender in the Village festival includes live entertainment, cooking demos, how to grow lavender, lavender crafts and activities, and plenty for the kids to do. This sweet summer festival skipped a year in 2011, so it’s great to see it back again this year!

It’ll be a fragrant weekend at the Lavender in the Village Festival in Los Ranchos on Saturday and Sunday July 14 and 15, 2012, with family fun including:

  • Lavender crafts and activities
  • Cooking with lavender demonstrations
  • Live music including Muddy River String Band, Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, and The Todd Tijerina Band
  • Kids’ activities including face painting, water play, storytelling, and a baby animals petting area
  • A Pet Parade on July 14 at 9:45 am with awards (it’s free to register your own pet to the parade, from 9 am)
  • Wine tours of Casa Rondeña Winery
  • Author events
  • Family Fun Run/Walk on July 15 at 8 am (fee required to participate)
  • And of course, lots of lavender goodies to buy!

Check out the Lavender in the Village Festival schedule as there’s far too much going on to mention it all here.

Admission is a sweet deal too – $3 for adults, $2 for kids, and admission is free for children under age 10.

However, it is free to visit the Los Ranchos Growers’ Market which happens on Saturday July 14 from 7 am to 1 pm, with expert presentations on growing and cooking with lavender and garlic, and making lavender wands. (Village Hall, 6718 Rio Grande Boulevard NW.)

The Agri-Nature Center is the hub of the event, with the entertainment stage, demonstrations, author talks, and kids’ area and activities. Shuttles will be available between the Agri-Nature Center and the other major venues.

Lavender in the Village admission includes activities at all locations except a few special events, such as participation in the fun run.

Lavender in the Village Festival takes place:

  • When: July 14 and July 15, 2012
  • Time: 8 am to 4 pm both days
  • Where: Various Los Ranchos locations, with The Agri-Nature Center as the focus for many events and entertainment, but also including the Growers’ Market, Casa Rondeña Winery, and some Antique Mile / 4th Street merchants.
  • Price: $3 adults, $2 for kids, free for kids under 10 – cash only

The Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque map of festival locations also shows parking and the shuttle route between venues – in case all that soothing lavender makes you too relaxed to walk or drive!

–Tania

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Lavender in the Village Festival 2010

June 23, 2010 by  
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Live entertainment, cooking classes, lavender crafts and activities, wine tour and tastings, and plenty for the kids to do at this sweet summer festival on Saturday and Sunday June 26 and 27, 2010.

It’ll be a fragrant weekend at the 7th annual Lavender in the Village Festival in Los Ranchos, with family fun including:

  • Lavender crafts and activities
  • Cooking with lavender classes
  • Live music including Kim & The Caballeros, Los Amigos, Muddy River String Band
  • Kids’ activities including face painting and a petting zoo
  • A Pet Parade on Sunday 27 at 10 am ($5 if you want to enter your pet)
  • Wine tasting and tours of Casa Rondeña Winery
  • Author events
  • Eco-education workshops
  • Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday at 8 am (fee required to participate)
  • And of course, lots of lavender goodies to buy!

There’s far too much going on to mention it all here, so check out the Lavender in the Village Festival schedule.

The admission fees are a sweet deal too – $3 for adults, $2 for kids, and admission is free for children under age 10. (Cash only for admission.)

Admission includes activities at all locations (except participation in the fun run and pet parade, and tickets for the Friday night Barn Dance and Dinner.) It’s always free of course to visit the Los Ranchos Growers’ Market.

The map of the festival locations in the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque also shows where you can pick up the shuttle to take you between the events – in case all that soothing lavender makes you too relaxed to walk or drive!

–Tania

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Free Haircut & Spa Bonuses in June

June 15, 2010 by  
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Salon and day spa free bonuses in this Summer Time Makeover Special until June 30, 2010. Plus some ongoing deals for whiter teeth and massage packages.

Here’s a nice way to relax or beautify and get some freebies thrown in to the deal!

The Summer Time Makeover Special runs through the month of June at the Full Circle Wellness Center day spa and salon in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.

Take your pick from:

  • A free haircut when you purchase your first highlight or color
  • A free steam with a one hour ($60) massage
  • Free photo rejuvenation with any facial. (The photo rejuvenation treatment apparently uses red & infrared LED light to penetrate deeper into the skin.)

The special is only good till June 30, 2010.

The center emphasizes its earth-friendly products, and they also have 10% off deals if you book a series of treatments.

For example, 10% off massages when you book a package of 10 massages, which range from 30 minutes to 2 hours in duration. (Two HOURS? I’d be mellow Jello for the rest of my life.) This deal looks on-going, as does the teeth whitening offer for $250 (regular price $800) at the bottom of the special offers page.

Full Circle Wellness Center is located at 7708 Fourth Street NW.

–Tania

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Free Admission: Los Ranchos Arts & Crafts Market

May 1, 2009 by  
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Kick off the arts & crafts season tomorrow, Saturday May 2 (2009), from 7:00 – 11:00am by visiting the Los Ranchos Arts & Crafts Market! This market isn’t as big as some others in town, so it is easily overlooked, but the Los Ranchos Arts & Crafts Market has a lot going for it, such as:

  • Over 30 local artists and craftspersons offering items like carved gourds, ceramics, wind chimes, jewelry, spa soaps, candles, lotions, paper cuts, wood carvings, stained and dichroic glass, silk scarves, quilts and tapestries — and much, much more!
  • Free music
  • Free food tastings by guest chefs
  • Raffles for handcrafted items made by market artists, with proceeds going to animal rescue groups
  • Scheduled pet adoption days
  • Dog-friendly environment that welcomes leashed pets
  • Plenty of free parking

Plus, the arts & crafts market is located right next door to the Los Ranchos Growers Market, so you can also shop for fresh produce, homemade bread, homemade pastas, and even plants before or after your trip to the arts & crafts market!

The Los Ranchos Arts & Crafts Market will be open every Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00am through September. It’s a great, hidden gem of Albuquerque — and a fantastic place to take your out-of-town guests!

The market is located at 6718 Rio Grande Blvd (just north of Hartnett Park), Albuquerque.

Full disclosure: ABQ on the Cheap is a (very minor) sponsor of the Los Ranchos Arts & Crafts Market.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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