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The 2013 Corrales Harvest Festival September 28-29

Strolling past art in the park
Strolling past art in the parkPhoto by G. Schoenbach

The Corrales Harvest Festival begins Saturday morning, September 28th. The two day event takes place each year throughout the village of Corrales during the last weekend in September. The Festival has been held continuously since 1986 and has ranked as one of the favorite festivals in the Albuquerque area. The Harvest Festival is organized by the Kiwanis Club of Corrales and staffed by all volunteers from their many local non-profits.

The festival also features a wine fair that includes many of the wineries in the Corrales Wine Loop. Corrales Main Street is sponsoring a Wine Fair in conjunction with Harvest Festival. Five local wineries, "the Corrales Wine Loop", are celebrating the success of wine production in the Corrales area by serving and selling wine on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. The Wine Fair will be located on the south side of Mercado de Maya in the parking lot. You must be at least 21 years old to purchase a ticket and drink wine. You must present a valid I.D. and there is an additional $5 charge for the wine tasting ticket.

The festival includes a hootenanny, arts and crafts, a walking tour of Corrales farmland, and lots of events for the children. There will be live music throughout the festival with bands performing on the Food Court Stage at the Corrales Rec Center, and at the La Entrada Park Band Shell. There are seven different acts each day.

Besides the popular food court, all the Corrales restaurants will be open, so no one will go hungry this weekend. The four participating wineries are Acequia Vineyards & Winery, Corrales Winery, Pasando Tiempo Winery and Matheson Winery. So no one will go thirsty either.

The festival is open Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. The wine fair is open from noon until 5pm both days. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children 5 to 11, under 5 free. Wine tickets are an additional $5 for those over 21.