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Published: 08/26/2009

Fall Events in Corrales Offer Old-Fashioned Country Fun

The annual Corrales Harvest Festival and the Wagner's Farmland Experience corn maze attract visitors by the thousands in search of some old-fashioned country fun for children of all ages.

“The Corrales Harvest festival is a time when people gather to celebrate the bounty of the season,” said Michael Cerletti, Secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department, “and Wagner’s Farmland Experience has been providing a seasonal fun-filled, fall destination for children young and old for five years. We welcome all New Mexicans and their visitors to enjoy this special time of year in Corrales, one of New Mexico’s special communities.”

The 24th annual Corrales Harvest Festival, September 26-27, 2009, is indeed a community event, with special activities planned throughout the village, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Festivities include the annual pet parade, salsa contest, home-made pie contest, juried arts and crafts show, 5K and 10 K runs, and hayrides throughout the village, plus:

Entertainment, ponies, vaulting and face painting at the Village Mercantile; Wine and gourmet food tasting at the Frontier Mart and beer tasting at the Corrales Bistro Brewery; Pizza contest at Village Pizza; Food Court at the Village Hall; Mercado Antiguo, crafts for children, apple tasting and corn shelling at the Old Church; A free harvest scene photo at Kim Jew Photography Studios; Animals, blacksmiths, a puppet playhouse, Spanish guitar and traditional music at Casa San Ysidro; Kid’s Zone with rides at the Corrales Recreation Center east soccer field; and Corrales Growers Market (Sunday only)
Wagner’s Farmland Experience – complete with corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, ristra tying, cow milking, farm tour, horse and plow demonstrations, and live entertainment – is open mid-September through October at Wagner’s Farm, 6445 Corrales Road in the heart of Corrales.

This year’s theme is “Experience Farming: It’s Down To Earth Fun.” Wagner’s Farmland Experience will feature a 6-acre corn maze, hayride, orchard tour, pumpkin patch, Saturday evening mazes with bonfires, and a collaboration with the Land/Art project featuring artists Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Neal Ambrose Smith, celebrating the animals of the middle Rio Grande Valley.

For more information about the Corrales Harvest Festival and Wagner’s Farmland Experience, contact, Roxanne Wagner, 505-459-0719 or visit or
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