Oct 6-8 & Oct 13-15 29th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 

Now Ranked #10 in the Nation! – Sunshine Artist Magazine, September 2016

Every October thousands of shoppers and collectors from all over the world attend the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, which coincides with Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta.  This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience.  The people of Albuquerque recognize the show by the landmark ‘Big White Tent’ – which is bigger than a football field!  In addition to a fantastic artist lineup, the festival features great entertainment and music in the outdoor pavilion, a culinary arts tent with samples of New Mexican fare, artist demonstrations, a Kids’ Creation Station, great eats and more!

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LOCATION

In the Big White Tent at Sandia Resort & Casino 

DATES

October 6-8 & Oct 13-15, 2017

HOURS

Fridays: 9am–5pm

Saturdays: 9am–5pm

Sundays: 9am–5pm

 

Tickets must be purchased at the door

ONE-DAY PASS $10

Kids under 12 FREE

FESTIVAL PASS $12

(Admission for all 6 days)

GRANDE PASS $22

(Unlimited Admission AND FREE PARKING at our shows at Expo New Mexico.)

PARKING

FREE COVERED PARKING. (Where? Click here.) HANDICAPPED PARKING is adjacent to the tent.  There are also parking shuttles provided by the resort.  The festival is on flat astroturf and is fully accessible.  

200 ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN

Shop from the works of the best artists & craftsmen from all over the country, including a great selection of artists new to the show!

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment in our outdoor shaded pavilion.

 

AND MUCH MORE

This family–oriented festival features something for everyone – great shopping, dozens of ‘Artists at Work’, an outdoor food court, a large selection of specialty foods booths, beer and wine, the Kids’ Creation Station and More!