Now Ranked # 8 in the Nation!
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 280 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, horse races, a Kids’ Creation Station, great eats and more!
For its 26th year, the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival is moving to a fabulous new location, the 17 acre ‘Racetrack Infield’ at Expo New Mexico! This well-known location offers easy access from I-40; the entrance is Gate 8 on Lousiana just South of Lomas. Grande Pass and Festival Pass holders will enjoy free return parking! (More information below).