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Annual Santa Fe New Mexico September Fall Events: 2019

New Mexico plays host to many wonderful and well known cultural events throughout the year. Fall travel is a great time for Santa Fe New Mexico travelers to experience some of these special Santa Fe festivals/events.  Some of our country’s best southwest fairs, festivals, markets, fiestas, and performing arts happen in Santa Fe, so you don’t want to miss out on any September  Travel events:

Old Man Gloom
Zozobra burns to usher in Santa Fe’s Fiesta Celebrations

Zozobra– Friday August 30th, 2019 at Fort Marcy Park- a little north of historic Old Santa Fe Plaza- walking distance from Pueblo Bonito b&b.  Labor day weekend (Friday)- kicks off the local celebration of the founding of Santa Fe (Fiesta). This one of a kind annual Santa Fe Fall event features a 50 foot tall puppet called “Zozobra” also known as Old Man Gloom whom is basically burnt at the stake to symbolize the cleansing of the regrets (burning away doom and gloom) and ushering in a new fresh start for fall.

 A Travel Tip for Zozobra: Stay somewhere south of the plaza to avoid the lingering festive crowds in Santa Fe’s historic plaza. Streets north of the plaza are packed with many a zozobra enthusiast (to/from Ft Marcy park) and staying north of the plaza could potentially increase your  for chanting before the event (burn him, etc.) and jubilant expressions after the event. (This is an alcohol free event)  Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast offers the perfect location- easy walking, but far enough away from the crowds to avoid majority of vocal elations! Parking is also free with paid room nights on a secluded 3/4 property. Call now for reservations  800-461-4599

Fiesta food on the plaza
Fiesta food on the plaza

Fiesta de Santa Fe: August 31st – September 8th, 2019 on Historic Old Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets

Over 300+ years in September, Santa Fe Fiesta brings together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the founding of Santa Fe. This event features numerous highlights like: an arts and crafts fair with booths throughout the plaza are; music on the bandstand; dancing on the plaza; entertainment and food booths which line historic Old Santa Fe plaza streets all during the Fiesta de Santa Fe weekend.

Santa Fe Artist Market at Cathedral Park
Santa Fe Artist Market at Cathedral Park

Santa Fe Artists Market at Cathedral Park: Sept: 21st & 22nd, Oct 5 & 6 2019 and continued May 16th & 17th, 2020!

Beginning at 10am and going a full day till about 5pm,  September and October Santa Fe Artists Markets at the Cathedral Park is perfectly timed for upcoming holiday shopping! What else better than to give a unique, distinctive gift during the holidays that boasts Santa Fe or New Mexico culture and artists! The Cathedral Park is alongside the St. Francis Basilica (one block east of the Plaza) and easy walking from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn!  NOTE: Santa Fe Artists Market is also a regular occurrence from March thru December at The Railyard Park, but 3 separate times a year, the artisans fill St. Francis Cathedral Park with booths and stands of beautiful handcrafted works from over 100 New Mexicans.

Black Mesa Wines in Velarde, NM
Black Mesa Wines- Velarde NM

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta: Sept 22 – 29, 2019 at various locations to include restaurants, Convention Center, and the Santa Fe Opera!

This five-day Santa Fe September Annual event is very popular! Northern New Mexico is in full harvest season in September and so it’s time to  celebrate and taste the wine and fruits of the farmers labor!  The special Northern New Mexico September event features world-class culinary artistry as 75 excellent Santa Fe restaurants participate! Couple great food with the sophistication of wines (Local and visitor) of up to 90 national wineries. Events during this Fiesta are ticketed so you’ll need to check the Santa Fe Wine & Chile schedule HERE.

So as you can see, there’s plenty for a Santa Fe New Mexico traveler to take advantage of in the month of September! Come join us for the fun, festivals, fiesta, food, wine and more…. you’ll be sorry you missed it if you do. Plan your vacation now and let us assist you by offering an authentic historic adobe pueblo vacation experience like no other at Pueblo Bonito b&b inn in downtown Santa Fe! BOOK NOW. 1-800-461-4599   Check out our history!

Comanche suite at Pueblo Bonito Inn
158 yr old historic adobe pueblo accommodation in downtown Santa Fe! Don’t just Stay in Santa Fe- Experience it at Pueblo Bonito b&b inn.


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