Labor Day Weekend – Things To Do in Santa Fe


Hatch Chile Festival Labor Day Weekend in Santa Fe

Hatch Chile Ristras – the Pride of New Mexico!

Hatch Chile Festival Sept 1-3, 2017 in Hatch NM.

– As summer cools down, the Village of Hatch, NM heats up. Labor Day weekend heralds the annual Hatch Chile Festival. If plans to Santa Fe include driving through southern New Mexico to get to Santa Fe, stop for an hour in Hatch NM to join in our state wide celebration of this world-famous crop! Festival goers can expect samples of famed chile recipes, crowning of chile festival queen, horseshoe tossing contests, artisan and food booths and a carnival!

Santo Domingo Pueblo Annual Arts & Crafts Market September 2 – 4, 2017

Just a short drive from Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast inn – it’s well worth seeing the 300+ Indian Artists from across the United States showcasing their wares. This event will feature art, food, fresh farm produce and Indian dance and is easily combined with a stop off at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument!

Tent Rocks in New Mexico

Tent Rocks, a favorite spot for hiking and exploration, on the Cochiti Reservation between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument: The National Monument, on the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico, includes a national recreation trail and ranges from 5,570 feet to 6,760 feet above sea level. It is for foot travel only, and contains two segments that provide opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, geologic observation, and plant identification.

Old Man Gloom

Zozobra burns to usher in Santa Fe’s Fiesta Celebrations


Burning of Zozobra Santa Fe Sept 1, 2017.(2:00 pm-11:00 pm)- A long standing local Santa Fe tradition dating back to 1924. Originally, Santa Fe resident (William Schuster) created and set ablaze Old Man Gloom (a 6 ft tall marionette puppet) in his back yard to entertain family and friends. Zozobra today is a hideous, harmless 50 ft tall “bogeyman marionette”! Zozobra has no teeth, an empty-head, eyes made of  hubcaps, and no guts or a leg to stand on- Zozobra is all noise and intimidation. He stands strung up affront of a crowd of hundreds gathered in Fort Marcy Park to burn away the past years gloom and doom of their lives. He stands as a symbol of all the unwanted regret and mistakes one has made throughout the past year and the fire burning symbolizes new beginning. Regardless the amount or amplitude of Zozobra’s constant moaning and groaning, he never wins the battle! His rolling eyes, twisting head, mouth gaping and chomping, arms flailing in frustration are burnt down in ablaze of fireworks and exuberant chants from the crowd of “burn him”. Burning of Old Man Gloom or Zozobra has traditionally kicked off Santa Fe Fiestas celebration for years. Tickets available online. (More Information of Santa Fe Fiestas- click HERE)


Native American Dance Stick

Santa Fe Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market on the plaza. Sept 2-4, 2017. The Santa Fe Fiesta Fine Art & Crafts Market is a juried Market. Fine arts and hand crafted works from local artists and others will be on sale over Labor Day Weekend in Santa Fe. Unique pieces of work in all types of mediums from paints, glass, metal, plastics, ceramic, leathers, textiles will be offered for purchase. Santa Fe Fiestas honors religious, cultural and social traditions of this historic community. It is America’s oldest and most continuous community celebration!  (Check out our blogs featuring “Santa Fe Fiestas”). Guests of Santa Fe’s most popular historic adobe b&b- Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn enjoy an affordable, historically significant downtown Santa Fe accommodation for Labor Day travel. LABOR DAY SPECIALS will include FREE Parking, Breakfast, Wifi and Afternoon cookies! Convenient location to all Santa Fe Fiesta Events (walkable), yet secluded to provide a quiet nights rest away from noisy Fiesta parties.  For a one of a kind authentic historic Old Santa Fe travel experience, allow us to provide your Labor Day Santa Fe accommodations. BOOK NOW and SAVE! Check out our SPECIALS PAGE HERE.  1-8004-61-4599