Why Visit Santa Fe in September 2018?

September 2018- A Perfect Travel Month for Santa Fe, NM Visitors.

Old Man Gloom

Zozobra burns to usher in Santa Fe’s Fiesta Celebrations

The perfect month for Santa Fe travel, in my opinion is September (and into October!). 2018 provides extra reasons for Santa Fe travelers. Don’t get me wrong, New Mexico travel is popular pre-fall and fall months but extremely enchanting is Santa Fe during the short 60 days of September and October! Don’t over look this exception travel time. September Santa Fe visitors enjoy cooler temperatures, reduced crowds, carefree attitudes as well as bountiful outdoor markets, Santa Fe Fiesta festivities and glorious natural beauty. While many US families begin preparing for school routines, value conscious travelers make time to take advantage of this distinctively unique area of the United States. Old historic downtown Santa Fe fills up with art fairs, festivals, and local residents returning to their beloved plaza. Outdoorsmen adore September’s natural beauty which announce the beginnings of  rich colors of fall foliage (October) up in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Hikers take to gentle stream lined trails in Hyde Park National Forest. Northern New Mexico tourists enjoy distinctively unique day trips searching out unexplored areas of Native American and Hispanic cultures. All activities and special Santa Fe events are within miles of downtown Santa Fe which boasts gracious southwestern hospitality and local New Mexican cuisine. September Santa Fe visitors unanimously agree this is a prime time to experience “the land of enchantment.” A short listing of Santa Fe events have been provided for your perusing pleasure. Be careful- as you may find yourself feeling like that lone child in the candy isle with so many tantalizing selections to choose from. Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast inn invites you to enjoy an invigorating, yet relaxing, memorable visit to our beloved Northern New Mexico city of Santa Fe. You’ll be glad you did!

2018 September Events in Santa Fe, NM (Not limited to…..)

Zozobra 2018-August 31, 2018 at sundown! Zozobra ushers in Santa Fe’s Fiesta celebration which takes place on Sept 10, 11, 2018! First Burning of “Old Man Gloom” at Ft Marcy Park on Labor Day weekend. Then 3 full days of dancing, eating and merry making on the plaza the following weekend.

Santa Fe artists market

Santa Fe Artists Market

Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market (Labor Day Weekend)September 1 @ 9:00 amSeptember 3 @ 5:00 pm  Features area artisans with varied and unique offerings.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: An Evening with  Pianist Joyce Yang (Labor Day Weekend)– Sept 1, 2018 8:00 pm   Enjoy an evening of live piano by world-renowned pianist Joyce Yan, a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist! The winter premier sold-out audiences in Santa Fe quickly!

Shakespear in the Botanical Garden:  Saturday, September 1, 2018, 7:30PM. (Labor Day Weekend) A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved works and a play perfect for a garden setting with performances on August 17 through September 2,  2018! A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a collaboration with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Shakespeare in Santa Fe, and the Shakespeare Guild. Prior to performances, consider bringing a picnic to enjoy amid the beauty of the Orchard Garden at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, with sounds of Mari Outten’s pre-show renaissance music filling the air. Gates open for picnicking at 6:00 pm.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet ENCORESept 3 at 8:00 at Lensic Theatre

New Mexico State Fair: Albuquerque NM State Fair Grounds Sept 6-16, 2018. One of the top 10 state fairs in the nation, the New Mexico State Fair includes: a PRCA rodeo with performances by nationally-known country recording stars; Indian and Spanish villages; art exhibits, agriculture, animals, entertainment, food, carnival rides, and shopping at one of the largest state fairs in the country! This is one of our favorite annual New Mexico events to share with guests and enjoy with our family- Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn – Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Pregón de La Fiesta  September 7 @ 6:00 am7:00 am   Rosario Chapel, 540 Rosario Blvd    Fiesta officially begins! The faithful of Santa Fe gather to complete the promise made by Governor Don Diego de Vargas in September of 1692 upon his arrival in Santa Fe. The Mayor of Santa Fe issues the formal proclamation declaring the start of the annual festivity. The speech includes original text from September 16, 1712.

Delicious Native American taco

Native American Taco

Food Booths (Fiesta Weekend)    September 7 @ 9:00 amSeptember 9 @ 5:00 pm on Santa Fe Plaza  Strolling the historic plaza with favorite foods (chicharrón burrito, green chile cheese burger, fried bread with honey, corn-on-the-cob, candy apples, cotton candy, etc) is a staple of Fiesta weekend.

Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market (Fiesta Weekend) September 7 @ 9:00 amSeptember 9 @ 5:00 pm on the Santa Fe Plaza  Free Event! Distinctive open-air arts and crafts market features one-of-a-kind treasures from booths that line the historic plaza. Unique hand fashioned jewelry, pottery, chic clothing, stylish leather, paintings, photography, handsome wood products, hand blown glass, and other items. Meet artists, discuss works, take home a treasures!!

Santa Fe Artist Market Shows -Sept 15 & 16, & Oct 6 & 7, 2018: 10am – 5pm. Santa Fe Artists Markets at Cathedral Park, alongside the St. Francis Basilica, one block east of the Plaza. Easy stroll from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn- Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Santa Fe's Wine and Chile FestivalSanta Fe Wine & Chile FiestaSeptember 23-30, 2018. An outdoor wine & chili. tasting extravaganza for the cuisine enthusiast.

High Road Artisians Art Tour– Sept 22, 23, 2018 AND Sept 29, 30, 2018!   The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a beautiful, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos and offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages. Inspired artists who live along the High Road welcome Santa Fe visitors to enjoy charming, century old traditional arts/crafts within their studios. Annual tour lasts two weekends of September. The 2018 High Road Art Tour takes place September 22, 23 and 29,  30.

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble   September 27, 8:00pm   India’s acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble presents a stunning collaboration with Chitrasena Dance Company from Sri Lanka: Samhära. Performed with live instrumentalists and singers, this fusion of Odissi, a classical Indian dance, with Kandyan, a dance traditional to Sri Lanka, melds together..

Northern New Mexico Arts & Crafts Guild Art Show– September 29 & 30, 2018 in Cathedral Park.

Abiquiu Art Tour- October 6, 7, 8, 2018. An easy 50 minute drive from Pueblo Bonito bed & breakfast inn.