15th Annual Mimbres Harvest Festival,  September 24 2022

Since 2006, the Harvest Festival has been the fall gathering of growers, artists, and businesses in the Mimbres Valley.

Annual Gathering

In pursuit of our mission, we annually celebrate the Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival to bring our community together, encourage local agriculture through education and development of markets, showcase locally grown food and handmade products, and promote tourism to the Mimbres Valley, located in the southwest corner of New Mexico on the south/western edge of the Gila National Forest.

The 1st annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival took place on October 14, 2006, at the San Lorenzo Elementary School. This event will continue to bring the Mimbres Valley community together with community-enriching activities that offer education and resources that are available in our local environment. Economic development is demonstrated through the selling of local products grown within Grant County. Children’s activities focus on fitness. Local musicians provide music along with local storytellers telling of the Valley’s heritage past and present.

If you have any questions or requests, please email us!

 

2022 Mimbres Harvest Festival Schedule, 9/24/2022

Saturday Morning

  • 10:00am – Festival Opens
  • 10:00am – Health Fair Opens
  • 10:00am – Solar Cook-off Starts
  • 10:00am – Music Starts
  • 11:00am – Pie Contest Judging

Saturday Afternoon

  • 2:00pm Health Fair Closes
  • 3:00pm Solar Cook-off Potluck
  • 4:00pm – Festival Closes

 

Growers

Devin Medim and Karol Mohr

Vegetables, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans

Highlonesome Hemp LLC

CBD products grown and manufactured in Grant County by us at Highlonesome Hemp LLC

Flower Angela Farm / Green Energy Now

Garden produce. Rainwater harvesting information.

Michelle Bracht

Vegetable, baked, and jelly

Chelsea Ricton

Native edible local plants, fresh seasonal produce,  and flowers.

Bamboo Ranch

Bamboo, herbs potted, tomatoes, ornamental plants

Road Runner Organics

Raspberry jam, maybe honey

Judy Rogers Pecans

Pecans, flavored pecans

Mimbres Farms

Vegetables

Art Fair Vendors

Jewelry by Jayden

Handmade earrings, necklaces, charm bracelets, stone bracelets, and keychains.

Ruckus Ridge Crafts

Specialty kitchen items turned boxes, and more out of local hardwoods.  Mixed medial on gourds and bottles.

Kate Brown Pottery & Tile

Handmade terra cotta pottery & tile.

Sunshine & Co

Candles, woodwork, and art

Gonzales Craft Junkies

Hand-made sugar Scrub, bath salts, and sublimation items

Luna Jaguar Chocolate

Organic Raw Artisan Chocolate Truffles and Bark

Burro Mountain Studio

Handmade natural gemstone jewelry

Silver City Tye Dye Company

Handmade, one of a kind, ice tye dyed geode and other design t-shirts, onesies, upcycled clothing, assorted sizes of bags and other accessories

Stephen & Janice Miller

Impressionist art, fabric art – doll clothes, quilts

Burro Mountain Coppersmithing

Copper artwork, mirrors, clocks, small boxes, candle sconces, bracelets

Linda Salaiz

Hand Made Catholic Rosaries

Shelly Barnett

Mixed Media collaged pieces (rocks, boxes, magnets) with messages.

Susan Moseley

Copper, silver, and beaded handmade jewelry; fabric paper art, and small painted gourds.

Campbell Bro’s

Two elder brothers’ poetry books & chapbooks, seed necklaces; and self-designed T-shirts of cars & self-designed campaign for 102 mph speed limits on interstates in long, straight, safe sections.

Colleen Carlson

Gourd art (wooden boxes)

Create Vitality Health Coaching

Functional Coaching Services

Cottontail

Watercolor and acrylic paintings ceramic magnets wood paintings

Hope’s Crafts & Nick’s Knacks

Custom New Mexico & other graphic t- shirts

Charlene Waid

Knitting and Crocheting

Beverly Rink

Handwoven rag rugs and cushions made from antique quilt blocks

Stacy Sollisch

Pottery

X-Specially-4-U

I will be selling organic non toxic cleaning products and personal care wellness products made from essential oils. Non Toxic organic from Mango, Avocado, Olive and Raw African Shea Butters, . Products include Organic Non Toxic Deodorant, Hand Sanitizers, Body Butters, Shampoo, Body Wash, Himalayan Body Scrubs, Lotion Bars & Foot Balms. Essential Oils are hand extracted from Ancient Native Traditional Plants Only Lemongrass, Juniper Berry, Cedar wood, Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, etc. Addition to hand crafted natural stones and Jewelry. I do not sell third party Essential oils ( Doterra, Young living, etc) nor do any of my products contain THC or CBD.

Trinity Cup Trio

Sublimation tumblers Earrings
Keychains
Shirts

Beverly Rink

Handwoven rag rugs and cushions made from antique quilt blocks

Marie Alvarado

Holiday Arts and Crafts

Non-Profit Vendors

TOPS#0288 Silver City

Distributing information on getting healthy with support from our members.

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument information booth

Tom Blanchard Insurance

Sharing info about BeWellNM insurance program

Gila Native Plant Society

Selling our Gila Native Plant Society publications.

Lower Mimbres Volunteer Fire Department

Recruitment effort for Lower Mimbres Volunteer Fire Department

Jehovah's Witness

Free Bible based literature  

Imogen F. Wilson Education Foundation

 T-shirts, books, hats, information

Mimbres, Grant County, Farm and Livestock Bureau

Information about Mimbres Farm and Livestock Bureau and the importance of agriculture.

Rio Mimbres Baptist Church

Bibles and Water

Upper Mimbres Volunteer Fire Department

Recruitment effort for Lower Mimbres Volunteer Fire Department

USFS Wilderness Ranger District Gila National Forest

Information about the Gila National Forest and Wilderness Ranger District

Food Vendors

Living Harvest Bakery

Bread, muffins, cookies, nuts, almond butter, Granolas

Lemonade, Iced Tea & Bubble Tea, Coffee

The Duck Stop

Mobile Food Truck

TGI Frybread

Frybread, Indian Taco, Carne & Green Chile Taco, Bad Hunter Taco, Rez Dogs

Doc’s Mesquite Pit BBQ

Slow smoked BBQ!

Taste of the Philippines

Philippine noodles, steamed rice, pork adobo, veggie spring rolls & meat rolls

Music

10:00 to 10:30

Savvy

Young local talent playing acoustical folk

10:35 to 11:10

Howie & Betty

Barnyard Hillbilly spins on classic tunes

11:15 to 12:00

River Bend Band

Gospel

12:05 to 1:15

Jeff Ray & Anna Blomfield

Americana folk. Originals and covers 

1:20 to 2:30

Ed Wheeler

Closet classic Blues Rock and Folk

2:35 to 3:45

Devin James

Classic rock and mixes in his originals that have a classic rock, blues feel.

Health Fair

Health Fair

The Health Fair check-up is back!
Health care professionals will be on hand at the Health Fair. It’s a great opportunity to get the entire family checked out and to meet some of our health care providers, as well as an opportunity to check out EMS, and  Native Air Helicopter in the lower field.

Pie Contest

Pie Contest

Once the Judges have made their decision after 11am, slices of pie will be sold for $2.00 each. 

Pie Contest Prizes

The prizes for the Pie contest, will be the coveted plates, made by Kate Brown.

Pie Contest Information and Rules

  •  Provide a list of the main ingredients
  • No cream or custard (or ice cream) pies because of the heat
  • Pies must be submitted by 10am, at the Harvest Festival.
  • Pies will be evaluated by a team of three judges from 10 AM until 11:00 AM
  • Judges will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners
  • The judging criteria are:
      • Presentation
      • Taste
      • Crust
    • Each of these criteria will receive a score of 1-10 from each judge and then the judges scores will be averaged
    • The scores for each criterion will be added for the final score with the highest possible score being 30
      • Bonus points (3) will be added for the:
        • Healthiest pie
        • Most unusual pie
  • Winners will be announced after the judging is completed at 11:00 AM

Raffle

Raffle Prizes

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Fabulous Prizes

 

  • A cord of wood -$275
  • Stained glass, “Cowboy on Horse” picture – Christine Mann  $185
  • Pottery – Kate Brown – $100
  • Gift Certificate – Doc Campbells, $50
  • Southwest Adolescent Group (SWAG) 2x gift certificates -$25 each
  • Small Gift Basket – Silver City Museum – $43
  • One free pizza – The Log Cabin  Restaurant- $23
  • 2 movie tickets – Silco Theater – $18
  • And More!!!

2022 Mimbres Harvest Festival Sponsors