Explore the Best of Santa Fe This Fall
Known for its natural beauty, artistic spirit and unique southwestern ambiance, the best of Santa Fe – The City Different – will be on display this fall with festive celebrations, art displays, and much more. Santa Fe fall destination highlights include: Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Sept. 22-26 – the top attraction will be two Grand Tastings where more than 90 regional wineries and 35 local restaurants serve samples of their signature flavors. Throughout the week, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, guest chef luncheons, and nightly wine dinners will be held around the city, as well as a Champagne Brunch at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado and the Rosé All Day finale. Santa Fe National Forest Fall Foliage – in the latter half of September, the Aspen trees that dominate the forest turn a bright gold color that makes it especially beautiful. The peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains tower above the high desert offering a breathtaking vantage point of Santa Fe’s natural landscape. Ahead of ski season, Ski Santa Fe opens its main ski lift exclusively on weekends and holidays in September for visitors to take in a birds-eye view of the foliage throughout the valley. Rodeo De Santa Fe – brings the top cowboys and cowgirls in the country to town Sept. 15-18 to compete in rodeo events like Saddle Bronc, Bareback, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, and Steer Wrestling. Harvest Festival – the first weekend in October, El Rancho de las Golondrinas – a 200-acre living history museum dedicated to 17th and 19th century New Mexico – will host the annual Santa Fe Harvest Festival where families enjoy cider making, pumpkin picking, and tortilla making while surrounded by historic adobe buildings and stunning high desert scenery. Canyon Road – the artistic hub of the Southwestern United States, the Canyon Road Arts District is home to more than 80 art galleries and studios within a half-mile, with crisp autumn air providing the perfect weather to explore the many mediums and styles on display inside and outside Pueblo-style adobe structures. Margarita Trail – experience the dozens of different styles of margaritas found along Santa Fe’s Margarita Trail. La Emi Fall Flamenco Season – Spanish influences found throughout Santa Fe take center stage in September and October, with weekly performances by New Mexico’s star Flamenco dancer and the owner of top local Flamenco dance company, La Emi. For more on Santa Fe, visit www.santafe.org.