More photos from the New Mexico State Fair:
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Just two more Chuckwagon Barbeque and Western Music concerts left this season at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood. This weekend (), the talented Sons of the Rio Grande will perform, and closing the season will be the popular western swing band of Holy Water and Whiskey ( ). Performances are held in an all-weather amphitheater in an old west atmosphere.
The show opens at with an incredible free-flight Peregrine Falcon demonstration presented by world-renowned falconer Tom Smylie. The audience will experience these magnificent birds close up and learn how the fastest raptor on earth survives in the wild. Come early, enjoy a hayride and get a rare opportunity to be close to wildlife in their natural habitat. It's fun for the entire family.
The Chuckwagon shows help to support the native wildlife zoo, which is managed through volunteer support. Dinner shows are $25/adults, $23/seniors, $12/child 5-11, and kids under 5 are free. Reservations are required by 505.281.7655 or toll-free 1.877.981.WILD (9453); or for more informationwww.wildlifewest.org. on the day of the show. Call Wildlife West for reservations at
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Join the activities at the annual Harvest Festival on Saturday and , at Wildlife West Nature Park, in Edgewood. It’s a time to celebrate the area's culture, traditions and agricultural heritage. Experience the rich history of the pinto bean farming in the Pinto Bean Museum, which displays antique bean processing equipment, farming artifacts and historic local photos.
The Festival opens at with a tractor parade beginning at Wildlife West, then traveling west along historic Route 66 and ending at the Tractor Supply Company.
As visitors stroll through the Park they will experience an old west atmosphere. They can explore a replica of the western town of Venus (original name of Edgewood), and see weaving and spinning demonstrations, along with antique cars and trucks. Also on showcase will be old iron tractors, steam engines, corn shellers and other historic ranch equipment.
Get a behind the scenes tour of Kothari, Wildlife West’s 500 pound black bear, and watch a snake and reptile identification presentation by the New Mexico Herpetological Society. Mark Chavez and friends, renowned chainsaw artists, will demonstrate artistic chainsaw techniques. A Juggler Show for kids will be held and at Tractor games will take place on beginning at . on the field in front of the historic Pinto Bean Barn. Plus an opportunity to experience wildlife up close throughout the weekend. Local artists and the Knights of Columbus volunteers will serve up pinto beans, fresh sweet corn, and hamburgers and hot dogs.
Don’t miss the Chuckwagon Dinner Show on , from . Come early for the activities during the day and stay for the evening old-fashion hayride, free-flight peregrine falcon show, barbeque dinner and Holy Water & Whiskey western-swing music concert. Reservations for dinner show are required by on the day of the show. Chuckwagon tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $12 for children 5-11, and kids under 5 are free.
All activities throughout the weekend, except for the Chuckwagon dinner show, are included with regular admission to the park: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 students and children under 5 are free. Music performances are presented in a covered all-weather amphitheater. Plus free dry camping and parking.
Wildlife West is located just 25 minutes east of Albuquerque, off Interstate-40 and legendary Route 66 in Edgewood. For more information at visit www.wildlifewest.org or call 505-281-7655 or toll-free 1-877-981-WILD (9453).
Where: Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
Monday, July 27, 2015
The 13th Annual Arts and Music Festival took place this past weekend at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, NM. The Park, opened in 1994, began two years earlier as a not-for-profit, all volunteer effort to create a new approach to combining habitat restoration, recreation and environmental education for children and adults.
It was a perfect outing for my birthday! The drive from Albuquerque took us less than 30 minutes and the heat of the day was not a problem - there was plenty of shade, food and cold beer!
We had a pleasure to see live concerts of some very talented musicians.
The Quebe Sisters:
James Reams & the Barnstormers:
There was plenty of fun for children, including face painting and a fantastic juggling show by Andy Young:
The festival gave everyone a chance to admire an art display, meet craft artists and purchase unique items, like Hidden Treasures crafted by Oneida Lopez:
We loved the beauty of the landscape.
We said hi to some animals that weren't asleep at the moment :-)
The zoo visit is included in the ticket price.
The Park offers nearly thirty wildlife exhibits, connected by 2 miles of trails;
all in a very relaxing atmosphere. The event was well organized.
We had a truly wonderul time.
The Arts and Music Festival may become my birthday tradition :-)
There are other events happening at Wildlife West throughout the year so visit any time during the open hours:
Mid-March - End of October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November - Mid-March: Noon to 4 p.m.
To celebrate the launch of STRIVE Fuel in Albuquerque, they are giving away free gas for a year! To enter, visit the STRIVE Fuel Facebook page and share how you take care of the environment. The contest ends July 31st, 2015.
STRIVE FUEL it is a program that reduces carbon emissions in a sustainable way and counteracts the negative effects emissions can have on the atmosphere, climate and way of living. Consumers can automatically offset harmful emissions by pumping the same high-quality ALON fuel as always at no additional cost or effort. Every time a customer pumps a gallon of fuel at an ALON 7-Eleven, STRIVE will calculate the vehicle’s tailpipe emissions and invest in projects that reduce those emissions by up to 30 percent. To offset emissions, the program invests locally, regionally and globally to replace or reduce emissions that harm the atmosphere. The projects it invests in are certified and proven to sequester carbon dioxide equivalent emissions. Most notable beneficiaries in Albuquerque are Tree New Mexico and the Arbor Day Foundation. The new reduced emissions fuel is available at 122 pumps across 23 ALON owned 7-Eleven stations in Albuquerque.
Friday, July 24, 2015
13th Annual Edgewood Arts and Music Festival
Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Wildlife West Nature Park is bringing the best of bluegrass, Western Swing, Irish, Singer/Songwriter and other acoustic genres
- Wildlife West's covered amphitheater and indoor venues provide shade and plenty of seating
- there will be free workshops, open jams, jugglers and plenty of time to enjoy the zoo and other Park features
- free camping
- fabulous art show throughout the park
- and much much more!
Any young student that brings an instrument gets in FREE to the Festival!
For more information click HERE.
See you at the festival!
Monday, July 20, 2015
It's National Lollypop Day!
Get one FREE from See's Candies!
Take advantage of their special sale on lollypop packs.
66OO Menaul Blvd NE (Coronado Shopping Center)
Vote for Cipriana to be Freddy's MVP! Help our Albuquerque, NM location win MVP tittle! If she gets enough votes she could win a prize to share with friends and family :-)
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You can vote daily until 8-7-15. Thanks for supporting our local contestant!
Friday, July 17, 2015
Did you know about Trader Joe's coloring contest for children?
Just pick up a monthly copy while you're shopping ! It's fun and your child can win a goodie bag :-)
My daughter was so proud of herself after entering last month's contest. She got a lolly pop just for returning her art and that made her feel special already :-) What a joy it was when she received a bag full of goodies! She really worked hard on her dinosaur picture :-)