Sept. 6-8

Viva NM Chile Festival

Wagner’s Chile Farm, Los Lunas

Family activities. Corn maze, u-pick gardens, petting zoo, pony rides, hayride tours to the fields, agricultural exhibits, food, music. Friday: 4-11 pm, Sat: 10 am-11 pm, Sun: 10 am-7 pm; $8/5/ages 4 & under free. 505.459.0719,,


Sept. 19-22

9th Annual Gila River Festival

Silver City, New Mexico

One of the Southwest’s premier nature festivals. Learn about and experience the Gila’s wonders. Expert-guided field trips in the National Forest and along the river. Keynote talk by author Kenneth Brower. Panel discussions, workshops, archeology, kayaking, films, silent auction, live music, downtown art walk, more. 575.538.8078,,


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