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Casa San Ysidro Presents Harvest Festival 2023

2-day celebration highlights the living traditions of New Mexico with the Village of Corrales,
September 22, 2023

Casa San Ysidro’s Harvest Festival is a free two-day event in conjunction with the Village of Corrales to celebrate the fall harvest. This is the village’s largest festival and events are scattered throughout the town. More than 2,000 people are expected over the two-day period at Casa San Ysidro which houses a collection of rare artifacts in a historic adobe home and multi-acre setting. This year, Casa San Ysidro will host a variety of activities, entertainment, and its famous heritage art show on September 30 and October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Every year the Harvest Festival celebrates the living traditions of New Mexico by highlighting the state’s finest artists to help keep cultural arts relevant and vital today. Retablos, santos, incrusted straw, tinwork, pottery, colchas, and jewelry are just some of the traditional heritage arts that will be demonstrated. Throughout the weekend, guests can visit with traditional artists from across New Mexico as they sell and demonstrate their craft, learn about seed planting, take agricultural tours, produce ironwork with the local blacksmith, try traditional spinning and weaving, eat fresh baked horno bread, enjoy performances by local musicians, and much more.

“We’re thrilled to once again participate in the annual Harvest Festival with the Village of Corrales,” said Aaron Gardner, site manager for Casa San Ysidro. “We’re excited to offer our guests a variety of demonstrations from an impressive lineup of artists as well as live entertainment.”


2023 Harvest Festival Schedule


Saturday, Sept. 30

10:30 a.m. to noon: Acoma Pueblo Enchantment Dancers

12:30 – 2 p.m.: Heritage Artists Market

2:30 – 4 p.m. : Luis Campos – Spanish Guitar


Sunday, Oct. 1

10:30 a.m. to noon: Acoma Pueblo Enchantment Dancers

12:30 – 2 p.m.: Eli del Puerto – Music of New Mexico

2:30 – 4 p.m.: Recycle Man – Interactive Music with Recycled Objects


Artists and Demonstrators


Dolores Martin - Pottery & Weaving

Carol Lucero Gachupin - Jemez Pueblo Pottery

Rosalie Chavez - San Filipe Pueblo Pottery

Kat Leon - Acoma Pueblo Pottery

Diane Wilhoite - Loom Weaving

Myra Chang Thompson - Spanish Colonial Weaving

Carla Wackenheim - Knitting, Spinning, Weaving

Jason Younis Y Delgado - Tinwork

Juan Lopez - Filigree Jewelry

Charlie Carillo - Santos & Retablos

Dave Sabo - Blacksmith

Las Aranas - Spinning and Weaving Guild

Felix Lopez - Santero Bulto & Retablo Demonstrations

Krissa Lopez - Santero Bulto & Retablo Demonstrations

Joseph Lopez - Santero Bulto & Retablo Demonstrations

Jerry Montoya - Tinwork Demonstrations

Larry Marken - Heritage Games

Ronald Lah - Antiques

Martina Rosetta - Horno Baked Bread and Pies

About Casa San Ysidro: In the early 1950s, Shirley and Ward Alan Minge took a late 19th century building and turned it into a plazuela-style rancho to house their exuberant collection of New Mexico vernacular art. Today, Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez-Minge House embodies the collective creativity of generations of artists and craftspeople in its furnishings and architectural features, exemplifying an interesting tension between tradition and change that New Mexicans have lived with for centuries.

Casa San Ysidro is open to the public from February through November, with tours and public programs. Visit our website – – for further information. Details subject to change.

2nd Saturdays at Casa San Ysidro — 1 to 4 p.m. — Free

2nd Saturdays on select months explore themes of community, creativity, tradition, and

innovation. Events include lectures and demonstrations. Participation is free.