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Celebrate the Splendors of Autumn at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden's Harvest Festival Oct. 7 and 8

Event features live music, local artisans, Discovery Stations, and more.
September 29, 2023

As the leaves begin to change colors and a crisp autumn breeze fills the air, the ABQ BioPark is thrilled to announce its much-anticipated Harvest Festival at the Botanic Garden, a seasonal celebration of nature and community on October 7 and 8. This family-friendly event promises a cornucopia of activities and entertainment for visitors of all ages.

Purchasing tickets in advance at is recommended but not required. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 3-12 and seniors 65+. Admission for children under 3 is free. New Mexico BioPark Society members receive at 50% discount. 

Local bands will perform on multiple stages throughout the garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Other fun activities include face painting; photo opps with seasonal scenery; an artisan market with handcrafted goods; Discovery Stations with educational activities; and a variety of festival treats such as BBQ and loaded apple wedges from Shark Reef Cafe. In addition, visitors can purchase pints of delicious cider made from apples grown at the Botanic Garden. A variety of local brews also will be available for purchase for those 21 and over. 

Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 7 - Festival Green

  • 10 a.m. – Calle 66 - contemporary salsa
  • 12 p.m. – Levi Dean and the Mesa Rats - bluegrass
  • 2 p.m. – High Desert Playboys - Americana 

Sunday, Oct. 8 - Festival Green

  • 10 a.m. – Nathaniel Krantz - country 
  • 12 p.m. – Baracutanga - Latin 
  • 2 p.m. – Watermelon Mountain Jug Band- country/bluegrass 

Other performers include Porter Draw; Dust City Opera; Matt Jones; Ryan Smith; Kyle Martin; Lasotras; The Cumberlands; Vibestrong; Acoustic Secret 7 Duo; and NM Marimba. 

The Harvest Festival is sponsored by Albuquerque iHeart Media. Pets and sports equipment are not allowed at the Harvest Festival. A full schedule of entertainment and transportation options will soon be posted at