32ND ANNUAL RIO GRANDE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL:

OCTOBER SHOW

Sept 30-Oct 2, Oct 7-9, 2022 | @ SANDIA RESORT & CASINO | ALBUQUERQUE, NM

ART

JURIED FINE ART & FINE CRAFT

This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience. The huge white tent rises alongside the PGA-level golf course of Sandia Resort & Casino – right in the heart of the action at the same intersection as the Balloon Fiesta itself.

ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

Discover live music all day long in our outdoor pavilion; enjoy tunes from Syd Masters and the Swing Ryders, Mariachi Fiesta, local favorite Oscar Butler, jazz by Calvin Appleberry and more! Kiddos can also enjoy entertainment & art activities just for them!

FOOD & DRINK

CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Also beyond the big white tent is our Culinary Arts area, where attendees can browse & sample handmade soups, dips, salsas, chocolate, honeys & more. Grab a locally sourced Indian Taco, or enjoy a cold craft brew or margarita while taking in the views and music!

FESTIVAL DETAILS

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Dates:

September 30-October 2 | October 7-9, 2022

Admission:

$10 Day Pass
$16 “Festival Pass” 6 Day Unlimited Admission
$25 “Grande Pass” Unlimited Admission & Free Parking at all 3 of our shows! A great deal if you’re a regular Rio Grande Festivals attendee!
Kids under 12 Free!
Tickets are available at the door!

Parking at Sandia is free in the lot across the street from the tent. This event is handicap accessible, but please note that there is some unpaved natural terrain surrounding the tent. Inside the tent is fully carpeted with turf.

Getting Here:

This festival takes place at Sandia Resort & Casino, in the big white tent near I-25 & Tramway!

If you’re coming from Santa Fe, head South on I-25 to Albuquerque, exit Tramway and turn left at the light. Go East on Tramway and you will see Sandia Resort on your left. Take a left on Rainbow Road into the resort, and follow the signs to the parking garage.

ARTISTS

View our gallery, showcasing all 2019 participating artists>> View 2019 Gallery

*If you are planning your visit to the festival to see one particular artist, please inquire about their participation through our ‘contact us’ page. While 75% of our lineup is there both weekends, we have some who only join us for weekend 1 or weekend 2.*

ENTERTAINMENT

Stage Schedule:

View Our Last Show’s Stage Lineup!

Sip & Savor:

Stay tuned for our ‘22 lineup

Culinary Marketplace:

In a dynamic market-style addition to our outdoor pavilion, we host culinary and cottage industry booths in a tent of their own. Browse, sample and shop handmade gourmet treats and locally-sourced body products!

Kids Activities:

Beyond the main tent, we will have a fabulous area for the kiddos to explore their creativity! Visit the Kids’ Creation Station where our team will assist the young-at-heart in creating free art projects to take home from the fest.

Browse October Show Artist Showcase