Santa Fe Events in October

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

santa fe film festivalThe highly anticipated Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is in it’s 7th year and will be taking place between October 14th and 18th. The festival will take place across multiple venues including the city’s Lensic Performance Arts Center and Warehouse 21. With five days of independent movie screenings, there is sure to be something that you’ll want to see and there are also plenty of other events such as workshops.  You can get tickets for the festival at the official website here.

Harvest Festival

Each year the Harvest Festival takes place at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. You can watch and take part as the villagers crush up grapes with their feet, string up chiles and make plenty of fresh produce such as bread, tortillas and more. Taking place from October 3rd-4th, this is one of the most popular events at the ranch and it starts at 10 am each day, running until 4 pm. The cost of an adult ticket for this event is just $8 and for teens and seniors it’s just $6. Those aged 12 and under can get in free of charge. To find out more about the event visit the El Rancho de las Golondrinas website.

Canyon Road Paint Out

Canyon-Road-Paint-OutOne of the world’s largest public art demonstrations will be taking place on October 17th in Santa Fe this year. The Canyon Road Paint Out is in its 7th year and draws thousands of art enthusiasts from around the country to witness live demonstrations from artists who will bring live models, clay, paint, blow torches, carving knives, easels and materials from their studios. Canyon road, lined with carefully preserved historic adobes and gardens, will be filled with dancers live musicians and more. Most galleries will be open the Friday night before the event with artist receptions & demonstrations, new shows, and exhibits. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and preview their work. Find more information on the Canyon Road website.

Galisteo Studio Tour

Those who are interested in the work of local artists will not want to miss out on the Galisteo Studio Tour. Galisteo is located approximately 25 miles south of Santa Fe and the tour takes place on October 18th & 19th this year. The event is free to attend and you can do most of it on foot. This is an adobe village and has just 250 residents. The artists are drawn here by the beauty of the landscape, setting up their studios to produce works such as ceramics, paintings, sculptures, weavings and photographs. This studio tour has taken place each year for 25 years and it is the only chance that the public gets to find out more about the way that each artist works. Visit the event’s official website for more information.