Sue Orchant

Hand-Painted Designs on Silk

to Nov 27

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Holiday Show

Bring your friends and family to the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, Thanksgiving Weekend, to kick-off that holiday shopping and ease into the season! Every November, this renowned festival comes to life at Expo New Mexico to shake things up during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Here, shoppers can find the most memorable and original gifts for everyone on their list, whether it’s a whimsical piece of pottery, a handmade leather belt, one-of-a-kind jewelry, a cool photograph or a striking piece of fine art. The Rio Grande Holiday Show marks a great opportunity for artists and festival goers to experience one of Albuquerque’s best-loved events while enjoying live holiday music, festive food sampling, and much more. It’s no surprise that this festival takes the turkey when it comes to New Mexico’s Thanksgiving Weekend traditions!


Friday: 10AM–5PM
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: 10AM–4PM


The Festival will be held indoors in the Lujan Exhibit Complex at Expo NM Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From I-40, exit south on Louisiana Blvd. – turn west on Lomas Blvd. – turn south on San Pedro Blvd. Turn in at Gate 3 or 4 to enter the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds.


Parking at EXPO New Mexico is $5, or free if you are a Grande Pass holder. There is a complimentary shuttle van running from parking lots to the show daily from 10-4.


(Kids under 12 are FREE)


(Admission for all 3 days)


FREE Unlimited Admission to October, November & March Shows with Grande Pass, includes parking (Grande Passes only available for purchase at October show)

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to Oct 9

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Fair 28th Annual Balloon Fiesta

We have a very exciting announcement about our October show.  The tent will be located closer to the Balloon Fiesta than ever before – the 'Big White Tent' will be in front of the beautiful and upscale Sandia Resort and Casino.  The resort is situated on prime real estate at the intersection of I-25 & Tramway, just diagonal from the Balloon Field.

Sue will be exhibiting this weekend as well!

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