El Rancho de las Golondrinas celebrates the culture of Mexico and the beauty of lavender this month.
¡Viva Mexico! brings the music, art, dance, cuisine and more of Mexico to the living history museum the weekend of July 16 and 17. Marvel at the Flying Men from Veracruz, who soar by their feet from a 90-foot pole, and enjoy the 40-person dance troupe “Tierra de Humo” from Oaxaca. Comedy acts, a Huipil fashion show, craft vendors representing 12 Mexican states, mariachis, piñatas for the kids, traditional curandera healing and other events will entertain and education all members of the family. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Click here to see a video about ¡Viva Mexico!
Enjoy all things lavender the weekend of July 23 at the annual Herb & Lavender Fair. Tour the ranch’s herb gardens and speak with gardening experts, attend lavender cultivating talks, shop herb-product vendors and enjoy hands-on activities. Grounds are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 and 24.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe. Original colonial buildings on the site date from the early 1700s, and historic buildings from other parts of northern New Mexico have been reconstructed at Las Golondrinas. Re-enactors dressed in the styles of the times show how life was lived on the frontier in early New Mexico.
Admission to each event is $8 adults, $5 seniors (62+) and teens (13-18). Children 12 and younger are free. Click here for more information about El Rancho El Golondrinas and directions.