Calendar of Events

Monthly Events

Crownpoint Rug Auction

An institution since 1968, this community-based event features a diverse selection of Navajo rugs. It's held at the Crownpoint Elementary School, generally the second Friday of every month.

Seasonal Events

New Mexico Farmers' Markets

Many of New Mexico's farmers markets feature local and handmade fiber products. Although summertime is peak season for Farmers Markets statewide, some remain open year-round.

New Mexico Studio Tours

New Mexico is home to a host of rural art and craft studios and studio tours. Contact individual tours on the list for referrals to the current contact person.

New Mexico Women’s Foundation Rag Rug Festivals

The New Mexico Women's Foundation holds Rag Rug Festivals around the state to exhibit and market the weaving and other fiber arts of their grantee organizations and individual artists.

Semiannual Events

Spanish Market

This celebration of the unique artistic heritage of Hispanic New Mexico and Colorado features many fiber art forms. It is held the last full weekend of July in the Santa Fe Plaza. Winter Market is held in Albuquerque in November.

Santa Fe Indian Market

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts sponsors this premier event every August that includes work by Native American fiber artists. The Winter Showcase is held in downtown Santa Fe in November , and other events occur year-round.

Annual and Biannual Events

Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta

The Fiesta is held biannually in late May in the Manual Lujan Complex at EXPO New Mexico, home of the New Mexico State Fair. Hosted by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council (a coalition of local fiber arts guilds) this event has a vendors mall, demonstrations, workshops, and more – all under one roof.

East Mountain Fiber Farm and Studio Tour

Spend a day with alpacas, sheep, camels, angora goats, llamas, angora rabbits, and knowledgeable fiber farmers and artists. The annual Tour in early June invites visitors to tour fiber studios and farms east of Albuquerque.

Sheep is Life

Held every June, the celebration is sponsored by Diné be’ Iiná, Inc. and the Diné College Land Grant Program, with USDA Risk Management Agency support. Learn about the unique Navajo Churro wool through discussions, workshops, and demonstrations.

Silver City Fiber Arts Festival

Fiber art exhibits, quilts, juried vendors of fine fiber art, fiber art supplies, workshops, and demonstrations!

Taos Wool Festival

Held the first full weekend in October, and sponsored by the Mountain and Valley Wool Association, the festival includes regional traditional and contemporary fiber arts, yarn, tools, books, demonstrations and workshops, vendors' booths, and fiber critter displays.

Recycle Santa Fe

Hosted each December in cooperation with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful, Recycle Santa Fe includes an art market, juried art exhibits, and a trash fashion show.