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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

31st Annual Festival of the Cranes – November 14-17, 2018

The 31st Annual Festival of the Cranes is a celebration of the winter migration of the sandhill cranes to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Avid birders from around the world flock to the Refuge to view the spectacular exhibit of fowl.

Festival of the Cranes Arts & Crafts Fair – November 16-18, 2018

The Festival of Cranes Arts & Crafts Fair will be held in the Garcia Opera House! The times are Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Middle Rio Grande Video Contest & Film Festival

Tell us aout your favorite place, event or activity in Socorro, Sierra or Catron County. Send YouTube video entries for the Film Festival on November 17, 2018. $1,000.00 Grand Prize!


There is nothing better than fresh New Mexico chile produced in the rich farm lands of the Rio Grande and the Socorro area has many local family farmers who raise more than five varieties of green chile.