Virtual Fall Harvest Fest

VIRTUAL EVENT OVERVIEW

SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2020

Welcome! While Los Luceros Historic Site has been closed to the public due to COVID-19, staff have been hard at work sharing and preserving the histories and cultures of northern New Mexico. We are currently installing new pathways to make the site more accessible to visitors, we have hosted several virtual children?s programs, and we recently received a National Park Service grant to conduct preservation work on the Hacienda and Storehouse.

We wish we were open and able to host the Fall Harvest Festival in person, our team has developed a virtual event to help satisfy your craving for fall in northern New Mexico.



VIRTUAL 5K FUNDRAISER

Support our Education Programs

Tap Here to Register

Stay active this fall by joining New Mexico Historic Sites' first ever virtual 5K race. Since we have not been able to host our usual public events which act as fundraisers, we are excited to offer this virtual 5K race as an opportunity to interact with Los Luceros and help support our education programs.

This virtual 5K (3.1 mile) race will take place from September 1-30, 2020. You can register and complete your 5K at any time during the month of September. Each participant will receive an exclusive 3D printed race medal, a certificate, and a leaf from one of the 200+ year old cottonwood trees at Los Luceros. There are three ways to participate:



1. Competitive Run - If you plan to race your 5K you can submit your time to be featured on the leaderboard. We will award a special 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place medal for this group. Winners will be announced during a live stream event on October 1.

2. Non-Competitive 5K - If you do not wish to race you can simply register and complete the distance at any time in the month of September. No need to submit times and you will receive a participant medal.

3. Donate. No need to run! If you want to contribute to our educational programs, but don't want to participate in the race, there is a donation option at the registration link and lots of neat add-on products like our new "Los Luceros" book by the Museum of New Mexico Press.

Please Note: Awards will be mailed to participants after the event in October. Postal delays may affect the time in which you receive your awards and add-ons.

Our Fair New Mexico Concert Series

Sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs

Walking along the orchard and selecting your ideal apples wouldn't be the same without the sounds of northern New Mexico echoing off the mesa. Musical performances are an integral part of all New Mexico cultures and have been for hundreds of years. They have the potential to tell stories, evoke emotions, preserve parts of history, and allow people to feel connected through community and shared appreciation. Today we keep these traditions alive at our Fall Harvest by featuring creative performances by people from all over New Mexico. Please enjoy these recorded performances from New Mexico's very own Lone Pinon, Marlon Magdelena, and Los Gatos.





Click here for more great concerts!


Carly's Craft Corner

Leaf Art and Activity Pages

The Fall Harvest is an event for the whole family and what better what to involve the kids than letting them express their creativity with LEAVES! Gather some fallen leaves, grab the kiddos and join Instructional Coordinator Carlyn Stewart as she guides you in creating easy leaf-based fall crafts! Craft activities are a staple of the fall harvest each year and an important part of hands-on experience- based learning, self-expression, fun, and a free way of taking home a souvenir! Want more? Download these fun Fall-themed activities! Share your art by using the hashtag #LosLucerosFallHarvest.

  1. Leaves

  2. Glue

  3. Paper


  4. Click here to download
    our fall activity book!


Tasty New Mexican Recipies

From Our Kitchen to Yours

Where would the Fall Harvest be without the aromatic smells of Fry bread, biscochitos, green chile, Elote, frijoles, and aguas frescas pervading through the air? The sense of smell is strongly associated with memories and visitors are sent travelling back through time to their childhood homes as they walk along the Cottonwood trees. Food cements that feeling of community and belonging as many family or cultural traditions are associated with food. This year we bring you three traditional recipes from New Mexico in hopes that you will join us in creating these dishes to experience this connection to your community through food despite the distances we currently face.


Make sure you post a photo of your completed food with the hashtag #LosLucerosFallHarvest to be featured on our website or social media! Does your abuela make these differently? Do you want to submit a traditional recipe of your own? Head down to the Oral History Section!




Do you have what it takes to become the Pie Alcalde of Los Luceros?

Participate in our Pie Decorating contest this year to find out!

Entry Rules:
One Submission per person and must include your name, contact information, and a photograph of your pie Pie must be decorated by you (store bought will be disqualified) Any kind of pie is eligible (If you need a recipe, check out Rebecca's Recipe Room for her Green Chile Cheddar Apple Pie!)

Submissions must be in by 5:00 PM September 30th to carlyn.stewart@state.nm.us By submitting a photo of your pie you agree to allow the photo to be posted on our Fall Harvest website and facebook. Winners will be announced via Facebook Live, and our on website.

Rebecca's Cheddar Green Chile Apple Pie

Click here to download the recipe

Coming September 12: Tortas Con Chile


Coming September 19: Jemez Green Chile Stew



Sharing The Orchard

With our communities

Check out the video above to learn more about the apples and orchards of Los Luceros Historic Site.

Visitors to our Fall Harvest Fest always enjoy filling their bags up with as many apples as they can carry. This year, since we cannot allow visitors on-site, we are working to ensure the apples don't go to waste. We are working with local nonprofit organizations to harvest, process, and distribute our apples throughout northern New Mexico. We will give an update on October 1, 2020 during our live stream event to let you know exactly where the apples went this year and how they were used.



Share Your Stories:

They are our history

Many aspects of what characterizes New Mexicans are carried on through stories passed down from generation to generation. This is called Oral History and this method of passing on knowledge has been used by people of all walks of life for thousands of years. While many of these stories remain sacred or private, some aspects when shared allow others to gain a more personal appreciation for the smaller details that comprise their communities.

We would like to give you an opportunity to share your Fall memories, traditions, or recipes to become living records saved in the Los Luceros Historic Site archives and shared with your permission on our website and social media. You just might find that your unique experiences can connect to others in ways you wouldn't expect.

What recipes did your abuela use to make Green Chile Stew? Does your family visit an apple orchard every year? Do you have a fall harvest on your family farm every year? Document your uniquely New Mexican histories by scheduling a time to be interviewed or submitting your stories or photos by email!

Email: carlyn.stewart@state.nm.us


Virtual Vendor Market

Beautiful and Unique Objects

Arts and crafts vendors make up the heart of the Los Luceros Historic Site Fall Harvest Festival. We typically feature 20-30 local vendors and producers. This year, to support our local artists while maintaining social distancing, we are featuring online stores. Check out the links to the right to expolore the beautiful products of some of our favorite arts and craft vendors.

Would you like to see your art or store listed here? For a $5 donation we would be happy to include your listing. Please note: vendor merchandise is required to be made in New Mexico to be listed here. Click the link below to register as a virtual vendor and have your storefront listed here:

REGISTER AS A VENDOR


Sun Father's Giftshop



FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

Virtual Event Overview

September 1-30, 2020

Welcome! While Los Luceros Historic Site has been closed to the public due to COVID-19, staff have been hard at work sharing and preserving the histories and cultures of northern New Mexico. We are currently installing new pathways to make the site more accessible to visitors, we have hosted several virtual children's programs, and we recently received a National Park Service grant to conduct preservation work on the Hacienda and Storehouse.

We wish we were open and able to host the Fall Harvest Festival in person, thankfully our team has developed a virtual event to help satisfy your craving for fall in northern New Mexico.

Virtual 5K


Current Race Leaderboard



1st Place:



2nd Place:



3rd Place:



Submit Your Time

Fundraiser

Support our Education Programs

Click Here to Register

Stay active this fall by joining New Mexico Historic Sites' first ever virtual 5K race. Since we have not been able to host our usual public events which act as fundraisers, we are excited to offer this virtual 5K race as an opportunity to interact with Los Luceros and help support our education programs.

This virtual 5K (3.1 mile) race will take place from September 1-30, 2020. You can register and complete your 5K at any time during the month of September. Each participant will receive an exclusive 3D printed race medal, a certificate, and a leaf from one of the 200+ year old cottonwood trees at Los Luceros. There are three ways to participate:

1. Competitive Run - If you plan to race your 5K you can submit your time to be featured on the leaderboard. We will award a special 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place medal for this group. Winners will be announced during a live stream event on October 1.

2. Non-Competitive 5K - If you do not wish to race you can simply register and complete the distance at any time in the month of September. No need to submit times and you will receive a participant medal.

3. Donate - No need to run! If you want to contribute to our educational programs, but don't want to participate in the race, there is a donation option at the registration link and lots of neat add-on products like our new "Los Luceros" book by the Museum of New Mexico Press.

Please Note: Awards will be mailed to participants after the event in October. Postal delays may affect the time in which you receive your awards and add-ons.

Entertainment



Our Fair New Mexico Concert Series

Sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs

Walking along the orchard and selecting your ideal apples wouldn't be the same without the sounds of northern New Mexico echoing off the mesa. Musical performances are an integral part of all New Mexico cultures and have been for hundreds of years. They have the potential to tell stories, evoke emotions, preserve parts of history, and allow people to feel connected through community and shared appreciation. Today we keep these traditions alive at our Fall Harvest by featuring creative performances by people from all over New Mexico. Please enjoy these recorded performances from New Mexico's very own Lone Pinon, Marlon Magdelena, and Los Gatos.


Click here for more great concerts!
Kid's Activities

Carly's Craft Corner

Leaf Art and Activity Pages

The Fall Harvest is an event for the whole family and what better what to involve the kids than letting them express their creativity with LEAVES! Gather some fallen leaves, grab the kiddos and join Instructional Coordinator Carlyn Stewart as she guides you in creating easy leaf-based fall crafts! Craft activities are a staple of the fall harvest each year and an important part of hands-on experience- based learning, self-expression, fun, and a free way of taking home a souvenir! Want more? Download these fun Fall-themed activities! Share your art by using the hashtag #LosLucerosFallHarvest.

  1. Leaves

  2. Glue

  3. Paper
Food

Rebecca's Green Chile Apple Pie with a Cheddar Crust
Click here to download the recipe


Coming September 12: Tortas Con Chile


Coming September 19: Jemez Green Chile Stew


Tasty New Mexican Recipies

From Our Kitchen to Yours

Where would the Fall Harvest be without the aromatic smells of Fry bread, biscochitos, green chile, Elote, frijoles, and aguas frescas pervading through the air? The sense of smell is strongly associated with memories and visitors are sent travelling back through time to their childhood homes as they walk along the Cottonwood trees. Food cements that feeling of community and belonging as many family or cultural traditions are associated with food. This year we bring you three traditional recipes from New Mexico in hopes that you will join us in creating these dishes to experience this connection to your community through food despite the distances we currently face.


Make sure you post a photo of your completed food with the hashtag #LosLucerosFallHarvest to be featured on our website or social media! Does your abuela make these differently? Do you want to submit a traditional recipe of your own? Head down to the Oral History Section!



Do you have what it takes to become the Pie Alcalde of Los Luceros?

Participate in our Pie Decorating contest this year to find out!

Entry Rules:
One Submission per person and must include your name, contact information, and a photograph of your pie Pie must be decorated by you (store bought will be disqualified) Any kind of pie is eligible (If you need a recipe, check out Rebecca's Recipe Room for her Green Chile Cheddar Apple Pie!)

Submissions must be in by 5:00 PM September 30th to carlyn.stewart@state.nm.us By submitting a photo of your pie you agree to allow the photo to be posted on our Fall Harvest website and facebook. Winners will be announced via Facebook Live, and our on website.


Apple Harvest

Sharing The Orchard

With our communities

Check out the video to the left to learn more about the apples and orchards of Los Luceros Historic Site.

Visitors to our Fall Harvest Fest always enjoy filling their bags up with as many apples as they can carry. This year, since we cannot allow visitors on-site, we are working to ensure the apples don't go to waste. We are working with local nonprofit organizations to harvest, process, and distribute our apples throughout northern New Mexico. We will give an update on October 1, 2020 during our live stream event to let you know exactly where the apples went this year and how they were used.

Oral History

Share Your Stories:

They are our history

Many aspects of what characterizes New Mexicans are carried on through stories passed down from generation to generation. This is called Oral History and this method of passing on knowledge has been used by people of all walks of life for thousands of years. While many of these stories remain sacred or private, some aspects when shared allow others to gain a more personal appreciation for the smaller details that comprise their communities.

We would like to give you an opportunity to share your Fall memories, traditions, or recipes to become living records saved in the Los Luceros Historic Site archives and shared with your permission on our website and social media. You just might find that your unique experiences can connect to others in ways you wouldn't expect.

What recipes did your abuela use to make Green Chile Stew? Does your family visit an apple orchard every year? Do you have a fall harvest on your family farm every year? Document your uniquely New Mexican histories by scheduling a time to be interviewed or submitting your stories or photos by email!

Email: carlyn.stewart@state.nm.us

Local Art

Virtual Vendor Market

Beautiful and Unique Objects

Arts and crafts vendors make up the heart of the Los Luceros Historic Site Fall Harvest Festival. We typically feature 20-30 local vendors and producers. This year, to support our local artists while maintaining social distancing, we are featuring online stores. Check out the links to the right to expolore the beautiful products of some of our favorite arts and craft vendors.

Would you like to see your art or store listed here? For a $5 donation we would be happy to include your listing. Please note: vendor merchandise is required to be made in New Mexico to be listed here. Click the link below to register as a virtual vendor and have your storefront listed here:

REGISTER AS A VENDOR

¡Adiós!