The Monte Vista Crane Festival isn’t all about Sandhill Cranes. Sure, the long-legged birds are a big tourist draw. But people also love the festival’s longstanding craft and nature fair.
- Festival-goers can find treasures there handcrafted by local artisans, from delicately-painted wood carvings of birds to handmade jewelry, quilts, and wildlife art. (70 vendors in 2017)
- Homemade fudge and other foods are for sale.
- The New Mexico raptor rehabilitator Hawks Aloft brings its live hawks, owls, and falcons for folks wanting to experience up close these birds typically only seen from afar.
- There will be local representatives from agencies such as Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service to let people know what’s new with the valley’s wildlife and public lands.
All Craft/Nature Fair vendors and agencies, please register with the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce.
All links can be found here >>>> Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce website.