All Craft/Nature Fair vendors and agencies, please register with the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce here >>>> website.
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.