Wine Festival

Presented by The New Mexico Wine Growers Association

  • Over 50 arts, crafts and agricultural product vendors to start your holiday shopping!Plus 15 food vendors to find some lunch or an early dinner
  • Food for Every Taste
  • Grape Stomp Contest Every Hour!

Admission: $15 for adults, Under 21 FREE with parent or legal guardian.

All adults must have photo ID, regardless of age.

Your $15 admission gets you a souvenir wine glass and wine samples from each of the participating wineries. The DH VIP tent has an extra charge for the high end wines. You may purchase a full glass from a winery after finding something you like and may purchase bottles and cases of wine to take home for consumption there. Bottles may not be opened on site.

If you are serious about tasting wines to findout what you like, plan on attending Saturday or Monday. The less-busy days make it easier to chat with the winery representatives!

Military Monday Sept. 2nd

$3 discount for active duty and retired Military. Discount does not apply to spouse or dependents. You must bring valid photo ID.

Save Time At The Gate! Buy tickets online!


Entertainment Schedule:

Live Music All Three Days!

SATURDAY,
Aug 31, 2013
12:00 - 2:45
Radio La
Chusma
SUNDAY,
Sept 1, 2013
12:00 - 2:45
Eli James
Band

MONDAY,
Sept 2, 2013
12:00 - 2:45
Soulshine

3:00 - 5:45
Nosotros
3:00 - 5:45
Josh
Grider
3:00 - 5:45
Locomotion

Participating Wineries:

  • Tierra Encantada
  • Luna Rossa
  • Heart of the Desert
  • Dos Viejos
  • Rio Grande
  • Ponderosa Valley
  • Amaro Winery
  • Blue Teal
  • Wines of the San Juan
  • St. Clair #1
  • St. Clair #2
  • San Felipe
  • Specialties
  • DH Vip
  • DH Lescombes
  • Tularosa Vineyards
  • FAQs:

    Can I bring my pet?

    No, pets are NOT allowed at the fairgrounds.

    Not even my Chihuahua in my purse?

    The fairgrounds policy is no pets. You'll have to leave them at home.

    Can I bring in something to drink?

    You may bring in closed (sealed) bottles of water or soda ONLY. No outside alcohol is allowed into the fairgrounds, and no open containers are allowed out the gate. This wine festival is under a Public Celebration Permit for wineries only and no other type of alcohol may be consumed on site as per NM State law.

    Can I bring my children?

    You may bring YOUR children and those for whom you are the legal guardian, but not those that aren't your own. You MAY NOT bring your niece/nephew/neighbor/friend of your child.

    What if it rains?

    Please visit www.weather.com and enter the zip code 88005. This is the zip code for the Fairgrounds and often you will find it is raining in Las Cruces or El Paso or Deming, but not at the fairgrounds. Our summer storms are sporadic and pass quickly. The festival will not close unless weather is extreme or dangerous. Otherwise, we appreciate the cooling effect of the rain and continue the celebration. There will be no refunds for weather-related reasons.

    What sort of payment do you accept?

    We take cash and credit cards. Credit card transactions are on the two lines to the east side of the entrance gate. Look for signs.

    Can I get tickets in advance?

    Yes and we encourage that, especially for Sunday! Click the link at the top of the page to purchase tickets online. Print your unique ticket and bring it to the festival to be scanned in. When you arrive with a pre-purchased ticket, proceed directly to the front of the line, to the entrance labeled "Online Tickets and Press." You do not need to wait in the long lines. This is especially beneficial on Sunday, our busiest day.

    Can I bring my own cooler?

    No coolers are allowed at the wine festival.

    Interested in working at the Wine Festival?

    Do you have an alcohol servers' license? Most wineries do their own hiring, but the Festival maintains lists of those interested in working to put in touch with the wineries. If you have a license, and would like to work, email Diane@HelpingHandsEvents.com.

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    Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds

    11 miles west of Las Cruces on I-10

    From El Paso/Las Cruces. Take I-10 West. Exit # 132 and cross over the highway at the top of the exit. Turn right on the access road (by the Love's) and proceed a couple of miles to the Fairgrounds on your left. From Deming. Take I-10 East and exit #127. Proceed on the access road to the Fairgrounds on your right. There is ample parking. Handicapped parking is at the front along the fence on the east side of the entrance gate. Motorcycle parking is along the fence at the west side of the entrance gate.

    575-522-1232 - for more info

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