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Riverfest

Saturday May 27 2017

10:00am - 8:00pm

Berg Park and Animas Park

VOTED A JOLT WORTHY EVENT!
Area rivers are celebrated with a festival of music, food, activities and entertainment. This festive celebration takes place along the Animas river trails, from Berg Park to Animas Park in Farmington.

Event Information

Berg Park and Animas Park
Farmington, NM
River Reach Foundation
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Riverfest activities include live music along the trails, Wiener Dog Races, Riverfest 10K / 5K run & walk, river raft rides, live music, kid activites, fun vendors, American Indian market & dance, Riverfest Fine Art Show, beer & wine garden and so much more! 

Buy Your Riverfest Rafting Trip Online Today! Raft trips will depart every 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday and feature a 20 minute float down the Animas River. Cost is $18 per adult and $15 youth. For additional information call Mild to Wild Rafting at (970) 247-4789

2017 Riverfest Schedule and Activities

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Riverfest Kickoff
Jump start Riverfest with an evening of live music with Scott Ellison and the Riverfest Fine Art Show at River Reach Terrace. 

 

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

6:00 - 11:00 a.m. Plein Plein Air Painters & Other Artists
Enjoy works in progress throughout the park as the Plein Air Painters and other artists paint from sunrise to 11am. Then vote for your favorite painting after 12pm & purchase art at the Riverfest Fine Art Show Tent at River Reach Terrace. Winners are determined by popular vote in both Adult and Children's categories and will be announced Saturday at 6pm in the Riverfest Fine Arts tent. 

8:00 a.m. Riverfest Fun Run
This annual fun run features a10k and 5k run or a 2 mile walk at 8am. Both start and finish at the Animas Park parking lot area and run along the scenic river trails. All entries receive a race t-shirt, and age group awards in male and female categories for the 10K and 5K. Register online in advance ($20 run and $12 walk) 

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. San Juan College Company Performance
Enjoy the music of San Juan College Country on the grass by the Washing Federal Bank. 

9:45 a.m. Yoga Flow Class
Enjoy a riverside Yoga Class! This all-level class will be instructed by Emily Faulkner. Class will take place near Riverside Nature Center. Closest parking is near Animas Park off of Browning Parkway, walk to Red Barn and into garden area. Cost: $10 per person. Cash or Check. Proceeds benefit Riverfest and River Reach Foundation.

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Riverfest Fine Arts Show
Stop by the Fine Arts Tent on the River Reach Terrace to see and buy local and regional artists' works done in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, drawings, photography, digital art, jewelry, sculpture, metal art and mixed media. The Fine Arts Show is hosted by the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council.

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Andean Tradition Performs
Andean Tradition will perform at Berg Park East, near the bridge. Plan to sit and enjoy this traditional flute music as you sit by the Animas River!

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Truck Show
Toys for Tots will host a Truck Show at Cottonwood Landing. 

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pete Guilliani Performs
Pete Guilliani wil perform at  Rocky Reach Landing. Enjoy his eclectic range of styles from Classic Rock and Country to Pop.

11:00 a.m. The Great Weiner Dog Races
The Annual Weiner Dog Races have become a beloved event at Riverfest - come once you will see why!  Best access is from the intersection of Scott and San Juan Blvd.  Registration is before the race from 9:30am to 10:45am in front of the race gates; $5.00 per dog. Shirts will also be available for $5 commemorating the 2017 Weiner Dog Race, proceeds will go to the River Reach Foundation.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Zia Chicks Perform
The Zia Chicks are now for their acoustic Pop style, enjoy their music at Rocky Reach Landing.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers
Watch the White Mountain Apache Corwn Dancers perform at the Little Pavilion.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Miller Time Performs
Enjoy some Blues and a little Pop music with Miller Time at Rocky Reach Landing.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Breezin' Performs
Enjoy Blues, Classic Rock and Pop music brought to you by the band, Breezin' at Rock Reach Landing. 

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Trumpet Geezers Perform
Local favorite, The Trumpet Geezers will perform at River Reach Terrace

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Scott Ellison Band Performs
Enjoy Blues-Rocker, Scott Ellison at the Rocky Reach Landing.

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Delbert Anderson Trio Performs
Get hooked on Delbert ANderson Trio at the Little Pavilion and enjoy their jazz and funk infused melodies. 

 

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Riverfest Fine Arts Show
Stop by the Fine Arts Tent on the River Reach Terrace to see and buy local and regional artists' works done in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, drawings, photography, digital art, jewelry, sculpture, metal art and mixed media. The Fine Arts Show is hosted by the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Andean Tradition Performs
Andean Tradition will perform at Berg Park East, near the bridge. Plan to sit and enjoy this traditional flute music as you sit by the Animas River!

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Classic Car Show
Four Corners Old Car Club will host a Classic Car Show at Cottonwood Landing.

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gourd Dance
One Nation Gourd Club will host a Gourd Dance to honor all Warriors and Veterans at Memorial Park.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PG Band Performs
The PG Band will perform a variety of music at Rocky Reach Landing.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Recycled Fashion Show
Come to the Little Pavilion at the River Reach Terrace to show off your recycled fashions, or just watch the show. Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Place in both Middle and High School Categories! Hosted by Piedra Vista Honor society and sponsored by Waste Management and Clean & Beautiful Farmington.

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Roverfest
Walk, run, or ramble with your pooch! Watering stations available along the designated trails, and every dog gets a bandana! Register: 10:00 a.m. at the Red Barn at Animas Park $10.00 per dog. Cash or check only.

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. San Juan College Company Performance
Enjoy the music of San Juan College Country on the grass by the Washing Federal Bank. 

12:15 - 2:15 p.m. After Midnight Performs
After Midnight will perform Classic Rock, Blues, Country and Disco at The Little Pavilion.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Heart String Hunters
Enjoy some Indie Folk music at Rocky Reach Landing with the Heart String Hunters. 

2:15 - 4:15 p.m. Black Velvet
Enjoy Blues, Rock and Jazz with Black Velvet at the Little Pavilion. 

3:00 p.m. Riverfest Duck Race
Watch the plastic duckies race down Willetts Ditch near Rocky Reach Landing, bring your ticket-or purchase one at the Info Booths ($5 per ticket). Need not be present to win. First Prize: $4,000.00 Vacation of Your Dreams, Second Prize: Las Vegas 4 night stay at the Polo Tower on the Strip, Las Vegas NV, Third Prize: $1,000.00 Cash, and more fabulous prizes to subsequent winners!

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Million Dollar Highway
Come to the Rocky Reach Landing to hear this family band play a variety of styles including Spanish and Pop.

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Red Muse Belly Dancers
Red Muse Belly Dancers will perform at the Little Pavilion

 

Riverfest Parking and Trail Access

Riverfest activites take place along the riverwalk trails and parks from Animas to Berg Park. Parking and trail access is available from the intersection of Scott Ave. and San Juan Blvd., and just off of Browning Parkway, near the Farmington Animal Shelter, in Farmington. 

 

Transportation

Free Shuttle Bus
A free shuttle bus will be looping every 30 minutes from Animas Park parking lot to River Reach Landing. 

Park N Ride!
Take the Red Apple Transit from Farmington Museum to Animas Park. Busses run every 30 minutes. Cost-ages 0-17 free and ages 18 & over-$1.00. 

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Videos

Farmington CVB videos also available in HD on YouTube.

2016 Farmington Riverfest

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