Riverfest

Riverfest

Friday May 27 2022

All day

Berg and Animas Parks
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 and Animas Parks
Farmington, NM
River Reach Foundation
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Event Entry FREE
505-716-4405

2022 Riverfest Schedule 

Friday, May  27, 2022

5:00pm- 9:00pm Riverfest Kickoff at River Reach Terrace 
Enjoy Art and Music in our Beer and Wine Garden at the River Reach Terrace. VIP passes can be purchased for $25 at the VIP & Fine Arts Tent near the Little Pavilion

Saturday May 28, 2022

Saturday festival hours 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Sunrise – 11am Plein Air Painters 
Enjoy works in progress, or view, vote, and purchase at the Riverfest Fine Arts Show tent at River Reach Terrace.  Winner by popular vote will be announced Saturday at 4pm at the Little Pavilion.

8:00am - Riverfest Fun Run
This annual fun run features a10K, 5K and 2 mile walk along the Animas River Walk Trails. Both start and finish will be at the Animas Park parking lot area. All entries receive a race t-shirt, and age group awards in male and female categories for the 10K and 5K. Parking off Browning Parkway, near the Animal Shelter. Registration will close at 1:00 p.m. May 27th. There will be no race day registration. Call (505) 599-1184, visit the Farmington Recreation Center or Webtrac to register.

9:00am Fore! Corners Disc Golf  Tournament 
Animas Parklands Tournament Central is Rocky Reach Landing.  Late Registration up until T-time.  Look for the tent in the field just west of Rocky Reach Landing.  Cash or check for late registration, make checks out to River Reach Foundation.  Sunday is Open Play.

9:00am - 9:45 a.m. - Yoga Flow Class 
This all-level class will take place under the pear trees near the Little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace.  $15/person.

10am-6pm Free Tractor Rides at the Red Barn in Animas Park 
Take a free tractor ride from the Red Barn to Rocky Reach Landing, brought to you by the Four Corners Antique Power Association.

10am-6pm - Rafting
Tickets $25 Adults, $20 Kids (ages 4-11)
Enjoy Riverfest by rafting the beautiful Animas River!  Roll through Class I and II rapids, and splash through one wet Class III.  Animas Park put-in to Boyd Park take-out near Miller.  Rafts will run every 30 mins.  Meet your guides at the put-in.  Tickets available for purchase at the put-in and Desert River Guides’ ticket purchase tent at Rocky Reach Landing.  After the ride, a shuttle will take you back to Animas Park put-in.  An additional shuttle will be looping from Animas Park to the main parking lot at Berg Park – off of San Juan Boulevard.  Purchase in advance by calling Desert River Guides at (505) 427-7734.

10:00am-8:30pm Beer & Wine Gardens at River Reach Terrace and Rocky Reach Landing 

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. River Kids at Rocky Reach Landing 

  • Kids Activities
  • Kid-friendly vendors
  • Awesome hands-on arts & crafts
  • Music
  • Leisure games

10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Riverfest Fine Art Show at River Reach Terrace 
Local and regional artists’ work in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, drawings, photography, digital art, jewelry, sculpture, metal art, and mixed media.  Hosted by the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00pm The Weiner Dog Races at River Reach Terrace 
Races take place at The Arena at Berg Park (near the intersection of Scott and San Juan Blvd)
Register:  Saturday 9:30am to 10:45am in front of race gates.  $7/dog.  Proceeds benefit River Reach Foundation

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Car & Truck Show at Cottonwood Landing 
Enjoy the Truck Show sponsored by Toys for Tots.

12:00pm -2:00pm Riverfest Rally Race 
For the love of the Animas!  The Riverfest Rally is an Animas River raft race.  The launch is at Noon at Penny Lane and runs to Boyd Park.  Teams from local businesses and organizations battle for glory while highlighting the amazing recreational opportunities in our region.  The race is expected to finish at Miller Bridge/Boyd Park Landing at 2pm.  Winners will be announced at the Little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace at 3pm.

12:45 - 2:45 p.m.- White Mountain Crown Apache Dancers at The Little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace 
Dance provided by the White Mountain Crown Apache Dancers

3:00pm Farmington Gymnastics Academy at River Reach Terrace 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Herb & Xeriscape Garden Tour
Learn about native and non-native plants which grow with very little water, are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, and have many household uses. Traditional lore and tasty recipes too. Garden is on trail west of Riverside Nature Center. Look for Park Liaison. Stop in the Nature Center for wildlife viewing, information, and a little shopping.

Musical Acts
12:45 - 2:45 p.m. White Mountain Apache Dancers at River Reach Terrace
3:00 - 4:30  p.m. TBD at River Reach Terrace
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. TBD at River Reach Terrace


10:00 -11:30 a.m. TBD at Rocky Reach Landing 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. TBD at Rocky Reach Landing 
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  TBD at Rocky Reach Landing 
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. TBD  at Rocky Reach Landing
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. TBD at River Reach Landing
 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sunday festival hours 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

9:00am - 1:00pm Roverfest @ the Red Barn in Animas Park
Walk, run, or ramble with poochie fun & goodies – no rules, just fun!  Watering stations available along the designated trails, and every dog gets a bandana!  Hidden doggie treats and human prizes along the path.  This year we are offering dog (and their human) training along the trail, and 30 minutes of obedience training by Canine Castle.
Register/Ramble:  9am Sunday at the Red Barn at Animas Park.  $10 cash per dog.

11:00am-4:00pm Free Tractor Rides at the Red Barn in Animas Park 
Take a free tractor ride from the Red Barn to Rocky Reach Landing, brought to you by the Four Corners Antique Power Association.

10:00am-4:00pm - Rafting
Tickets $25 Adults, $20 Kids (ages 4-11)
Enjoy Riverfest by rafting the beautiful Animas River!  Roll through Class I and II rapids, and splash through one wet Class III.  Animas Park put-in to Boyd Park take-out near Miller.  Rafts will run every 30 mins.  Meet your guides at the put-in.  Tickets available for purchase at the put-in and Desert River Guides’ ticket purchase tent at Rocky Reach Landing.  After the ride, a shuttle will take you back to Animas Park put-in.  An additional shuttle will be looping from Animas Park to the main parking lot at Berg Park – off of San Juan Boulevard.  Purchase in advance by calling Desert River Guides at (505) 427-7734.

10:00am- 5:00pm Truck Show at Cottonwood Landing.
Enjoy the Classic Car Show hosted by the Four Corners Old Car Club. The car show is located at Cottonwood Landing, across the river from Rocky Reach Landing & rapids. The closest access & parking is located off of San Juan Blvd. to Tucker Ave.

10:00am - 5:00pm Riverfest Disc Golf at Animas Park Lands
Open Play.  Free.  Bring your discs.  

10:00am -5:00pm River Kids at  Rocky Reach Landing 

  • Kids Activities
  • Kid-friendly vendors
  • Awesome hands-on arts & crafts
  • Music
  • Leisure games

10:00 am- 6:00pm. Riverfest Fine Art Show at River Reach Terrace 
Local and regional artists’ work in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, drawings, photography, digital art, jewelry, sculpture, metal art, and mixed media.  Hosted by the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council.

11:00am - 4:30pm Beer & Wine Gardens at River Reach Terrace 

11:00am-4:00pm One Nation Gourd Dance at All Veterans Memorial Park 
One Nation Gourd Club will host a Gourd Dance to honor all Warriors and Veterans.  Closest access and parking is South Tucker Ave off of San Juan Boulevard.

11:00am - 11:30am Recycled Fashion Show at The Little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace 
At the Little Pavilion at the River Reach Terrace.  Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, Third Place in both Middle and High School categories.  

10:00am - 5:00pm Fine Arts Tent at River Reach Terrace
 
Local and regional artists’ work in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, drawings, photography, digital art, jewelry, sculpture, metal art, and mixed media.  Hosted by the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council.

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Herb & Xeriscape Garden Tour
Learn about native and non-native plants which grow with very little water, are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, and have many household uses. Traditional lore and tasty recipes too. Garden is on trail west of Riverside Nature Center. Look for Park Liaison. Stop in the Nature Center for wildlife viewing, information, and a little shopping.

3:00pm Riverfest Duck Race
Watch the plastic duckies race down Willetts Ditch, near Rocky Reach Landing.  Entry only $5/ticket.  Sunday sales end at 1:30pm for River Reach Terrace and at 2:45pm for Rocky Reach Landing.  Tickets at info booths or visit https://riverfestnewmexico.com/riverfest-schedule/. Proceeds benefit River Reach Foundation and Kiwanis Rio del Sol.  Need not be present to win.
Prizes:  1st Place $2,000 Cash – 2nd Place $1,000 Cash – 3rd Place $500 Cash

Musical Acts
Noon-1:30pm. TBD at River Reach Terrace 
2:00 -3:30 p.m. TBD at River Reach Terrace
3:45-5:00 p.m. TBD at River Reach Terrace

11:00 a.m. -12:30pm. TBD at Rocky Reach Landing 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. TBD at  Rocky Reach Landing 
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. TBD at Rocky Reach Landing 

Helpful Info

  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Entertainment and booths are setup along the river trails, over one mile from end to end. Expect to walk at least 2.5 to 3 miles to explore most of the event.
  • See the River Walk Trail Map for a look at the overal area and to locate performance venues.
  • Tractor rides are available from Animas Park to Rocky Reach (.5 mi), and Red Apple Transit will offer the Riverfest Express, see Transportation options below the schedule. 
  • Raft trips will depart every 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday and feature a 20 minute float down the Animas River, tickets will be sold at Rocky Reach Landing during Riverfest.

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 Regional Animal Shelter.  There is no public parking within the park during the festival. Please look for and obey posted signage. Utilizing Red Apple Transit and/or carpooling is highly recommended.

Brick Pavers 

Stop by the Information Booth at River Reach Terrace and purchase your engraved, custom memorial, family or business, concrete paver brick at Riverfest and show your support for the river trails!  A perfect way to remember loved ones.  All proceeds from Paver Bricks go to trail development.

Transportation

Red Apple Transit
Hop on the Red Apple to get where your going during Riverfest and avaoif the parking hassle! Red Apple Transit will be providing bus rides Saturday May 25, from 10 am-8 pm and rides on Sunday May 26, from 11am-5:00pm. All rides on this loop are free to Riverfest Event Goers. Bus will run every 30 minutes. Stops include: Farmington Museum, Animas Park, River Reach Terrace - Scott Avenue, River Reach Terrace Berg Park, Tucker Ave/ Vet Memorial/ Car Show..

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