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Riverfest

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Berg Park and Animas Park

Area rivers are celebrated with a festival of music, food, activities and entertainment.  Riverfest takes place in Farmington at the River Reach Terrace, corner of Scott Ave. and San Juan Blvd., and at Animas Park, just off of Browning Parkway in Farmington.

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Berg Park and Animas Park
Farmington, NM

Area rivers are celebrated with a festival of music, food, activities and entertainment. Riverfest takes place in Farmington at the River Reach Terrace, corner of Scott Ave. and San Juan Blvd., and at Animas Park, just off of Browning Parkway in Farmington.  Rafting tickets are available by calling Mild To Wild Rafting to secure your spot, 970-247-4789.

Riverfest activities include the annual Wiener Dog Races, a 10K and 5K run & walk, river raft rides, the Riverfest Juried Fine Art Show, Disc Golf tournament, Roverfest, Veterans Memorial Gourd Dance, geocaching throughout the parks, a petting zoo and much more. 

Information: www.riverreachfoundation.com

Riverfest Rafting information: 970-247-4789, 1-800-567-6745

The 2015 Riverfest Schedule

Friday, May 22 - 6:00 to 9:00pm

Riverfest Kickoff!
Enjoy live music and the Riverfest Fine Art Show Reception at River Reach Terrace, 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Saturday, May 23 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

River Rafting
Take a scenic ride, 20 minute float down the Animas River with Mild to Wild Rafting. Raft rides offered every 30 minutes. Put in will be at Animas Park landing. Purchase rides at Rocky Reach or in advance by calling 1-800-567-6745. Full trip time with shuttle ride is is 45 minutes.

Riverfest Fine Art Show
Get to know local and regional artists during the festival at River Reach Terrace. Enjoy work in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, drawings, photography, digital art, jewelry, sculpture, metal art and mixed media.

RiverKids
All the cool stuff for all the cool kids!  Bob Browning Petting Zoo, Arts & Crafts Tent, demonstrations, Bug Barn, Belly dance-along with Red Desert Muse, Puppet Shows, Kid Friendly vendors and more at the Red Barn in Animas Park.

Antique Power Vehicle Show
Four Corners Antique Power vehicle show with Tractors, trucks and contraptions, Tractor Rides, gold panning and more Food Vendors near the Red Barn at Animas Park. Also enjoy great live music!

Music: Rocky Reach Landing in Animas Park
Make your way along the trails to the interior of the park and you will be greatly rewarded with great music, vendors and more. Performance schedule to be announced.  

Beer & Wine Gardens
From 12 noon to close each day at Rocky Reach Landing & River Reach Terrace.

Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners
From sunrise to11am artisans will set up through Berg Park & Animas Park. Works can be seen, voted on and purchased at the Riverfest Fine Art Show Tent at River Reach Terrace. Winner by popular vote will be announced at 6pm.

Riverfest Fun Run
10K, 5K Run & 2 mile Walk will start at 8:00am. Both runs and walk will 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 there will be age group awards, both male and female, for the 10K and 5K. Register before May 22, call 505-599-1184.

Music & Entertainment: Little Pavilion at Berg Park
11:30 - Zuni Native American Dancers
12:00 - Yellow Horse Dancers
1-3:00 - Mystic Moonlight with Jeff Boddy
3-4:00 - Red Desert Muse
4-5:00 - 4Corners Harmony
5-6:30 - Country Company
6:30-8 - Reverend Catfish

Xeriscape Garden Tour
Learn about local climate tolerant plants, 11:00am, trail between Animas Park & Rocky Reach Landing with the Riverside Nature Center staff.

Annual Weiner Dog Races
The action begins at 11:00am at River Reach Terrace, northwest fence near Washington Federal Bank. Watch the fun or enter your “Hot Dog” into the races. Register: Saturday 9:30am to 10:45am in front of race gates.  $6.00 per dog.  

K-9 Demonstration
Watch Farmington Police Department K-9 demonstrations at 2:00pm in the Dog Arena after the races.

Historic Portraits
Be at the Red Barn in Animas Park at 2:00 and 3:30pm to experience area history as told by locals in period costumes and dress.

Riverside Xeriscape Garden Tour
Meet in the Xeriscape Gardens, between Animas Park & Rocky Reach, at 3:00pm to learn and explore with the Riverside Nature Center staff!

Sunday, May 24 - 10:00am to 7:00pm

River Rafting
Take the scenic tour and float down the Animas River with Mild to Wild Rafting. Raft rides offered every 30 minutes. Purchase rides at Rocky Reach or in advance by calling 1-800-567-6745.

Riverfest Fine Art Show
Get to know local and regional artists during the festival at River Reach Terrace and shop for fun and unique gifts!

RiverKids
Visit the Big Red Barn in Animas Park for the best in kids stuff! Enjoy the Bob Browning Petting Zoo, Arts & Crafts Tent, demonstrations, Bug Barn, Belly dance-along with Red Desert Muse, Puppet Shows, Kid Friendly vendors and live entertainment.

Antique Power Vehicle Show
Four Corners Antique Power Vehicle Show includes tractors, trucks and contraptions. Stop by for fun Tractor Rides, some gold panning and more! Activities and the show will be set up near the Red Barn at Animas Park.

Music: Rocky Reach Landing in Animas Park
Once you make your way along the trails to the interior of the park and you will be greatly rewarded with great music, vendors and more fun. Enjoy the trails and fun filled center, that is Rocky Reach Landing! Performance schedule to be announced.  

Beer & Wine Gardens
From 12 noon to close each day at Rocky Reach Landing & River Reach Terrace.

RoverFest
8:00 to 10:00am enjoy a trail run or walk with your pooch! Make time for doggie fun & goodies-no rules just fun! Watering stations will be available along the designated trails in Animas Park. Every registered dog gets a bandana, register at the BIG Red Barn at Animas Park $10.00 cash/check per dog.

Music & Entertainment: Little Pavilion at Berg Park
Sit back on the grass and relax as local musical groups, and entertainers grace the stage while you’re still in “the thick of the action”  

12-1:30 - Country Company
1:30-3:30 - Blue Velvet
3:30-5:30 - Trumpet Geezers
6-7:00 - Twang Deluxe

Car Show
Visit Cottonwood Landing in Berg Park for the Four Corners Old Car Club Car Show.

One Nation Gourd Dance
One Nation Gourd Club will perform a Gourd Dance to Honor all Warriors and Veterans, 1:00 to 3:00pm at All Veterans Memorial park.

Gospel Sing Along
From 12 to 1:00pm come out and enjoy gospel music in Animas Park at the Big Red Barn.

K-9 Demonstration
Watch Farmington Police Department K-9 demonstrations at 2:00pm in the Dog Arena.

Helpful Information
A free shuttle bus will loop every 30 minutes from Animas Park parking lot to Rocky Reach Landing to assist those unable to walk the full trail system.

Red Apple Transit will incorporate two Riverfest stops, the Red Barn Area in Animas Park and River Reach Terrace at Berg Park to offer rides to and from The Healing Fields event at the Farmington Boys & Girls Club.

Videos

Farmington CVB videos also available in HD on YouTube.

2014 Farmington Riverfest

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