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Riverfest

Friday May 27 2016

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Berg Park and Animas Park

Voted a Top May 2016 Event!
Area rivers are celebrated with a festival of music, food, activities and entertainment. Activities takes place along the Animas river trails from Berg to Animas Park in Farmington.

Event Information

Berg Park and Animas Park
Farmington, NM
River Reach Foundation
Event Entry FREE

Riverfest activities include the annual 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, Disc Golf Tournament, beer & wine garden and more! 

Friday, May 27 - Riverfest Kickoff at River Reach Terrace 

5:00-9:00pm - Riverfest Fine Art Show Reception, various vendors will be open (Scott Ave. & San Juan Blvd.)
5:00-6:30pm - Delbert Anderson Trio & Def-I -Fusion
7:00-9:00pm - Cadillac Angles -Rockabilly
 

Saturday May 28, 2016 - Riverfest at Berg and Animas Parks 8:00am to 7:30pm

Plein Air Painters - Sunrise to 11:00am
Enjoy works in progress, or view, vote & purchase at the Riverfest Fine Art Show Tent at River Reach Terrace, Winner by popular vote announced Saturday at 6pm, Riverfest Fine Arts tent. 
 
Fore! Corners Disc Golf Tournament 
Registration open 8:00 to 9:00am, just west of Rocky Reach Terrace. Free play through the parks on Sunday. 
Information: wwgage@earthlink.net
 
Riverfest 5K, 10K and 2 Mile Walk - 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. Awards for age groups, both male and female, for the 10K and 5K.  Registration closes Friday, May 27 at 1:00pm, there will be no race day registration. Registration available online
Information: 505-599-1184
 
Riverfest Fine Art Show - All Day
The work of local and regional artists will be ondisplay and available for sale at River Reach Terrace. Hosted By the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council.

Car Show - All Day
Cottonwood Landing/Berg Park. Across river from Rocky Reach Landing. Hosted by Toys For Tots.  

Yoga Flow Class - 9:45-10:30am 
Go with the Flow at Riverfest with our very first Yoga Class! This all-level class will be instructed by Emily Faulkner. Class will take place on the S-Shaped grass in the Garden Area near Riverside Nature Center. Closest parking near Animas Park, walk to Red Barn and into garden area. Cost $10 per person. Proceeds benefit Riverfest & River Reach Foundation. 

River Rafting - 10:00am to 6:00pm 
Enjoy Riverfest by rafting the beautiful Animas River! Tickets are $18 Adults, $15 kids for this fun rafting trip, Animas Park Landing to Boyd Park Landing near Miller Street Bridge. Rafts will run every 30 minutes. Meet your guides at the put in at the very east end of Animas Park off of Browning Parkway. Tickets are available for purchase at the put in the day of events and also online prior to events.  After the ride a shuttle will take you back to Animas Park Landing.
Advanced ticket purchase: 1-800-567-6745 

Beer & Wine Garden - 10:00am to 7:30pm
Garden set at Rocky Reach Landing, center of the park. Featuring Clancy’s Irish Cantina and Budweiser. Sponsored By Naked Mobile. 

The Great Weiner Dog Races - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Always a favorite with Riverfest attendees!  Races take place at The Arena, at Berg Park (near the intersection of Scott and San Juan Blvd.).  Registration open 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in front of race gates.  Entry is $5.00 per dog.

Music & Entertainment
Rocky Reach Landing - Center of Park

Make your way to the interior of the park and you shall be rewarded with some great music you typically won’t find “in this part of the woods”.  Chill out in the Beer & Wine Garden with games and random fun.
10:00-11:30am - Tennille’s Violin House Tour-Classical
12:00-1:00pm - Black Velvet
1:00-2:30pm - Crossroads-Country Rock
3:00-4:00pm - Fools Gold- Classic Rock
4:30-5:30pm - This Time Around –Classic Rock
5:30-7:30pm - Cadillac Angles

Music - River Reach Terrace, Little Pavilion
1:00pm - Ukestine Zuni Pueblo Dancers                       
1:30pm - Kalama Polynesian Dancers
2:00pm - Joe Tohonnie Jr White Mtn Apache Crown Dancers
2:30 - 4:00pm - Breezin
4:30-6:30pm - Old Trumpet Geezers
6:30-8pm - Tyra Preston, Classic Country 

Music - Berg Park East 
12:00-2:00pm - Andean Fusion
2:00 - 4:00pm - Country Company

Riverside Xeriscape Garden Tours - 11:00am and 3:00pm
Visit the Riverside Xeriscape Gardens in Animas Park and learn about local climate tolerant plants, and pick up a few ideas for your yard or Garden. Meeting area at trail just west of Riverside Nature Center between Animas Park & Rocky Reach Landing. Hosted by Riverside Nature Center. 

Riverfest Recycled Fashion Show - 2:30pm
Show off your recycled fashions, or just watch the show. Fashion show held at the ​Red Barn in Animas Park. Prizes for First, Second, Third Place. Hosted by Piedra Vista Honor society.

K-9 Demonstration – 4:00pm
The Farmington Police Department will lead K-( demonstration at ​the Arena at River Reach Terrace. K-9 Unit is a specialized division of the Farmington Police Department consisting of four dog-handler teams. See the FPD K9s in action as they conduct a field demonstration. Officers and their K9s will be available for a meet and greet immediately following the demonstration. Hosted by the Farmington Police Department. 


Sunday May 29, 2016 - Riverfest at Berg and Animas Parks 8:00am to 5:00pm 

River Rafting - 10:00am to 5:00pm 
Enjoy Riverfest by rafting the beautiful Animas River! Tickets are $18 Adults, $15 kids for this fun rafting trip, Animas Park Landing to Boyd Park Landing near Miller Street Bridge. Rafts will run every 30 minutes. Meet your guides at the put in at the very east end of Animas Park off of Browning Parkway. Tickets are available for purchase at the put in the day of events and also online prior to events.  After the ride a shuttle will take you back to Animas Park Landing.
Advanced ticket purchase: 1-800-567-6745 

Music & Entertainment
Rocky Reach Landing/Center of Park
Make your way to the interior of the park and you shall be rewarded with some great music you typically won’t find “in this part of the woods”.  Chill out in the Beer & Wine Garden with games and random fun.
12:00-1:00pm - And Beyond    
1:30-2:30pm -  Jokers Wild -Spanish Rock
3:00-5:00pm - Hard Road Trio-Folk/Bluegrass
4:00-5:00pm - Cadillac Angels

Music - River Reach Terrace, Little Pavilion
11:00am -12:30pm - Country Company
12:30-2:30pm - After Midnight
2:30-4:00pm - Black Velvet
4:00-5:00pm - Desert Muse

Riverfest Fine Art Show - All Day
The work of local and regional artists will be on display and available for sale at River Reach Terrace. Hosted By the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council.

Car Show - All Day
Cottonwood Landing/Berg Park. Across river from Rocky Reach: Landing. Hosted by the Four Corners Old Car Club Car Show. 

One Nation Gourd Dance - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Visit the Veterans Memorial as the One Nation Gourd Club will host a Gourd Dance to Honor all Warriors and Veterans.  

Beer & Wine Garden - 12:00 to 5:00pm
Garden set at Rocky Reach Landing, center of the park. Featuring Clancy’s Irish Cantina and Budweiser. Sponsored By Naked Mobile. 

RoverFest - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Visit Animas Park, near the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter for Roverfest and walk, run or ramble with Poochie fun & goodies! Watering stations available along the designated trails, and every dog gets a bandana! Register/Ramble: 10:00am at the Red Barn in Animas Park. $10.00 per dog. Cash or check accepted.  

Riverfest Duck Races  - 3:00pm
Races begin at Rocky Reach Landing. Entry only $5, Visit River Reach Foundation for details. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis Rio del Sol. 

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. Ages 18 & over-$1.00. 

 

Voted a Top May 2016 Event!

The Farmington Branding Alliance has voted this as a top event for May 2016.  This annual festival is a regional favorite and offers a little something for everyone!  The Farmington Branding Alliance is a group of local residents, organization and businesses working together to energize how we live, work, play and stay Farmington. 

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Videos

Farmington CVB videos also available in HD on YouTube.

2016 Farmington Riverfest

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