The International Folk Market comes to Santa Fe each July with one mission in mind: to sustain and enhance the lives of local folk artists. Many of these artists practice the craft not only to produce beautiful pieces, but also to preserve long-standing traditions. There’s something special about handmade folk art, mainly including blankets, pottery, and baskets, that illuminates different cultures. Come on a New Mexico getaway to Chimayo this July to participate in this three-day-long festival. Chimayo is the perfect distance from Santa Fe to allow you to spend a whole day, or three, at the festival. Learn more about how our area’s unique culture permeates our tourism and local attractions with Casa Escondida’s specially-curated Vacation Guide.
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What You Can Expect at the International Folk Market
Schedule of Events
The folk market hosts a variety of free and paid events during this festival. These events include walking tours and demonstrations, lectures, parties interactive cooking classes. Be sure to view the schedule and plan which events you’ll attend. Most notably, attendees have access to the market, where they can purchase all things folk art! You’re welcome to just browse or purchase something to bring home with you.
The market isn’t just for adults who appreciate folk art and culture. They also have an entire day dedicated to those with children. Celebrate Community and Family Day at the folk market! Then, come back to one of our family-friendly guest rooms at Casa Escondida. We even have some that allow you to bring your dog along!
Why It’s Important
Aside from this festival being a perfect reason to take a New Mexico getaway, it also supports a great cause. The market’s mission is to, “…create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions. The International Folk Art Market envisions a world that values the dignity and humanity of the handmade, honors timeless cultural traditions, and supports the work of folk artists serving as entrepreneurs and catalysts for positive social change.”
How You Can Support Local Art
You can support folk art locally and internationally by purchasing tickets to different events during the festival and/or taking a unique piece of folk art home with you. If you’re looking for other ways you can support and sustain New Mexico’s rich arts and culture scene, visit these other local attractions like the Abiquiu Chamber Music Festival or the Santa Fe Artists Market. If New Mexico is your favorite place to explore, invest in its culture and leave it better than when you came!
Stay at Casa Escondida
Our Chimayo, NM, bed and breakfast is just a 40-minute commute to Santa Fe and the International Folk Market. We know that while you’re on vacation, you want to relax. Our area is secluded and allows you to move at your own pace while still offering diverse options of things to do here and beyond.
Craft a getaway that’s perfect for your family by reserving The Casita room. This accommodation is a suite located next to the main house. Bring the whole family, and Fido, as this room has a queen size bed as well as a day bed that converts to two twin beds. It also has a full kitchenette and private deck. Browse all of our guest rooms and book your favorite today!