The Mimbres Valley Health Action League presents the 15th Annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm at the San Lorenzo Elementary School, 2655 NM-35 in Mimbres, New Mexico.

The festival is a celebration of the bountiful crops produced in the Mimbres Valley. It is an opportunity for a community-wide gathering to participate in a variety of fun activities including:

  • Farmers' Market – local growers will be selling fresh and preserved produce.
  • Arts & Crafts Vendors will showcase their unique creations.
  • Pie Contest will find the best pie baker in the area (full rules available on website).
  • Solar Cook-Off allows solar chefs to demonstrate cooking with the sun followed by a potluck for solar cookoff participants.
  • Children's Activities including games, hands-on archaeology activities like corn grinding, whirling a bullroarer, making a clay pot, and more!
  • Health Fair – FREE screening provided by HMS, GRMC, and the Student Nurses Association for Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Pulse Oximetry, Flu Shots and much more! The Health Fair is from 10 am to 2 pm and onsite registration is required.
  • Delicious Locally Prepared Food by the following: Living Harvest Bakery, TGI Frybread, A Taste of the Philippines, The Duck Stop, and Doc's Mesquite Pit BBQ. In addition, San Lorenzo Elementary will be selling Red Enchilada plates for their annual school fundraiser.
  • Live Music -- musical talent will be on display in the shade of the Big Tent. Get ready to dance to performances of American folk, classic tunes, Blues and light Rock. In addition, a gospel presentation will be provided.
  • Raffle – many prizes are available including a cord of firewood, stained glass, gift certificates and more!
  • DJ's Farm Friesians will present Friesian and Clydesdale horses.
  • And So Much More!!

Shuttle buses will be available to and from free parking areas and the San Lorenzo Elementary School. Mobility challenged individuals may use the safe drop-off zone to access the school grounds. Please leave your pets at home.

The continued generous support provided by local sponsors makes this festival possible. This year the event sponsors are Tom Blanchard Insurance, Be Well of New Mexico, Grant County Farm & Livestock Bureau, Western New Mexico University, Hugh Epping and Deb Cookingham, Western Bank and Silver City Co-op.

For more detailed information about the Festival, including rules for contests and list of raffle prizes, visit the website ( or email

MVHAL’s mission is to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for the people of the Mimbres Region (defined as the communities that lie along and around NM State Hwy 61 and 35) by supporting local programs that promote healthy food for all, community bonding, and improved access to health care—in particular for our elderly and very young. Established in 2002, MVHAL offers the following programs to the residents of the Mimbres Valley:

  • Mimbres Messenger, a monthly newspaper highlighting events in the Mimbres Valley
  • Mimbres Farmers' Market, a weekly local market during the growing season
  • Mimbres Resource Guide, a listing of local businesses
  • Mimbres Food Distribution, monthly distribution in partnership with Road Runner Food Bank of New Mexico
  • San Lorenzo Elementary School Garden and Greenhouse
  • Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival

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