Oc­to­ber fest: ac­tiv­i­ties and demon­stra­tions

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS -

Satur­day, Oct. 3, and Sun­day, Oct.4, Harvest Fes­ti­val ac­tiv­i­ties at El Ran­cho de las Golon­dri­nas in­clude wool carding, wash­ing, and spin­ning; wagon rides; archery; chil­dren’s sto­ry­telling; New Mex­i­can dancers; tin stamp­ing, ris­tra string­ing, and other arts and crafts; corn husk­ing and grind­ing; tor­tilla mak­ing; weav­ing; colcha em­broi­dery; cider mak­ing; grape stomp­ing; milling; hide tan­ning; and buy­ing and bar­ter­ing at the coun­try store. Some ac­tiv­i­ties are on­go­ing all day and some re­quire ad­vance sign-up upon ar­rival. There is a va­ri­ety of food avail­able for pur­chase, and visi­tors are in­vited to bring their own pic­nic lunches. For a com­plete sched­ule of events, visit www.golon­dri­nas.org.

On Sun­day at 10 a.m., the bulto de San Ysidro, kept in St. Isi­dore Chapel for the sum­mer, is taken on a pro­ces­sion around the fields as thanks are given for a boun­ti­ful harvest be­fore it is re­turned for the win­ter to the Golon­dri­nas Plac­itas Chapel. St. Isi­dore Chapel is a pri­vate fam­ily chapel ded­i­cated to the pa­tron saint of farm­ers. The pro­ces­sion to the Plac­itas Chapel is fol­lowed by a Catholic mass at the En­ter­tain­ment Plat­form. — J.L.

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