Special Events and Living History

Special Events

Experience all the Museum has to offer and much, much more. Join us at one the many exciting events held at the Museum throughout the year.

At every large event at the Museum, you will encounter characters from history or have the opportunity to imagine time traveling to the past. Living history is an important part of Museum events and programs.

Cowboy Days (March)

Cowboy Days is the Museum’s annual tribute to New Mexico’s ranching traditions. Each year, living history is a big part of the event.

Blessing of the Fields (May)

Celebrate New Mexico’s rich traditions by joining the Museum’s procession to bless the fields or enjoying one of the many activities that take place on this day.

Ice Cream Sunday (July)

Enjoy the fun of summertime by making your own tin can ice cream, competing in an ice cream sandwich eating contest or or play old-fashioned games.

Summertime on the Farm (July)

Enjoy a day of family fun with activities, games, food trucks, and music. The day begins with a bicycle parade for children (12 and under)  across the bridge and around the South 20 portion of the Museum campus.

Home Grown (November)

Attendees can expect about 60 vendors, the majority representing a variety of food and beverage companies from around the state, many of which are New Mexico —Taste the Tradition® and Grown with Tradition® members. Each booth will offer locally produced products, such as salsas, nuts, candy, and wine for attendees to sample and purchase. The show also features handmade art and crafts made from agricultural resources.

Farm-La-La (December)

Experience a fun, festive winter evening at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Families can take trolley rides across the bridge and around the lighted, 47-acre campus, take part in fun activities, watch the children ride the ponies, tour the exhibits and galleries, and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, and even ice cream. Some of the activities include making marshmallow snowmen and Christmas tree ornaments.

Prepare for Your Visit

Whether it’s the sunny summer or cosy winter, our outdoor activities are ready for those dressed appropriately for the season! Family, friends, and even neighbors can join the fun. Read more

Share on Social Media

Snap pictures and share your engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences on social media! Use the hashtag #nmfarmandranch on Instagram. Remember that the livestock barns close at 4 p.m., so get your cattle pictures early!

Navigating the Museum

NM Farm & Ranch is proudly accessible to all visitors requiring mobility assistance via our handicap parking, visitor drop off with automatic doors (west side/front entrance), accessible restrooms, available wheelchairs and ramps — all on one floor. Read more

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Pony rides will resume on Saturdays from 10:30 to 12, beginning Feb. 11. Weather and staffing could lead to cancelations. We encourage guests to call ahead to confirm. The cost is $5 per ride.  Contact us

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