Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival New Location

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival New Location


CHANGES. BALLOON FIESTA IS JUST 4 DAYS AWAY. THE BIG EVENT THAT ALWAYS COINCIDES OF COURSE IS THE RIO GRANDE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. BUT AS KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER ANGELA BRAUER SHOWS US, EVENT COORDINATORS HAVE FACED SOME CHALLENGES IN THE LAST YEAR. AS BALLOON FIESTA FEVER SETS IN… PEOPLE START RALLYING FOR THE RIO GRANDE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. “were really excited about it” BUT THIS YEAR – YOU WON’T FIND THE BIG WHITE TENT WHERE IT USUALLY IS… NO, THEY HAD TO FIND A NEW LOCATION …. BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION. “The tent takes up so much room and the parking and everything its difficult to find anything that big” WOULD THEY EVEN BE ABLE TO HAVE THEIR EVENT AT ALL? “Its been a challenge” THE EVENT COORDINATORS GOT A LITTLE CRAFTY ON THEIR OWN – AND DECIDED EXPO NEW MEXICO WOULD BE THEIR NEW HOME. “instead of being surrounded by construction, we’ll be surrounded by live horse racing” THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS, THOUGH, AS TO HOW IT WILL AFFECT BUSINESS. “its a pretty scary proposition” THEY WON’T GET ALL THAT BALLOON FIESTA TRAFFIC ANYMORE …AND IT’S KIND OF OUT OF THE WAY..ABOUT 10 MILES. RUTH GORE SAYS – SHE DOESN’T EXPECT ANYTHING TO CHANGE. “people actually seek out our festival I don’t think it’ll be a problem for us” THE DOORS OPEN FRIDAY AT 9 O CLOCK. WE’RE TOLD EXPO NEW MEXICO IS PROVIDING BETTER PARKING THAN WHAT THE ARTS AND CRAFTS

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