The Corrales Harvest Festival on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 had numerous people in attendance, much to the Kiwanis Club’s delight.
“Another Corrales Harvest Festival is in the books. Thank you to all of our visitors, vendors and volunteers. It truly takes a village to put this event together,” Glenn Hinchcliffe, president of Kiwanis Club of Corrales, said.
The event was largely lead by tractor rides to each stop along Corrales Road. Guests could pay at the start, allowing entry into all the stops.
This year, there were activities for the whole family including a rock-climbing wall, a pumpkin patch, green chile roasting, a petting zoo and more.
Guests also had the chance to meet Corrales firefighters and see their trucks. The Corrales Fire Department sold helmet and boot planters at the festival to support the department.
At the end of the trail, people could scope out the Old Church and catch a tractor ride back to the beginning.
During the event, people were able to vote for the pet mayor as well as best T-shirt, which went to local artist Barbara Clark.
The event was mainly staffed by volunteers, but Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block was also on duty escorting people onto the tractor rides.
“For the past seven years I have worked as a wagonmaster supporting this great event. I want to thank the organizers, sponsors and vendors for another first-rate Harvest Festival. It gets better and better every year, and Corrales does an incredible job. Hats off!” Block said.
Block’s district covers Corrales and parts of Rio Rancho. The success of the festival was mutually felt by the chairman.
“We had a great event. There was a tremendous amount of volunteers. It was a long two days, but it was good,” Festival Chairman Lane McIntyre said.
He says this year built on the success from the previous year in regards to turnout numbers.
The annual event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Corrales, village of Corrales and the Corrales Historical Society. Volunteers come from the Tractor Club as well as Key Clubs from local high schools.
For more information on the festival, visit corralesharvestfestival.com.