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Fall sales happening in the Jemez

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By Tris DeRoma

Two big fall events are celebrating big anniversaries this fall, and all are invited.

The 15th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Sale is happening Oct. 20-21, all that’s needed is an eye for bargains and an appetite. Food trucks will be among the vendors on the trail and there will also be newly-opened Second Alarm Brewery. Though the brewery doesn’t have its alcohol license yet, there is plenty of delicious food and soft drinks to be had as one goes about their shopping.

According to Erica Asmus-Otero, communications director for Jemez Village, the fall foliage should be at its peak about the time the trail sale starts.

“It’s a good time with the cottonwoods, because they are changing color along the river,” Asmus-0tero said. “The (Jemez) Pueblo gets involved in the trail sale as well, so there’s a lot going on.”

The sale takes place along N.M. 4 from San Ysidro to La Cueva. They are still looking for vendors for the event also.

People that have something to sell can contact the events Facebook page to get assigned a table and a place on the route. The cost is just $10.  People can sell most anything at the site, arts, crafts, potter, new and used goods. Contact Billy Ehret at billyehret@yahoo.com for more information.

“I’ve seen people sell tires, I’ve seen people sell pueblo pottery. It just really varies,” Asmus-Otero said.

The Jemez Pueblo will also be having its 16th annual open air market the week before on Oct. 13-14. The market will feature vendors selling arts and crafts, food and produce at the pueblo’s Welcome Center on N.M. 4. Also featured will be Indian dance and bread baking demonstrations.

The sale is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on both days.   Traditional dances will include the Pueblo’s well-known buffalo dance.  visitors welcome center won’t be inside welcome vendors. 

According to Welcome Center staff member Summer Trancosa, the Welcome Center also features art for sale from pueblo artists.

Both sales are easy to get to from Los Alamos County.

Just follow N.M. 4 into the Jemez Mountains to Jemez Village and the Jemez Pueblo Welcome Center. They are both located off of N.M. 4.