Recognized as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend is being celebrated in Taos and Taos Ski Valley with several festivals Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, including The High Mountain Hideout, Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival and TAO Studio Tour.
More than 30 regional and local acts will bring a variety of music to Taos Ski Valley Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Aug. 31 with The High Mountain Hideout, presented by Glad Castle. The festival features three full days of music, food, local art, camping along the high alpine setting of the Kachina Basin, art installations, yoga, mountain biking, campfires and acoustic sets at William’s Lake, among other activities.
The festival is at The Bavarian Lodge and Restaurant at a cool 10,200-feet above sea level.
Local music acts include Eurforquestra, D Numbers, Reviva, Mondo Vibrations, Squash Blossom Boys, Zenova, Rand Larzeny and many more.
Tickets are $35 for a weekend pass; $15 for a day pass; and $10 for a weekend camping pass. Purchase tickets at highmountainhideoutfestival.com or holdmyticket.com/event/178202. For more information, visit highmountainhideoutfestival.com or via social media at facebook.com/highmountainhideout.
For the first time in four years, Kit Carson Park in Taos will again be the site for the Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival, organized by Blue Skies Productions in Taos. The festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. Hand made jewelry, woodwork, stained glass, pottery, wearables along with fine art and even handmade flutes and other unique wares and food will be sold at the event by dozens of local vendors. There is no charge for the event. Call Blue Skies Productions for more information at 575.758.1264.
While in Taos over Labor Day weekend, meet local artists and see a vast array of unique art in the artists’ studios during the TAO Studio Tour, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1. From pottery to glass, photography to fabric art, more than 30 participating artists will open their studios to the public along the scenic Taos High Road. Maps of participating studios are available at the Taos Visitors Center and at individual studios. There is no charge to participate. Visit taostudiotour.org/home.html for more information or email email@example.com.
For a complete list of events in Taos and along the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway over Labor Day weekend or throughout the year, visit taos.org.