New Mexico

First Ever Local Beer & Cider Festival Planned for May 11


Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino Hosts Event to Showcase Local Craft Brewers, Cideries


May 11/SANTA FE, N.M /PRNewswire/ — Buffalo Thunder is hosting the first ever Local Beer & Cider Festival, a full day of of live entertainment, food vendors, craft cideries and breweries, jewelry, local crafts, t-shirts, prizes and more.

“We’ve got a number of exceptional craft cideries in the Santa Fe area,” according to Lisa Hoch, Corporate Marketing Manager for Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino.  “Our upcoming event will showcase many of them doing what they do best.”

The event is a fundraiser for the Food Depot, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward their mission of ending hunger across the state. The 2019 Local Beer & Cider Festival takes place in the Pueblo Ballroom starting at noon.  Event tickets are on sale now for $25 (link here: or $30 on the day of event.  This is an adults-only event and all attendees must be 21 years of age or older.  Valid photo IDs are mandatory and will be checked at the door, according to event organizers.

Balloon Museum

ALBUQUERQUE – Explore the history, science, sport, and art of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight. Discover how human aviation began with ballooning in 1783 and the many advancements that have followed. Achieve new heights by gaining knowledge and inspiration from visiting our interactive exhibitions or participating in our many educational programs. Named in honor of Albuquerque’s pioneering aeronauts, Maxie Anderson and Ben Abruzzo, the museum opened in 2005 and has since welcomed over one million visitors. Currently, visitors may enjoy two excellent videos in the Tim Anderson 4-D Theatre (included in admission fee): The Worlds Largest Hot Air Balloon Fiesta followed by  My Balloon Ride. Scenes capture inflation, lift-off, flight, landing and chase crew operations.  Open 9-5 Tues. – Sun.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for ages 6-17.

Meow Wolf Art Complex

SANTA FE – Meow Wolf creates immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. This includes art installations, video and music production, and extended reality content. The 20,000 square foot permanent exhibit, “House of Eternal Return, tells the story of an incredible family from Mobile, Alabama in the midst of a dimensional rift. Locked away in their Victorian house are portals beyond time and space, leading into realms of magic, magnificence, and imagination. Inside, guests discover a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, and an expansive narrative amidst surreal, maximalist, and mesmerizing art exhibits. Meow Wolf specializes in a unique form of immersive art installation that results in interactive, explorable worlds of fantastic narrative. It features a children’s learning center, a cafe and bar, and a highly-rated music venue. Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ( 10 p.m. Fri & Sat) Closed Tuesdays.

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