I love New Mexico in the Fall – it’s a time when we have sunny, cool and usually dry weather. The aspens turn a brilliant
yellow in the Fall and there are many scenic routes you can drive to see and photograph the Fall color. The trees around my house turned color very early and were mostly done by early October this year.
There are lots of things to do in the Fall – a variety of craft shows and the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. We visited on. The final weekend for the mass ascensions. Mass ascensions are spectacular with balloons taking to the sky in large numbers. You have to allow plenty of time to get there – lots of traffic and a crowded highway. For the morning ascension you should plan on arriving while it’s still dark.
I’m a member of the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center. Their Fall Fiber Fiesta is a large show every November at the Scottish Rite Temple on Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. This year the show will be held November 17-19. Friday evening the 17th is the opening reception and Saturday and Sunday are show days.
There’s lots more to see and do In October and November besides these events. In December, New Mexico dresses up for the Holidays with farolitos on all the roof tops and plenty of holiday oriented activities!