The small community of Cerrillos is holding its popular yearly fiesta.
Fiesta de Cerrillos, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 15, will feature music, arts and crafts, donkey races, hayrides, and food such as green chile hamburgers and hot dogs.
“We have a big grill going, and there’s free food by donation,” said Pat Brown, Fiesta de Cerrillos volunteer. “We’ll have a donation bin at the end of the table. There will be live music, several bands playing or single people singing, children’s games and activities, there’s horseback rides for children, arts and crafts vendors along First Street.”
New Mexico dance groups also will perform.
“There’s a group that comes out of Santa Fe with traditional Mexican dancing,” Brown said. “I call it Spanish dancing. It’s beautiful – all the girls in their big hoop skirts, and they start with the youngsters and go up to the adults. So traditional Spanish dancing, and something new for us this year is Native dancing, so there’s Native North American drumming and dancing.”
Donkeys might not be known for their speed, but in Cerrillos they race.