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8750' Festival

Red River, NM

Not only will you have a wonderful festival experience, our little town has plenty of other entertainment to offer! 
We'll update this page with information about our local partners soon. A town guide with information about lodging, food & dining, shopping, activities, services and more will be posted here - check back for updates!

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Town of Red River

Special thanks go to the town of Red River for their continuing support of this festival. We could not offer this special experience without their assistance and cooperation. 

For further assistance beyond this page regarding anything Red River, please visit the town website or contact the Visitor's Center via the information listed below, and they will be happy to help!

(575) 754-3030

visitorcenter@redriver.org

www.redriver.org

Town Info

What's with the altitude talk?

At 8750' feet above sea level - we are really up there! Just about 50% higher than Denver. ​

The high altitude gives us stunning views and just about perfect weather! And for many of you, a much needed respite from the dog days of summer.  August average high temperatures are in the mid 70s with it cooling off about 30 degrees overnight. Layers are the key to dressing successfully here. 

If you're not accustomed to high elevations, it can take a few days to get used to it. You can start preparing before your trip up the mountain. Days before your incline make sure you are drinking plenty of water and continue to do so while you're here. Click here to read more about how to prepare. Also, please keep in mind that the higher up you are, the more UV exposure increases. 

The altitude is really such a major part of what makes this place what it is. We're so fond of it, we named our festival after it. 

Getting Around

The town has some great resources available to help you figure out how to get here. 

Once you're here though, it's super easy to get around! Our whole town is a mile long and with Brandenburg Park's central location, it's easy to walk nearly anywhere. We have a free town shuttle called the Red River Miner's Transit that runs 7:30am to 5:00pm. Call 575-770-5959 to arrange pick-up.

You will need to drive up an unpaved forest service road to access Bitter Creek Ranch. More detailed directions will be sent to ticket holders in advance of the show. We encourage people to carpool. 

Where can I stay during the festival?

Our town offers accommodations to fit every budget and taste from camping along the river to a luxury home rental - our town has something for everyone. The town of Red River's website has some great resources and we'll be updating our site to include more information about our lodging partners!

Support Our Friends

Our local sponsors are critical to the success of our festival. Below, you'll find 2022's festival sponsors. This list is a work in progress and we'll continue to update it regularly. Click the logo to explore our partner's business.  

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