Father’s Day weekend is going to be the pits; cherry pits, that is.

Nichols Ranch and Orchards in La Luz, New Mexico is hosting the 2022 Nichols Ranch Cherry Festival over the Father’s Day weekend.

If you’re feeling the need to get out of town for a fun day trip with the family consider taking a road trip to the orchards just outside Alamogordo for the 3rd Annual Cherry Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19

Eat, Drink, and be Cherry

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The festival is all about celebrating the annual cherry crop, so, naturally, it’s all things cherry: cherry pie, cherry cider, cherry jams, and baskets and baskets of just-picked cherries.

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Listen to live music, spend some time in the beer and wine garden, have lunch at one of the food booths or food trucks, peruse the wares of arts and crafts vendors, and enjoy the mountain views and fresh mountain air while celebrating the more than 100-year history of red, ripe, and ready to pick cherries grown in the Sacramento Mountains.

Vendors, Live Music, Activities for the Kids

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This year they’re expecting over 80 arts and crafts vendors from all over the Borderland and Southern New Mexico, and 20 or so food vendors and food trucks from around the area including El Paso, Alamogordo, and Roswell.

There will be activities to keep the kids entertained, too, like the Runyan Ranch Petting Zoo, and train rides.

Music Lineup

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Saturday, June 18:
Three Rivers band 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
C.M. Adams and the 3W band 12:30-3:30
That Captain 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 19:
Doso Dirtbags 9:00-12:00
Hooks and the Huckleberries 12:30-3:30

What to Know If You Plan to Go

• June 18-19, 2022
$10 12 and up Sat June 18
$8 12 and up Sun, June 19

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How to Get There

Nichols Ranch and Orchards is located 7 miles outside Alamogordo in La Luz, New Mexico.

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