The Tularosa Wine & Art Festival put on by the Rotary Club of Tularosa was a great success! This was the Rotary Club’s effort to bring the festival back to the village where the festival started 10 years ago. Thanks to all the terrific sponsors who helped make this event a success:
* United Country – Properties
* Flickinger Center
* Bank ’34
* Otero Federal Credit Union
* Otero County Electric Cooperative
* Coble Constructors
* First National Bank
* Mesa Verde Enterprises
The Rotary Club is already planning for the 2017 Tularosa Wine & Art Festival!
The Rotary Club of Tularosa has announced the schedule for their 2016 Tulie Wine & Art Festival. The event is scheduled for September 16 and 17, and will be held on Granado Street in the heart of historic Tularosa, New Mexico. We expect four or more New Mexico wineries and many vendors to be present at the Festival. There will be live music and multiple food vendors.
The Festival is the primary fund-raiser for the Tularosa Rotary Club, which puts all the profits back into the community. Over the past few years, the Tularosa Rotary has refurbished the village museum, sponsored the adoption of the Dave Ramsey financial training program in Tularosa’s high school, donated dictionaries to Tularosa and Mescalero school children, and carried out numerous other community service projects.
On Christmas Eve, the Tularosa Rotary Club filled and placed luminarias along Central Avenue, from the “Y” to Bookout Road. Luminarias are simple brown paper bags, with a cup of dirt for weight and stability, and a small candle inside. Other civic and school organizations place luminarias throughout town. About dusk, crews light each candle, and Tularosa’s main highways are outlined with glowing lights. (In some places, luminarias are known as farolitos.) At each end of town, police officers slow the traffic and ask drivers to turn off their headlights as they drive thru town.
It’s a beautiful display of civic pride, and people come from miles around to see it.
Sorry, I didn’t take any night-time photos. Google for “Tularosa luminarias” and you’ll find many great photos.