Riverfest 2022

Full Schedule

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Ongoing Saturday & Sunday

Rafting

10-6 Sat & 10-4 Sun

Tickets $25 Adults, $20 Kids (ages 4-11)

Enjoy Riverfest by rafting the beautiful Animas River!  Roll through Class I and II rapids, and splash through one wet Class III.  Animas Park put-in to Boyd Park take-out near Miller.  Rafts will run every 30 mins.  Meet your guides at the put-in.  Tickets available for purchase at the put-in and Desert River Guides’ ticket purchase tent at Rocky Reach Landing.  After the ride, a shuttle will take you back to Animas Park put-in.  An additional shuttle will be looping from Animas Park to the main parking lot at Berg Park – off of San Juan Boulevard.  Purchase in advance by calling Desert River Guides at (505) 427-7734.

Brick Pavers

Purchase a Brick Paver

Stop by the Information Booth at River Reach Terrace and purchase your engraved, custom memorial, family or business, concrete paver brick at Riverfest and show your support for the river trails!  A perfect way to remember loved ones.  All proceeds from Paver Bricks go to trail development.

Art Show

Riverfest Fine Art Show

At River Reach Terrace.  Local and regional artists’ work in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, drawings, photography, digital art, jewelry, sculpture, metal art, and mixed media.  Hosted by the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council.

Beer & Wine

Beer & Wine Gardens

Friday:  5pm – 9pm @ River Reach Terrace VIP Tent

Saturday:  10am – 8:30pm @ River Reach Terrace and Rocky Reach Landing

Sunday:  11am – 4:30pm @ River Reach Terrace

River Kids

Kids Activities

Kids stuff @ Rocky Reach Landing

Kid-friendly vendors

Awesome hands-on arts & crafts

Music

Leisure games

Cars & Trucks

Car and Truck Shows

@ Cottonwood Landing
(Riverfest Express stop at Tucker parking lot)

Saturday @ 11am – 5pm – Truck Show hosted by Toys for Tots

Sunday @ 10am – 5pm – Classic Car Show hosted by Four Corners Old Car Club

Tractor Rides

Free Tractor Rides

Take a free tractor ride from the Red Barn to Rocky Reach Landing, brought to you by the Four Corners Tractor Club.

Riverfest Express

Free Shuttle Service

The Riverfest Express, provided by Red Apple Transit, is free to all Riverfest guests both Saturday and Sunday.  Shuttle service runs every 30 minutes, and begins at the Farmington Museum with stops at:

  • Tucker Street (All Veterans Memorial Park)
  • River Reach Terrace (Berg Park)
  • River Reach Terrace (Scott Ave)
  • Animas Park (Animal Shelter)

Music

Live Music

Riverfest kicks off Friday evening with music.  Live musical acts continue all day Saturday & Sunday.

Friday, May 27

Kickoff

Riverfest Kickoff
5pm – 9pm

Friday’s events are at River Reach Terrace ONLY.  Enjoy Art and Music in our Beer and Wine Garden at the River Reach Terrace.

Music

Music by TBD
5pm – 7pm

Music

Music by TBD
7pm – 9pm

VIPs

VIP Summer Kickoff Event
5pm – 9pm

VIP Pass can be purchased for $25

Located in the VIP & Fine Arts Tent near the Little Pavilion.  VIP Access includes hot hors d’oevres, free beer tasting of micro brews, one free beer or wine pour, cash beer & wine bar, fine art viewing and sales with the artists, and live music.

Saturday, May 28

Plein Air

Plein Air Painters
Sunrise – 11am

Enjoy works in progress, or view, vote, and purchase at the Riverfest Fine Arts Show tent at River Reach Terrace.  Winner by popular vote will be announced Saturday at 4pm at the Little Pavilion.

Riverfest Run

Riverfest Fun Run
8am

This annual fun run features a 10k, 5k, and 2-mile walk along the Animas River walking trails.  Both start and finish will be at the Animas Park parking lot area.  All entries receive a race t-shirt, and age group awards in male and female categories for the 10k and 5k.  Parking off Browning Pkwy near the Animal Shelter.

Registration will close at 1pm on Friday, May 27th.  There will be no race-day registration.

Call (505) 599-1184 or visit the Farmington Recreation Center to register.

Disc Golf

Fore! Corners Disc Golf Tournament
9am

Animas Parklands Tournament Central is Rocky Reach Landing.  Late Registration up until T-time.  Look for the tent in the field just west of Rocky Reach Landing.  Cash or check for late registration, make checks out to River Reach Foundation.  Sunday is Open Play.

Yoga

Yoga Flow Class
9am – 9:45am

This all-level class will be provided by __________.  Class will take place under the pear trees near the Little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace.  $15/person.

Music

Band TBD
10pm – 11:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Wiener Dogs

Wiener Dog Races
11am – Noon

River Reach Terrace.  Races take place at The Arena at Berg Park (near the intersection of Scott and San Juan Blvd)

Register:  Saturday 9:30am to 10:45am in front of race gates.  $7/dog.  Proceeds benefit River Reach Foundation.

Cars & Trucks

Truck Show
11am – 5pm

Enjoy the Truck Show sponsored by Toys for Tots at Cottonwood Landing.

River Race

Riverfest Rally Race
Noon – 2pm

For the love of the Animas!  The Riverfest Rally is an Animas River raft race.  The launch is at Noon at Penny Lane and runs to Boyd Park.  Teams from local businesses and organizations battle for glory while highlighting the amazing recreational opportunities in our region.  The race is expected to finish at Miller Bridge/Boyd Park Landing at 2pm.  Winners will be announced at the Little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace at 3pm.

Music

Band TBD
Noon – 1:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Crown Dancers

Crown Dancers
12:45pm – 2:45pm

Provided by the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers at The Little Pavilion at River Reach Terrace.

Music

Band TBD
2 – 3:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Gymnastics

Farmington Gymnastics Academy
3pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Band TBD
3pm – 4:30pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Band TBD
3:30pm – 5pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Music

Band TBD
5pm – 6:30pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Band TBD
5:30pm – 7pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Sunday, May 29

Roverfest

Roverfest
9am – 1pm

Walk, run, or ramble with poochie fun & goodies – no rules, just fun!  Watering stations available along the designated trails, and every dog gets a bandana!  Hidden doggie treats and human prizes along the path.  This year we are offering dog (and their human) training along the trail, and 30 minutes of obedience training by Canine Castle.

Register/Ramble:  9am Sunday at the Red Barn at Animas Park.  $10 cash per dog.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf Open Play
10am – 5pm

Open Play Animas Parklands.  FREE.  Bring your discs.

Cars & Trucks

Truck Show
10am – 5pm

Enjoy the Classic Car Show sponsored by Four Corners Old Car Club at Cottonwood Landing.

Gourd Dance

One Nation Gourd Dance
11am – 4pm

At All Veterans Memorial Park.  One Nation Gourd Club will host a Gourd Dance to honor all Warriors and Veterans.  Closest access and parking is South Tucker Ave off of San Juan Boulevard.

Fashion Show

Riverfest Recycled Fashion Show
11am – 11:30am

At the Little Pavilion at the River Reach Terrace.  Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, Third Place in both Middle and High School categories.

Music

Band TBD
11am – 12:30pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Music

Band TBD
Noon – 1:30pm

at River Reach Terrace

Music

Band TBD
1 – 3pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Music

Band TBD
2pm – 3:30pm

at River Reach Terrace

Duck Race

Riverfest Duck Race
3pm

Watch the plastic duckies race down Willetts Ditch, near Rocky Reach Landing.  Entry only $5/ticket.  Sunday sales end at 1:30pm for River Reach Terrace and at 2:45pm for Rocky Reach Landing.  Tickets at info booths or click the button below.  Proceeds benefit River Reach Foundation and Kiwanis Rio del Sol.  Need not be present to win.

Prizes:  1st Place $2,000 Cash – 2nd Place $1,000 Cash – 3rd Place $500 Cash

Music

Band TBD
3:30pm – 5pm

at Rocky Reach Landing

Music

Band TBD
3:45pm – 5pm

at River Reach Terrace

VISITORS

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SUPPORT

Vendor, Sponsor, & Volunteer Information

Where It's At

On the Animas River in Farmington, NM from Berg Park to Animas Park every year over Memorial Day Weekend.

Berg Park
400 Scott Ave
Farmington, NM 87401

Berg Park

Animas Park