Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fair Offers Taste Of Old N.M.

Byline: Kathryn Holzka For the Journal

TAOS Step back in time this weekend and catch a glimpse of the New Mexico of over 200 years ago at the annual Old Taos Trade Fair on the grounds of the historic Martinez Hacienda.

Combining the best of the old and the new, the event features local traditional food, music, entertainment and demonstrations of crafts and skills, plus a chance to purchase arts, crafts and a variety of handmade items with a frontier theme and Wild West flavor.

The fair, the major fund-raiser for the sponsoring Taos Historic Museums organization and a favorite with locals and visitors alike, will be held Saturday and Sunday.

A highlight of the two-day event is a Mountain Man encampment demonstration by devotees of frontier times and the trading business that was its life's blood. …

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