The Alamosa Elk's Lodge will be throwing a Fall Festival on September 21, 2013 in Remembrance of James Duran. Come hang out and enjoy live music all day (bring a chair!), Chili/Salsa Cookoff, Silent Auction, and a Beer Garden! The Chili/Salsa Cookoff is $10 to enter, and tasting will go from 11Am-3Pm, prizes & awards will be given to the winners. The event will be held at the Elk's Lodge, 405 Hunt Avenue.
Monte Vista Crane Festival For the past 2,000 years, the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge has witnessed the migration of thousands of sandhill cranes. This year the 31st Annual Monte Vista Crane Festival will be March 7-9, and will be educational as well as fun. They will have an arts & crafts fair, bus tours, and educational lectures at the Middle School by biologists & wildlife experts