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Dulcimer Festival

  Come August 4-5, Red River will be swarming with dulcimer players coming to learn, listen, and have a good time playing music at the Red River Community House. Be prepared to see and hear the beauty of the sounds of the hammered and mountain dulcimers, as well as the dulcet tones of other acoustic instruments such as the autoharp, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and harp. While the hammered dulcimer is the forerunner of the piano and dates back to early Biblical times, the mountain dulcimer can be considered a traditional American instrument.  It was developed in the Appalachian Mountains, probably from the zither family. Performing and teaching will be...

Just Get Lost in the Music

  You need to be in town August 16-19.  Larry Joe Taylor celebrates his 21st year of hosting LJT’s Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights and Cook-offs which this year include the CASI “Red River Red” cook-off, the New Mexico State Green Chile Championship, and the Lone Star BBQ Society cook-off. Past music headliners have included Guy Clark, Joe Ely, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Richard Leigh, Susan Gibson and the late Chuck Pyle, to name only a few!  With a slate of world-class songwriter/performers on the 2017 schedule, this celebration of cool mountain air and red hot music has grown to be the most anticipated event of summer! Since the...

On the Red River Highway

  The 22nd Red River Classic Car Show is set for June 2-3, in downtown Brandenburg Park. The weekend includes live music with Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene, hula hoop contests, bubble gum-blowing contests, a Glow Ride Showcase around the park and the centerpiece of the event, the all-day Show & Shine on Saturday! The first Red River Car show was on Father’s Day in early June of 1996, just a few weeks after the Hondo Fire that saw the town evacuated on Cinco de Mayo, May 5. In addition to being a great idea, the show helped return the unsettled townfolk to normal. Organizers of that first...

Have Fun, Enjoy & Be Safe

  Off-Highway Vehicles Red River now allows Off-Highway Motor Vehicles (OHVs) to operate through town so you can get from your place of lodging to the trails and back. OHVs are defined as side-by-sides, Mules, Razors, etc. that have bench or regular seating. If it has saddle seating (straddle seating), such as an ATV, it is not allowed. This has been highly successful thus far. Copies of the OHV rules and routes can be obtained from the Visitor Center and from various lodges and businesses in town. Some high points are: 1. ALL drivers, regardless of age, must wear a safety helmet approved by DOT. 2. All passengers under...

Honing the Craft

  The Red River Songwriters’ Camp on June 8-10,  will give aspiring songwriters the opportunity to hone the writer’s craft with workshops and writing sessions. Get some tips from established singer/songwriters Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson, Drew Kennedy, Kelley Mickwee, Josh Grider and Brandy Zdan. – P.S. They were here for the Red River Songwriters’ Festival last January and decided to come back when it was...

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