Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance invites the public to enjoy the 31st Annual Patagonia Fall Festival - with award winning music and art, diverse food and family fun - at the Patagonia Town Park, Oct. 12 & 13, 2019.
(TUCSON, Ariz.) - The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and the Sky Islands Tourism Association (SITA) will partner to present the 31st Annual Patagonia Fall Festival the second weekend of October 2019 at the Patagonia Town Park. This two-day festival has been recognized as one of the most well-attended rural community art celebrations in Arizona and features artists, sculptors, weavers, potters, jewelry makers, crafters, live music, and food and beverage vendors from around the region.
The Patagonia Fall Festival features a memorable day for the whole family, celebrating the unique creativity of both people and place which exists in this scenic small town in Southern Arizona. Situated at just over 4,000 feet elevation between the Santa Rita Mountains and the Patagonia Mountains in the riparian corridor of Sonoita Creek, Patagonia is spectacularly rich in ecological and community assets.
On Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. attendees can browse over 125 artisans and exhibitors offering unique, high quality crafts, produced with excellent care, creativity and artistry. The festival will host top-of-the-line entertainment each day on the event main stage in the Arizona Craft Distillers Guild’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden. Entertainers represent an internationally touring mix of performers with musical styles ranging from bluegrass and cumbia to boogie-woogie and cajun.
The not-to-be-missed lineup of music at Patagonia Fall Festival features nationally touring acts Jarabe Mexicano, Bayou Seco, Mr. Boogie Woogie as well as Arizona award-winning bands including Incidental Bluegrass, Jam Pak Blues ‘N Grass, Zach Farley, Partners Band and Febbo Fuentes. The artistic scene will ring with a diversity of live music featuring bluegrass, country, folk, blues, and Latin sounds.
The festival will feature a weekend of fun, excitement, and entertainment for all ages. Children can partake in the South 32’s Kid Zone featuring face painting, balloon animals, arts and crafts, and a Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. Festival attendees can enjoy a variety of food offerings – from Patagonia Fire Department’s hotdog and hamburger cookout, to Food Trucks offering a variety of sausages, Indian Taco Fry Bread, vegan/vegetarian entrees, gyros, sweet treats and more. The site offers plenty of parking and easy access to the festival site in Patagonia Town Park.
Started by the Town of Patagonia 31 years ago, this truly homegrown, small town festival is designed to showcase extraordinary talent and artistry against the scenic backdrop of the Arizona mountains. The Patagonia Fall Festival attracts more than 15,000 visitors to Patagonia’s lovely tree-shaded park in the center of town over a festive weekend of art, music, and community. Patagonia is a tourist destination that makes for a great weekend trip to enjoy this scenic community, with plenty of artistic and creative flair on display.
Friday, October 11, 2019
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Incidental Bluegrass (Bluegrass and Country)
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Jam Pak Blues ‘N Grass (Youth Blues and Bluegrass)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Incidental Bluegrass (Bluegrass and Country)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Jarabe Mexicano (Latin Fusion)
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Bayou Seco (Cajun and Southwestern Folk)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Zach Farley (World and Folk)
Sunday, October 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Jam Pak Blues ‘N Grass (Youth Blues and Bluegrass)
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Bayou Seco (Cajun and Southwestern Folk)
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Partners Band (Country and Western)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Mr. Boogie Woogie (Boogie Woogie Piano)
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Febbo & Fuentes (Bilingual Singer-Songwriters)
Patagonia Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Patagonia Town Park, 325 McKeown Avenue, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Cost: Free Admission
Phone: (520) 797-3959
NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos available
About the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences. SAACA (formerly the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council) was created to develop cultivated programming that spotlights local creatives and celebrates unique culture, while providing direct opportunities for artists to make and sell their work. To date, SAACA has created over 200,000 arts-driven experiences, from innovative community festivals and cultural celebrations to creative sector development, and accessible arts enrichment programs. SAACA continues to grow in footprint and in impact while working to pursue the mission of strengthening the bonds between people, place and purpose.
About Sky Island Tourism Association
The mission of Sky Island Tourism Association (SITA) is to grow regional tourism, thereby enhancing business and employment opportunities within the Sky Island communities of Elgin, Sonoita and Patagonia. SITAS’ objective is to make the Sky Islands region a well-known and popular tourist destination for short- and long-term visitors. Our excellent visitor's center, highly capable volunteer staff, established website, and affiliation with the Arizona Office of Tourism, and now SAACA, form a solid foundation for these efforts.