Fall Festival

Sep 24 2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Magoffin Home SHS Grounds and in the Visitor Center

1117 & 1120 Magoffin Avenue
El Paso  Texas  79901

Join us for a day long celebration of everything autumn! From the history of agriculture and harvests to food and crafts, every hour offers a new opportunity to explore the bounty of harvest wonders in El Paso. There will a grounds tour every hour where we will discuss the Magoffin fruit orchards, irrigation, and how the railroads affected land use. At designated times, we offer free lessons on how to make corn tortillas, corn husk dolls, cornicorpias or horns-of-plenty, and leaf art. TechH2O will join us as a special guest at noon to talk about El Paso's history with water and how we may best conserve this precious resource. There will also be a special cooking class offered for how to make an historic chicken tamales recipe for a fee of $5 per person. Whether you love the fall or are just trying to understand the people in your life who do, we have a full day planned for learning about why autumn deserves some love. All events are free of charge, except for the cooking class and tours of the interior of the Home. 

Schedule for Fall Festival

Grounds Tours   9am – 4pm      Begins on the hour up until 4 p.m. ( Does not include a Home tour.)

Maza Tortillas    10am – 11am   Visitor Center

Cornhusk Dolls  11am – 12pm  Grounds of Magoffin Home

TechH2O  Noon - 12:30pm        Courtyard of the Magoffin Home

Cornicopias   12pm – 1pm     Grounds of Magoffin Home

Leaf Art     1pm – 4pm     Grounds of Magoffin Home

Chicken Tamales    2pm – 4pm    Visitor Center ($5 per person)

If you wish to participate in the Chicken Tamales Cooking Class, please call ahead at 915-533-5147, ext. 1006, to reserve your space as it is limited. Spots go fast!

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