Carson’s Fall Festival 2022
CCA’s application for support for the 2022 Carson Fall Festival was approved by Taos Community Foundation and we received a check for $500 to help towards the cost of organizing this event. Our grateful thanks to Taos Community Foundation.
We thank our generous sponsors who have donated prizes for the raffle as follows (by total value): Deborah Perrin ($575), PPC Solar ($300), Studio 107-B ($300), Jeremy Paine ($250), Ra Paulette Liz’s Cave ($250), Linda Wolff ($240), Ojo Caliente Spa & Hot Springs ($220), Randall Lumber & Hardware ($200), Angie & Jason Leims ($150), Mike Lindsay ($150), Albertsons Taos ($100), Anonymous Carson Resident ($100 Smith’s Gift Card), Cid’s Food Market ($100), Essential Massage ($100), Zeke’s Auto Supply ($100), Carson Cafe & Grocery ($75), Scott Stephens ($50), Taos Tack & Pet Supply ($50), Rio Grande Ace Hardware ($45).
Food, music, fun, and great prizes
Carson’s Fall Festival this year will run on October 1, from 11–4pm. Save this date and join in the fun and festivities. This event is CCA’s primary fundraiser to support its regular activities, and work on some priorities. It also provides an opportunity for the community to meet new neighbors and catch up with old neighbors they haven’t seen in a while.
There will be live music from local musicians, food from a grill and smoker, activities and booths, and three raffle drawings in different value bands.
GAMES & CONTESTS: Have fun testing your skills in various games and contests such as horseshoes, archery, corn hole, and sack races among others.
EXHIBITS & BOOTHS: Learn about the activities of local groups and how you can take part or support them. The Carson Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a U-Carwash.
KIDS’ CORNER: Bring your kids and let them have fun in the Kids’ Corner, with supervised activities such as face painting, pumpkin carving, and junior sack races.
MUSIC: You can enjoy live music from the stage. Green Oaks, featuring Carson’s own Kritter Krout, will be the headliner, with other musicians filling in between. Raffle drawings and activity announcements will take place when the musicians take a break.
FOOD: There will be all kinds of food for all tastes, including vegan options: vegan, salmon and regular burgers, sausages, brats, hot dogs, and more, in addition to a bakesale. Beer, sodas, and margaritas will be sold by Carson Cafe who will also offer pizzas (including vegan options).
RAFFLE: Raffle tickets are now on sale at $3 each, $10 for five tickets. We hope they will soon be available from the Carson Cafe, and there are sellers out and about in the community. If you want tickets now contact us at CCA@carsonnm.org and we’ll get some to you..
We’re gathering a great raft of prizes for the raffle! And more prizes are being added daily. Please check back.
$300 PPC Solar $250 Gift Certificate, Tote Bag, Sunhat, Tumbler
$250 One Night Stay at Ra Paulette Liz’s Cave in Embudo, from Shel & Liz Neymark
$250 Celtic Harp from Jeremy Paine
$175 Framed Watercolor by Navajo Artist Beatien Yazz, and accompanying book Yazz: Navajo Painter by Wagner, Brody and Yazz, published by Northland Press/School of American Research, donated by Deborah Perrin
$150 Gift Voucher (2) for Any Piece of Artwork from Studio 107-B, donated by Mayé Torres
$150 Three Tons of Gravel or Pit Run from Mike Lindsay
$150 Three Tons of Gravel or Pit Run from Angie & Jason Leims
$125 Native American Jewelry: Bracelets from Deborah Perrin
$100 Smith’s Gift Card, from Anonymous Carson Resident
$100 Cid’s Food Market Gift Certificate
$100 Zeke’s Auto Supply Gift Certificate
$100 Essential Massage Gift Certificate
$100 Native American Jewelry: Bracelets from Deborah Perrin
$100 10.5-inch Wooden Round Wall-hanging Plaque with Woodburned Butterfly Carving plus a Zen Taos Collection Limited Edition Art Print, both by Terry Wolff
$75 Native American Jewelry: Earrings from Deborah Perrin
$55 Ojo Spa and Mineral Springs Single Guest Day Pass (4)
$50 Randall Lumber & Hardware Gift Certificate (4)
$50 Handmade Natural Birdhouse from Scott Stephens
$50 Native American Jewelry: Brooch from Deborah Perrin
$50 Sunforce Solar Motion-Activated Security Light Super-Bright LEDs; Weather-Resistant from Andy Brown
$50 Sunforce Solar String Lights, 35 ft. String of 15 LED Bulbs with Remote Control; Replaceable Bulbs from Andy Brown
$50 Zen Taos Collection Limited Edition Signed Art Print by Terry Wolff, in an acrylic poster wall-mount clip frame with chipboard backing
$50 Book “The Textbook For Carving Letters” (1999 2nd edition: ISBN 0-9669299-4-2) plus a Zen Taos Collection Limited Edition Art Print, both by Terry Wolff
$50 Taos Tack & Pet Supply Gift Certificate
$45 Rio Grande Ace Hardware Set of Two Tervis Double-wall Insulated Tumblers
$40 Book “The Best Way To Start Your Day! Version 2. Tai Chi Breathing Exercises & Meditations For A More Balanced You” (2006: ISBN 0-9669299-5-0) plus a Zen Taos Collection Limited Edition Art Print, both by Terry Wolff
$25 Albertsons Gift Card (4), from Albertsons in Taos
$25 Taos Mesa Brewing Gift Certificate (2)
$25 Carson Café Gift Certificate (3)
Learn more about some of the prizes and prize sponsors by clicking on the link to Page 2 below.