Fall Fest 22

About Some of Our Raffle Sponsors

PPC Solar

Paradise Power Company (PPC Solar) is New Mexico and Southern Colorado’s premier Solar Electric and Renewable Energy Installer. Founded in 1979 in Taos, New Mexico, PPC Solar has 40+ years of local presence and experience installing solar. Our expertise is in the development, design and installation of residential, commercial and utility photovoltaic systems, and we specialize in battery based PV systems.

Power outages doubled in the last year, leaving thousands of people in the dark. An affordable battery system with solar power from PPC Solar will give you energy independence with, reliable, renewable electricity. We are committed to giving back to the communities that support us. Learn more at https://www.ppcsolar.com/.

Ra Paulette Liz’s Cave

Ra Paulette is a New Mexico-based artist who has carved cathedral-like halls underground for years using only a pick and wheelbarrow. Many of Ra Paulette’s caves are on private property, including Liz’s Cave which he built for Liz and Shel Neymark, in Embudo. Liz’s Cave is the only Ra Paulette cave built as a living space and the only one that has running water and electricity. It features skylights and windows that fill the space with warm, bright light, built-in drums, beautiful carvings, bed platforms excavated into walls, a lofted bedroom and a bathroom with a sunken tub tiled by ceramicist Shel Neymark.

Paulette was the subject of a 2013 Oscar-nominated documentary, CaveDigger. Filmmaker Jeffrey Karoff says, “Paulette’s spectacular, Gaudi-like caves are easily on par with the most well-known land artists — Goldsworthy, Smithson, De Maria… The fact that the cave is underground, and you feel the Earth around you, yet the sun is pouring in. Those are the juxtapositions of the two metaphors of our life. The within and the without. It’s a perceptual trick that brings out deep, expansive emotionality.”

Ojo Caliente Spa and Hot Springs

Opening in 1868, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa is one of the oldest natural health resorts in the United States, and the only hot springs in the world with a remarkable combination of four different sulfur-free mineral waters including iron, arsenic, lithia and soda. Ojo Caliente’s resort sits under blue skies, high desert cliffs, and a valley of Cottonwoods along the Rio Ojo Caliente. With many different soaking pools, healing spa therapies, daily yoga, public hiking trails, and gorgeous accommodations, you will find relaxation and rejuvenation settle in the moment you arrive.

Sulfur-free, geothermal waters have been flowing from volcanic aquifers for thousands of years with over 100,000 gallons surfacing daily to revitalize those who soak in them. An acclaimed spa harnesses the power of techniques and natural botanicals that have been used around the globe for thousands of years. The resort’s celebrated Artesian Restaurant and Wine Bar offer a variety of dishes, including New Mexican fare, organic Ojo Farm produce, and other locally sourced ingredients. To learn more and book a stay, visit https://ojosparesorts.com/ojo-caliente/.


Visit your local Albertsons Market at 710 A Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos, NM for weekly deals on Fresh Produce, Fresh Meat, Fresh Seafood, Bakery, Service Deli, Liquor, Floral, and Pharmacy. Call (575) 758-1250 today. Sign up for Albertsons for U™ and get awesome deals, rewards, and perks such as a birthday treat, a free item every month (up to $10 value), and digital coupons.

Cid’s Food Market

Cid’s Food Market has been providing northern New Mexico organic, local, natural, and gourmet groceries since 1986.  At Cid’s Food Market you will find quality foods alongside outstanding customer service.  From a simple hello and thank you, to special orders and custom meat cuts, we pride ourselves on having the best customer service you will find anywhere.  Cid’s has been repeatedly recognized by the Taos News People’s Choice Awards as being the best grocery store, having the best produce, and having the best customer service in Taos County. 

Cid’s Food Market, located about a mile north of historic Taos Plaza, is full service, natural food supermarket committed to providing everyone with only the freshest, healthiest food options available alongside the best customer service the world knows.  Family owned and operated, and committed to our employees, Cid’s Food Market has always taken a community-first approach to our business.  Cid’s employees earn liveable wages and receive generous benefits.  We pride ourselves on creating a healthy and happy work environment for our staff.  The store is also strongly committed to the Taos community, through it’s nonprofit donations and support for local businesses. Learn more at https://www.cidsfoodmarket.com

Randall Lumber & Hardware

Established in 1921, Randall Lumber and Hardware is the oldest business in Taos. Today, the business is owned and operated by a third generation of Randall’s—Paula Randall Ervin, Britt Bland and David Randall. The partners are proud of their family’s historical roots and they are committed to assisting friends and neighbors, many of whom are third generation customers. The company, still at its original location of 315 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, prides itself on “Building Taos Since 1921”. It has a full line of products available to help their friends and neighbors build homes to last, whether those homes are constructed of adobe, pumice, frame or newer alternative materials. Out in the yard, customers will find lumber, block, roofing materials, insulation and forms just to name a few of these items. The company keeps a watchful eye on developing trends in the construction industry.

Inside, the company has a complete line of hardware, as well as Skil and Makita power tools on hand. Randall’s stocks Valspar Paint and Minwax Stains. Gardening items, including a very efficient drip irrigation system, are available. Randall’s customers are encouraged to share new ideas and information about products coming on the market. Randall’s can special order any building materials or hardware needed for a project. Deliveries and estimates are free. Learn more at https://randalltaos.com/.

Zeke’s Auto Supply

A family-owned supply shop serving Taos since 1969, Zeke’s thrives on customer service. Zeke’s is located just off the main road at 116 Alexander Street and provides just about everything you might need for any type of rolling vehicle. Whether you are looking for a common air filter or a unique part for your classic car. Zeke’s undertook a renovation to accommodate more inventory to keep up with demand from customers looking for specialty items.

Zeke’s Auto Supply is the place where you’ll get the good stuff including NAPA AUTO PARTS’ vast online catalog which contains Parts & Accessories, Tools, Equipment, and Heavy-Duty products for every car make and model since 1925. Zeke’s services include: Automotive Parts; Heavy Duty Truck Parts; Custom Hydraulic Hoses; Automotive Paint & Supplies; Trailer Parts & Accesories; Tools & Storage; Snowplow Parts & Maintenance; Snow Chains & Automotive Snow Accessories; and more. Learn more at http://www.zekesautosupply.com/index.html

Note: Water mug is not included.

Handmade Natural Birdhouse

This birdhouse is part of a series handmade in Carson by Scott Stephens. Each birdhouse is made from naturally hollowed Aspen trunk, a recycled metal roof, and old scrap lumber. Each is glued and screwed, with a back mounting board—post mount or “wall” mount. Every birdhouse is different! Different entrance hole sizes attract different species of bird. Easy remove base makes cleaning a breeze.

Different species have different requirements for height and direction of placement of nestboxes. Provide obstacles to prevent predators climbing to the nestbox. Provide plenty of water for your birds in the summer. Learn about nestbox placement at https://nestwatch.org/learn/all-about-birdhouses/nest-box-placement/

Rio Grande Ace Hardware

Rio Grande Ace Hardware is a Taos original. We opened our family-owned building material retail store in 1970. Our locally inspired inventory and neighborly service has resulted in a successful business that we are proud of. In 2011, we expanded Rio Grande Ace Hardware by opening our second location in Taos. We’ve been serving Taos, NM and the Enchanted Circle for 52 years because, “helping you is the most important thing we have to do today.” The main store is located at 1381 S Santa Fe Highway 68, Taos, NM 87571; 575-758-4268. Visit https://www.acehardware.com/store-details/04982 for details about store services.

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