Fall Fest 23

Carson’s Fall Festival 2023

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We thank our generous sponsors who have donated prizes for the raffle, listed alphabetically with total values, as follows (*value of some donations to be confirmed): Angie & Jason Leims ($150), Art & Sharon Wilbur ($100), Artemisia Taos ($45), Barry Dinowitz ($400), Cid’s Food Market ($150), Cottams Ski Shop ($30), Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad ($270), Ennui Gallery ($25), Far Flung Rafting Adventures ($50*), Linda Wolff ($200),  Mike & Vicki Lindsay ($150), Ojo Caliente Spa & Hot Springs ($180), Popolo’s Games ($50), Randall Lumber & Hardware ($90), Rio Grande Balloons ($600), Rio Grande Propane ($60*), Robin Shuett-Hames ($15), Rocky Mountain Cannabis ($50), Smith’s Food Market ($250), Taos Gem & Mineral ($55), Taos Hyberbaric Wellness Center ($150), Taos Lifestyle ($100), Taos Tack & Pet Supply ($50*), Traci McCall & Scott Freeman ($100), Twirl Taos ($90), Zeke’s Auto Supply ($100), World Cup Expresso Bar ($25). Learn more about some of our raffle sponsors.

Help us promote the event: save the poster as a jpg to use on various social media outlets or click on the image to download a PDF which you can print to hand out or pin on bulletin boards around town.

Food, music, vendors, fun, and great prizes

This year, CCA will be partnering with the Carson Sunday Market to present Carson’s Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 8, 10 am to 4 pm, on the grounds of the Carson Store and Cafe. Save this date and join in the fun and festivities. This event is CCA’s primary fundraiser to support various regular activities and priority projects. The Carson Sunday Market will be donating all vendor pop-up fees on the day to CCA. 

We need your help to get ready! First and foremost, one of the largest fundraisers for CCA is the prize raffle. August is the month when we round up the prizes for the raffle, and we have gathered over $2000 worth of prizes so far but would welcome more. If you know of a person or business that will make a donation, or if you can ask for a gift yourself, please let us know. Gift vouchers are preferred. Please email us at CCA@carsonnm.org and we’ll send you a letter you can use when asking for a donation..

We’ll need volunteers to help on many fronts: soliciting prizes; selling raffle tickets; promoting the event; organizing the kid’s corner; organizing games and fun activities; working the grill and the smoker; contributing items to the bake sale; helping to set up and take down; and more. Email us if you can help.

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.

FOOD: There will be all kinds of food for all tastes, including vegan options: regular, salmon, and veggie burgers, sausages, brats, hot dogs, and more. In addition, there will a bakesale where you can buy homemade cookies, pies, cakes, and cinnamon rolls. Beer and sodas will be sold by Carson Cafe who will also offer pizzas (including vegan options). 

MUSIC: Enjoy live music from the stage performed by local bands. The headliner will be the Foggy Memory Boys bluegrass band. Formed around late night jams at the prestigious Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, the Foggy Memory Boys blur the lines between traditional bluegrass roots music and more contemporary styles, with a fast-paced get em’ out on the dance floor approach to strong melodically driven original songs.

RAFFLE: Raffle tickets are on sale at Carson Cafe for $3 each, $10 for five tickets. There are other sellers out and about in the community. If you want tickets, contact us at CCA@carsonnm.org and we’ll get some to you. Scroll down for a regularly updated list of prizes. You need not be present to win. Simply fill your name and phone # on the raffle ticket stubs that will be entered in the prize drawings. CCA will contact absentee winners with information on where to collect their prizes. Please note that CCA will not be able to mail or deliver prizes to absentee winners.

VENDORS & EXHIBITS: Browse and buy from regular Carson Sunday Market vendors, and learn about the activities of local groups and how you can take part or support them. 

GAMES & CONTESTS: Have fun testing your skills in various games and contests such as corn hole, ring toss, and sack races (activities to be confirmed).

KIDS’ CORNER: Bring your kids and let them have fun with supervised activities that may include face painting, pumpkin carving, and junior sack races (to be confirmed).

This event provides a great opportunity for the community to meet and catch up with their neighbors, new and old.


We’re gathering a great raft of prizes for the raffle! And more prizes are being added daily. Please check back.


Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win. Simply fill your name and phone # on the raffle ticket stubs and hand them back to the ticket seller or a CCA board member and the stubs will be entered in the prize drawings. CCA will contact absentee winners with information on where to collect their prizes. Please note that CCA will not be able to mail or deliver prizes to absentee winners.


Prizes and/or values marked with an * are to be confirmed. Dollar values listed are estimated or provided by prize donors. Prizes including gift certificates/vouchers /cards cannot be exchanged for cash. Please check certificates/vouchers /cards and donor websites for terms and any expiry dates.

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$650 Rio Grande Balloons Gift Certificate for Two Passengers on a Balloon Flight

$400 Framed Pastel Artwork from Barry Dinowitz

$270 Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Gift Certificate for Two Coach Class Tickets (not including slight operational surcharge fee) aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Daily Excursions during the 2024 Season

$200 16×12-inch Wooden Rectangular Wall-hanging Plaque with Woodburned ZenTangle Carving by Terry Wolff

$150 Taos Hyperbaric Wellness Center Gift Voucher for one of the following: Hyperbaric Oxygen, Ozone Colonics, Live Blood Cell Analysis (please review disclaimers and contraindications on their website)

$150 Three Tons of Gravel from Angie & Jason Leims

$150  Three Tons of Gravel from Mike & Vicki Lindsay

$100 Cash from Art & Sharon Wilbur

$100 Taos Lifestyle Gift Card

$100 Zeke’s Auto Supply Gift Certificate

$90 Twirl It! Taos Family Game Night Package: Toysmith Pick-Up Sticks; Sleeping Queens, A Royally Rousing Card Game; Farkle, Classic Dice-rolling Risk-taking Game; Chinese Checkers; Twirl It! Taos, NM T-shirt (Youth, L)

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*$75 Tarot Reading via Zoom

$50 Amazon Gift Card from Traci McCall & Scott Freeman

$50 Amazon Gift Card from Traci McCall & Scott Freeman

$50 Cid’s Food Market Gift Certificate

$50 Cid’s Food Market Gift Certificate

$50 Cid’s Food Market Gift Certificate

*$50 Far Flung Rafting Adventures Gift Certificate

$50 Popolo’s Games Pokemon Trading Card Game Sword and Shields—Brilliant Stars Elite Trainer Box

$50 Randall Lumber & Hardware Gift Certificate

$50 Rocky Mountain Cannabis Glassware Package

$50 Smith’s Food Market Gift Card

$50 Smith’s Food Market Gift Card

$50 Smith’s Food Market Gift Card

$50 Smith’s Food Market Gift Card

$50 Smith’s Food Market Gift Card

*$50 Taos Tack & Pet Supply Gift Certificate

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$45 Ojo Spa and Mineral Springs Single Guest Day Pass

$45 Ojo Spa and Mineral Springs Single Guest Day Pass

$45 Ojo Spa and Mineral Springs Single Guest Day Pass

$45 Ojo Spa and Mineral Springs Single Guest Day Pass

$45 Artemisia Taos Oropopo Laser-cut Leather Earrings by Albuquerque Artist Karole Mazeika

$40 Randall Lumber & Hardware True Swift Edge EDC Flipper Knife

*$30 Rio Grande Propane 20 lb Refill

*$30 Rio Grande Propane 20 lb Refill

$30 Cottam’s Ski Shop Atomic Child Bear Face Dad Hat

$25 World Cup Expresso Bar Gift Certificate

$25 Ennui Gallery Silk Screen Art Package

$24 Taos Gem & Mineral Selenite Lamp

$15 Robin Shuett-Hames Pack of Greeting Cards

Learn more about some of our raffle sponsors on the next page.

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