ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Thousands will be heading to Bernalillo this Labor Day Weekend for the New Mexico Wine Festival.
The New Mexico Wine Festival has been a state tradition for 26 years.
Organizers say the event is for the whole family, complete with a new set of activities this year for kids.
The crew has been working since last week to get the festival grounds all ready for the three-day event.
Twenty three vendors from across the state will be on hand to serve drinks and festival goers will be able to try as much wine as they like. There will also be lots of food to go with it.
Live music will be played all weekend and magicians will be there to entertain kids.
“It's a pleasant event. it's a way to celebrate the wine industry, and the harvest and what fall means in New Mexico,” Maria Rinaldi, Executive Director of the New Mexico Wine Festival, said.
The first winery in Bernalillo was opened in 1883. Commercial wines have not been produced since 1933, but non-commercial consumption still thrives.
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