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The 2022 Sky Islands Fall Artisan Market

October 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm MST

The 2022 Sky Islands Fall Artisan Market returns to Patagonia, AZ October 8 & 9, 2022

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and Sky Islands Tourism Association proudly announce the event details for the Sky Islands Fall Artisan Market on October 8 & 9, 2022.

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and the Sky Islands Tourism Association (SITA) are partnering to present the 33rd Annual Fall celebration of arts and culture, on October 8 & 9, 2022, at the Patagonia Town Park. Attendees can welcome in the cooler weather in the Sky Islands, strolling over 100 artisans, food vendors, craft food makers, and live music throughout the park.

With a thirty plus year history of community outreach, this festival has been recognized as one of Arizona’s most well-attended rural community art gatherings, featuring fine artists, sculptors, weavers, potters, jewelry makers, crafters, live music, award-winning music, and food vendors from around the region.

The Sky Islands communities of Patagonia, Sonoita, and Elgin are also a great central location for day trips to Bisbee, Tombstone, Tubac, the wondrous Karchner Caverns, and Mexico. Spectacular mountain ranges soar above the desert floor, creating “Sky Islands,” which harbor tremendous biological and geographic diversity, rare in the US and much of the world.

With endless possibilities for your day or weekend local getaway, we invite the community to take part not just in the Artisan Market festivities but to visit and support the communities that surround you. For a list of possible activities, which include: Art & Culture, Birding, Biking & Hiking, Ecotourism, Parks & Lakes, Places to Eat, Shopping, Wellness as well as Wineries & Breweries, visit https://www.visitskyislands.com/attractions/

The Patagonia Town Park will be filled with color, life and art, featuring over 100 exhibitors to shop and browse. Each spot of the market has already been filled, with local artisan food purveyors, sculptors, painters, craft artisans, custom textile work, jewelry, and literary artists filling the park. To view the entire list of participating artisans, visit our artist page at https://www.patagoniafallfestival.org/vendors.html

The festival will feature a weekend of fun, excitement, and entertainment for all ages. Children can partake in the South 32’s Kid Zone featuring interactive and Grab and Go Activities all weekend long as well as balloon twisting and face painting. In addition, the Friends of the Patagonia Library Book Sale will take place once again on festival grounds, featuring hundreds of books, DVD’s and literary arts merchandise for sale.

Festival attendees can enjoy a variety of food offerings – from Patagonia Fire Department’s hotdog and hamburger cookout to Food Trucks offering a variety of sausages, Indian Taco Fry Bread, vegan/vegetarian entrees, gyros, sweet treats, and more.

SAACA is proud to announce some new festival faces to the entertainment schedule, as well as some fan favorites from years past.

Saturday October 8, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Jam Pak Blues ‘N Grass (Youth Blues and Bluegrass)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Zach Farley & Friends (World / Folk)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine (Blues)
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers (Americana)

Sunday October 9, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Jam Pak Blues ‘N Grass (Youth Blues and Bluegrass)
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Grasslands Band (Country / Bluegrass)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cross-Eyed Possum (Singer-Songwriter Rock)

Started by the Town of Patagonia over 33 years ago, this truly homegrown, small-town celebration is designed to showcase extraordinary talent and artistry against the scenic backdrop of the Arizona mountains. The event attracts more than 15,000 visitors to Patagonia’s lovely tree-shaded park in the center of town over a festive weekend of art, music, and community. Patagonia is a tourist destination that makes for a great weekend trip to enjoy this scenic community, with plenty of artistic and creative flair on display.
The celebration will highlight tourism to the Sky Islands region. We encourage the community to visit the artisan market, but also to experience the local wineries, shops, outdoor spaces, and restaurants.
Check back often at http://www.skyislandsartisanmarket.com/ for more information and event updates.

Sky Islands Fall Artisan Market (formerly the Patagonia Fall Festival)
When: Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Patagonia Town Park, 325 McKeown Avenue, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Cost: Free Admission
Online: http://www.skyislandsartisanmarket.com/
Phone: (520) 797-3959

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About the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences. SAACA (formerly the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council) was created to develop cultivated programming that spotlights local creatives and celebrates unique culture, while providing direct opportunities for artists to make and sell their work. To date, SAACA has created over 200,000 arts-driven experiences, from innovative community festivals and cultural celebrations to creative sector development, and accessible arts enrichment programs. SAACA continues to grow in footprint and in impact while working to pursue the mission of strengthening the bonds between people, place and purpose.

About Sky Island Tourism Association
The mission of Sky Island Tourism Association (SITA) is to grow regional tourism, thereby enhancing business and employment opportunities within the Sky Island communities of Elgin, Sonoita and Patagonia. SITAS’ objective is to make the Sky Islands region a well-known and popular tourist destination for short- and long-term visitors. Our excellent visitor’s center, highly capable volunteer staff, established website, and affiliation with the Arizona Office of Tourism, Local First Arizona and now SAACA, form a solid foundation for these efforts.

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October 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am MST
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Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA)
(520) 797-3959
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Patagonia Town Park
325 McKeown Avenue
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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(520) 797-3959
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