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Wine and Nut Festival

Alamogordo event offers sipping selections



Wine fest vendors have their wares on
display at the Tularosa Basin Wine &
Nut Festival Sept. 18 and 19.
(Photo by Jennifer Gruger)

A festival is coming to Alameda Park in Alamogordo on Sept. 18 and Sept. 19, and it’s called the Tularosa Basin Wine & Nut Festival. Locals and out-of-town visitors to the White Sands Balloon Invitational can enjoy New Mexico wines, locally grown nuts, music, and shopping under the cottonwood trees from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The Tularosa Basin Wine & Nut Festival features samples from 19 different New Mexico Wineries, with a wide range of award-winning varieties to try. For the first time, this year’s festival will also feature a great selection of pistachio, pecan, and other locally grown nuts in all kinds of combinations, or even just by themselves.

The Tularosa Basin Wine & Nut Festival will take place at the same time as the world-famous Whites Sands Balloon Invitation, just minutes away from Alameda Park. The Tularosa Wine & Nut Festival is hosted annually by the Alamogordo, Tularosa and White Sands Rotary Clubs, and the proceeds benefit their programs throughout the area. Tickets are available in advance online at www.TularosaBasinWineFest.com for $10 for adults 21 and over.

Two-day Passes are also available in advance for $16 online. Tickets are available at the gate for $12, or $20 for a two-day pass. Advance tickets can also be purchased at First National Bank, 414 10th Street in Alamogordo, or at the Chamber of Commerce at 1301 White Sands Blvd in Alamogordo. All adults must have a valid photo ID with them. Under 21 is free, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


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