Arts, crafts music, history highlight annual Millfest

(Courtesy photo / Cleveland Roller Mill Museum)
The annual Cleveland Millfest  — Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day — features artists from all over New Mexico, a variety of native foods and baked goods, fruits and produce and continuous musical entertainment.

The Cleveland Roller Mill Museum, a 3-story adobe water-powered historic flour mill, will be in continuous operation with 4 tours with Donna Howell daily.

Saturday (Sept. 1) schedule

  • 10 – 10:45 a.m. Gary Reynolds
  • 11 – 11:45 a.m. Steve Cormier
  • 11 a.m. Mill Tour with Donna Howell
  • noon – 12:45 Brenda Ortega Band
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m. Adobe Bros
  • 1 Mill Tour with Donna Howell
  • 2 – 2:45 p.m. James Horn Band
  • 3 p.m. Mill Tour with Donna Howell
  • 3 – 3:45 Spanish Broom Dancers “Flamenco”
  • 4 – 5 p.m. TBA Open Mike

Sunday (Sept. 2) schedule

  • 10 – 10:45 a.m. Arsenio Sandoval
  • 11 – 11:45 a.m. Women at Fort Union Presentation
  • 11 a.m. Mill Tour with Donna Howell
  • noon – 12:45 Los Zapeteados Dancers
  • 1 p.m. Mill Tour with Donna Howell
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m. Michael Kott and Martha Reich
  • 2 – 2:45 p.m. Doug Muchmore and Richard Martin
  • 3 p.m. Mill Tour with Donna Howell
  • 3 – 3:45 p.m. Masizo
  • 4 – TBA Open Mike

Cost is free to arts and crafts area; $2 parking per carload; $3 entrance to mill museum; Mill tours; $4 per person-sign up in advance at mill entrance as tours are limited to 25 people.

Information: Dan Cassidy, 575-387-2645, dancas@nnmt.net or clevelandrollermillmuseum.org

Driving Directions:

Location: Cleveland Roller Mill Museum, highway 518 – mile marker 31 in Cleveland, NM (2 miles NW of Mora)

From Santa Fe/ABQ: drive north on I-25 to Las Vegas and take exit 343, and get on hwy 518 and drive 32 miles to Cleveland, NM (2 miles north of Mora on Hwy 518.) Turn right at the Cleveland Roller Mill sign. Travel time is about 1 hour 45 minutes from SF; 2 hours 45 minutes from ABQ.

From Taos: drive 44 miles southeast on Hwy 518 to Cleveland. Watch for the Mill sign on the left side of the road and turn left at the sign. Travel time is approximately 1 hour.