Borderland Heritage Festival

boy in Mexican charro clothing and lasso in hand
The family of Omar Castro shares elements of charro culture with visitors.

The arrival of October means not only cooler weather in El Paso, but also the Borderland Heritage Festival, the signature event held the last weekend of October at Chamizal National Memorial. The purpose of the Borderland Heritage Festival is to celebrate, commemorate, and connect to the heritage of the United States-Mexico borderlands. Chamizal National Memorial provides the setting for groups from this community to share information and cultural experiences with all of our neighbors. Listen to the tales told by native storytellers. Vibrate to the bright sound of a mariachi band. Move your feet to the rhythms of a Tigua youth drummer. Catch the scent of leather when the vaquero shows you what it means to be a cowboy. Let the beauty of the Mata Ortiz pottery dazzle your eyes. Experience the traditions that have endured and come to love the distinct flavors of borderland culture.

Current Festival Information

Area 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes are invited to our Borderland Heritage Festival Education Day on Friday, October 25th, 2019. Teachers, please contact us for more information.
Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, October 26th, from 10 am to 3 pm. Entrance is free to the park and Festival.

Vendors and Community Participants

Please contact us if you would like to be a part of the Borderland Heritage Festival. Past community contributors include dance groups, musical performances, outreach from local agencies and cultural organizations, visual artists, farm and ranch educators, and food vendors.

Last updated: October 17, 2019

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