Carlsbad NM CavernFest 2016

Good Day Friends,


 Recently Carlsbad NM held their 1st ever annual CavernFest. This was to show what our  town has to offer to the tourists that visit us each year,  such as home cooked southwest meals (including our favorite green and red chilies),home grown vegetables,  arts, crafts, culture and good old hospitality. Of course our National Park "The Carlsbad Caverns".

 The day started off with a blessing from Pastor Dave (Thanks Dave for kicking it off the right way), he was also our MC thru-out the day with great commentary.  Mayor Dale Janway made a speech accompanied by awarding Karla Hamel for all her hard work putting together the event as the Director of the Carlsbad Mainstreet Project, which created the event and was sponsored by The City of Carlsbad.

Thru out the day there were Barbershop quartets, Bands and face painting. Accompanied with all the local business owners representing Carlsbad with booths and local items from Carlsbad for sale and to promote awareness of the community.

The day finished off with a concert with performances by The Henningsens and Little Texas.

(even a little rain didn't stop the event)

A heartfelt thank you goes to, The City of Carlsbad, Mayor Dale Janway, Karla Hamel,  Jason Shirley, Red Rocket Video, Curtis McKinney, Mosaic Potash all the other sponsors and all the volunteers who made this possible.

I'll leave you with slide show of the highlights from the day.