Magoffin Home SHS Grounds and in the Visitor Center
Join us for a day long celebration of everything autumn! From the history of agriculture and harvests to food and crafts, every hour offers a new opportunity to explore the bounty of harvest wonders in El Paso. There will a grounds tour every hour where we will discuss the Magoffin fruit orchards, irrigation, and how the railroads affected land use. At designated times, we offer free lessons on how to make corn tortillas, corn husk dolls, cornicorpias or horns-of-plenty, and leaf art. TechH2O will join us as a special guest at noon to talk about El Paso's history with water and how we may best conserve this precious resource. There will also be a special cooking class offered for how to make an historic chicken tamales recipe for a fee of $5 per person. Whether you love the fall or are just trying to understand the people in your life who do, we have a full day planned for learning about why autumn deserves some love. All events are free of charge, except for the cooking class and tours of the interior of the Home.
Schedule for Fall Festival
Grounds Tours 9am – 4pm Begins on the hour up until 4 p.m. ( Does not include a Home tour.)
Maza Tortillas 10am – 11am Visitor Center
Cornhusk Dolls 11am – 12pm Grounds of Magoffin Home
TechH2O Noon - 12:30pm Courtyard of the Magoffin Home
Cornicopias 12pm – 1pm Grounds of Magoffin Home
Leaf Art 1pm – 4pm Grounds of Magoffin Home
Chicken Tamales 2pm – 4pm Visitor Center ($5 per person)
If you wish to participate in the Chicken Tamales Cooking Class, please call ahead at 915-533-5147, ext. 1006, to reserve your space as it is limited. Spots go fast!
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