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Final Weekend for El Camino Real Trade Fair

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The 2021 El Camino Real Trade Fair concludes this weekend with a cooking demonstration, storytelling, lectures and a discussion. The series of online presentations highlight the historic trade route from Mexico City to New Mexico’s Ohkay Owingeh, San Gabriel del Yungue and eventually, Santa Fe.

The event is being presented virtually this year by Bernalillo County and community partners and continues to gain momentum. According to Facebook Insights, the cumulative reach now exceeds 20,000 people with over 3,663 video views. The majority of viewers are in Albuquerque but visits to the Facebook page have been logged from many states and 44 countries.

“We look forward to resuming this community event in-person next year, but the benefits of continuing an online component are compelling,” says Enrico Gradi, deputy county manager, Community Services. “We’re serving thousands of Bernalillo County residents with educational and entertaining content, and we’re reaching regional and even international viewers who may be motivated to pay us a visit as tourists.”

El Camino Real Trade Fair unfolds Friday evenings and Saturday mornings through May 1, 2021 on the El Camino Real Trade Fair Facebook page. Event videos are premiered at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Participating organizations are Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail (National Park Service), Gutierrez Hubbell House Alliance and New Mexico Historic Sites.

Digital platforms include Facebook, YouTube and this innovative GIS powered El Camino Real Trade Fair Story Map.

This week’s activities are listed below. The full schedule is here

Friday, April 30 @ 6:30 p.m.

Camino Cooking: Enchiladas - A Global Journey to New Mexico (Demonstration)
Tiana Baca, Three Sisters Kitchen

Community Voices Storytelling Video (Animation w/activity sheets)
Bernalillo Community Museum

Time Travel: Colonial New Mexico - The Presidio (Lecture)
Storytellers: Living History Characters, Casa San Ysidro

Saturday, May 1 @ 9 a.m.

Enduring Querencias: Lost and Reclaimed Expressions of Home (Lecture)
Storyteller: Esther Garcia, Guest Curator, Enduring Querencias Exhibit, Gutiérrez-Hubbell House

La Promesa, Los Matachines and El Camino Real in Bernalillo, NM (Discussion)
Storytellers: Joe Moreno and Robb Sisneros, Bernalillo Community Museum

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