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Santa Fe Fiesta News & Information

Calling all Bands, Musicians and Entertainers

January 30, 2018

Interested in performing at your 2018 Fiesta de Santa Fe? Please download the application below. Deadline for application submission is Saturday, March 3, 2018. Click Here to Download 2018 RFP Entertainment Please submit your completed RFP to: Santa Fe Fiesta Council Inc. ATTN: Entertainment Committee Chair PO BOX 4516 Santa Fe, NM 87502-4516 If you have any questions please contact Gary Delgado, Chair Entertainment Committee (505) 699-1877.

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2017 Fiesta de Santa Fe Information

August 29, 2017

Official 2017 Fiesta de Santa Fe Poster Official 2017 Entertainment Schedule

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2017 Don Diego de Vargas y La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe™ announced at the Baile de Mayo

May 9, 2017

As Santa Fe prepares to commemorate the 305th Fiesta de Santa Fe, the 2017 Don Diego de Vargas and La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™ were named and each received their respective regalia on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the annual Baile de Mayo at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. David Monserrat Jaramillo y Estrada will portray the role of El Capitán General y Gobernador Don Diego de Vargas and Hope Andrea Quintana is the 2017 La Reina de la Fiesta de Santa Fe™. David Monserrat Jaramillo y Estrada, 26, is a 2008 graduate of Santa Fe High School. He is the son of David Tomas Jaramillo and Virginia Olivia Jaramillo, and has one sister, Carmelita Trinidad Jaramillo. He proudly works for the City of Santa Fe in fleet management. David is also attending school part time pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Education. In his spare time, he performs magic for various community events. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2811 proudly sponsors David. Hope Andrea Quintana, 26, is the daughter of Robert and Pamela Quintana, she is the youngest of three children. She is a 2008 graduate of St. Michael’s High School and a graduate of New Mexico State University. In 2013 she earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with minors in Nuclear Energy, Biochemistry, and Mathematics and was awarded Outstanding Graduate in the College of Engineering. She earned a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2015 and is currently a Research and Development Engineer for Plutonium Science programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Hope volunteers as a catechist for confirmation at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Cristo Rey and is the head cheer coach at Los Alamos High School. In addition to helping the youth she volunteers in her parish community as Chair of the Pastoral Council at Cristo Rey. Hope has enjoyed dancing with the local dance group “Bailé Español” for the last 21 years. She is proud and humbled to be sponsored by Cristo Rey Catholic Church. David Monserrat Jaramillo y Estrada and Hope Andrea Quintana presented their speeches and answered questions Thursday before the Fiesta Council and were judged on appearance, poise, personality, sincerity, facility in Spanish and English, and knowledge of the history of the annual Fiesta. Two other male candidates competed for the role of Don Diego de Vargas and two...

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Be a part of history…

February 28, 2017

Download 2017 SF Fiesta Candidate Application

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2017 Santa Fe Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market Application

February 14, 2017

2017 Santa Fe Fiesta Fine Arts & Crafts Market Application is now Available for Download Click to download application and information packet Santa Fe Fine Arts & Crafts App 2017

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2017 Application for Don Diego de Vargas / La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe™

January 24, 2017

Download 2017 SF Fiesta Candidate Application Candidate Requirements for General Don Diego de Vargas Must be interested in portraying the role of General Don Diego de Vargas for ONE YEAR (1 year) from the date of his selection as General de Vargas until his successor has been selected as General de Vargas. Candidate must be of Spanish descent and have a Spanish surname. Candidate must be at least 21 years of age or older. Candidate must have been born in the State of New Mexico and must be a Santa Fe County resident for a minimum of five (5) years. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively in both Spanish and English and be willing to do so at Pre-Fiesta and Fiesta events. Candidate, should he be selected to portray General de Vargas, will be required to sign a contract consenting to his full cooperation and understanding of his duties as outlined in the Rules and Regulations of the Santa Fe Fiesta Council Guidelines, which will be given to each candidate. Candidate must pay for and submit with his application to the Santa Fe Fiesta Council a background/fingerprint check with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, 4491 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM, 505 / 827 9233. Candidate must be willing to be judged on Appearance, Poise, Personality, Sincerity, Spanish and English speech and knowledge of the history of the Santa Fe Fiesta (in English & Spanish). Selected Candidate will be able to select his own Cuadrilla (16 Men) Candidate application must be accompanied by the sponsorship fee in order for the application to be considered complete.   Candidate Requirements for La Renia de La Fiesta de Santa Fe™ Must be interested in portraying the role of La Reina de La Fiesta for ONE YEAR (1 year) from the date of her selection as La Reina de La Fiesta until her successor has been selected and duly crowned as La Reina de La Fiesta de Santa Fe. Candidate must be of Spanish descent and have a Spanish surname. Candidate must be between the ages of 21 and 30 years old. Candidate must have been born in the State of New Mexico and must be a Santa Fe County resident for a minimum of five (5) years. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively in both Spanish and English and be willing to do so at Pre-Fiesta and Fiesta events. Candidate,...

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Calling all Bands, Musicians, and Entertainers

January 23, 2017

Interested in performing at your 2017 Fiesta de Santa Fe? Please download the application below. Deadline for application submission is Saturday, March 4, 2017. Click here to download our 2017 RFP Entertainment

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Interview with Joe Abeyta at City Hall Live 8/24/2016

August 25, 2016
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2016 Fiesta de Santa Fe Schedule of Events

August 14, 2016
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Don Diego de Vargas Candidate

April 17, 2016

©2016 H. L. LOVATO Don Diego de Vargas Candidate No. 1 Daniel Rey Diaz de Rodriguez Daniel is a native Santa Fean and was born on August 9, 1989 to Francisco and Sylvia Diaz. He attended Santa Fe High school and graduated in 2007. Daniel currently works for Santa Fe County as a code enforcement officer. He enjoys working for the public, but has also worked in other professions including construction. He is the brother to Yolanda, Crystal, and Francisco. Daniel is engaged to a native Santa Fean, Jamie-Rae Salas and they are blessed with two beautiful children, Jordyn Rae and Daniel Rey Junior. Daniel participated in the 2015 Fiesta de Santa Fe as a member of the Cuadrilla. He is a member of Los Caballeros de Vargas and of the Union Protectiva, whom are his sponsors. It was during his participation in last year’s fiesta which inspired him to run for the role of Don Diego De Vargas.   Question: What is the most important thing about SF Fiesta to you? Throughout the many events in celebrating the Fiestas de Santa Fe, the significance of Fiesta to me was renewing my “Faith.” It was during the Novena Masses, that I identified the importance of the Santa Fe Fiesta. I found peace with my community in sharing our faith and commitment in honoring Our Lady. Nuestra Senora La Conquistadora

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