News Release

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and Sky Islands Tourism Association invite the public to experience the newly reimagined Patagonia Fall Festival with a focus on regional tourism, fine arts and crafts, award winning music, diverse food, and family fun – at the Patagonia Town Park, October 9 and 10, 2021.

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and the Sky Islands Tourism Association (SITA) will partner to present the 32nd Annual Fall celebration of arts and culture, the second weekend of October 2021 at the Patagonia Town Park. This two-day festival has been recognized as one of Arizona’s most well-attended rural community art gatherings, featuring fine artists, sculptors, weavers, potters, jewelry makers, crafters, live music, award-winning music, and food vendors from around the region.

In light of the tremendous toll the pandemic caused in communities throughout the State, the Patagonia Fall Festival, which was canceled in 2020, is returning this fall in a scaled-down format as the Sky Islands Artisan Market. Due to ongoing community health precautions, the 2021 event will take on a new feel in the community of Patagonia, AZ, with a reduced capacity and a renewed focus on supporting the entire Sky Islands communities. 

The celebration will highlight tourism to the Sky Islands region and introduce programming to support the small businesses, wineries, and regional experiences that only Patagonia, Sonoita & Elgin can offer. 

The weekend will feature the main event located at Patagonia Town Park, featuring up to 100 artisans, food vendors, and exhibitors, live music, entertainment, and picnic fun. The festival will feature a weekend of fun, excitement, and entertainment for all ages. Children can partake in the South 32’s Kid Zone featuring interactive and Grab and Go Activities all weekend long. Festival attendees can enjoy a variety of food offerings – from Patagonia Fire Department’s hotdog and hamburger cookout to Food Trucks offering a variety of sausages, Indian Taco Fry Bread, vegan/vegetarian entrees, gyros, sweet treats, and more. 

A complete list of participating artists, vendors, and event details will be announced on September 1, 2021.