Our Lady of the Refuge's Bazaar in La Union:
A Taste of Old-Fashioned Valley Fun!
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Photo: Brax - VPC
ot many people know about the Our Lady of the Refuge's Bazaar in La Union, New Mexico. That's not surprising because many Westsiders and many valley folk don't know where La Union is... so, it's time to reveal one of the best kept secrets in the Upper Valley.
Our Lady of the Refuge's will be hosting their annual bazaar with games, music, food and later dancing. This is a real slice of Southwestern history and a real peek at what little rural towns are all about.
Very little fanfare is generated by this bazaar as rarely do those outside of the community around La Union attend... but, that shouldnt' stop those of you who are interested in something different and something wholesome and fun.
Coungry excitment with booths of carnival games of all make and sizes.
Photo: Brax - VPC
Once held during the summer months... in fact in the heat of June, the bazaar is now held the first weekend in October. The bazaar continues all day and into the night for those adults who want to make an evening of it.
There were many booths and the small fry usually came away with a least a concilliation prize of some sort. What goes on? Well, there are more carnival games than you could shake a stick at... some with their origin in Mexico and some from the States. The kids had a ball and there was dancing to music and a DJ after dark.
There were great food offerings such as gorditas and burritos and the community was enjoying a taste of old fashion fun as well.
If you want to go back in time and experience some great fun... this bazaar should be on eveyone's calendar... each and every year.
Prepared by UVB staff.
(Photos: Brax - Valley Publishing Company)
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