Patagonia Town Park, 325 McKeown Avenue, Patagonia, AZ 85624 The festival is located on Arizona’s Scenic Route 82 between Sonoita and Nogales in the Town of Patagonia, approximately one hour South of Tucson and three hours from Phoenix. The event is rain or shine.
**2023 Safety Note - If you are arriving to the festival between 8 am - 12 pm on Saturday October 14, please be mindful that the Nogales Bicycle Classic is also taking place on Highway 82 between Sonoita and Patagonia that morning. Be mindful of cyclists.**
From Phoenix and Tucson, take I-10 East and turn South about 30 minutes south of Tucson, near Vail, on AZ-83 towards Sonoita / Patagonia (Exit 281). Drive 25 miles until you arrive at four way intersection with a gas station and restaurants. Turn right (West) on the AZ-82 and drive another 12 miles. Once inside Town limits, AZ-82 becomes Naugle Avenue and the festival is located in the center of Town on your left hand side.
From Nogales, drive Northeast on AZ-82 for 17 miles. The festival is at the Town of Patagonia Town Park on your right hand side shortly after you enter town limits.
From Eastern Arizona and New Mexico, take I-10 West. Just past Benson, turn South on AZ-90 toward Ft Huachuca/Sierra Vista (exit 302). Drive 18 miles, turn West on AZ-82. Drive 32 miles and the festival will be on your left hand side in the large Town Park after your enter Town limits.
ATTENDEE PARKING AT THE FESTIVAL
PARKING AT DOC MARK PARK Location: Near 417 McKeown Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624 (Southeast corner of the Festival Site) $5 per car. All proceeds benefit the Patagonia Montessori School student programs. This is directly adjacent to the festival site. There is space for approximately 75 cars at this site.
HANDICAP PARKING $5 per car. All proceeds benefit the Patagonia Montessori School student programs. This is directly adjacent to the festival site. Recommended Festival Handicap parking is along McKeown Avenue between 4th Avenue and Taylor Avenue. There is space for approximately 25 handicap parking spaces.
GENERAL ATTENDEE PARKING Additional parking is available along Naugle Avenue (State Route 82 inside Town Limits) and McKeown Avenue. Do not block residential driveways or business access or you are liable to be towed.
Surface Parking along Naugle Ave - 400 Spaces (Parallel Curb Parking on Naugle Ave). Parallel Car and Truck parking along the park curb and opposite the park is permitted inside Town limits. This is approximately 3000 feet of curb length on each side of the street. Cars parking opposite to the park curb must not block residential driveways or business access. Do not park on Naugle Avenue outside of Town limits (IE - on the shoulder of State Route 82). You are likely to be ticketed parking on this shoulder outside of Town limits and it poses a traffic hazard.
Surface Parking along McKeown Avenue - 40 Spaces (Parallel Parking on McKeown Ave from 4th Avenue South to the end of the park). Parallel Car and Truck parking along McKeown Ave is permitted as long as cars do not block private driveways. This is approximately 850 feet in length.
Patagonia Museum – 100 Spaces (Grass Field behind the Museum). This is a large grass field up School St at the Patagonia Museum. There will not be a shuttle running to this site. This is about a 15 minute walk to the festival.
VENDOR PARKING AT THE FESTIVAL
Triangle ADOT Easement – 25 Spaces - Yellow Flags (Three Rows of Vehicles, approximately 250 feet x 100 feet lot) There is space for two Rows of Cars / RVs on a triangular grass lot where McKeown Ave meets State Route 82. Space for approximately 25 Artists. There is no electricity or RV hookups available. Dry Camping only and parking. This is about a 7 minute walk to the festival. RVS AND TRAILERS CAN PARK IN THIS AREA.
Doc Mark Park – 30 spaces - Turquoise Flags (Single Row of Vehicles, approximately 500 feet along McKeown Ave from the cluster of trees to Southwest end of Park near the gazebo). This will be one Row of Cars / RVs along McKeown from the large cluster of trees to the Gazebo on the Southwest end of the park. There is no electricity or RV hookups available. Dry Camping only and parking. Space for approximately 30 Artists. This is about a 5 minute walk to the festival. RVS AND TRAILERS CAN PARK IN THIS AREA.
Post Office – 50 spaces - Orange Flags (Paved Lot behind the Post Office, Northeast corner of Taylor Avenue and State Route 82 Intersection). This is a paved lot behind the Patagonia Post Office that is approximately 100 feet x 100 feet. There is space for approximately 50 cars / RVs / Trailers. This is less than a 5 Minute Walk to the Festival Site. RVS AND TRAILERS CAN PARK IN THIS AREA.
SKY ISLANDS FALL ARTISAN MARKET
Over 30 years ago, the Town of Patagonia held its first fall festival to showcase extraordinary talent and artistry against the beautiful backdrop of their community, nestled at over 4000 feet in the mountains of Southeast Arizona. The festival attracts more than 15,000 visitors to Patagonia’s lovely tree-shaded park in the center of town over a festive weekend, presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance in partnership with the Sky Island Tourism Association.