Fiesta Searches For 2019 Onate & Reina

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Fiesta Searches For 2019 Onate & Reina

The Fiesta del Valle de Española is currently searching for the next candidates to portray Don Juan de Oñate y Salazar and La Reina del Valle de Española at this year’s 2019 Fiesta. For nearly 90 years, the Fiesta has been an integral part of the Española Valley’s way of life. Recognizing the arrival of Oñate to our beautiful Valley in 1598 to live amongst our Pueblo neighbors of Ohkay Owingeh and Santa Clara has been a tradition for the community. Be a part of something bigger than yourself; be a part of a legacy of tradition! But without your help, traditions – will fade away!

The deadline to apply is March 27, 2019. There will be a competition for the candidates to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31st at the Hernandez Community Center and the public is encouraged to attend.

Please contact us at (505) 929-0380 or at if you are interested. We can’t bring back the Fiesta without your help!