Venue and Lodging

Las Cruces UkeFest 2017 will be held at the beautiful New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum (number 1 on the map below). This state-run facility offers us several workshop spaces, plus an theater for the Friday evening concert. In your free time, you can explore the indoor and outdoor exhibits, with everything from art and history to goats and milking cows.

We’ve arranged to cover the cost for festival attendees to explore the museum Saturday if you find yourself with some free time. Just show your festival name badge and you’re set to wander the exhibits. On Sunday the museum opens to the public at noon and admission is $5.

The museum is located just off Interstate 25 in Las Cruces at 4100 Dripping Springs Road. Take the University exit (Exit 1) and go east 1.5 miles.

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Catered lunch:

A catered hot lunch is provided for those who signed up for the full festival. An alternate meal is available for those with special dietary needs. Please e-mail us in advance if you will require a special meal.

Baby spring mix salad with cranberries, candied pecans, and blue cheese
Apricot Dijon chicken
Broccoli florets and asparagus with lemon garlic butter (vegan)
Green chile wild rice
Includes water, coffee, iced tea, and rolls
Afternoon break: cookies and brownies

Hilton Garden Inn

Update: The jam session, which was originally scheduled to be held at the hotel, will now be at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.

Our host hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, is located about a mile from the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum (number 2 on the map above). Discounted rooms are available for $99, plus tax, single or double. The block will be held until May 5, so don’t delay in making your reservations! To reserve your room, call (575) 522-0900 and ask for the Las Cruces UkeFest rate. This link will take you directly to their reservations website with our dates and rate already coded in if you would rather make your reservation online.

The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 2550 Don Roser Drive, just off the University exit.


New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum


Hilton Garden Inn guest room