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15th Annual Pinos Altos October Fiesta
October 6, 2012 10am to 4pm
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Pinos Altos October FiestaPinos Altos was formed as an early mining town in Grant County and still retains its historic feel and original architecture. To find it and the October Fiesta, take New Mexico Highway 15 just 7 miles from its intersection with Highway 180 in Silver City.

Each year, the Friends of the Fire and Rescue Volunteers ( FFRV... a 501(c)(3) charitable organization ), and the residents and businesses of historic Pinos Altos host an October Fiesta as a fund-raiser for the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department (PAVFR) and other community projects including a Public Safety Awareness program and roadside/public area cleanup. This year's Pinos Altos October Fiesta will be held on its historic Main Street. Nestled among fragrant pines and offering astounding views of the Gila National Forest, Pinos Altos is located just 7 miles north of Silver City on Highway 15.



The Fiesta organizers promise family fun and games, live music, great food, and plenty of vendors in celebration and support of our community spirit. The Pinos Altos Museum will all be open and participating. Vendors will offer all types of crafts, jewelry, antiques, collectibles and homemade items.





A local group of old west gunfighters, lawmen and their ladies decked out in 1880's garb can be seen at the various historic sites along Main Street.

They will perform death defying feats of gunplay against toy balloons, and periodically throughout the day, this infamous group known locally as the "Gila Rangers" shoot up the town in re-enactments to the entertainment of all.


There will be family fun and games, live music, great food, and plenty of vendors in celebration and support of our community spirit. The Grant County Art Guild will host the Annual Purchase Prize Exhibit. 

The Opera House at the Buckhorn Saloon will be open with special menu selections and a full bar. 

PAVFR 'T' shirts, mugs, and raffle tickets will also be sold to benefit the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department. The Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department protects an area of over 150 square miles. Everything north and northwest of the Silver City limits, including Pinos Altos, North Swan Street, Little Walnut Road, Cottage Sand Road, and all of LS Mesa. Since expanding the volunteer membership, department personnel operate local Fire apparatus out of stations at all of the above locations to ensure a faster response time to all residents in our district.



PAVFR Personnel receive continuous education and training in fire and rescue equipment and techniques. Many of the members are EMT certified and have had training in both structure and wildland fires. The department conducts monthly training exercises. The dangers faced by the Volunteer Fire/Rescue are no greater or less than that of the large city fire fighter. The October Festival offers the perfect opportunity for a day of family fun and the chance to thank and support these loyal Volunteers.


Pinos Altos has excellent lodging accommodations available within walking distance to the October Fiesta. Bear Creek Motel and Cabins (575-388-4501 or 1-888-388-4515) and Pinos Altos Cabins (1-800-348-2477) offer fully equipped cabins nestled under the pines, and the Continental Divide RV Park (575-388-3005) offers RV and tent sites in an apple orchard with beautiful views of the Gila National Forest.



For more information about the celebration call 575-574-8394 or Email October Fiesta.


For information on joining the Pinos Altos Fire/Rescue department... e-Mail - PAVFR


Find Out More About The Charming Old Gold-Mining Town of Historic Pinos Altos.



Friends of the Fire And Rescue Volunteers

P.O. Box 4012

Silver City, NM 88062



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PO Box 1028 Silver City, NM 88062

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Silver City, NM 88061
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