We are in the preliminary stages of planning another wonderful Festival of the Cranes for 2014. Our 2014 Festival Artist is Sandra Corless.
If you would like to see some of the great workshops, lectures, and tours we had in 2013, please check out our Schedule of Events online or peruse the complete 2013 Festival brochure(3.2Mb pdf). As we did in 2013, we plan to allow Friends of the Bosque members to register 2 days before non-members for the 2014 Festival. Want to be ahead of the game for next year? You can JOIN any time as long as you have an email address.
The Friends of the Bosque announce the opening of the 2014 Festival of the Cranes photo contest! Entry fees remain the same as last year - $5 for the first photo and $3 for each additional. All submissions and payments are online. Please go to our 2014 PHOTO CONTEST PAGE for rules, FAQ's, and entries. The contest will be open through October 1, 2014. Check out the 2013 winners. Good luck!
The Expo Tent will be back in 2014. Please plan to check out our top notch exhibitors and take advantage of our optics, camera, printing, and eco-travel experts onsite! See who was on hand in 2013 here. There will be no Fine Art Show associated with the Festival of the Cranes in 2014.
Did you see the great Festival banners around San Antonio? They were painted by 4th and 5th graders at San Antonio Elementary. Local businesses - San Antonio General Store, Owl Bar and Cafe, the Buckhorn, and the San Antonio Crane - provided donations to underwrite the materials and paint, and Bosque del Apache staff and the Socorro Electric Co-op generously assisted in the banner hanging.
Looking to plan your travel now? Make sure to check out our lodging page and make your reservations through the links from Reservetravel. Prices are usually the same as with other travel sites, and the Friends receive 6% back as a donation! We've made almost $2,300 in 3 years of this partnership. It's a win-win for everyone!