FAQs – Know Before You Go!


When is the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe?
The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is held annually beginning the second full weekend of July on Museum Hill.

In 2022 the Market is:


Tues, July 5 8AM–12PM Mentor to Market: IFAM Artist Conference TBD For IFAM Artists (Closed to Public)
  4PM–7PM Artist Procession & Community Celebration Santa Fe Plaza Free and Open to the Public
Wed, July 6  6PM–9PM Opening Night Party Museum Hill By invitation only with a donation of $1,000+
Thu, July 7 9AM-11AM IFAM Early Bird Market Museum Hill  Ticket Prices TBD
  11AM – 6PM IFAM Market Museum Hill  Ticket Prices TBD
Fri, July 8 9AM – 6PM IFAM Market Museum Hill  Ticket Prices TBD
Sat, July 9 9AM – 3PM IFAM Market Museum Hill  Ticket Prices TBD
  6PM–9PM IFAM Saturday Night Market (NEW) Museum Hill  Ticket Prices TBD
Sun, July 10 10AM–5PM IFAM Community Day Sunday Museum Hill  Ticket Prices TBD

How do I buy tickets?
Tickets for the 2022 Market Tickets will go on sale April 28th at 10 AM Mountain Time for Members and Volunteers and May 2, 2022 at 10AM Mountain Time for the general public. Check back at our home page, folkartmarket.org on May 2, 2022 for purchasing options. Sign up for our eNewsletter to stay in touch with the latest announcements about tickets. Tickets are limited and events may sell out. Purchase in advance to secure yours!

When you retain your ticket and present it at the Botanical Garden Welcome Center you’ll get $5 admission!

All Children will need to be ticketed for every session of Market  during the Market, however tickets for children ages 12 and under are free of cost.

How do I get to the International Folk Art Market?

Visitors use a free park-and-ride service provided by the International Folk Art Market in partnership with Santa Fe Valet.

Is there parking on “Museum Hill” where the Market is held?
There will be no guaranteed public parking is available on Museum Hill as the museums will remain open and operational.
What about visitors with mobility issues and/or disabilities?
Every effort has been made to make your Market site visit as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Parking and Transportation
ADA and Wheelchair Accessible transport services are available for attendees with disabilities or mobility issues, as well as for their families and caregivers.

Event Site
All areas of the Market site and the museums on Milner Plaza are accessible for those with mobility issues. Keep in mind this is an outdoor event, with multiple levels, and uneven walking surfaces. An elevator is available to access both the lower and upper levels of the Market.

Wheelchairs are not provided by the Market, so please bring your own if you need one while visiting. The museums on Milner Plaza provide wheelchairs for museum visits, only.

Can I ride my bicycle to the Market?
Yes. A bike valet is available Thursday through Sunday.

The bike valet service is free.

Will there be food at the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe?
Yes, the International Folk Art Market intends to partner with local vendors to provide access to food for purchase. The Museum Hill Café will also remain open during the Market, in case you want to plan for a snack before or after your shopping experience.
Is there bag screening at the event?
Due to heightened security measures across our nation, the International Folk Art Market is supplementing its security procedures by adding bag screenings to the entry process at the 2022 the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe for all patrons, sponsors, volunteers, media and vendors attending or working the event.

The International Folk Art Market would like to remind its visitors that IFAM | Santa Fe takes place on state property, and as such, weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited. As this is a state property, dogs will not be allowed to enter Market, regardless of size or carrier.  All bags and purses are subject to inspection upon entry and re-entry. IFAA will reserve the right not to allow any bag, parcel, or other item to be brought into the Market.

As we implement this security enhancement, we are making every effort to ensure our entry process remains as efficient as possible. We appreciate your patience as we work to keep the lines friendly and efficient.

Other Useful Information

  • Bring a refillable water bottle
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled session
  • Have your ticket ready to be scanned once you reach the entry to Market
  • Ask one of our amazing volunteers or staff if you have any questions
  • Bring less and save more time
  • Follow posted signage and directions given by IFAM personnel

Thank you for keeping IFAM | Santa Fe a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all.

What about water and other beverages?
We provide free, cold, filtered water dispensers at two locations on site. Bring a refillable water bottle and you may fill it up at any time for free!
How do I pay for my folk art purchases?
2022 IFAM is a cashless event. There will be one cashier assigned to every four booths. You will pay for each item and then carry it with you.
What if I buy an item that is particularly large and fragile at the Market?
Most items at the Market are easily transported on the visitor shuttles. Feel free to take up more than one seat; they run constantly and there’s room for all!

Visitors may also use the services of the Art Valet on site all weekend. They can wrap any purchase in bubble wrap for free, box it up professionally for a fee, and even deliver it to your home (also for a fee). They can deliver items locally and internationally.

If you end up purchasing something that you physically cannot get on a shuttle without great risk to you and/or the item, and you don’t want to ship it, we can help. Stop by the Art Valet booth on the upper level of the Market for more information.

Are there any events for children?
This year, there are no children’s programs planned.

All children must be ticketed in alignment with our Covid Safe Practices. Tickets for Children 12 and under are free.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?
The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is a rain or shine event. Most activities take place under cover, in beautiful tents. The Market will only close if there is a lightning strike danger, in which case you will receive a rain check voucher.

What should I bring to the Market?
We encourage bringing a refillable water bottle (we provide free, filtered water dispensers), sunscreen and/or a hat, and comfortable walking shoes.

Small umbrellas, strollers (note: there is no stroller parking area), purses, sunscreen, small personal items, and blankets are also fine. Please note that all bags, purses, backpacks and persons may be subject to screening by security personnel.

May I bring my pet to the Market?
No. Pets are not allowed on site due to a state of New Mexico ordinance. Properly identified assistance animals are allowed.
Is there anything else that is not allowed at the Market?
The following are not allowed: coolers, glass bottles, alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons including small knives, flammable Items, fireworks, explosives or incendiary devices, pepper spray or mace, knives, animals (with the exception of service animals), skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, items that may be deemed a safety hazard or annoyance to participants or guests (balls, Frisbees, balloons, projectiles, horns, radios, bells, whistles, musical instruments, laser pointers, etc.), large golf-type umbrellas, chairs.
Do you have a lost and found?
Yes. During the hours of the Market our lost and found is located in our Information Booth located on the upper level of the Market, to the left, just after the stairs.

After the Market, the Museum of International Folk Art admissions desk kindly houses leftover lost items. They can be reached at (505) 476-1200.