FAQs – Know Before You Go!
In 2019 the Market is:
Friday, July 12: Market Opening Party: 6:30pm to 10:00pm (A FULL HOUR LONGER!)
Saturday, July 13: Early Bird: 7:30am to 10:00am, Regular Market: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday, July 14: 9:00am to 5:00pm
There are other events affiliated with the Market and International Folk Art Alliance, too! Click here for event listings.
Tickets are limited and events may sell out. Purchase in advance to secure yours!
Saturday and Sunday tickets include admission to the Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.
Children 16 and under are admitted for free on both Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm and Sunday from 9:00am – 5:00pm during the Market.
Parking and Transportation
Accessible transport services are available for attendees with disabilities or mobility issues, as well as for their families and caregivers. Ample accessible parking has been reserved in both of the park-and-ride lots, directly adjacent to the attendee shuttles.
Special shuttles will be on standby at both the Sun (South Capitol) and Moon (PERA) Park-and-Ride Lots for those requiring additional time or assistance. These are fully equipped to transport wheelchairs and scooters of all sizes and will drop passengers across from the front entrance to the International Folk Art Market.
Golf carts and staff will be on standby to assist you to the Market entrance if required.
A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available on Museum Hill for those requiring access to specialized medical equipment, or access to their vehicles. These must be reserved in advance to guarantee a space by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible parking spaces on Museum Hill will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If you be unable to reserve an accessible parking space prior to your arrival at the Market, attendees displaying a valid ADA placard will be able to access accessible parking, space permitting.
Please contact us at email@example.com should you have any questions.
All three 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. The food bazaar is accessible as well, though there is a short incline that you must travel up and down to get to the dining area. For those attendees who do not feel comfortable navigating this incline, dining is also available at the Museum Hill Café on the upper level 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.
The valet service is free, but donations are accepted by our partner Bike Santa Fe.
Due to heightened security measures across our nation, the International Folk Art Alliance is supplementing its security procedures by adding bag screenings to the entry process at the 2018 the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe for all patrons, sponsors, volunteers, media and vendors attending or working the event.
The International Folk Art Alliance 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. 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
- Budget additional time – entry lines will be slightly longer than in the past
- 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.
Visitors may also use the services of the packing and shipping company UPS 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 information booth on the upper level of the Market for more information.
The Children’s Passport Project held on Sunday during the Market, is a fun way to awaken a child’s awareness about the many countries and cultures represented at the Market. After receiving a “passport,” children collect flag stickers from each “country” (artist booths) they visit to put in their passports.
Children 16 and under are admitted for free on both Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am – 5:00pm during the Market.
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.
After the Market, the Museum of International Folk Art admissions desk kindly houses leftover lost items. They can be reached at (505) 476-1200.