Chamber Krewe Extravaganza

at Mardi Gras in the Mountains

In 2023, the Red River Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Mardi Gras in partnership with the Red River Rex Foundation.

Our Extravaganza Features—

3:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Mardi Gras Fashion Show (family friendly)
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Bayou Bites (family friendly)
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Friday Night Drink Making Contest (21+)
9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. - Concert (21+)


Friday Night Drink Making Contest

Join us for our 15th annual Friday Night Drink Making Contest! We're going big this year to celebrate this amazing milestone and hope that you can join us!
The annual event is judged by a panel of celebrity judges and judges selected from the audience, the competition is judged on the quality of the performance, the taste of the drink, and much more.
Would you like to apply to be a Krewe to perform in the Friday Night Drink Making Contest in 2024? Click HERE to fill out the form!

NM Craft Spirits Showcase

Experience the best of craft spirits from Red River Brewing Company and throughout New Mexico at our 2nd Annual Craft Spirits Showcase! Inside the Red River Conference Center from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. you'll have the opportunity to sample these delicious spirits, cocktails, and even purchase your favorite tasty beverage and take some home to family and friends! We are thrilled to be highlighting the amazing craft spirits from our state and can't wait for you to join us.

Mardi Gras Main Street Parade

Join us for the Mardi Gras Main Street Parade, brought to you by the Red River Chamber of Commerce and the New Mexico Distiller's Guild. Have you been dreaming of having a float in a parade? How about getting your truck or OHV all gussied up and showing it off? Do you just love parades? Well, no matter what you said—you are in luck.

We'll be awarding prizes for:

  • Most Humorous Float
  • Most Thematic Float
  • Best Walking Float
  • Best Out of Town Float
  • Best Decorated Vehicle

Thank You to these Generous sponsors of the Showcase & Drink Making Contest

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