Milan Celebrates Fall Festival

Posted: Nov. 13th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Lummis burns
Cibola Beacon

Milan was the center of a jovial affair with its celebration of its annual Fall Festival. Featuring a varied array of contests, events and displays, the celebration attracted hundreds of visitors and included everything from salsa contests to car shows.

Hundreds of people stopped in Milan for its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 3rd.

The event included a car show, chile cook-off and lastly, the burning of Lummis, The Malpais Man, at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Marlene Toivanen won first place in the cook-off. Norma Jaramillo took second place.

Toivanen also placed in the salsa contest. Ann Marie Garcia won first and Toivanen took second.

It was Garcia’s first year joining the contest and Toivanen has participated since the festival began three years ago.

More than 20 cars and ten vendors were at Kearns’ Field. The vendors ranged from jewelry to horse rides. The cars ranged from modern muscle cars to oldies but goodies. George Knotts’ 1929 Model A Ford was the oldest at the festival.

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