Registration Now Open for Santa Fe Uke-Culinary Fiesta


November 7 – 11, 2018

It’s a winning combination: ‘ukuleles, food, and overall musical merriment with Craig McClelland, Heidi Swedberg, and Daniel Ward!  Add to that a stunning location, Santa Fe, New Mexico, in early November (when the crowds have dissipated, the winter chill still has not yet settled in, and the sky and surrounding countryside may still be  awash with color) and it really can’t get much better than the New Uke-Culinary Fiesta in Santa Fe, November 7 – 11, 2018, with lots of ‘ukulele, lots of food, and lots of local color.

This year we’ll be staying at El Paradero, an intimate, somewhat secluded, inn, within walking distance of the world famous Santa Fe Plaza and Railyard Square.  Delightful rooms and meeting spaces, a hearty southwestern breakfast, and afternoon tea, all contribute to an authentic southwestern experience….with ‘ukulele.

‘Ukulele workshops will be available daily for those on beginning, intermediate, and advanced tracks.  There will also be special one-off workshops and an opportunity to perform as a group Under the Water Tower at the weekly Farmer’s Market in Railyard Square on Saturday. And for those interested in the more contemplative practice of journaling, Mara Lonner, will be offering guidance in that, sharing with us the techniques and materials she employs every day to express herself with line, color, and shape as she reflects on the joys and tribulations of daily life.

And don’t forget the delicious Southwestern dishes you’ll learn to make with Heidi and Daniel. And as a special treat, late Saturday afternoon, Daniel and local Flamenco artitst, Annika, will create create our very own tablao, a place where flamenco is performed (next to the kitchen), while Heidi and the cooking crew whip up a tasty repast. For more information on what your days in Santa Fe might look like, take a peak at the daily schedule.

The retreat cost is $989 per person and includes all workshops and those meals prepared by the cooking classes.  (You are on your own for dinner on Thursday night, leaving you free to explore Santa Fe’s robust culinary scene….with recommendations from Heidi, Daniel, and Craig.)

Lodging at El Paradero is NOT included in the retreat cost. We have, however, arranged for a discount for retreat participants and will send you the contact information once you have registered for the retreat. Rooms at El Paradero are $145 – $195 per night. So, the sooner you register, the more options you will have.

Online registration is now open and we suggest you register soon as there has been a lot of interest in this one, and enrollment is limited.

Register Now!