- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Wine Festival in Bernalillo is running dry after 27 years.

Bernalillo town officials say they are no longer putting on the annual Labor Day weekend event.

Festival executive director Maria Rinaldi said Friday ending the wine fest is the most responsible choice in light of a changing market.

Rinaldi says the festival served its purpose, which was promoting New Mexico’s wine industry and tourism in Bernalillo.

The festival started as a joint effort between the town and the New Mexico Vine and Wine Society. It took place each year in Loretto Park.

Officials say they will likely plan other events for Labor Day weekend to take place in the park.

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