Annual Events

Saturday December 7, 2019

Hillsboro's Christmas in the Foothills 2019

10:00 AM, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro
Hillsboro’s annual holiday festival, Christmas in the Foothills, takes place on Saturday, December 2, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Hillsboro Community Center. The festival features the famous $49.99 art sale, raffles, food… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Ann Anders | CITF Committee of the HCC | awama123@gmail.com
Saturday December 7, 2019

Monticello Holiday Store

10:00 AM, Monticello Holiday Store, 388 Calle Del Norte, Monticello
Join the residents of the Monticello canyon for the 10th Annual Monticello Holiday Store! Monticello Holiday Store Two Weekends Only! December 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th Open from 10am-4pm. You’ll find all sorts of… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Jane Darland | Monticello Canyon Association
Sunday December 8, 2019

Monticello Holiday Store

10:00 AM, Monticello Holiday Store, 388 Calle Del Norte, Monticello
Join the residents of the Monticello canyon for the 10th Annual Monticello Holiday Store! Monticello Holiday Store Two Weekends Only! December 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th Open from 10am-4pm. You’ll find all sorts of… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Jane Darland | Monticello Canyon Association
Friday December 13, 2019

Old-Fashioned Christmas

6:00 PM, Downtown Truth or Consequences, Main, Broadway, Foch, Austin, Truth or Consequences
Downtown Truth or Consequences The evening begins with the annual Christmas Tree lighting in Evelyn Renfro park, after which all can enjoy bonfires, carolers and other performers, and holiday refreshments in downtown T or C.… read more
Cost: free
| Truth or Consequences MainStreet | director@torcmainstreet.org
Saturday December 14, 2019

Monticello Holiday Store

10:00 AM, Monticello Holiday Store, 388 Calle Del Norte, Monticello
Join the residents of the Monticello canyon for the 10th Annual Monticello Holiday Store! Monticello Holiday Store Two Weekends Only! December 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th Open from 10am-4pm. You’ll find all sorts of… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Jane Darland | Monticello Canyon Association
Saturday December 14, 2019

Elephant Butte Luminaria Beachwalk

5:00 PM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
The Luminaria Walk, sponsored by Elephant Butte Lake State Park and Friends of Elephant Butte Lake, features 3000 thousand luminarias lining paths on the beach leading to community‐sponsored campsites with posole, chile, cocoa, cookies, s’mores,… read more
Cost: park pass or day use fee
Contact: Jasen Kershaw | Elephant Butte Lake State Park | 575-744-5923
Sunday December 15, 2019

Monticello Holiday Store

10:00 AM, Monticello Holiday Store, 388 Calle Del Norte, Monticello
Join the residents of the Monticello canyon for the 10th Annual Monticello Holiday Store! Monticello Holiday Store Two Weekends Only! December 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th Open from 10am-4pm. You’ll find all sorts of… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Jane Darland | Monticello Canyon Association
Friday February 21, 2020 - Saturday February 22, 2020

Annual Gathering of Quilts

9:00 AM, Truth or Consequences Civic Center / Ralph Edwards Auditorium, 400 West 4th Street, Truth or Consequences
An annual display featuring all locally-made quilts, with appraisals, vendors, and a raffle. Woodworkers next door. read more
Cost: donation
Contact: Connie Siffring | 575-894-2959 | winterquilters@yahoo.com
Saturday April 4, 2020

Trinity Site Tour

8:00 AM, White Sands Missile Range, Highway 380, White Sands
The Trinity Site, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975, is where the first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945. Visitors see Ground Zero, “Jumbo” bomb casing, the McDonald House, one of the old instrumentation bunkers, historical photos, a Fatman bomb casing, and part of the original crater left by the explosion. read more
| White Sands Missile Range | (575) 678-1134
Saturday April 25, 2020

Truth or Consequences Fiesta Golf Tournament

8:30 AM, Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course, 685 Marie, Truth or Consequences
A four-person scramble, $50 per player includes lunch. Players beginners to advanced are welcome. Put together your own team or enter as a single and be put on a team. read more
Cost: $50 per player
| Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course | 575-894-2603
Friday May 1, 2020 - Sunday May 3, 2020

70th Annual Fiesta

10:00 AM, Downtown Truth or Consequences, Main, Broadway, Foch, Austin, Truth or Consequences
Held annually since 1950, Truth or Consequences comes together to celebrate with a parade, rodeo events, dances, tournaments, games and contests (like the popular junk boat race), and much more. read more
Cost: free
| Fiesta Planning Committee | info@annualtorcfiesta.com
Friday May 15, 2020 - Sunday May 17, 2020

Kayak Fishing Tournament

6:00 AM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
Prizes will be awarded in this Catch-Photo-Release fishing tournament. Anyone with a watercraft that floats and is propelled without a motor can enter. Schedule: Friday: Captain’s Meeting Saturday: Fishing Tournament Sunday: Awards Ceremony Rules will… read more
Cost: $65 per person
Contact: Russ Traeger | 575-744-4185 | EBkayakT@gmail.com
Saturday June 13, 2020

2020 Elephant Butte Chili Cook-off

2:00 PM, Sierra del Rio Golf Course, Turtleback Mountain Resort, Elephant Butte
Tie on an apron and get into the competition with your best red or green! First, second and third prizes are awarded in Red or Green categories. First prize awarded in Dessert category. Music, entertainment… read more
Contact: Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce | 575-744-5046 | chamber@ebcocnm.com
Saturday July 4, 2020

2020 Elephant Butte Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza

9:00 PM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
Each year during the July 4 Holiday Weekend, fireworks are launched from Rattlesnake Island to celebrate the founding of our country. Come and see the state's biggest fireworks show reflected off the largest body of… read more
Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park | Elephant Butte State Park | 575-744-5923
Friday August 21, 2020 - Sunday August 23, 2020

2020 Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta

6:45 AM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
Held at the main area of Elephant Butte Lake State Park and around Elephant Butte. Hot air balloons rise from the beach and fly over the lake each morning, weather permitting. Mass ascension and balloon… read more
Cost: park entrance fee or park pass
Contact: Jimmy McCarthy | Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta Organization | 505-908-0909
Friday September 11, 2020 - Sunday September 13, 2020

Pickamania 2020

5:30 PM, The Black Range Lodge, 119 Kingston Main Street, Kingston
A regional music festival featuring Americana music and Apple Pie TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 2019: Friday, Sept. 13 6pm - Kingston Main Street 7pm - the Back Porch Blues Band Saturday, Sept. 14 6pm - Peter McLaughlin… read more
Contact: Catherine Wanek | Sierra County Arts Council | 575-895-5652 | cat@blackrangelodge.com
Saturday September 12, 2020

Elephant Day 2020

10:00 AM, Elephant Butte Event Grounds, 202 Warm Springs Boulevard, Elephant Butte
Join the City of Elephant Butte for its big annual event! Activities include live music, arts and crafts, vendors, a parade, car and motorcycle shows, kids' activities, and more! Admission to most events is free;… read more
Cost: free
| City of Elephant Butte | 575-744-4892
Saturday September 19, 2020

C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing Tournament

7:00 AM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
This fishing tournament unites volunteers who love to fish with disabled and disadvantaged children for a day of fishing in the outdoors. read more
Cost: free for participants
Contact: Will Dooley | C.A.S.T. for Kids | 575-744-5567 | will.dooley@lagorico.com
Thursday October 1, 2020 - Sunday October 4, 2020

Sierra County Fair

9:00 AM, Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences
Date tentative. Arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups, a dance, and other fun. read more
Cost: free for spectators
Contact: Sierra County Extension Service | 575-894-2375 | sierra@nmsu.edu
Saturday October 3, 2020

Trinity Site Tour

8:00 AM, White Sands Missile Range, Highway 380, White Sands
The Trinity Site, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975, is where the first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945. Visitors see Ground Zero, “Jumbo” bomb casing, the McDonald House, one of the old instrumentation bunkers, historical photos, a Fatman bomb casing, and part of the original crater left by the explosion. read more
| White Sands Missile Range | (575) 678-1134
Wednesday October 14, 2020 - Saturday October 17, 2020

Annual Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Drive Trail Event

12:00 AM, Caballo Lake State Park, Highway 187, Caballo
An opportunity for four wheel drive vehicles of any experience level to drive trails in a supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event. Family oriented trail rides are designed to maximize your enjoyment of the desert and the 4-wheeling experience. read more
Contact: Dan Pettit | info@chilechallenge.org
Saturday November 7, 2020

Annual Veterans' Day Car Show

8:00 AM, New Mexico State Veterans Home, 992 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences
Trophy Plaques and Dash Plaques are awarded for People's Choice and Judge's Picks. Judging starts @ 11:30 / door prizes begin @ 1:00 PM / awards start @ 2:00 PM. Vehicle Entry Fee: $25 (for early… read more
Cost: free for spectators
Contact: Sam Shannon | New Mexico State Veterans' home | 575-894-4222 | sam.shannon@state.nm.us
Saturday December 5, 2020

Hillsboro's Christmas in the Foothills 2020

10:00 AM, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro
Hillsboro’s annual holiday festival, Christmas in the Foothills, takes place on Saturday, December 2, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Hillsboro Community Center. The festival features the famous $49.99 art sale, raffles, food… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Ann Anders | CITF Committee of the HCC | awama123@gmail.com
Friday December 11, 2020

Old-Fashioned Christmas

6:00 PM, Downtown Truth or Consequences, Main, Broadway, Foch, Austin, Truth or Consequences
Downtown Truth or Consequences The evening begins with the annual Christmas Tree lighting in Evelyn Renfro park, after which all can enjoy bonfires, carolers and other performers, and holiday refreshments in downtown T or C.… read more
Cost: free
| Truth or Consequences MainStreet | director@torcmainstreet.org
Saturday December 12, 2020

Elephant Butte Luminaria Beachwalk

5:00 PM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
The Luminaria Walk, sponsored by Elephant Butte Lake State Park and Friends of Elephant Butte Lake, features 3000 thousand luminarias lining paths on the beach leading to community‐sponsored campsites with posole, chile, cocoa, cookies, s’mores,… read more
Cost: park pass or day use fee
Contact: Jasen Kershaw | Elephant Butte Lake State Park | 575-744-5923
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