Annual Events

Wednesday October 5, 2022 - Sunday October 9, 2022

Sierra County Fair

9:00 AM, Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences
Arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups, a beer garden, dance, and other fun. FULL SCHEDULE read more
Cost: free for spectators
Contact: Sierra County Extension Service | 575-894-2375 | sierra@nmsu.edu
Wednesday October 12, 2022 - Saturday October 15, 2022

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: Jim Kinneruip | info@chilechallenge.org
Saturday October 15, 2022 - Sunday October 16, 2022

Elephant Days 2022

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, live music, the Elephant Butte Chile Cookoff, and more. Free. read more
Cost: free
| City of Elephant Butte | 575-744-4892
Saturday October 29, 2022

T or C Desert Ultramarathon

7:00 AM, Rotary Park, Riverside Drive @ Daniels , Truth or Consequences
Join us this autumn as we race through the unique and beautiful Chihuahuan Desert near Truth or Consequences. Imagine crossing the Rio Grande on foot to run a combination of jeep roads and single track… read more
Contact: John Masterson | 5752979797 | magnafix@gmail.com
Saturday November 12, 2022

Veterans' Day Car Show

8:00 AM, Albert Lyon Events Center, 2953 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: Beverly Kasiah | Hot Springs Woman's Club | 575-740-1004
Saturday December 3, 2022

Hillsboro’s Christmas in the Foothills

10:00 AM, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro
Hillsboro’s annual holiday festival, Christmas in the Foothills, usually occurs on the first Saturday in December from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Hillsboro Community Center. The festival features the famous $49.99 art sale,… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Ann Anders | CITF Committee of the HCC | awama123@gmail.com
Friday December 9, 2022

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 10, 2022

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 thousands of 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
Friday February 24, 2023 - Saturday February 25, 2023

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 March 25, 2023 - Sunday March 26, 2023

Truth or Consequences Rock and Gem Show

12:00 AM, Sierra County Fair Barn, South Broadway @ Hyde, Truth or Consequences
Truth or Consequences Annual Rock And Gem Show March 25-26, 2023 at the Sierra County Fair Barn at South Broadway at Hyde in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. FREE ADMISSION. Hours: Saturday 9-5 Sunday 10-4… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Dan Lorimier | Sierra County Rock and Gem Society | 575-740-2927 | scragssierracounty@gmail.com
Saturday April 29, 2023

Truth or Consequences Fiesta Golf Tournament

8:30 AM, Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course, 685 Marie, Truth or Consequences
One day only. 4 person scramble. Entry fee (cash or check only please) includes lunch, refreshments, prizes. Beginners to advanced players welcome! Form your own team, or enter on your own and let the tournament… read more
Cost: $50 per player
| Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course | 575-894-2603 | riverbart@yahoo.com
Friday May 5, 2023 - Sunday May 7, 2023

72nd 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
| City of Truth or Consequences
Friday May 19, 2023 - Sunday May 21, 2023

9th Annual 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. Nearly $4,000 in prizes are awarded in this fishing tournament that is open to anglers using any kind of motorless water craft that is propelled without… read more
Cost: $85 per person
Contact: Russ Traeger | 575-744-4185 | EBkayakT@gmail.com
Saturday June 17, 2023 - Sunday June 18, 2023

Annual Junior Open Fishing Tournament

6:00 AM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
This popular Father's Day Weekend fishing tournament for any kid K-12 with access to a boat is sponsored by the Elephant Butte Bass Anglers. read more
Cost: $15 per angler
Contact: Darrell Arthur or Mike Kmatz | Elephant Butte Bass Anglers | 575-740-2261 | mnckmatz@windstream.net
Saturday July 1, 2023

2023 Elephant Butte Fireworks Extravaganza

9:00 PM, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
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 water in New Mexico! Park fees waived for… read more
Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park | Elephant Butte State Park | 575-744-5923
Friday August 4, 2023 - Sunday August 6, 2023

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. In 2021, everything happens at Lions Beach. Friday September 13: 7:15-8am—Balloons Launch Saturday September 14: 7:15-8am—Balloons Launch 7:30-9pm: Balloon Glow… read more
Cost: park entrance fee or park pass
Contact: Jimmy McCarthy | Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta Organization | 505-908-0909
Friday September 8, 2023 - Sunday September 10, 2023

Pickamania 2023

5:30 PM, The Black Range Lodge, 50 Kingston Main Street, Kingston
A regional music festival featuring Americana music and Apple Pie read more
Cost: $50 for the weekend
Contact: Catherine Wanek | Sierra County Arts Council | 575-895-5652 | cat@blackrangelodge.com
Wednesday October 4, 2023 - Sunday October 8, 2023

Sierra County Fair

9:00 AM, Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences
Arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups, a beer garden, dance, and other fun. FULL SCHEDULE read more
Cost: free for spectators
Contact: Sierra County Extension Service | 575-894-2375 | sierra@nmsu.edu
Wednesday October 11, 2023 - Saturday October 14, 2023

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: Jim Kinneruip | info@chilechallenge.org
Friday October 13, 2023 - Sunday October 15, 2023

Elephant Days 2023

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, live music, the Elephant Butte Chile Cookoff, and more. Free. read more
Cost: free
| City of Elephant Butte | 575-744-4892
Saturday December 2, 2023

Hillsboro’s Christmas in the Foothills

10:00 AM, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro
Hillsboro’s annual holiday festival, Christmas in the Foothills, usually occurs on the first Saturday in December from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Hillsboro Community Center. The festival features the famous $49.99 art sale,… read more
Cost: free
Contact: Ann Anders | CITF Committee of the HCC | awama123@gmail.com
Friday December 8, 2023

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 9, 2023

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 thousands of 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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