Annual Events

Saturday October 2, 2021

2021 Elephant Butte Chili Cook-off

2:00 PM, Sierra del Rio Golf Course, 101 Clubhouse Drive, 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
Wednesday October 13, 2021 - Saturday October 16, 2021

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 15, 2021 - Sunday October 17, 2021

Elephant Days 2021

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, cooking contests and more. Free. read more
Cost: free
| City of Elephant Butte | 575-744-4892
Saturday November 6, 2021

CANCELLED for 2021: 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: Ginny Shannon | New Mexico State Veterans' home | 575-894-4287
Saturday December 4, 2021

Hillsboro's Christmas in the Foothills 2021

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 10, 2021

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 11, 2021

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 May 6, 2022 - Sunday May 8, 2022

73rd 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
Saturday June 18, 2022 - Sunday June 19, 2022

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 November 5, 2022

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: Ginny Shannon | New Mexico State Veterans' home | 575-894-4200
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