Southern New Mexico Events

40 Days and 40 Nights

What’s going on in SEPTEMBER?

Posted

Desert Exposure would like to include your special events, from any southern New Mexico community, in our listing. Please submit your event title, time, location and contact information to editor@desertexposure.com; Desert Exposure 1740-A Calle de Mercado, Las Cruces, NM 88005; or call Elva at 575-680-1978.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Silver City/Grant County

Joe Neri Blues Dawg Blues Jam Blues Brunch — 1 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Big Doin’s at the Chloride Bank Café — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 136 Wall St. in Chloride. A grand opening celebration for a new place for eats in the ghost town of Chloride. Info: 575-743-0.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

All American Gun & Western Collectible Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Cost: $7. Info: 575-257-6171.

 End of Summer Bash with Fireworks over the lake — 8-10 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Live music, food and fireworks. Bring a chair or blanket. Info: www.innofthemountaingods.com.

 

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Hatch Chile Festival — 7 a.m.-5 p.m. all over the town of Hatch. Chile samples, food, crafts, auction, live music and more. Info: 575-267-1095.

Lower Broad Canyon Hike — 8 a.m.-noon, meet at the Old Doña Ana County Courthouse, 215 W. Amador. Explore Broad Canyon which drains the west side of the Sierra de las Uvas Mountains surrounding Desert Peaks. Cost: free. Info: RSVP to grecia@nmwild.org.

Guided hike at Achenbach Canyon — 9 a.m. at the parking area for the canyon. Cost: free. Trail to a shallow cave is 3.3 miles in length. Info: RSVP to director@organmtnfriends.org.

Mesilla River Run! Inner tube rafting trip on the Rio Grande — 9 a.m. in Mesilla at Calle de Norte bridge, 3440 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces. Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for children. Info: www.swexpeditions.com.

Harvest Wine Festival — noon-6 p.m. at the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo Grounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd. Celebrate the grape harvest and the end of summer with wine, music, food and arts and crafts vendors. Info: nmwine.com.

Live Music: Paper Moon Shiners — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

 Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Harvest Wine Festival — noon-6 p.m. at the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo grounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd. Celebrate the grape harvest and the end of summer with wine, music, food and arts and crafts vendors. Info: nmwine.com.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs Race Track — 1 p.m. at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. The richest race for a two-year-old of any breed in North America. Cost: Free. Info: 575-378-4431.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Image editing: Curves — 7 p.m. with the Doña Ana Photography Club, Cruces Creatives, 205 E. Lohman, in Las Cruces. Carl Maier give a presentation on the image editing tool followed by a presentation by Dale Taylor about the photographer Weegee. Cost: Free. Info: www.daphotoclub.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E., Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Swing on the Downtown Plaza — 7 p.m. on the Las Cruces Plaza. Enjoy music from the big band era to new age electro swing. Don’t know how to swing, there is a beginner’s lesson at the start of every event. Info: Info: 575-541-2550.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: The Oversouls — 7:30 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Fiesta de La Luz — 5-11 p.m. in the town of La Luz. Annual church fiesta, entertainment, food and games. Cost: Free. Info: 575-430-7801.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

First Friday Art Ramble — 5-8 p.m. downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-541-2150.

Live Music: Smokin Blue Band— 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Book signing and talk: “Blue Dragon Case Studies” — 2-4 p.m. at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House in Silver City. Former Silver City resident and doctor of Oriental Medicine returns to discuss and sign “Blue Dragon Case Studies: A Western Guidebook to Eastern Medicine.” Info: bluedragondom@gmail.com.

Live Music: Alison Reynolds — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Alamogordo/Otero County

White Sands Balloon and Music Festival — 7 a.m. launch from Ed Brabson Balloon Park in Alamogordo; 2 p.m. music begins; 7 pm. Balloon glow. Food and memorabilia vendors will be on site. Cost: Free. Info: 575-437-6120.

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Alamogordo Western Frontier Gun Show — 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., 401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo.  Buy, sell or trade guns, knives, ammunition, military surplus, jewelry and handcrafts. Cost: $6. Info: 575-430-8681.

Fiesta de La Luz — 10 a.m.-11 p.m. in the town of La Luz. Annual church fiesta, entertainment, food and games. Cost: Free. Info: 575-430-7801.

Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour — 10-11 a.m. at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, about 12 miles south of Alamogordo, take U.S. Highway 54 about 8 miles and turn east on Dog Canyon Road for 4 miles. Meet at the visitor center to check in. Info: 575-437-8284.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Aden Crater: Rugged wonderland guided hike — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. meet at the Women’s Intercultural Center, 303 Lincoln St. in Anthony. Cost: free. Info and reservations: director@organmtnfriends.org.

Mesilla River Run! Inner tube rafting trip on the Rio Grande — 9 a.m. in Mesilla at Calle de Norte bridge, 3440 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces. Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for children. Info: www.swexpeditions.com.

Yoga in the Monument — 9 a.m. at Organ Mountains Dripping Springs Natural Area, 15000 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces. Info: www.locallascruces.com.

Saturday Night Dance at the Munson — 5-7 p.m. at the Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St. Cost: $3. Info: 575-528-3000.

Live Music: Flat Blak — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Silver City/Grant County

Sunday Brunch music — 1 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Alamogordo/Otero County

White Sands Balloon and Music Festival — 7 a.m. launch from White Sands National Monument. Gates open at 6 a.m. Bring water and get there early to ensure entrance to the park. Cost: Free. Info: 575-437-6120.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Mesilla River Run! Inner tube rafting trip on the Rio Grande — 9 a.m. in Mesilla at Calle de Norte bridge, 3440 W. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces. Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for children. Info: www.swexpeditions.com.

Slot Canyon Tour — 9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Old Doña Ana County Courthouse, 215 W. Amador. In the shadow of the Robledo lies a slot canyon within the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument. Cost: free. Info: RSVP to grecia@nmwild.org.

Monuments and Main Street Kick-Off Fiesta  — 4-9 p.m. at Klein Park, 155 N. Mesquite St, Las Cruces. Live music with Nosotros. Stagecoach trolley rides, Organ Mountains painting class and crafts, reenactment of founding of Las Cruces and much more. Cost: Free. Info: www.locallascruces.com.

Live Music: Skivi Meredith — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Silver City/Grant County

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County — 10:30 a.m. at Cross Point Assembly of God Church, 11600 U.S. Highway 180 E. Entertainment is harpist Karen Nelson. Cost: Lunch $12. Info: 575-537-3643.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Children and Youth Summit meeting — 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House, 2704 Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso. The South Central Mountain Children and Youth Summit is dedicated to the building of networks between organizations and individuals and improving development of children’s and youth programs in Lincoln and Otero counties. Info: Pauline.staski@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E., Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers Square Dance — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm in T or C. Main stream and plus dancing. Info: 505-804-3842.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: Dale & Waylon — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — 6:45-10 a.m. at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Info: 505-908-0909.

Pickamania — 5:30-9 p.m. at the Black Range Lodge, 119 Kingston Main St. Kingston. A regional music festival featuring Americana music and Apple Pie. Cost $30 all weekend or $10 Friday and Sunday and $20 Saturday. Info: 575-895-5652.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Live Music: The Casual Fridays — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Vince Neil and Vixen live — 8-10 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Lead vocalist of Motley Crue performing with Vixen for epic night of rock’n’roll. Cost: $25. Info: www.innofthemountaingods.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Second Saturday Gallery Walk — 5-7 p.m. in Silver City, various locations. Info: 575-538-5555.

Live Music: Calista — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

MainStreet Market — 8-11 a.m. at 700 S. Silver Ave. in Deming. Info: 575-546-2674.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Make a Wish Eagles Fun Run — 8:30 a.m. registration at 471 24th St. in Alamogordo. Cost: $20 driver, $10 passenger includes food, door prizes and T-shirts. Info: business.alamogordo.com.

Car, truck and motorcycle show and expo — 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Tays Center, 2400 N. Scenic Drive, Alamogordo. Drawings, food, music, burn out, 49 awards categories and more. Info: 5758-442-9237.

Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour — 10-11 a.m. at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, about 12 miles south of Alamogordo, take U.S. Highway 54 about 8 miles and turn east on Dog Canyon Road for 4 miles. Meet at the visitor center to check in. Info: 575-437-8284.

Touch a Truck MOPS fundraiser — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 2960 N. Scenic Drive, in Alamogordo. Fire trucks to tractors on hand for families to explore, includes vendors, food and fun. Info: 575-642-3681.

Thank a Police Officer Day — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Otero County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Alamogordo. Meet local police officers and enjoy food, fun and fellowship. Info: oteroleoappreciation@gmail.com.

A Penny for Your Thoughts — 3-6:30 p.m. at Xtreme Amplitude Gym, 700 First St. in the Granada Shopping Center, Alamogordo. An open house and fundraiser in honor of Joe Don Kekahbah and all who have lost their battle with mental health and for those who are still fighting. Info: 575-488-9267.

80th Annual Otero County Fair & Rodeo Parade — 6:30-7:30 p.m. along 10th Street in Alamogordo. Info: 575-434-0788.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — 6:45-10 a.m. at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Info: 505-908-0909.

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Elephant Day 2019 — 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Elephant Butte Event Grounds, 202 Warm Springs Boulevard, Elephant Butte. Info: 575-744-4892.

Pickamania — 5:30-9 p.m. at the Black Range Lodge, 119 Kingston Main St. Kingston. A regional music festival featuring Americana music and Apple Pie. Cost $30 all weekend or $10 Friday and Sunday and $20 Saturday. Info: 575-895-5652.

Second Saturday Art Hop — 6-9 p.m. in Downtown T or C along Main, Broadway, Foch, and Austin streets. Galleries, studios, shops and restaurants open late for exploration. Info; promotion@torcmainstreet.org.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. $4 Info: 575-744-9137.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Lower Broad Canyon Hike — 8 a.m.-noon, meet at the Old Doña Ana County Courthouse, 215 W. Amador. Explore Broad Canyon which drains the west side of the Sierra de las Uvas Mountains surrounding Desert Peaks. Cost: free. Info: RSVP to grecia@nmwild.org.

Yoga in the Monument — 9 a.m. at Organ Mountains Dripping Springs Natural Area, 15000 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces. Info: www.locallascruces.com.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta — 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Historic Mesilla Plaza in Mesilla. Live music, rides, food games and more. Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Avenida de Mesilla. Cost: free. Info: www.monuments2mainstreet.com.

Music Experience: Classical Drinking — 7:30-9:30 at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla. Features the talents of La Catrina String Quartet and Jim Sherer as special guest. Cash bar offered by Dry Point Distillers. Info: 575-523-6403.

Live Music: Mungo Jerry — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Adobe Art Expo — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Adobe Plaza, 200 Mechem Drive in Ruidoso. Info: sumiayame@outlook.com.

Eli Young Band live — 8-10 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Cost: $25. Info: www.innofthemountaingods.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Native Plant Society field trip to the Fort Bayard Preserve — 8 a.m. meet-up at the south parking lot of the Fine Arts Center Theatre at Western New Mexico University for carpooling. Info: hannablood@gmail.com.

Sunday Brunch music — 1 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — 6:45-10 a.m. at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Info: 505-908-0909.

Pickamania — 5:30-9 p.m. at the Black Range Lodge, 119 Kingston Main St. Kingston. A regional music festival featuring Americana music and Apple Pie. Cost $30 all weekend or $10 Friday and Sunday and $20 Saturday. Info: 575-895-5652.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Food Truck Festival — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Heart of the Desert, on U.S. 54/70 in between Alamogordo and Tularosa. Live music with Rosewater Blues and Hear No Evil. Cost: Free. Info: 575-434-0035.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Top of the Ridge Hike — 9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Old Doña Ana County Courthouse, 215 W. Amador. Gentle walk up a lush ridge to a breathtaking summit of Top of the World Ridge. Cost: free. Info: RSVP to grecia@nmwild.org.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta — 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Historic Mesilla Plaza in Mesilla. Live music, rides, food games and more. Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Avenida de Mesilla. Cost: free. Info: www.monuments2mainstreet.com.

Live Music: Anna p.s. — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society concert with The Coolside Collective — 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. Cost: $10. Info: 575-640-8752.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Adobe Art Expo — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Adobe Plaza, 200 Mechem Drive in Ruidoso. Info: sumiayame@outlook.com.F

 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

“Where to photograph in October” — 7 p.m. with the Doña Ana Photography Club, Cruces Creatives, 205 E. Lohman, in Las Cruces. Ann Chase presents the short program with is followed by viewing of members’ photographs for the month’s theme, “flora.” Cost: Free. Info: www.daphotoclub.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmers’ Market — 9 a.m.-noon in the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Otero County Fair and Rodeo — 9 a.m.- 11 p.m., 401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo.  Rabbits, swine, exhibits and pavilion. Info: Oterocountyfair.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Beginner Bird walk with the Mesilla Valley Audubon Society — 7:45 a.m.-noon at Tellbrook Park, 4290 E. Winchester Road, Las Alturas area. Cost: Free. Info: 575-528-8696.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

50th Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Info: www.motorcyclerally.com.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Silver City/Grant County

Lucibela: live performance — 6:30 p.m. at the WNMU Gardens. Cultural season concert by Brazilian vocalist Lucibela blends a musical cornucopia of the islands using guitars, cavaquinho, saxophone, accordion and violin. Cost: Free. Info: 575-538-6469.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers Square Dance — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm in T or C. Main stream and plus dancing. Info: 505-804-3842.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Otero County Fair and Rodeo — 9 a.m.- 11 p.m., 401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo.  Amusement rides, lamb show, goat show, exhibits and pavilion. Info: Oterocountyfair.com.

From the Known to the Unknown (Brick Walls) — 1 p.m. at the Alamogordo Public Library, 920 Oregon Ave. Alamogordo. Info: srowe@ci.alamogordo.nm.us.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

*Planeteers: “Space Station”: — 9 a.m. at the Museum of Nature and Science, 491 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. Cost: free. Info: 575-522-3122.

Fall Prevention Fair — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Good Samaritan – Las Cruces Village Social Center, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. Vendors, speakers, information and free smoke detectors and night lights. Info: 575556-2103.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

50th Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Info: www.motorcyclerally.com.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: Jim Dixon — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Otero County Fair and Rodeo — 9 a.m.- 11 p.m., 401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo.  Pancake breakfast, amusement rides, rodeo, steer show, cattle show, street dance, exhibits and pavilion. Info: Oterocountyfair.com.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

La Gran Fiesta — 5 p.m.-midnight at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. CARE’s signature cancer fundraiser features live music with Bobby Pulido, craft and art vendors and food trucks. Cost: $25 at the gate. Info: 575-649-0598.

Contra Dance — 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla. Rus Bradburd and Dennis Daily of Las Cruces are the band and Lewis Land from Carlsbad is calling. No partner is needed, beginners and newcomers are welcome. Cost: $6. Info: 575-522-1691.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

50th Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Info: www.motorcyclerally.com.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Silver City/Grant and Catron Counties

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. Cost $4 Info: 575-744-9137.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Lumberjack Day — 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft. Lumberjacks, art show, music, pancake breakfast and more. Info: 575-682-2733.

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Otero County Fair and Rodeo — 9 a.m.- 11 p.m., 401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo.  Birthday party, rodeo, live music, street dance, exhibits and pavilion. Info: Oterocountyfair.com.

Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour — 10-11 a.m. at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, about 12 miles south of Alamogordo, take U.S. Highway 54 about 8 miles and turn east on Dog Canyon Road for 4 miles. Meet at the visitor center to check in. Info: 575-437-8284.

Socorro/Socorro County

The Great New Mexico Chile Taste-Off — 1-8 p.m. at the Socorro Soccer and Rodeo Complex, 1 Rodeo Drive, Socorro. Includes fireworks and a burning of the pepper event. Info: 505-980-8762.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Picacho Mountain Outdoor Festival — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Willows at Picacho Mountain, 8149 Willow Bloom Circle, Las Cruces. Promoting the great outdoors with a run/walk, cycle race, vendors and clubs showcasing, demonstrations, tours, beer tent, chili relleno cook-off and more. Cost: Free. Info: 1-877-808-6877.

Slot Canyon Tour — 9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Old Doña Ana County Courthouse, 215 W. Amador. In the shadow of the Robledo lies a slot canyon within the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument. Cost: free. Info: RSVP to grecia@nmwild.org.

Yoga in the Monument — 9 a.m. at Organ Mountains Dripping Springs Natural Area, 15000 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces. Info: www.locallascruces.com.

Discovery Site guided hike at Prehistoric Trackways — 2-6 p.m. meeting at the Trackways Monument northwest of Picacho Avenue and Shalem Colony Trail, second parking lot. Cost: free. Info: RSVP to 575-525-4300.

Bikepacking and Stargazing campout to Leasburg Dam State Park — 3 p.m. start at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 Main St. in Las Cruces. Must attend 7 p.m. meeting Sept. 11. Cost: Free. Info: RSVP mason101us@yahoo.com.

La Gran Fiesta — 5 p.m.-midnight at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. CARE’s signature cancer fundraiser features live music with Michael Salgado, craft and art vendors and food trucks. Cost: $25 at the gate. Info: 575-649-0598.

Illusions 360 MD: Raze is Back — 7:30-9:30 p.m., Atkinson Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe St. in Las Cruces. Experience the world of illusions and magic. Portion of proceeds benefit childhood obesity awareness efforts. Cost $30. Info: 575-222-0885.

Live Music: Jim Dixon — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Annual Kite Festival — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the White Mountain Recreation Complex. Info: 575-257-5030.

50th Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Info: www.motorcyclerally.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Silver City/Grant County

Sunday Brunch music — 1 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Picacho Mountain Outdoor Festival: Cowboy Country Day — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Willows at Picacho Mountain, 8149 Willow Bloom Circle, Las Cruces. Promoting the great outdoors with stage coach rides, horseback rides, a country band, Native American dancing and drumming and more. Cost: Free. Info: 1-877-808-6877.

Picacho Peak hike — 9 a.m. at Fairacres Post Office, 3800 W. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces. Picacho Peak is a 4,959-foot peak just northwest of Las Cruces. This 1.5 mile hike provides views of the Mesilla Valley and Organ Mountains. Cost: Free. Info: RSVP to howiedash@aol.com.

Live Music: Calista — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Otero County Fair and Rodeo — 9 a.m.- 11 p.m., 401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo.  Amusement rides and exhibit pick-up. Info: Oterocountyfair.com.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

50th Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Info: www.motorcyclerally.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Silver City/Grant County

Rahim Alhaj and strings — 7 p.m. at the WNMU Light Hall Theater. Fourth Annual Presiden’s Chamber Music Series # 1. NEA National Heritage Fellow and two-time Grammy nominee Rahim AlHaj performs in collaboration with the amazing Iranian tar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi. Cost: $15. Info: 575-538-6469.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E., Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

 

Columbus/Luna County

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo — Doors open at 9 a.m. at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd.

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Deming/Luna County

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers Square Dance — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm in T or C. Main stream and plus dancing. Info: 505-804-3842.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Silver City/Grant County

Octoaderfest — at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Iveys at the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo — 6:30 p.m. at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival — 7-11:30 p.m. at the Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, Mesilla. Cost: $15. Info: 575-524-8287.

Live Music: Con Sal y Limon — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

 Alamogordo/Otero County

*Fourth Fridays — 6-9 p.m.at the Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Live music, food and craft vendors. Info: 575-439-4279.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Octoaderfest — all day at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Cirque Mei: Chinese Acrobats — 7 p.m. at the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. Traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of Chinese circus arts. Cost: $15. Info: 575-538-6469.

 

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m., New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. $4 Info: 575-744-9137.

Alamogordo/Cloudcroft/Otero County

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Trails End Gallery & Studios Grand Opening — 5-8 p.m. at 1732 N. Mesquite St. in Las Cruces. Robert Highsmith, Penny Simpson, Patricia Black and John Schooley are featured in this new Las Cruces gallery at opening. Info: 575-649-2951.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Silver City/Grant County

Sunday Brunch music — 1 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Live Music: Jason Chaffee — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

Silver City/Grant County

Alina Kiryayeva in concert — 7 p.m. at the WNMU Fine Arts Theater. Kiryayeva is a classical concert pianist and chamber musician from the Ukraine and presented by the Grant County Community Concert Association. Cost: $20. Info: 575-538-5862.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E., Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

Silver City/Grant County

New Mexico Outdoor Economic Conference — 8 a.m. Grant County Conference Center, 3031 U.S. Highway 180 E. in Silver City. Conference includes an evening reception at the San Vicente Creek River Walk Park and a choice of complimentary outdoor tours in the region. Info: www.outdooreconomicsnm.com.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers Square Dance — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm in T or C. Main stream and plus dancing. Info: 505-804-3842.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Silver City/Grant County

New Mexico Outdoor Economic Conference — 8 a.m. Grant County Conference Center, 3031 U.S. Highway 180 E. in Silver City. Conference includes an evening reception at the San Vicente Creek River Walk Park and a choice of complimentary outdoor tours in the region. Info: www.outdooreconomicsnm.com.

 

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Crafts and Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon at La Plazita Park, corner of Broadway and Highway 11 in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2663.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Zia Gallery Grand Opening — 10 a.m.-9p.m., 415 Broadway in T or C. New gallery features fiber arts and paintings for opening exhibits. Info: ziagallerynm.com.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. $4 Info: 575-744-9137.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment