SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO EVENTS

40 Days and 40 Nights

What’s going on in OCTOBER?

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

Silver City/Grant County

Southwest Festival of the Written Word — All day at various venues. Info: www.swwordfiesta.org.

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.

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Silver City/Grant County

Southwest Festival of the Written Word — All day at various venues. Info: www.swwordfiesta.org.

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.

Where Do We Stand With Respect to the Health Security Plan and What’s Next? — noon-1 p.m. in the ABC Room of the Global Resource Center on the corner of 12 and Kentucky streets in Silver City. Brown bag lunch with Dr. Neil Apple, Gayle Simmons and Carolyn Smith presenting. Info: 575-538-6835.

The Silver City Photography Club — 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3845 N. Swan Street in Silver City. Sueki Woodward presents “visual poetry.” October’s subject is “Images made this past summer.” Cost: Free. Info: gmfayhee@gmail.com.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Fair — 4:30 p.m. at the Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 S Broadway in Truth or Consequences. Cost: Free. Info: 575-894-2375.

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Southwestern New Mexico State Fair — 5-9 p.m. at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair Grounds, 4300 Raymond Reed Blvd. Info: 575-546-2674.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Doña Ana Photography Club — 6:30 p.m. at Cruces Creatives, 205 E. Lohman in Las Cruces. Seth Madell, Dale Taylor and Debbie Hands present interpretations of images and thoughts on how and why they accomplished their edits. Cost: Free. Info: daphotoclub.org.

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.

Southwest Festival of the Written Word — All day at various venues. Info: www.swwordfiesta.org.

Fort Bayard Film Series: “Baseball” a Film by Ken Burns— 7 p.m. at the Santa Clara Armory. Cost: free. Info: 575-388-4862.

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Southwestern New Mexico State Fair — 5-9 p.m. at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair Grounds, 4300 Raymond Reed Blvd. Info: 575-546-2674.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Fair — 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 S Broadway in Truth or Consequences. Cost: Free. Info: 575-894-2375.

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

Southwest Festival of the Written Word — All day at various venues. Info: www.swwordfiesta.org.

Word Feast poets laureate reading — 2-3 p.m. at the Bayard Public Library, 1112 Central Ave. in Bayard. Eve West Bessier, Beate Sigriddaughter, Jack Crocker, Elise Stuart and Bonnie Buckley Maldonado will be reading. Info: www.swwordfiesta.org.

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.

Live Music: Cast No Stones — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Southwestern New Mexico State Fair — 5-11 p.m. at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair Grounds, 4300 Raymond Reed Blvd. Info: 575-546-2674.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Fair — 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 S Broadway in Truth or Consequences. Cost: Free. Info: 575-894-2375.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Trinity Site Reception and Speaker — 6-7 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001, First Floor. Cost $35. Info: www.nmspacemuseum.org.

Socorro/ Socorro County

Socorrofest — 6-10 p.m. at the Socorro Historic Plaza. Multiple bands on multiple stages providing a variety of music. Info: socorrofest.com.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Mesilla Jazz Happening — 6-8 p.m. across the town of Mesilla at multiple area restaurant venues. Info: www.mvjazzblues.net.

“God of Carnage” — 7:30 p.m. at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. A play by Yasmina Reza features a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys resulting in tension between parents that grows and grows. Info: 575-523-1200.

Live Music: Dallas Burrow — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Silver City/Grant County

Southwest Festival of the Written Word — All day at various venues. Info: www.swwordfiesta.org.

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.

Pedalista and Cyclovia-Silver Style — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Gough Park in Silver City. Bike fun for the family including games, contests, prizes, food and music brought by Healthy Kids Health Communities Grant County. Info: 575-313-3371.

Live Music: Alvee — 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.

Southwestern New Mexico State Fair — 3-ll p.m. at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair Grounds, 4300 Raymond Reed Blvd. Info: 575-546-2674.

Cowboy Poetry in Rodeo — 7-9 p.m. at the Rodeo Community Center, 16 Hickory St. in Rodeo. Presented by the Chiricahua Gallery eight performers read their stories and poems. Info: 575-557-3232.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Trinity Site Tour — Caravan leaves at 8 a.m., drivers must be lined up by 7:30 a.m. starts at Tularosa High School in the athletics field parking lot behind the school, 1305 8th St. in Tularosa. Visit the site of the first atomic bomb detonation. Cost: Free. Info: 575-678-1134.

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.

Amber Skies Community Craft Fair — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2001 Amber Skies Ave. Community Clubhouse. Info: 830-992-0922.

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.

Alamogordo MOPS Touch a Truck — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 2960 N. Scenic Drive, in Alamogordo. Hands on opportunity for the whole family to explore a variety of vehicles from fire trucks, tractors ad tow trucks. Cost: $3 for a child or $10 for a whole family. Info: 575-642-3681.

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.

Sierra County Fair — 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 S Broadway in Truth or Consequences. Cost: Free. Info: 575-894-2375.

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.

Mesilla Valley Maze Fall Festival — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho in Las Cruces. Info: www.mesillavalleymaze.com.

Mesilla Jazz Happening — 1-7 p.m. at Plaza de Mesilla in the town of Mesilla. Info: www.mvjazzblues.net.

 “God of Carnage” — 7:30 p.m. at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. A play by Yasmina Reza features a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys resulting in tension between parents that grows and grows. Info: 575-523-1200.

Live Music: Pride Downtown After Party — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Socorro/ Socorro County

Socorrofest —  noon-1 a.m. at the Socorro Historic Plaza. Multiple bands on multiple stages providing a variety of music. Info: socorrofest.com.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Aspenfest Parade — 10 a.m. through Ruidoso’s Midtown. Info: 575-257-7395.

Chicago Tribute: Brass Transit — 7 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road in Alto. Cost: $39-$69. Info: 575-336-4800.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

Silver City/Grant County

Southwest Festival of the Written Word — All day at various venues. Info: www.swwordfiesta.org.

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

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Southwestern New Mexico State Fair — 3-8 p.m. at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair Grounds, 4300 Raymond Reed Blvd. Info: 575-546-2674.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Fair — 9 a.m. at the Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 S Broadway in Truth or Consequences. Cost: Free. Info: 575-894-2375.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Mesilla Valley Maze Fall Festival — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho in Las Cruces. Info: www.mesillavalleymaze.com.

Mesilla Jazz Happening — 1-7 p.m. at Plaza de Mesilla in the town of Mesilla. Info: www.mvjazzblues.net.

“God of Carnage” — 2 p.m. at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. A play by Yasmina Reza features a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys resulting in tension between parents that grows and grows. Info: 575-523-1200.

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

 Alamogordo/Otero County

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.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Silver City/Grant County

Arts & Military Roundtable — 9 a.m. at Ft. Bayard Historic Theater at Fort Bayard. New Mexico Arts and the Mimbres Region Arts Council host a round table discussion for veterans, their family members, community leaders and arts organizations. Info: www.mimbresarts.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

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.

An Update on the Air Force Proposal to conduct F-16 Training Over the Gila Region — noon-1 p.m. in the ABC Room of the Global Resource Center on the corner of 12 and Kentucky streets in Silver City. Brown bag lunch with Susan Beck presenting. Info: 575-538-6835.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

Silver City/Grant County

Arts lecture with clay artist Heidi Loewen — 6:30 p.m. at WNMU Parotti Hall followed by reception at 7:30 p.m. at the McCray Gallery. Edwina and Charles Women in the arts lecture and exhibit opening with clay artist. Info: www.heidiloewen.com.

Fort Bayard Film Series: “Eight Men Out” — 7 p.m. at the Santa Clara Armory. Cost: free. Info: 575-388-4862.

Deming/ Columbus/Luna County

Columbus Historical Society potluck — 5 p.m. at the American Legion hall in Columbus. Info: 575-531-2612.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

30th Annual Cowboy Symposium — All day at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Includes lots of live entertainment, a Western expo, chuckwagon cookoff. Features Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel, Texas Jamm Band and much more. Cost: $20. Info: www.cowboysymposium.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

Silver City/Grant County

Red Dot arts celebration — All day at a variety of Silver City locations. Brochures are available at the galleries and at the visitor center, 201 N. Hudson St. Info: www.silvercityart.com.

Southwest Print Fiesta — 5-8 p.m. at Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway in Downtown Silver City. Reception kicks off event. Info: www.southwestprintfiesta.org.

A Cultural History of Hummingbirds — 7 p.m. in Harlan Hall, Room 219, at WNMU, corner of 12th and Alabama streets. The speaker, Noah Comet is a certified master naturalist, avid outdoorsman and nature writer. Info: swnmaudubon@gmail.com.

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

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Las Cruces Country Music Festival — 5 p.m. gates open at the Hadley Sports Complex, 1463 E. Hadley Ave. in Las Cruces. Info: lascrucescountrymusic.com.

“God of Carnage” — 7:30 p.m. at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. A play by Yasmina Reza features a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys resulting in tension between parents that grows and grows. Info: 575-523-1200.

Live Music: Orlando Madrid — 7 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

30th Annual Cowboy Symposium — All day at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Includes lots of live entertainment, a Western expo, chuckwagon cookoff. Features Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel, Texas Jamm Band and much more. Cost: $20. Info: www.cowboysymposium.org.

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.

Socorro/ Socorro County

NMRA Finals Rodeo — 1 p.m. at the Socorro Soccer and Rodeo Complex, 1 Rodeo Drive in Socorro. Info: 505-366-4929.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

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.

Southwest Print Fiesta Artisan Market — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Market Street between the Big Ditch and Texas Street. Info: www.southwestprintfiesta.org.

Nashville duo Mare Wakefield and Nomad — 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 N. Swan St. just north of the PNM building. Cost: $10. Info: www.marewakefield.com.

Live Music: Rucci and Larrubia— 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.

Columbus Animal Scavenger Hunt Ride — 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. at Mototech LLC, 820 E. Spruce St. Deming. Info: 575-343-0850.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tularosa Wine & Art Festival — noon-9 p.m. at 800 Third St. in Tularosa. Live music, art and wine tasting. Info: tularosawinefestival.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Toss No Mas cleanup — 8 a.m. to noon across Las Cruces. Keep Ls Cruces Beautiful has a centralized location for information, supplies and locations identified at Young Park, 1905 Nevada Ave. Volunteers treated to a free lunch at the park at noon. Info: 575-528-4506.

Las Cruces Country Music Festival — 4 p.m. gates open at the Hadley Sports Complex, 1463 E. Hadley Ave. in Las Cruces. Info: lascrucescountrymusic.com.

“God of Carnage” — 7:30 p.m. at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. A play by Yasmina Reza features a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys resulting in tension between parents that grows and grows. Info: 575-523-1200.

Socorro/ Socorro County

NMRA Finals Rodeo — 9 a.m. at the Socorro Soccer and Rodeo Complex, 1 Rodeo Drive in Socorro. Info: 505-366-4929.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

30th Annual Cowboy Symposium — All day at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Includes lots of live entertainment, a Western expo, chuckwagon cookoff. Features Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel, Texas Jamm Band and much more. Cost: $20. Info: www.cowboysymposium.org.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

Silver City/Grant County

Southwest Print Fiesta — All Day at the Silver City Museum Annex. Visiting artist Valpuri Remling, master printer at the Tamarind Institute speaks and later offers portfolio critiques. Other workshops continue throughout the day. Info: www.southwestprintfiesta.org.

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

Alamogordo/Otero County

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.

Tularosa Wine & Art Festival — noon-6 p.m. at 800 Third St. in Tularosa. Live music, art and wine tasting. Info: tularosawinefestival.com.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

30th Annual Cowboy Symposium — All morning at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Includes lots of live entertainment, a Western expo, chuckwagon cookoff. Features Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel, Texas Jamm Band and much more. Cost: Free. Info: www.cowboysymposium.org.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Las Cruces Country Music Festival — 11 a.m. gates open at the Hadley Sports Complex, 1463 E. Hadley Ave. in Las Cruces. Info: lascrucescountrymusic.com.

“God of Carnage” — 2 p.m. at Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. A play by Yasmina Reza features a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys resulting in tension between parents that grows and grows. Info: 575-523-1200. 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14

Silver City/Grant County

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County — 10:30 a.m. at Cross Point Church, 11600 U.S. Highway 180 E. The entertainment is guitarist Sherman Nelson. Info: 575-537-3643.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

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.

Are We Alone in the Universe? — noon-1 p.m. in the ABC Room of the Global Resource Center on the corner of 12 and Kentucky streets in Silver City. Brown bag lunch with astronomer Gary Emerson presenting. Info: 575-538-6835.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Trail Event — All day at Caballo Lake State Park, Highway 187, Caballo. An opportunity for four-wheel drive vehicle operators of all experience levels to drive trails supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event. Info: Chilechallenge.org.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Trail Event — All day at Caballo Lake State Park, Highway 187, Caballo. An opportunity for four-wheel drive vehicle operators of all experience levels to drive trails supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event. Info: Chilechallenge.org.

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 18

Silver City/Grant County

Diamonds in the Rough: A celebration of Baseball’s Legacy at Fort Bayard — 5:30 p.m. at Historic Fort Bayard. An original performance kicks off three days celebrating the legacy of baseball in the Southwest with panels, movies and performances. Info: www.fortbayard.org.

Gila Native Plant Society program — 7 p.m. at Western New Mexico University’s Harlan Hall, Room 219. The presentation is by Melanie Gisler of the Institute of Applied Ecology. Cost: Free. Info: www.hilanps.org.

Live Music: Captain’s Hat — 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

Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Trail Event — All day at Caballo Lake State Park, Highway 187, Caballo. An opportunity for four-wheel drive vehicle operators of all experience levels to drive trails supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event. Info: Chilechallenge.org.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Contra Dance — 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Mesilla Community center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla. Rus Bradburd and Dennis Daily of Las Cruces are the band and Carol Fugagli of Silver City is calling. Cost: $6. Info: www.snmmds.org.

Live Music: Frontera Bugalu — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Oktoberfest — 5-11 p.m. at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive in Ruidoso. Eat, drink and be merry all for charity and education scholarships. Info: 575-257-6171.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

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.

Diamonds in the Rough: A celebration of Baseball’s Legacy at Fort Bayard — 9 a.m. at Historic Fort Bayard. Three days celebrating the legacy of baseball in the Southwest with panels, movies and performances. Info: www.fortbayard.org.

Live Music: Pint and a Half — 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.

Stars-N-Parks — 7:40 p.m. at Rockhound State Park. Viewing the sky with Mike Nuss presenter. Info: www.nmparks.com.

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.

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.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Trail Event — All day at Caballo Lake State Park, Highway 187, Caballo. An opportunity for four-wheel drive vehicle operators of all experience levels to drive trails supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event. Info: Chilechallenge.org.

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

“In the Park” Classic Car Show — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cedar Cove RV Park, 48 Cedar Cove Road, Highway 195 at Yapple, Elephant Butte. Info: 575-744-4472.

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.

Octoaderfest party and live music on the Plaza de Las Cruces — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Oktoberfest — noon-11 p.m. at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive in Ruidoso. Eat, drink and be merry all for charity and education scholarships. Info: 575-257-6171.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Silver City/Grant County

Diamonds in the Rough: A celebration of Baseball’s Legacy at Fort Bayard — 9:30 a.m. at Historic Fort Bayard. Brunch and baseball games close three days of celebrating the legacy of baseball in the Southwest with panels, movies and performances. Info: www.fortbayard.org.

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

Alamogordo/Otero County

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.

Turquoise and Silver Tea — 2-4 p.m. at the Tays Special Events Center, 2235 N. Scenic Drive. Annual Flickinger Center Fundraiser offering lovely treats, beverages, entertainment and company. Cost: $15. Info: 575-437-2202.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Live Music: Chris Smith Excarcega — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Dave Borrego Band — 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1808 El Paseo in Las Cruces. A Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society event. Cost: $10. Info: 575-640-8752.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

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. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

Silver City/Grant County

Fort Bayard Film Series: “The Pride of the Yankees” — 7 p.m. at the Santa Clara Armory. Cost: free. Info: 575-388-4862.

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 25

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: The Last Tycoon— 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.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

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.

Empty Bowls — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Commons, 501 E 13th Street in Silver City. Food pantry fundraiser. Get a bowl full of soup with bread and dessert and keep the locally made ceramic bowl. Cost: $20. Info: tvcgrantcounty.org.

Stars-N-Parks — 7:30 p.m. at City of Rocks State Park. Viewing the sky with Mike Nuss presenter. Info: www.nmparks.com.

Live Music: Curtis McMurtry — 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.

Day of the Dead art show — Daily at the Columbus Village Library, 112 W. Broadway through Nov. 9. Info: 575-531-2612.

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

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.

Zoo Boo 2019 — 9 a.m.-noon at Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Blvd. Trick or treat, games, costume contest, vendors and more. Info: 575-439-4290.

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.

Burning of the Bull — 2-11:55 p.m. at the Otero County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road in Alamogordo. Pyrotechnic and music event includes chili cook off, adult beverages, live music, arts and crafts, a cornhole tournament and much more. Info: 575-434-0788.

Halloween on Granado Street — 4-8 p.m. on Granado Street in Tularosa. Costume contests, pet parade, trunk-or-treat, haunted house and ghosts telling ghost stories. Info: tularosaartsandhistory@gmail.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Art Market — 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Café de Mesilla, 2190 U.S. Highway 28, Avenida de Mesilla. More than 15 artists from the Las Cruces Arts Association and their friends showing and selling a variety of items they have created. Info: 530-559-2765.

Mesilla Valley Maze Fall Festival — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho in Las Cruces. Info: www.mesillavalleymaze.com.

Zombie Walk, DJ Night — 7 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266. 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

REZA, Edge of Illusion — 7 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road in Alto. Cost: $39-$59. Info: 575-336-4800.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

Silver City/Grant County

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

Dias de los Muertos street festival — All day in downtown Silver City. Food, arts and crafts and mariachi music. Info: 575-388-5725.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Mesilla Valley Maze Fall Festival — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho in Las Cruces. Info: www.mesillavalleymaze.com.

Alamogordo/Otero County

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.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

Silver City/Grant County

Classical: The Emerson Trio — 7 p.m. at WNMU’s Light Hall Theater in Silver City. A piano, cello and violin trio play compositions by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Amy Beach. Cost: $15. Info: 575-538-6273.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30

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.

Fort Bayard Film Series: “Field of Dreams” — 7 p.m. at the Santa Clara Armory. Cost: free. Info: 575-388-4862.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31

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.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

DF, Opening Band and Sister Black Lagoon — 7 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces.  Info: 575-313-1266.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Halloween Party with the Casual Fridays — 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.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

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.

Dias de los Muertos Ofrenda Procession — Across Silver City. Info: 575-388-5725.

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.

Día de los Muertos Art Festival — 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Luna County Courthouse Par, 700 S. Silver Ave. Deming. Child centered art festival with cultural projects for families. Info: www.ddmartfest.com.

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.

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.

Dia de los Muertos — 3-8 p.m. downtown Alamogordo, the 800-900 blocks of New York Avenue. Traditional Day of the Dead community celebration. Cost: Free. Info: 575-446-3612.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Renaissance ArtsFair — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Young Park in Las Cruces. Jousting, royalty, children’s activities, vendors, arts and crafts and more. Cost: $10. Info: 575-523-6403.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Alamogordo/Otero County

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.

 

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