Events in Sierra County New Mexico

November: Rocket Launch, Veterans Day Car Show, A Haunting Event, Craft Shows

Tour Spaceport America


Spaceport America Tours

9am from Spaceport America Visitor Center, T or C

Sierra County Farmers Market


“I Love Water Aerobics”

4-5pm, Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort, Elephant Butte

Saturday Night Dance


Yoga with Char

9-10am, Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort, Elephant Butte

Tai Chi

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Aguacize & Tai Chi with Mario

9:30 & 10:45am, Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort, Elephant Butte

Square Dance


Afternoon & Evening Square Dance

2pm, Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort and 6pm, Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, T or C

Old Time Fiddlers Saturday night dance


Dance at the Fiddlers Playhouse

7pm, Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm, Truth or Consequences

Sunday, November 1

Daylight Saving Time Ends


Turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, or as soon as you wake up on Sunday.

Thursday, November 5

"Surviving Brigitte’s Secrets"

4:30pm, Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort
402 Highway 195, Elephant Butte

Author Saskia Tepe will talk about how her mother, Brigitte, survived the Holocaust, as well as her own experiences as the child of a Holocaust survivor in post-war Germany. Copies of the book will be available at the event. Contact: Liz Foster, 575-744-5996,

Friday, November 6

Rocket Launch at Spaceport America

Check in at 5:15am, Spaceport America Visitor Center
301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences

Take a trip out to Spaceport America and see a vertical launch, weather permitting. Payloads include one from Celestis Memorial Spaceflights. Reservations are required and departure is early! Cost: $139 for the tour and breakfast; take home a Spaceport America Patch for an additional $10. Book your reservation with FTS Tours (575-894-1544) or Spaceport America (1-844-72-SPACE).

Saturday, November 7

Annual Veterans Day Car Show

8am-4pm, New Mexico State Veterans Home
992 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Hosted each year by the Veterans Home and held on their spacious lawn, this event awards trophies and dash plaques to People’s Choice and Judge’s Pick winners. Judging starts at 11:30am, door prizes are given away at 1pm, and the awards ceremony is at 2pm. Cars can enter until 11am on the day of the event. Vehicle entry fee: $30. Concessions are available on-site. 10′ x 10′ swap meet spaces are available to vendors for $25. The event is free for spectators. Contact: Sam Shannon, 575-894-4222,

Saturday, November 7

12th Annual Run for the Wall

9am-4:30pm, Veterans Memorial Park
996 S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Come support Veterans and Truth or Consequences Veterans’ Memorial Park, home of The Wall, the Walk of Education and the Hamilton Military Museum. Many activities are planned including a Veterans’ Day Observance Ceremony, benefit raffle, music, a Bike Run, a Motorcycle Rodeo, and a 50/50 drawing. Registration starts at 9am. Free for spectators; donations are appreciated and go toward a new permanent Wall. Contact: Bobby Allen, 575-740-7111.

Saturday, November 7

Book Signing: Elephant Butte Dam

10am-2pm, Elephant Butte Inn
401 Highway 195, Elephant Butte

Sherry Fletcher and Cindy Carpenter will discuss their book Elephant Butte Dam, which was recently released by Arcadia Publishing as part of their “Images of America” series. Carpenter and Fletcher collaborated two other books in the series, Hatch Valley (2015) and Truth or Consequences (2010). Contact: Sherry Fletcher,

Saturday, November 7

A Haunting Event

6:30-10pm, Kingston Schoolhouse Museum
8 Water Street, Kingston

In 1890, Kingston was one of the wildest towns of the West. It had its share of gamblers, outlaws, prostitutes and miners supporting 22 saloons. There was a school, a church and even an opera house, where the legendary Lillian Russell’s troupe performed. Many mysteries evolved from those tumultuous times. The signatures of Grover Cleveland and Mark Twain appear in an old Victorio Hotel register from 1887, yet it is known that neither was ever in Kingston. What other secrets does Kingston hold? Find out at a “Ghost Investigation” guided by Purple Sage Paranormal & Paranormal Perspectives at four historic locations in Kingston. Space is limited and reservations are required; cost is $25 per person. For information and reservations call Barb Lovell, Kingston Schoolhouse Museum, 575-895-5501.

Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15

Workshop: Dreaming at the Water’s Edge

10am-4pm, La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa
311 Marr Street, Truth or Consequences

This retreat provides a unique opportunity: dip into the crystal waters of naturally flowing artesian hot springs while exploring the flowing world of dreams. Sharing dreams, working with sand tray, poetry, and other forms of creative expression will be used to create a bridge between dream worlds and waking life, enriching and honoring them both. Retreat facilitator Rose Gordon has designed & led retreats on Dream Work, Creating Sanctuary, Calm Abiding Meditation and Compassionate Care of the Dying in New Mexico, Colorado, New York, Massachusetts, and Dubai. Her children’s book, The Gatekeeper, will be published by Dancing Dakini Press this Fall. Cost: $130 for retreat and materials. Rooms at La Paloma should be booked separately. Contact: Rose Gordon, Circle of Compassionate Care, 505-310-2765,

Saturday, November 14

2nd Saturday Art Hop

downtown Truth or Consequences

Participating downtown businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for any late-breaking information. Contact:

Sunday, November 15

Jazz Performance at Rio Bravo Fine Art

7pm, Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery
110 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

The Sierra County Arts Council is proud to present the third performance in TorC of acclaimed Japanese percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, in concert with French soprano saxophonist Michel Doneda. Contact: James Durham, 575-894-7008,

Saturday & Sunday, November 21-22

16th Annual Christmas Festival

9am-5pm Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday
Sierra County Fairbarn, South Broadway @ Hyde, Truth or Consequences

A wide selection of arts, crafts and tasty food items made by local vendors will be available at this annual art & craft show. Admission is free. Contact: Garleen, 575-894-7059.

Thursday, November 26

Thanksgiving Buffet

11am-3pm, cafe BellaLuca
303 Jones, Truth or Consequences

Cafe BellaLuca will be open on Thanksgiving from 11am-3pm serving a Thanksgiving buffet. Traditional offerings and a few Italian family favorites will be available, complete with salads and dessert. Reservations will be accepted until 2:45pm. Tables fill up fast, so call to reserve. Contact: 575-894-9866,

Saturday, November 28

Elephant Butte Fine Arts & Crafts Show

9am-4pm, Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort
402 Highway 195, Elephant Butte

Vendors will offer a variety of items, mostly hand-made and all perfect for gift-giving or collecting. Silver, jewelry, sculptures, fine art, candy, sculpture, yard ornaments, hand-painted ceramics, gourd art, and great food (including pecans) will be available. Enter to win artist-donated raffle items; you need not be present to win. Contact: Steph Ross, 575-740-3971,

Saturday, November 28

Small Business Saturday

Businesses throughout the county

Shop and dine at local small businesses in Sierra County on Saturday, November 28. Qualify for a prize drawing by bringing your receipts for $25 or more in purchases from local small businesses to the Mainstreet office at 401 Main Street in T or C. (You keep the receipts – just show them to receive drawing ticket(s)). Several prizes from local small businesses will go to the winners. Small Business Saturday is sponsored by Mainstreet Truth or Consequences and the Chamber of Commerce of Truth or Consequences and Sierra County. Contact:

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