Sierra County’s Annual Events
The skinny on Annual Events in T or C, Elephant Butte, Hillsboro, Kingston, Cuchillo, Monticello, Winston, Chloride, and all of Sierra County New Mexico!
All dates are subject to change.
December 7, 2019 | December 5, 2020
Annually: the first Saturday in December
Events at the Hillsboro Community Center include a silent auction, vendors, and the $49.99 sale.
December 13, 2019 | December 11, 2020
Annually: the night before Elephant Butte's Luminaria Beachwalk
Tree lighting, bonfires, carriage rides, and holiday refreshments at downtown businesses.
December 14, 2019 | December 12, 2020
Annually: 2nd Saturday in December
A beach lit with thousands of luminarias, campfires serving posole and cocoa, and a lighted boat parade.
February 21-22, 2020
Annually: last Friday & Saturday in February (pending venue availability)
Beautiful work by local quilters; demonstrations, vendors, and quilt appraisals.
April 25, 2020
One day only, 4 person scramble, beginners to advanced players welcome.
May 1-3 2020
Annually: first weekend in May
Held annually since 1950, this celebration includes a parade, contests, rodeo, and music.
May 15-17 2020
Annually: early May
This catch-photo-release tournament is open to anglers in any kind of motorless water craft: canoe, kayak, rowboat, and etc.
June 13, 2020
Annually: early June
Red or Green? That’s the question of the day at the Elephant Butte Chile Cook-Off. Enter to win, or just go to taste the chile!
June 20-21, 2020
Annually: Father's Day Weekend
A tournament for K-12 youths, with awards, prizes and a cookout. Hosted by the Elephant Butte Bass Anglers.
July 4, 2020
Annually: Saturday night of July 4 holiday weekend
The biggest fireworks show in New Mexico reflected on the waters of the state’s largest body of water.
August 21-23, 2020
Events begin bright and early, starting with mass ascensions every day of the event.
September 11-13, 2020
Annually: 2nd weekend in September
A regional music festival featuring Americana music and Apple Pie
September 12, 2020
A parade, car and motorcycle shows, live music, arts & crafts, food vendors, and more!
September 19, 2020
This fishing tournament unites volunteers who love to fish with disabled and disadvantaged children for a day of fishing in the outdoors.
October 1-4, 2020
Fair exhibits are open to the general public Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
October 14-17, 2020
Annually: starts on the Wednesday after Columbus Day
Open to 4WD vehicle operators of any experience level. Drive trails in a supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event.
November 7, 2020
Annually: weekend closest to Veterans Day, unless Veterans Day falls on a Saturday
Cars from all over the state on the spacious and beautiful grounds of the State Veterans Home.