events in Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, Hillsboro, Caballo, Chloride

Featured Events

Saturday, October 8

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown commercial / hot springs district,

Participating businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants on Broadway, Main, and points in between. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for late-breaking information.

Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences,

Saturday, October 1

Mos Gato

7-10pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Newly-formed band Mos Gato will be live at the brewery with a mix of indie rock, jam funk, psychedelic, blues and folk music led by singer-songwriter Reed Griffin Rische (from T or C) accompanied by a small ensemble of talented local instrumentalists including Thomas Xiques on drums and Jim Jacobs on bass.

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Sunday, October 2

Black Cat Poetry Reading

1-2:15pm, Ingo’s Art Cafe, 422 N. Broadway,

The Black Cat Poets have been meeting since 1991. Anyone can join the monthly gathering and enjoy a noncritical, appreciative atmosphere and either listen or read poetry or prose to the group (5 minutes-worth, or about 3 poems). Coffee and pastries are available for purchase. Repeats every 1st Sunday of the month. Admission is free.

Contact: Alice Hutchins, Black Cat Poets,

Live music and fresh air on a Sunday afternoon anyone? Local favorite CW Ayon brings his band to the Healing Waters Plaza.

Contact: Sierra County Arts Council,

Sunday, October 2

Era Snow

4-7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Era Snow sings classic oldies, R&B, indie-folk and her own originals, accompanying herself on an acoustic-electric guitar and looping pedal. Her music has been described as sultry, soothing, and hypnotic.

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Thursday through Sunday, October 5-9

2022 Sierra County Fair

Exhibits open at 9am, Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 S. Broadway,

Each year, the Sierra County Fair provides a family-and-community-oriented experience promoting agriculture and entertainment. It showcases livestock, produce, crafts and community groups. Fair exhibits are open to the general public from Thursday through Sunday afternoon. This year’s dance is on Friday night instead of Saturday.

Contact: Diane Ham, Sierra County Extension Service, 575-894-2375, full schedule

Saturday, October 8

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown commercial / hot springs district,

Participating businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants on Broadway, Main, and points in between. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for late-breaking information.

Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences,

Songwriter, recording artist and all-around awesome performer, Benny Bassett returns to the brewery live for October’s Second Saturday Art Hop.

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Sunday, October 9

T or C Story Lab

12-1pm, El Cortez Theater, 415 Main,

Story Lab moves to a new venue and time, with doors opening at 11:30. Email for details or to participate. Theme for the October Story Lab: “A Fork in the Road.”

Contact: T or C Story Lab,

Wednesday through Saturday, October 12-15

Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Drive Trail Event

6am-10pm, Caballo Lake State Park, Highway 187,

The Chile Challenge provides an opportunity for four wheel drive vehicle operators of all experience levels to drive trails in a supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event. Each day’s trail rides are overseen by experienced leaders who manage the runs and assist participants. There is no competition, just the challenge of the trail. Trails vary from easy rides, accessible in a stock 4×4, to some of the most extreme trails in New Mexico. Camp at Caballo Lake State Park’s Riverside Campground (camping reservations are highly recommended) and enjoy riding trails during the day, and at night, campfires and camping in the beautiful Caballo Lake State Park.

Contact: Kayla Malakowsky, more info

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 21-23

Remedy Retreat at Glamp Camp

times vary, Hot Springs Glamp Camp, 675 S. Foch,

Three days of yoga, breathwork, and hot springs in Truth or Consequences. Vegan meals included. Pricing starts at $499. Some lodging is available on-site.

Contact: Andrea, 575-740-6775, . register

Saturday, October 29

T or C Desert Ultra

7am, Rotary Park and south of the Rio, 450 W. Riverside,

Starting from TorC’s Rotary Park, cross the Rio Grande on foot to run a combination of jeep roads and trails; meander up and down scenic arroyos featuring unique flora and pass by old mining sites, all while winding through the foothills of the Caballo Mountains. Meanwhile at Rotary Park, enjoy live music, vendors, a beer garden, and delicious food provided by local restaurants. Soaks in Truth or Consequences’s famous healing hot springs are available a few blocks from the park. See the website for info and photos from the 2021 event.

Contact: John Masterson, Run T or C, 575-297-9797, register

The musical program will consist of a selection of Bach and Bártok duos, and Kódaly Serenade Op. 12. Sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council. Tickets are $15 or $10 for SCAC members.

Contact: Sierra County Arts Council,

Saturday, November 12

June Star at the Brewery

7-10pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Americana roots-rock with electric guitar (lots of ‘em), pedal steel, and songs about love.

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Presenter and bird enthusiast John Johanek will describe the best places to find birds, optimal times for birding, and what birds you are likely to see. The series continues monthly through March.

Contact: Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5923, .

Weekly Events

Tuesdays, Thursdays

Heart Light Yoga

8:45am, Elephant Butte Community Center, 313 Rio Grande Circle,

Gentle-to-moderate level yoga. $20 per month. Non-residents who are visiting: text Susie for info on dropping in.

Contact: Sherry Veglia, 228-671-9667, .


Community Wellness Clinic

10am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Call for reflexology by Shelby Schue (575-740-2435) and massage by Roger Swanson (505-459-5607). Suggested donation: $25+ per half hour.

Contact: 575-740-2435,

Tuesdays, Thursdays

Free Chair Yoga

11am, T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street,

The class is held inside the roomy Civic Center or — when weather allows — outside on the lawn under shade trees.

Contact: Sherry Veglia, 228-671-9667, .

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays


5pm, Gene Speer Tennis Courts, 100 Block of W. Third Street,

Anyone is welcome to join the group for play on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Introductory sessions are available too — call for info.

Contact: Amy Claesson, 575-740-1501, .


Slow and Steady Flow

Create space in your body and mind through a gentle flow. Tons of cues and variations make the class accessible to all levels.

Contact: Marlena, 845-807-2265,


Align and Shine Yoga

Functional movement plus breath work to create balance in body and mind, ending with a 15-20 minute yoga nidra.

Contact: Marlena, 845-807-2265,


Community Wellness Clinic

4-7pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Silvia Villanueva is a Reiki master practitioner who combines a variety of Reiki techniques alongside shamanism, angelology, and Buddhist healing mantras for wellbeing. Call her to schedule a session.

Contact: Sylvia Villanueva, 915-274-6495, .


Saturday Farmers Market

8:30-11:30am, Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar,

The market happens every Saturday, bringing fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods, and handmade items to Ralph Edwards Park. Pay with EBT, DUFB, debit, or cash. Vendor spots available.



Hillsboro’s Farm Market

9am-12pm, Old Miners Garage, Corner of Highway 152 & NM 27,

The Hillsboro Farm Market happens Saturdays in season, across from the Black Range Museum on Highway 152.

Contact: Zephyr Anders,


Old Time Fiddlers Saturday Dance

Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Toe-tapping fun, refreshments and a door prize weekly at this family friendly event. No alcohol or smoking are allowed in the building. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. $4 at the door. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association. Repeats weekly on Saturdays.

Contact: Manion Long, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association, 575-744-9137, .
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