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Saturday, September 18
8:30-11:30am, Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar, Truth or Consequences
The market happens Saturdays from June through October. The 2021 Farmers Market is back at Ralph Edwards Park! Find fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods, and handmade items. Pay with EBT, DUFB, debit, or cash. Vendor spots available.Contact: Colleen Davis, The Bountiful Alliance, 575-894-9375, email@example.com.
Saturday, October 2
8am-2pm, White Sands Missile Range, east of San Antonio NM, Highway 380
The Trinity Site is where the first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time on July 16, 1945. Visitors on the Trinity Site Tour usually see Ground Zero, “Jumbo” bomb casing, the McDonald House, one of the old instrumentation bunkers, historical photos, a Fatman bomb casing, and part of the original crater left by the explosion revealing “Trinitite.” Anyone can drive to the tour on their own. Bring car registration, proof of insurance, and a photo ID. If you are in a rental car, bring the rental car agreement and a photo ID. The Stallion Gate will be open for entrance from 8am to 2pm and the site closes at 3:30. There is no food or water or other services along the route, so come prepared. Port-a-johns are available. Riders must not leave the road due to the presence of unexploded ordnance. Photographs may be taken at the Trinity Site but not anywhere else along the route. Dogs are welcome but they must be well-behaved, leashed and picked up after. Bring bags for dog waste. Due to ongoing updates to COVID restrictions, please watch the Trinity Site FAQ page.Contact: 575-678-1134, . FAQ
Thursday through Sunday, October 8-10
Exhibits open at 9am, Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences
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. The 2021 Fair will feature a beer garden sponsored by TorC Brewing Co. A dance on Saturday night follows the junior livestock sale.Contact: Diane Ham, Sierra County Extension Service, 575-894-2375, firstname.lastname@example.org. full schedule
Saturday, October 9
6-9pm, downtown commercial / hot springs district, Truth or Consequences
Tuesday through Saturday, October 12-16
6am-10pm, Caballo Lake State Park, Highway 187, Caballo
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: Duke Knight, 575-649-2205, email@example.com. more info
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 15-17
9am, Elephant Butte Event Grounds, 102 Water Avenue, Elephant Butte
Elephant Days 2021 kicks off Friday night with a beer garden and music by Suthern Blend, and continues on Saturday and Sunday with the parade, chile cooking contest, 5k run, baking contest, and more! Free admission, with entry fees for vendors and contests.Contact: City of Elephant Butte, 575-744-4892, . more info
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 22-24
El Cortez Theater, 415 N. Main, Truth or Consequences
Highlights will include special appearances by actor Anthony Michael Hall (Halloween Kills, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles), actor/director/filmmaker Jerry Angelo, baker Queneesha from Q’s Cakes in Albuquerque and the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race,” and producer/director Steve Maez (“Caffeine and Gasoline”). The event will include film screenings, panels, a movie set item sale, karaoke after-party, and more. Tickets are available online.Contact: NaNi Rivera, Friends of NM Film, firstname.lastname@example.org. more info
Saturday, October 30
6am-6pm, Rotary Park and south of the Rio, 450 W. Riverside, Truth or Consequences
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. Registration closes October 27.Contact: John Masterson, Run T or C, 575-297-9797, email@example.com. register
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays September 7-23
Get groovy with Abigail — wiggle your fingers! Shake your booty two shoes! Scramble your legs and dance to the beat! Drop it like it’s hot and fly through the air like you didn’t have feet! This 3-week summer intensive is open to kids age 3-5 (3:30-4:15pm) and 6-10 (4:30-5:30pm). Each week has a different theme. The entire series is $90 per child or $144 for 2, but kids can also attend for one week only ($36) or drop in and pay $15 per session.Contact: Abigail Nace, 503-997-5147, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This alcohol-free social activity is great for staying in shape. The only requirements are the ability to walk, and knowing your right from your left. No partner is needed; experienced dancers will “angel” any new dancers. Singles, couples, and families (9 yrs+ minimum age) welcome.Contact: Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers, 575-313-9971, email@example.com.
The Hands-on Community Wellness Clinic offers massage and reflexology at affordable rates to the community, creating a safe, welcoming space for healing. Sessions are 30 minutes for $25/up donation. Licensed body workers from the community will be offering their work with generosity and care. Time slots are available to schedule in advance, and walk-in appointments are welcome!Contact: Abigail Nace, 503-997-5147, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, .