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.
May 13-15, 2022 | May 19-21, 2023
Annually: middle weekend in May
This catch-photo-release tournament is open to anglers in any kind of water craft that isn’t gas-powered — canoes, kayaks, rowboats, etc. Electric-powered watercraft is allowed.
June 18-19, 2022 | June 17-18, 2023
Annually: Father's Day Weekend
A tournament for K-12 youths, with awards, prizes and a cookout. Hosted by the Elephant Butte Bass Anglers.
June 25, 2022 | July 1, 2023 (tentative)
The biggest fireworks show in New Mexico reflected on the waters of the state’s largest body of water.
August 5-7, 2022 | August 12-13, 2023
Events begin bright and early, starting with mass ascensions every day of the event.
September 9-11, 2022 | September 8-10, 2023
Annually: 2nd weekend in September
A regional music festival featuring Americana music at an outdoor pavilion in historic Kingston.
October 5-9, 2022 | October 4-8, 2023
Annually: the weekend after Southern NM State Fair
Fair exhibits are normally open to the general public Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
October 12-15, 2022 | October 11-14, 2023 (tentative)
Annually: starts on the Wednesday after Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Open to 4WD vehicle operators of any experience level. Drive trails in a supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event.
October 14-16, 2022 (tentative) | October 13-15, 2023 (tentative)
A parade, live music, vendors, beer garden, chile cooking contest, baking contest, and more!
November 5, 2022 | November 11, 2023 (tentative)
Annually: the Saturday before Veterans’ Day
Cars from all over the state on the spacious and beautiful grounds of the State Veterans Home.
December 3, 2022 | December 2, 2023
Annually: the first Saturday in December
Visit scenic Hillsboro and stop in to the Black Range Museum for locally-made gifts and the Community Center for vendors and more.
December 9, 2022 | December 8, 2023
Annually: the night before Elephant Butte's Luminaria Beachwalk
Tree lighting, bonfires, parade of lights, and holiday refreshments at downtown businesses.
December 10, 2022 | December 9, 2023
Annually: 2nd Saturday in December
Luminarias, campfires serving posole and cocoa, and a lighted boat parade on the water near Marina del Sur.
February 24-25, 2023
Annually: last Friday & Saturday in February (pending venue availability)
Beautiful work by local quilters; demonstrations, vendors, and quilt appraisals.
April 29, 2023 (tentative)
One day only, 4 person scramble, beginners to advanced players welcome.
May 5-7 2023
Annually: first weekend in May
Held annually since 1950, this celebration includes all kinds of festivities including a parade, contests, parties, roping & barrel racing, and live music and vendors downtown.