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.
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 11-14, 2023
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.
November 11, 2023 (tentative)
Cars from all over come to this show. The event moves in 2022 from the State Veterans home to the Albert J Lyon Events Center. It is now sponsored by the Hot Springs Women’s Club.
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 8, 2023
Annually: the night before Elephant Butte's Luminaria Beachwalk
Tree lighting, bonfires, parade of lights, Santa, and holiday cheer at downtown businesses.
December 9, 2023
Annually: 2nd Saturday in December
Luminarias, campfires serving posole and cocoa, and a lighted boat parade out on the water.
February 23-24, 2024
Annually: last Friday & Saturday in February (pending venue availability)
Beautiful work by local quilters; demonstrations, vendors, and quilt appraisals.
April 27, 2024
One day only, 4 person scramble, beginners to advanced players welcome.
May 3-5, 2024
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.
May 17-19, 2024
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 15-16, 2024
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 6, 2024 (tentative)
The biggest fireworks show in New Mexico reflected on the waters of the state’s largest body of water.
August 2-4, 2024
Events begin bright and early, starting with mass ascensions every day of the event.
September 6-8, 2024
Annually: 2nd weekend in September
A regional music festival featuring Americana music at an outdoor pavilion in historic Kingston.