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Sierra County is home to Elephant Butte and Truth or Consequences. From the Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta and Elephant Days to luminarias on the beach and live music, there is plenty of fun to be had all year round. Here is a comprehensive list of all the fun things to do and events to attend in Elephant Butte and Truth or Consequences. Dates and times are subject to change so be sure to check with the venue beforehand.

RECURRING Events

Sierra County Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 8:30 11:30 a.m.
Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside @ Cedar, Truth or Consequences

Old Time Fiddlers Dance

Every Saturday, 7 9 p.m.
New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse: 710 Elm Street, Truth or Consequences
$4
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Square Dancing

Every Thursday, 1 3:30 p.m.
New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse: 710 Elm Street, Truth or Consequences
$3 to dance
Free to watch
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Black Cat Poetry Reading

Every first Sunday of the month, 1 2:15 p.m.
Ingo’s Art Café: 422 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences
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Second Saturday Art Hop

Second Saturday of every month, 6 9 p.m.
Downtown Truth or Consequences
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2022 Events

JUNE

SPACEPORT America Cup

Tuesday, June 21 Saturday, June 25, 2022
All Day
Spaceport America, County Road A021, Truth or Consequences
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Elephant Butte Fireworks Extravaganza

Elephant Butte State Park
June 25, 2022, show starts at 9 p.m.
Park fees waived after 6 p.m.
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Pop-Up Apothecary

Sunday June 26, 2022
Studio de la Luz: 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences
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                                              AUGUST

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta / Turtleback Mountain Music Festival

August 5 7, 2022
Friday: 7:15 9 a.m.
Saturday: 7:15 a.m. 9 p.m.; Balloon Glow 7:30 9 p.m.
Sunday: 7:15 9 a.m.
Elephant Butte Sate Park
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SEPTEMBER

Pickamania

September 9 11, 2022
Black Range Lodge in Kingston, New Mexico
$15 on Friday & Sunday, $30 on Saturday, $50 for the weekend
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OCTOBER

Sierra County Fair

Wednesday, October 5 – Sunday, October 9, 2022, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sierra County Fairgrounds: 2953 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences
Free for spectators
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T or C Story Lab

Sunday October 9, 2022, 1 2 p.m.
Truth or Consequences Brewing Company: 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences
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Annual Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Drive Trail Event

Wednesday, October 12 Saturday, October 15, 2022, all day
Caballo Lake State Park: Highway 187, Caballo
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Elephant Days 2022

Home of the Elephant Butte Chile Cookoff
Saturday, October 15 Sunday, October 16, 2022, 10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Elephant Butte Event Grounds: 202 Warm Springs Blvd., Elephant Butte
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NOVEMBER

T or C Story Lab

Sunday, November 13, 2022, 1 2 p.m.
Truth or Consequences Brewing Company: 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences
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DECEMBER

luminarias on the sand Hillsboro’s Christmas in the Foothills

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Hillsboro Community Center: 316 Eleanor St., Hillsboro
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Old-Fashioned Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2022, 6 9 p.m.
Downtown Truth or Consequences
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Elephant Butte Luminaria Beachwalk

September 10, 2022
Elephant Butte State Park
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2023 Events

FEBRUARY

Annual Gathering of Quilts

Friday, February 24 Saturday, February 25, 2023, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Truth or Consequences Civic Center/Ralph Edwards Auditorium: 400 West 4th Street, Truth or Consequences
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APRIL

Truth or Consequences Fiesta Golf Tournament

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course: 685 Marie, Truth or Consequences
$50 per player
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MAY

72nd Annual Fiesta

Friday, May 5 Sunday, May 7, 2023, 10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Downtown Truth or Consequences

 

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9th Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament

Friday, May 19 Sunday, May 21, 2023, 6 a.m. 5 p.m.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park: Highway 195, Elephant Butte
$85 per person
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kid and a fishing reel

JUNE

Annual Junior Open Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 17 Sunday, June 18, 2023, 6 a.m. 1 p.m.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park: Highway 195, Elephant Butte
$15 per angler
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JULY

2023 Elephant Butte Fireworks Extravaganza

Saturday, July 1, 2023, 9 10 p.m. (tentative)
Elephant Butte State Park
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AUGUST

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta

Saturday, August 12 Sunday, August 13, 2023, 6:45 10 a.m.
Elephant Butte State Park
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SEPTEMBER

Pickamania 2023

 

Friday, September 8 Sunday, September 10, 2023, 5:30 9 p.m.
The Black Range Lodge: 50 Kingston Main St., Kingston
$50 for the weekend
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OCTOBER

Sierra County Fair

Wednesday, October 4 Sunday, October 8, 2023, 9 a.m. 8 p.m.
Sierra County Fairgrounds: 2953 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences

 

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Annual Chile Challenge 4-Wheel Drive Trail Event

Wednesday, October 11 Saturday, October 14, 2023, all day
Caballo Lake State Park: Highway 187, Caballo
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Elephant Days 2023

Friday, October 13 Sunday, October 15, 2023, 10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Elephant Butte Event Grounds: 202 Warm Springs Blvd., Elephant Butte
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DECEMBER

Hillsboro’s Christmas in the Foothills

Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Hillsboro Community Center:, 316 Eleanor St., Hillsboro
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Old-Fashioned Christmas

Friday, December 8, 2023, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Downtown Truth or Consequences
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Elephant Butte Luminaria Beachwalk

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park:, Highway 195, Elephant Butte
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