Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, and Tourism

The Middle Rio Grande region is a great place to visit if you enjoy spectacular scenic beauty, the arts, visiting cultural sites, soaking in healing hot springs, and participating in a variety of outdoor activities. Come experience outdoor activities for every fitness level – from birding, photographing, and golfing to hiking, cycling, hunting, boating, rock climbing, and more.

Our four mild seasons are conducive to being outdoors much of the year, with most of our major events occurring in Autumn and Spring. Immerse yourself in our rich history.

Native peoples lived and farmed here for centuries before the pilgrims even arrived at Plymouth Rock on the east coast of the United States. The Piro people began to channel the Rio Grande to irrigate crops and raised maize, beans, and calabash squash. The Mimbres people lived mainly in what is now Sierra County and we still have evidence of their beautiful pottery. Other native tribes who have been in the area for centuries are the Apache and Navajos.

Spanish traders passed through or settled in this region centuries later. Sheep and horses were introduced by the Spanish explorer Coronado in 1540, and later that century, Juan de Onate brought goats, oxen, sheep, and cattle from Mexico.

At the close of the 16th century, another herd arrived with permanent settlers; these “seed cattle” became the foundation for New Mexico’s livestock industry. The region was largely agrarian for centuries with farms and “estancias” (ranches) scattered throughout the region; some of these still exist today.

In the 20th century, mining and astronomy became major industries – hence our regional motto, “From the Cowboy Way to the Milky Way™.” You may find that you enjoy your visit so much that you decide to return, relocate or retire here, or even create a business!

COUNTY AND EVENT LISTINGS

Catron County
Catron County Information
Trip Advisor: Catron County

Sierra County
Sierra County Information
Sierra County Events
Eco-Tours

Socorro County
Socorro County Information
Socorro Chamber of Commerce
Socorro County Attractions
Trip Advisor: Socorro County Vacations

Valencia County
Belen Chamber of Commerce
Village of Los Lunas

Accommodations

Catron County
Catron County Hotels & Motels
The Hidden Springs Inn
Frisco Lodging NM
Eagle Guest Ranch
J & C Lodging (575) 533-6561

Sierra County
Sierra County Accomodations
Truth or Consequences Accomodations
Elephant Butte Accomodations
Williamsburg Accomodations
Hillsboro Accomodations
Kingston Accomodations
Chloride Accomodations

Socorro County
Socorro County Accommodations;
Trip Advisor: Socorro County Vacations

Valencia County
Need info here

Camping & Campgrounds

Catron County: www.hikercentral.com
Cosmic Campground:www.fs.usda.gov
Sierra County: www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/camp-at-our-lakes-state-parks-and-wilderness-areas/
Socorro County: www.hikercentral.com/campcounty/New_Mexico_Socorro.html

Valencia County: http://www.hikercentral.com/campcounty/New_Mexico_Valencia.html

RV Parks

Catron County (18):
Apache Creek RV Park- Catron
http://www.apachervpark.com/
Pie Town RV Park – Pie Town
http://www.pietownrvpark.com/
Sundial Springs RV Park – Glenwood
http://sundialsprings.com/
Juniper Campground – Quemado Lake
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=1964
Piñon Campground – Quemado
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=1959
A to Z list of 18 RV Parks in Catron County.
http://www.mountainshadowsrvpark.com/mobcounties/catroncounty-nm.html

Sierra County
https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/rvparks/

Socorro County
https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-attractions/rv-camping/; https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=chupadero%20mtn%20view
Valencia County
https://www.rvparkstore.com/rv-park-directory/new-mexico/county/valencia-county

Arts

Galleries

VERTU Art Gallery
Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery
Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery

Art in southern NM: https://nmartsouthofinterstate40.com/
Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/art-in-truth-or-consequences-hillsboro-and-more/ ;
Art Hop: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/entertainment/truth-or-consequences-art-hop/
Socorro County: https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-attractions/performance-art-galleries/

Arts & Crafts Fairs

Arts & Crafts Fair at Garcia Opera House during Festival of the Cranes- www.socorronm.org/events/festival-cranes-arts-craft-fair/
Arts & Craft Fair at San Antonio Elementary during Festival of the Cranes

Performing Arts

NMT Tech Performing Arts Series (Socorro) – www.nmtpas.org/current-season/

Astronomy / Space /Technology

Etscorn Observatory (Socorro) www.mro.nmt.edu/education-outreach/etscorn-campus-observatory/The Lightning Fields outside of Pie Town www.diaart.org/visit/visit/walter-de-maria-the-lightning-field
Magdalena Ridge Observatory (Socorro) www.mro.nmt.edu/
Spaceport (Sierra) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/home-of-spaceport-america/
Trinity Site (Socorro) http://www.wsmr.army.mil/Trinity/Pages/Home.aspx
Very Large Array (Socorro) https://public.nrao.edu/visit/very-large-array/

Very Large Array

Biking Trails

Bosque del Apache (in some seasons) – www.friendsofthebosque.org/habitat.aspx
Elephant Butte State Park : https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/elephant-butte-lake-map/
Socorro Co. Riverine Parks – www.sobtf.org/parks-page
Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/mountain-and-road-biking/

Birdwatching

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (Socorro) –
http://www.audubon.org/important-bird-areas/bosque-del-apache-national-wildlife-refuge
www.fws.gov/refuge/Bosque_del_Apache; www.friendsofthebosque.org/habitat.aspx
Elephant Butte Lake State Park:http://www.audubon.org/important-bird-areas/elephant-butte-lake-state-park
Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Caballo Lake State Park and Percha Dam State Park (Sierra County) http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/BirdsandWildlife.html
Ladd S Gordon Waterfowl Complex http://www.audubon.org/important-bird-areas/ladd-s-gordon-waterfowl-complex
New Mexico Tech Campus and Golf Course (Socorro) www.nmt.edu/
Truth or Consequences and Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/birding-in-truth-or-consequences/
Water Canyon (Socorro) http://www.summitpost.org/magdalena-mountains/419749

NM Birding Areas

http://www.audubon.org/important-bird-areas/state/new-mexico

Tour Bosque del Apache NWR
Tour Bosque del Apache NWR

Bowling

Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/bowling/

Dude Ranches

www.newmexico.org/hotels-more/dude-ranches and check these listings for Dude Ranches in our region:
Concho Hills Guest Ranch (Magdalena) http://conchohillsranch.com/
Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch (Winston) https://www.geronimoranch.com/
N Bar Ranch (Reserve) http://nbarranch.com/

Eco-Tours & Adventures

BRANT Nature Tours (birdwatching)- www.branttours.com
Ted Turner Expeditions – http://sierragrandelodge.com/expeditions
Wezil Walraven Bird Tours, LLC – http://wezilwalraven.blogspot.com
WolfHorse Outfitters (in Gila &Aldo Leopoldo Wilderness Areas) http://www.wolfhorseoutfitters.com/

Agro-Tourism

Black’s Smuggler Winery – www.blackssmugglerwinery.com Old Monticello Farms Balsamic Growers (Sierra) – www.organicbalsamic.com/
Puerta del Sol Alpaca Farm https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g47216-d9976435-Reviews-Puerta_del_Sol_Alpacas-Socorro_New_Mexico

County Fairs, Rodeos, and Rodeo Complexes

Catron County Fair: (Reserve) http://www.lunarodeo.com/
Luna Rodeo (Catron) http://www.lunarodeo.com/
Sierra County Fair (Truth or Consequences) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/sierra-county-fair/
Socorro Co. Fair & Rodeo http://rodeosusa.com/rodeos/socorro-county-fair-rodeo/
Socorro Rodeo & Soccer Complex https://www.facebook.com/pages/Socorro-County-Fair-and-Rodeo-Grounds/122953954454443
General: www.newmexicorodeoassociation.org/upcoming-events?

Fishing Guides & Fish Hatchery

Catron County: Where to Fish Gila Trout Angling Streams: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/fishing/native-new-mexico-fish/gila-trout-recovery-angling/
Glenwood Fish Hatchery http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/fishing/fish-hatcheries/

Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/fishing-guides-and-outfitters/

Ghost Towns

Catron County: Mogollon, Pie Town

Pie Town, USA
Pie Town, USA

https://www.newmexico.org/places-to-go/true-trails/ghost-towns/mogollon/;
Sierra County: Chloride, Cuchillo, Engle, Hillsboro, Kingston, Lake Valley, Monticello
https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/ghost-towns-and-historic-villages-of-sierra-county/

Socorro County: Kelly, Magdalena
https://www.newmexico.org/places-to-go/true-trails/ghost-towns/kelly/
https://www.newmexico.org/places-to-go/true-trails/ghost-towns/magdalena/

Golf Courses

New Mexico Tech Golf Course (Socorro) http://www.nmtgolf.com/
Sierra del Rio Golf Course (Elephant Butte) http://www.sierradelriogolf.com/
Truth or Consequences Municipal Golf Course: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/truth-consequences-municipal-golf-course/

Hiking Trails & Vistas

Catron County: http://new-mexico.ustrails.org/counties/catron-county-new-mexico-trails.html;
http://touroldwestcountry.com/catron-county-2/
Continental Divide Trail (Catron)http://continentaldividetrail.org/explore-by-state/new-mexico/
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (Socorro) www.friendsofthebosque.org/habitat.aspx
Emory Pass Observation Point (Sierra County): https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=82313
Glenwood Cat Walk (Catron) www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g47049-d1090074-Reviews-Catwalk_Trail-Glenwood_New_Mexico.html
San Lorenzo Canyon (Socorro) https://explorenm.com/hikes/SanLorenzo/
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (Socorro) https://www.fws.gov/refuge/sevilleta/
Socorro County Riverine Parks (Socorro) www.sobtf.org/parks-page
Water Canyon (Socorro) https://explorenm.com/camping/WaterCanyon/

Historical Buildings & Parks

Black Range Lodge B&B (Sierra) http://www.blackrangelodge.com/
Capitol Bar (Socorro) http://www.bucketlistbars.com/new-mexico/79-capitol-bar-socorro-nm
Garcia Opera House (Socorro) https://www.socorronm.org/attractions/garcia-opera-house/
Golden Spur Saloon (Magdalena) http://www.goldenspursaloon.com/
Hammel Museum (Socorro) https://www.socorronm.org/attractions/hammel-museum/
Harvey House (Valencia) www.belen-nm.gov/belen-harvey-house-museum.aspx
Kingston Historic Percha Bank Museum (Sierra) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/percha-bank-museum-kingston/
Kingston School House (Sierra) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/kingston-schoolhouse-museum/
Luna Mansion (Valencia)
Old San Miguel Mission (Socorro) https://www.nps.gov/subjects/travelspanishmissions/mission-san-miguel-de-socorro.htm
http://www.sdc.org/~smiguel/about.htm
Owl Bar & Café (San Antonio) http://sanantonioowl.com/
Socorro Historic Plaza (Socorro) https://www.newmexico.org/things-to-do/scenic-byways/socorro-historic-district/

Hot Springs & Spas/ Wellness Centers

Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/truth-or-consequences-hot-springs/
https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/what-to-do/massage-health-wellness/
Socorro County: Yoga del Sol Studio- www.yogadelsolstudio.com/

Hunting Guides & Outfitters

Catron County:
Gila and Apache Outfitters LLC:
http://www.gilatrophyhunts.com/phone/index.html
H & A Outfitters Inc.
https://www.nmbiggamehunting.com/new-mexico-elk-hunts/
G3 Outfitters:
http://www.g3outfitters.com/
Gila Trophy Outfitters
https://www.gohunt.com/outfitter/gila-trophy-outfitters
Gila Hotsprings Ranch
http://gilahotsprings.com/index.htm
Wilderness Outfitters
https://wildernessoutfitterselkbearhunts.weebly.com/
Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/fishing-guides-and-outfitters/

Lakes and Rivers and Dams

Caballo Lake: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/caballo-lake-state-park/
Elephant Butte Dam: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/elephant-butte-dam/
Elephant Butte Lake: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/elephant-butte-lake-map/
Percha Dam : https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/percha-dam-state-park/
Quemado Lake Recreational Area: (Catron) https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=79490
Rio Grande River: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/rio-grande/
Snow Lake (Catron) https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=79492
Movie Sets/ Film Industry
Catron County: Town of Gabriella (Datil) https://www.facebook.com/townofgabriella
Sierra County: https://sierracountyfilm.com/locations/
Socorro County: https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-film/locations/;
http://filminamerica.com/Southwest/NM/SocorroCounty/
Valencia County: http://www.belenmainstreet.com/visit-belen/movies-filmed-here/

Movie Theatres and Play Houses

Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/entertainment/movie-theaters/
Socorro County: https://www.socorronm.gov/events/loma-theater-grand-opening/; https://nmtpas.org/current-season/; https://www.newmexico.org/listing/garcia-opera-house/259/
Valencia County: http://www.starlightcinema8.com/

Museums

Black Range Museum (Hillsboro) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/dianne-hamilton-military-museum-truth-or-consequences/
Town of Gabriella (Datil in Catron County): https://www.facebook.com/townofgabriella
Geronimo Springs Museum (Truth or Consequences) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/dianne-hamilton-military-museum-truth-or-consequences/
Hamilton Military Museum & Veterans Park (Truth or Consequences) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/dianne-hamilton-military-museum-truth-or-consequences/
Hammel Museum (Socorro) https://www.socorronm.org/attractions/hammel-museum/
Harvey House Museum (Valencia) www.belen-nm.gov/belen-harvey-house-museum.aspx
Kingston Schoolhouse Museum (Kingston) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/kingston-schoolhouse-museum/
Mogollon Museum (Catron) http://www.mogollonenterprises.com/museum.html
NMT Mineral Museum (Socorro) https://www.socorronm.org/attractions/mineral-museum/
Percha Bank Museum (Kingston) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/percha-bank-museum-kingston/
Pioneer Store Museum (Chloride) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/pioneer-store-museum-chloride-nm/
Village of Los Lunas Heritage & Arts Museum (Valencia) http://www.loslunasnm.gov/104/Museum-of-Heritage-and-Arts

National Forests

Apache National Forest (Catron) https://www.fs.usda.gov/asnf
Black Range National Forest (Sierra) https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/about-forest/districts/?cid=fse_006069
Cibola National Forest (Socorro) https://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola
Gila National Forest (Catron & Sierra)https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/about-forest/districts/?cid=fse_006069

National or State Scenic Byways

Geronimo Scenic Byway: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/scenic-byways-in-sierra-county/ and https://geronimotrail.com/
Lake Valley Backcountry Byway: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/scenic-byways-in-sierra-county/
Quebradas Backcountry Scenic Byway – www.newmexico.org/things-to-do/scenic-byways/quebradas-backcountry/;
Socorro Historic Plaza Scenic Byway-https://www.newmexico.org/things-to-do/scenic-byways/socorro-historic-district/

National Wilderness Areas

Aldo Leopold Wilderness and Gila Wilderness (within Gila National Forest)
https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/wilderness-areas/

National Wildlife Refuges

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (Socorro) – Websites: www.fws.gov/refuge/Bosque_del_Apache and www.friendsofthebosque.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/friendsofthebosque
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (Socorro)-
www.fws.gov/refuge/Sevilleta and www.amigosdelasevilleta.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/amigossevilleta

Parks – City and County

Escondido Park and Lake (Socorro) https://www.socorronm.org/attractions/escondida-lake-park/
Healing Waters Park (Truth or Consequences)
Ralph Edwards Park (Truth or Consequences) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/meeting_venue/ralph-edwards-park/
Socorro County Riverine Parks – www.sobtf.org/parks-page
Socorro County Public Parks www.socorronm.gov/city-services/public-parks/

Parks – State of NM

Caballo State Park: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/caballo-lake-state-park/
Elephant Butte State Park: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/elephant-butte-lake-map/
Percha Dam State Park: https://www.google.com/search?q=catron+county+restaurants&npsic=0&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=33545242,-108830562,19407&tbm=lcl&ved=0ahUKEwja4qimn_bWAhUKOyYKHVryBeoQjGoIWQ&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e2!2m1!1e3!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:9&rldoc=1#rlfi=hd:;si:;mv:!1m3!1d534847.9477270279!2d-108.7954298!3d33.807839900000005!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i541!2i484!4f13.1;tbs:lrf:!2m1!1e2!2m1!1e3!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:9&spf=1508194765762
ractions/percha-dam-state-park/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/percha-dam-state-park/

Restaurants

Catron County:
https://local.yahoo.com/info-20221054-eagle-guest-ranch-datil;

Sierra County, A to Z (40): https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/rockhounding-new-mexico/
Arrey: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/restaurants/location/arrey/
Elephant Butte: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/restaurants/location/elephant-butte/
Hillsboro: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/restaurants/location/hillsboro/
Truth or Consequences: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/restaurants/location/truth-or-consequences/
Williamsburg: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/restaurants/location/williamsburg/

Socorro County, A to Z (27):
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g47216-Socorro_New_Mexico.html;
https://www.socorronm.org/dining/
Valencia County, A to Z (xx):

Rock Climbing & Bouldering

Box Canyon in Magdalena area (Socorro) https://www.socorronm.org/attractions/rock-climbing-bouldering/

Rockhounding

Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/rockhounding-new-mexico/
Socorro County: https://www.socorronm.org/attractions/rockhounding/

Stargazing & Star Parties

Catron County: Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary http://www.darksky.org/idsp/sanctuaries/cosmiccampground/
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gila/recarea/?recid=82479
Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/stargazing/
Socorro County: http://www.mro.nmt.edu/education-outreach/star-parties/;
http://enchantedskies.org/attractions.php

Swimming

Sierra County: https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/what-to-do/swim-year-round/

Visitors Centers:

Sierra County: Geronimo Trail Visitor Center (Truth or Consequences) https://www.newmexico.org/listing/geronimo-trail-visitors-center/1146/

Socorro County: Socorro Heritage and Visitor Center – https://www.socorronm.org/; Bosque del Apache www.fws.gov/refuge/Bosque_del_Apache/; Sevilleta www.fws.gov/refuge/sevilleta/
Spaceport America Visitor Center (Truth or Consequences) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/blog/downtown-visitor-centers-spaceport-america-geronimo-trail-scenic-byway/

Water Sports

Boating, Boarding, Tubing, Kayaking, Rafting, Jet Skiing, Houseboats : https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/recreation/boating-boarding-tubing-kayaking/

Wineries, Breweries, Bars:

Sierra County (13): https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/attractions/wineries-breweries-bars/
Socorro County (7):
Black’s Smuggler Winery www.blackssmugglerwinery.com
Bodega Burger Co. & Lounge https://www.bodegaburgerco.com/
Buckhorn Tavern (San Antonio) http://www.buckhornburgers.com/
Capitol Bar http://www.bucketlistbars.com/new-mexico/79-capitol-bar-socorro-nm
Golden Spur Saloon (Magdalena) http://www.goldenspursaloon.com/
Matador Lounge at El Camino Family Restaurant www.socorrochamber.org/m/listing/categories/Food-Dining-and-Liquor
Owl Bar & Café (San Antonio) http://sanantonioowl.com/
General link: http://www.socorrochamber.org/m/listing/subcategories/Bars-2015-02-27

MAIN REGIONAL EVENTS BY SEASON

* After each event name is the county where it occurs. For more information in general (unless there is a link right after the event), go to:
• For Catron County: www.catroncounty.us
• For Sierra County: www.sierracountynewmexico.info
• For Socorro County: https://www.socorronm.org/events/; www.socorrochamber.org
• For Valencia County: www.belenchamber.org; www.loslunasnm.gov

Winter (December, January, February)

Battles for Socorro: Civil War Reenactment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fBU5zA8Po4
Bosque del Apache Free Tours every weekend (Socorro) – www.bosquedelapache.gov
Christmas in the Foothills – (Hillsboro): hhttps://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/hillsboros-christmas-in-the-foothills/
Community Arts Party (Socorro) https://www.socorronm.org/events/19th-annual-community-arts-party/Elephant Butte Floating Lights Parade https://www.facebook.com/events/1512249948853578/
Gathering of the Quilts (Truth or Consequences): https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/gathering-of-quilts/
Holiday Open House at Bosque del Apache (Socorro) hhttp://friendsofthebosque.org/holiday-open-house.aspx
Luminaria Beachwalk (Elephant Butte Lake State Park) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/luminaria-beachwalk/
Luminarias on the Plaza Art Walk (Socorro) www.socorronm.org/events/luminarias-plaza/
Mariachi Christmas (Socorro) www.socorronm.org/events/new-mexico-performing-arts-series-mariachi-christmas/
Old Fashioned Christmas (Truth or Consequences): https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/old-fashioned-christmas/
Run for the Wall (Truth or Consequences): https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/run-for-the-wall/Science Olympiad (Socorro) www.socorronm.org/events/science-olympiad/
Veterans Day Car Show (Truth or Consequences): https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/veterans-day-car-show/

Spring (March, April, May)

Blues, Brews & BBQs (Socorro) www.socorronm.org/events/st-patricks-day-blues-festival
Cinco de Mayo Celebration (Socorro) www.socorronm.org/events/cinco-de-mayo-celebration-2/
Easter Egg Roll (Elephant Butte Lake State Park) https://sierracountyevents.com/events/5th-annual-elephant-butte-easter-egg-hunt/
Fiesta (Truth or Consequences) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/truth-or-consequences-fiesta/
Glenwood Dutch Oven Gathering Cookoff (Glenwood) https://www.facebook.com/events/562056087321449/
Kayak Fishing Tournament (Elephant Butte Lake State Park): https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/kayak-fishing-tournament/
NM State Science & Engineering Fair (Socorro) www.socorronm.org/events/new-mexico-science-engineering-fair
Socorro Farmers’ Outdoor Market (Socorro) www.facebook.com/SocorroFarmersMarket
Trinity Site/ VLA Tours (Socorro) www.socorronm.org/events/trinity-site-open-public-2
Truth or Consequences Hot Springs Festival (Truth or Consequences) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/hot-springs-festival/

Summer (June, July, August)

Catron County Fair & Rodeo (Catron) http://www.lunarodeo.com/
Elephant Butte Chile Challenge Cookoff (Elephant Butte Lake State Park): https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/elephant-butte-chile-challenge-cookoff/
Fourth of July Fireworks at the Lake (Elephant Butte Lake State Park) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/independence-day-fireworks/
Junior Open Fishing Tournament (Elephant Butte Lake State Park) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/annual-junior-open-fishing-tournament/
Luna Rodeo ( Luna, Catron County) http://www.lunarodeo.com/
Magdalena Old Timers Reunion (Socorro) https://www.facebook.com/magdalenaoldtimersreunion
NM Tech 4th of July Music & Fireworks (Socorro) https://nmtpas.org/current-season/special-events1/26th-annual-4th-july-celebration
Quemado 4th of July BBQ & Parade (Catron) http://www.americantowns.com/nm/quemado/4th-of-july-2017-fireworks-parades
https://www.facebook.com/Catron-County-Chamber-of-Commerce-150160224998424/
Socorro Chile Harvest Triathlon (Socorro) http://chileharvesttri.com
Winston-Chloride-Dusty-Chiz Annual Fiesta (Winston) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/wccd-annual-fiesta/

Fall (September, October, November)

Alamo Indian Days (Socorro) – www.facebook.com/pages/Alamo-Navajo-Chapter-House

Arts & Crafts Fair at Garcia Opera House during Festival of the Cranes (Socorro) www.socorronm.org/events/festival-cranes-arts-craft-fair
Arts & Craft Fair at San Antonio Elementary during Festival of the Cranes (Socorro)
C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing Tournament (Elephant Butte Lake State Park) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/cast-for-kids-fishing-tournament/
Chile Challenge 4 Wheel Drive Trail Event (Caballo Lake State Park) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/chile-challenge-4-wheel-drive-trail-event/
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta (Elephant Butte Lake State Park) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/elephant-butte-balloon-regatta/
Elephant Days Festival (Elephant Butte) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/elephant-days-elephant-buttes-annual-celebration/
Enchanted Skies Star Party (Socorro) http://enchantedskies.org/
Festival of the Cranes (Socorro) – www.festivalofthecranes.com
Labor Day Weekend Antique Show (Sierra)
Pietown Festival (Catron) http://www.pietownfestival.com/
NM Mineral Symposium (Socorro) http://enchantedskies.org/
NM Tech 49ers Celebration (Socorro) https://www.socorronm.org/events/49ers-celebration-2/
Rio Abajo Becker Street Festival & Classic Car Show (Valencia)
San Miguel Fiesta (Socorro) www.socorronm.org/events/san-miguel-fiesta-2/
Sierra County Fair (Truth or Consequences) https://www.sierracountynewmexico.info/annual-event/sierra-county-fair/
Socorro County Fair & Rodeo (Socorro) http://rodeosusa.com/rodeos/socorro-county-fair-rodeo
SocorroFest on the Plaza (Socorro) – see also www.socorrofest.com
Trinity Site/ VLA Tours (Socorro) http://www.nmts.org/rides/trinitySite.htm