Bosque Chile Festival
Join in the celebration of the chile harvest at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
This event offers entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, agricultural workshops and chef demonstrations.
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New this year, the Chicharron Challenge featuring local restaurants firing up disc-It-grills to make the best chicharrones in Bernalillo County.
Registration is open for the inaugural Ristra Run 5K Fun Run starting at 8 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW. Ristra Runners receive an event T-shirt and admission to the Bosque Chile Festival.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-468-1418.
Walking Old Lincoln
New Mexico History Tours is holding their Walking Old Lincoln tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting at the Visitor Center in Lincoln. The Walking Old Lincoln tour will include learning about the Apaches who were here first, the first Hispanic settlers and why they came and how they lived and why Fort Stanton was established.
The tour also includes visiting historic sites such as the Torreon, San Juan Church, Tunstall Store and Murphy-Dolan’s historic house which later became the Courthouse, along with many other structures that help tell the story of Lincoln.
New Mexico History Tours participants will stroll in the footsteps of John Tunstall, Lawrence Murphy, Sheriff William Brady, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
More information and tickets are available at eventbrite.com.
Music In The Streets
Every Saturday until Oct. 27 the free Ruidoso community program features midtown live performances from 2 to 6 p.m. Musician Chris Miles will perform this Saturday. For more information, visit discoverruidoso.com.
Aug. 24 to 26
Ruidoso Noon Lions Club Antique Festival
The Ruidoso Noon Lions Club Antique Festival takes place at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. For more information, visit heritageeventcompany.com.
Red Dirt Black Gold Festival
The annual Red Dirt Black Gold Festival is the signature event of the Artesia Arts & Cultural Disctrict and takes place at Heritage Plaza. The event features music, food, vendors, artists and entertainment for the entire family. Headliners are this year Roger Creager and William Clark Green. The other artists are JD and the Badlands Band and The Yarbrough Band. For more information, visit artesiaacd.com/red-dirt-black-gold or call 575-736-3264.
Second annual Amazing Race — Carlsbad
Registration for the second annual Amazing Race — Carlsbad, have to be made by Aug. 20th to guarantee a spot. It kicks of at 8 a.m. and there will be cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. For more information and registration, visit SENMCAC.com, its Facebook event page or call 575-200-3929.
The Blowback Rally
The Blowback Rally gives the community a chance to meet the first responders for Hagerman and surrounding areas. There will be activities throughout the day, including a friendly competition of Shield vs. Hose at 3:30 p.m., Sand Volley Ball Tournament — call 575-840-4864 to register; Horse Shoe Competition — call 575-626-8813 to register; Cowpie Bingo — tickets can be purchased at Hagerman Police Department or call 575-626-8813.
There will be food and refreshment booths, dunk-a-cop or -firefighter, a donut eating contest, face painting, enchilada dinner and a movie in the park at 8:30 p.m.
Volunteers who want to participate, call Rachelle at 575-626-8813. All proceeds will benefit the two families that lost their homes in the June wind storm. For more information and updates visit the Hagerman Police Department Facebook page.
Music In The Streets
Every Saturday until Oct. 27 the free Ruidoso community program features midtown live performances from 2 to 6 p.m. Roswell musician Marie Manning will perform this Saturday. For more information, visit discoverruidoso.com.
Centennial anniversary of the end of WWI
The free symposium focusing on the 100th anniversary of the End of World War I takes place at the New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., at 9 a.m.
Among the topics is New Mexico’s role in the war with 14,000 New Mexicans sent to fight overseas and the key role an artillery unit from New Mexico played in the war — achieving some of the highest accolades by U.S. Army Commanding Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing.
New Mexico Department of Veterans Services Secretary Jack Fox, who is a commission member, will give the welcome address and set the stage for the day’s presentations. For more information, visit nmdvs.org.
Purple Heart Award recipients honored
Purple Heart Award recipients will be honored at a special Purple Heart recognition ceremony at Santa Fe Veterans Memorial, 407 Galistea St. — Northwest corner of the Bataan Memorial building — at 10 a.m. Award recipients, their family members, friends, and the public are invited to attend. The ceremony is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, the New Mexico National Guard, the Department of New Mexico Military Order of the Purple Heart, Berardinelli Family Funeral Services and the City of Santa Fe to honor recipients for their sacrifice in service of our country. For more information, visit nmdvs.org.