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Otero County Fair & Rodeo ongoing in Alamogordo


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Ongoing until Sept. 23

The annual Otero County Fair & Rodeo takes place on the fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road. For the first time in 30 years there will be no gate fee every day. It’s going to be a much bigger event with dinosaurs and a dino dig. There will be music, arts, crafts and food. Frank Ray will be performing live on Saturday evening. For more information, visit oterocauntyfair.com or visit its event page on Facebook.


Ongoing until Sept. 29

Artesia Quilters Guild exhibit

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The Artesia Historical Museum & Art Center, 505 W Richardson Ave., is hosting the 17th annual Artesia Quilters Guild exhibit. This year, Guild members experimented with stained glass quilts, some with optical illusion designs and small projects. The exhibit is open during regular museum hours: Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead. For more information, call 575-748-2390.


Ongoing until Oct. 12

Quilt Show

The Quilt Show exhibit will be at the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, 418 W. Fox St. The event includes free demonstrations by Sally Garner, Nan Clayton, Beverly Spencer and Marilyn Tackett. For more information, call 575-887-0276.

Silver City

Sept. 20 to 23

Gila River Festival

The 14th annual Gila River Festival celebrates 50 years of wild and scenic rivers. Speakers include writers Phil Connors, Tim Palmer, Melissa Sevigny and filmmaker Tony Estrada. Keynote speaker is Senator Tom Udall. Featuring hands-on activities designed to foster a deeper intimacy with the Gila River, the four-day event includes river outings and field trips. For more information, visit gilaconservation.org.

White Oaks

Sept. 21 and 22

Rock on weekend

Dance to the tunes of the band Reckless on Friday afternoon and La Ultima band featuring rock, Latino and western music, which will rock the No Scum Allowed Saloon, 933 White Oaks Road, in the afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. and the night from 7 to 11 p.m. Ride out on your bikes, rent a house for the weekend or bring your RVs. For more information visit its Facebook event page.


September 21 to 23

‘Murder’s In The Heir!’

The Artesia Community Theatre presents the interactive murder mystery comedy, “Murder’s In The Heir!’ by Billy St. John, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W Main St., with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, visit act88210.org.


Sept. 22

Clays Crusher Fun Shoot

The Artesia Chamber of Commerce presents the 10th annual Clays Crusher Fun Shoot at the Eddy County Shooting Range, The registration starts at 7 a.m. One in five shooters in each rotation will win door prizes, additionally there will be anniversary door prizes. For more information, call 575-746-2744.


Sept. 22

Staked Plains Family Fun Day

Every year, students are invited to the Junior College campus to discover how life has changed on the Llano Estacado, also known as the Staked Plains. For the second year, the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame are inviting the public to discover the same thing. The day includes roping demonstrations, a chuck wagon cook-off, blacksmithing demonstrations and live animals. The event is free, but tickets for the chuckwagon meal must be purchased ahead of time. This year, Staked Plains Family Fun Day will all take place at the Rodeo Arena on campus.