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092718 Roswell Events


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Sept. 28 and 29

Chile Cheese Festival

The annual Chile Cheese Festival takes place at the Chaves County Courthouse Lawn and downtown district. MainStreet Roswell is holding their Roswell Daily Record Best of the Southwest Green Chile Stew Competition. For more information including rules and forms, visit mainstreetroswell.org.

Sept. 28 to 30

Roald Dahl’s ‘Willy Wonka’

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The public has two weekends to see Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” at the Roswell Community Little Theatre, 1717 S. Union Ave., with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information, visit roswelltheatre.com or call 575-622-1982.

Sept. 29 and 30

Roald Dahl’s ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

Neverland Theatre Company in association with The Studio+ and the Roswell Community Theatre, which provides the stage, present the junior version of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” at RCLT, 1717 S. Union Ave., with performances on Saturday at 2 p.m. and on Sunday at 6 p.m. Seventeen children of the Neverland Theatre program ages 4 to 17 will perform. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, email info@neverlandtheatrecompany.org.

Sept. 29

Pumpkin Carving

Join the Roswell Public Library for its Pumpkin Carving Education Demonstration in the Roswell Public Library Park, from 11 a.m. to noon. Stormin Norman will give the demonstration and teach how to pick the perfect pumpkin and knife safety. Bring your own portable chair. If the weather turns disagreeable, the program will be held at the Roswell Public Library, 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, call 575-622-7101.

Sept. 30

Eastern NM State Fair Queen contest

The Eastern New Mexico State Fair Queen contest committee is extending an invitation to young women from Chaves County to compete. Young women ages 16 to 24 are eligible to participate in this contest and scholarship program. All contestants receive prizes and a scholarship. The queen receives a saddle, buckle, crown and $1,000 scholarship. Entry information is available online at enmsf.com.

Oct. 1 to 6

Eastern New Mexico State Fair

This year’s motto of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair is “Honoring All Who Served.” The fair takes place at the fairgrounds and includes entertainment, contests, food an rides. Kick-off starts with the traditional Main Street Parade. More information will be available in the Roswell Daily Record’s State Fair Tab on Sept. 30 or visit enmsf.com.

Oct. 3

Big Daddy Weave

Big Daddy Weave returns to Roswell as part of the Jesus I Believe Tour at the Pearson Auditorium on the New Mexico Military Institute grounds. Entrance is on N. Man Street. The concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit bigdaddyweave.com.

Oct. 7

Dennis Balthaser’s ‘Scrutinizing Roswell, Area 51, underground bases and the pyramids of Giza’

Renowned researcher, author and UFO investigator with the Mutual UFO Network Dennis Balthaser will speak at the Historical Museum Archives building, 208 Lea Ave., at 3 p.m. The topic of his presentation will be “Scrutinizing Roswell, Area 51, underground bases and the pyramids of Giza. For more information, visit truthseekeratroswell.com.

Oct. 12 and 13, 19 and 20 and 26 to 27

Roswell/Dexter Zombie attack on Graves Farm

Graves Farm is under attack and needs help. The new event offers a ride through the zombie apocalypse under UV florescent black lights. Participants mount up on a trailer with with 20 paintball guns shooting “live” zombies. The ride starts as soon as it is dark until 11:30 p.m. For updates and more information, visit its Facebook @graves.farm or gravesfarm.com.

Oct. 17 to 21

Roswell Jazz Festival

The Roswell Jazz Festival takes place all around town in a variety of locations. The best jazz musicians and bands in the United States come together presenting jazz at its finest. For some concerts tickets are required, but there are many events that are free for the public. For more information, visit roswelljazz.org.

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