Sept. 13 and 14
Living history events
The Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum and Pioneer Village, 1000 U.S. Highway 82, presents two days of living history events.
From Morris Code operators to spinners, weavers, blacksmiths, teachers, train conductors, Civil War soldiers and World War I history, guests get to experience the unique lifestyle of our ancestors. Doors are open on both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 575-682-2932 or visit cloudcroftmuseum.com.
Sept. 5 to 15
New Mexico State Fair
The New Mexico State Fair takes place at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro NE, with this year’s theme, “Love is in the Fair.” Vendor forms are now available.
New this year is the Amazon wonders photo booth, which offers fair-goers the unique experience to take photos with exotic animals. Also new, a salsa steel drum band will perform as a roaming attraction, and Play with Giants — a giant game and fun zone where family and friends can have fun together. Fair-goers can challenge friends to giant chess, or attempt to build the biggest tumble tower ever. It’s giant games and giant fun for everyone.
Canine Stars is a daily high energy stunt dog show featuring the greatest canine athletes in the world. The show features agility racing, high jumping, freestyle dancing, big air frisbee tricks and dock diving. Most of the Canine Stars are rescued or adopted from the streets or from shelters all over the world.
The show features a huge emphasis on the importance of pet adoption and highlights Canine Stars with special adoption stories. Canine meet and greet after each show for 15 minutes. Entertainment is provided by Aaron Watson, Pepe Aguilar: Jaripeo Sin Fronteras, Mitchell Tenpenny, Eli Young Band, Clay Walker, Smash Mouth and Spin Doctors.
For more information, visit statefair.exponm.com.
Lobo Cancer Challenge
The third annual Lobo Cancer Challenge is a fundraiser walk, ride or run. All of the funds raised go to the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The event takes place at Dreamstyle Stadium, 1414 University SE. Packet pick-up opens Sept. 13 at the south entrance at 4 p.m. Celebration kick-off will be at 5:30 p.m. in the End Zone Club by RSVP only. Sept. 14 packet pick-up opens at the south entrance at 6 a.m. Walk-in participants or registration on the day of the event will not be accepted.
The opening ceremony is at 7 a.m. Spectators are welcome. There will be concession stands available for spectator and family activities, including Jumbo Jenga, cornhole and hula hoops.
For more information, visit lobocancerchallenge.org. Volunteers are needed for several positions from Sept. 12 to 15.
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Oil and Gas Festival
Camp Washington Ranch, 18 Rattlesnake Springs Road, is hosting its Oil and Gas Festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event celebrates the men and women working in the “patch.”
There will be a live concert with country music star Clay Walker and The X Patch Games, an extreme game competition. There will be equipment displays, food booths, vendors, a kids’ area, a fishing contest, a car show and a beer pavilion.
All proceeds go to Carlsbad’s CARC Inc., who owns the ranch. In 1986, CARC purchased Washington Ranch to provide expansion capabilities for CARC’s primary mission of serving people with developmental disabilities. CARC has since built two group homes on the property.
These group homes support the mission and values of CARC. Camp Washington Ranch is first and foremost the home of our special clients. However, CARC, Inc. was founded in 1973 in Carlsbad by co-founder Bob Forrest, who saw a need for others like him to find a place for his son with developmental disabilities.
For more information, visit campwashingtonranch.org or call Danny C. Fletcher at 575-706-1937 or 575-785-2228.
Sept. 14 and 18 to 22
Otero County Fair and Rodeo
The largest event in Otero County, featuring five fun-filled days of livestock shows, rodeos, food and carnival midway and exhibits, will draw visitors from across the region. Exhibits open Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The Exhibit Building, as well as the Pavilion and amusement rides on the Midway, are open Thursday through Sunday. There will be a street dance in the Pavilion on Friday at 10 p.m.; James Ethington performs Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Pavilion, followed by a street dance at 10 p.m.
For a full schedule of events, visit oterocountyfair.com.
Free senior adult event J & J Retreads
Pecos Valley Baptist Association invites all senior adults in southeastern New Mexico to the First Baptist Church Total Life Center, corner of Roselawn Avenue and Richardson Street, for its senior adult event J & J Retreads at 10 a.m.
There will be a musical performance by Jim Hamblen from Ruidoso and the guest speaker is Joseph Tillery of Lockney, Texas. There will be fun, fellowship and food. Ed and Cathy Cook Photography will be there to take pictures with a donation to the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home.
For more information, visit pecosvalleybaptist.com or call 1-887-879-2729.
Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church hosts its Fall Fiesta at the Guadalupe Park, starting on Saturday at noon and on Sunday at 7 p.m. There will be food and entertainment.
For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
The annual HeritageFest takes place at the Halagueno Arts Park, 101 S. Halagueno St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fest-goers will enjoy live music performed by JD & the Badlands, Melissa Jones Auld, Carlsbad Mariachi and DJ Jose Ornelas.
A wide variety of food trucks, vendors and festivities will be available. This year, 80 years of potash in Carlsbad will be celebrated.
For more information, visit cityofcarlsbadnm.com or call 575-887-1191.
The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce invites the public to Cloudcroft’s annual Lumberjack Day celebration.
The family-friendly event includes the Lumberjacks & Fall Art Show, music and the Lumberjack Competition with ax throwing, chainsaw carving and sawing competitions, to name a few. A pancake breakfast kicks the day off at 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Zenith park.
For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com or call 575-682-2733.
Fall fiesta Lone Piñon concert
Fall Fiesta Lone Piñon presents an acoustic conjunto from northern New Mexico. Its music celebrates the integrity of their region’s cultural roots.
The band performs at 3 p.m. at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Free clog class
Clogging is fun for all ages. Dances are accompanied by various music. The beginner class starts Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., intermediate class starts at 6:30 p.m. and there is an intermediate class Wednesdays at 2:40. The classes finish Thanksgiving week and are held by instructor Shirley Donaldson at the Ruidoso Community Center, 501 Sudderth Dr. Pre-registration required.
For more information, call 850-723-8527.
Sept. 26 to 28
New Mexico Rodeo Association Rodeo takes place Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 1601 E. Greene St. On Thursday, there will be barbecue and team roping at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call 325-668-0163.
Until Oct. 10
The Carlsbad DownTown Farmers’ Market takes place at the Eddy County Courthouse lawn, corner of Mermod and Canyon streets.
There will be local produce, handmade crafts, food trucks, art and music. It happens every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by Carlsbad MainStreet.
For more information, visit carlsbadchamber.com.
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