Elephant Butte Inn and Spa

Next Weekend, 9/9 -9/11 at the Butte

Next weekend is going to be a blast at the Butte!  It's the weekend of the 4th Annual Elephant Days..in celebration of Elephant Butte becoming New Mexico's newest city. Events kick off Friday afternoon with quilt, woodworkers and woodcarvers shows opening at 3pm.  A parade at 11am Saturday morning kicks off a day of fun, food, vendors.  The Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta is happening right next door at the state park.  You can download a schedule of events for the entire weekend : http://elephantbuttechamberofcommerce.com/ebcc_annual_celebration.html

Going on at the same time: Catch and Release Bass Tournament..starts at safe light - 3pm on Saturday and from safe light to 1pm Sunday.  Weigh in is at Marina del Sur on the south side of the Boat Ramp.  Park entrance fees apply.  Contact Tim LeMaster at 505-994-1424 for more information.

And don't forget:  Kids like to fish too!  Saturday, the 10th will feature the annual C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing Tournament.  This tournament began in 1991 and unites volunteers who love to fish with disabled and disacbantaged children for a day of fishing in the outdoors.  Standard park entrance fees apply for spectators.  Contact Chris Bolen, 575-744-5923 for more information.

Still haven't found the right event for you? Check out the Drag Boat Races from 8 - 4 in Hot Springs Cove.  Pay the standard park entrance fee to watch drag boats racing on the lake.  Contact Ray Vickers at  575-740-0341.

You'd rather be golfing??  The T or C Municipal Golf Course will have the 2nd Saturday Golf Event starting at10am.  Pay greens fees plus $20.00 to play for prizes.  Contact Howie Tucker at 575-894-2603 or email him at howieprodog@yahoo.com

The Sierra County Farmers' Market will also be in the Ralph Edwards Psark from 8:30 - 11:30...We also have an Action Pistol Shoot at the Adobe Hills Shooting Range..set up at 8am..shoot at 9am..the shoot is for 22-45 caliber, lead bullets only.  Contact Carol Anton at 575-744-5411 or email her at riovaqueros@gmail.com

Wow...we're still not through.  The Rio Grande Sailing Club will have events and races all weekend from 10am - 5pm...even if you don't sail, it is beautiful to watch these boats in action.  Contact Pat Byrnes, 866-834-3697, husker@valornet.com

At Caballo Lake State Park Visitor Center will be special Ranger Presentation:  Adobe Construction.    Join Park Ranger Larry Herrera and learn how to make adobe bricks and structures.  Free with a valid park pass.  Contact Salvador Gonzales, 575-743-3942, salvador.gonzalez1@state.nm.

Again...we're still not through....On Hot Springs Landing, 509 Bass Road...enjoy a Trunk Show at Grasshopper Silk's Autumn Open Studio, owned by Sandy Hopper.  See her latest silk creations..'One of One' hand dyed silk event wear, colorful scarves and shawls, and beautiful floating meditation panels.  Enjoy lovely views of Elephant Butte Lake and light refreshments while you visit with the artist.  Grasshopper Silk Studio is part of the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail.  Visitors are always welcome; the studio is handicap accessible.  Contact Sandra Hopper, 575-740-4958, ant@grasshoppersilk.com

Head downtown to T or C for the September Art Hop from 6 -9pm on the 10th.  Galleries, studios, shops and restaurants are open late!  September's special Hop events include Jessica Colby signing hernew book of poetry plus new paintings by Celeste Rich at Celestial Creations.  Contact promotions@torcmainstreet.org

Can  you believe people say there is nothing to do here if the weather is bad and they can't go on the lake??  cool

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