Elephant Butte Inn and Spa

What's Happenin' in Sierra County

 Friday through Sunday, September 6 - 8  
Elephant Days - Adventures!
2pm Friday through 2pm SundayElephant Butte

Events kick off Friday afternoon when the arts & crafts show opens a day early at 2pm. Saturday's slate includes live music, a 10amparade, rock crawls and thrilling motocross acrobatics displays by the Brigade FMX team from 11am-5pm. The fun continues on Sunday with music from On Call, more motorcycle acrobatics and closing ceremonies. The Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta is happening right next door at the state park, so arrive early to catch the ascent or descent (see below for details). A balloon glow is planned for Saturday night, weather permitting. See the Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce website for more info. Most events are free; park entry fees apply to get close to the Balloon Regatta. Contact: Mel Tepper, 575-744-4411 or 224-402-2044,meltepper@valornet.com.

Elephant Days - Adventures!

  Saturday & Sunday, September 7 - 8  
33rd Annual Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
6-10am, Lions Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State Park (enter through the main gate)

Events for spectators include Saturday and Sunday daily balloon ascension and, weather allowing, balloon glows in the evenings in conjunction with Elephant Days (see above). Standard park entrance fees apply. Contact: Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta505-821-8558

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta

  Saturday, September 7  
C.A.S.T. for Kids Fishing Tournament
7am-12pmElephant Butte Lake State Park

This fishing tournament began in 1991 and unites volunteers who love to fish with disabled and disadvantaged children for a day of fishing in the outdoors. Free for participants; spectators must pay the standard park entrance fee. Contact: C.A.S.T. for Kids, Chris Bolen, 575-744-5923 or 575-744-5998

C.A.S.T. For Kids

  Saturday, September 7  
NM Old Time Fiddlers Saturday Night Dance
7pm, NMOTFA Playhouse, 710 Elm,Truth or Consequences

Everyone's invited to dances at the Playhouse, where the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association keeps fiddle music alive! Performers include Stan Williams, Wes Burrus and Berry Cox on fiddle, John Tate on guitar, Helen Tate on drums, Larry Nelson on bass, and Snooky Keller on piano. The all-ages fun includes dancing, a door prize, and refreshments. Wheelchair accessible; alcohol and smoking not allowed on the premises. Donations are appreciated. Contact: Zelma Iorio, 575-297-4071,nmofta@hotmail.com.

Old Time Fiddlers

  Sunday, September 8  
2nd Sunday Poetry Reading
1pm, Black Cat Books and Coffee, 128 Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Monthly poetry readings return from summer vacation! Read or listen on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Free. Contact: Rhonda Brittan, 575-894-7070

Black Cat Poets


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