July Events in New Mexico

The long hot days of summer are here! There’s plenty going on in and around the “Land of Enchantment” to keep you busy—and one of the best things about land ownership in New Mexico is you’re around to enjoy it all.

Summer Children’s Programs
Baldwin Cabin Public Library, Datil, NM

The programs, all on Wednesdays in July, will start at 1:00 p.m. with reading and end at 2:30 pm after a snack. All children (and their parents) are welcome. BCPL is on FR100 off U.S. 60 three miles west of downtown Datil.

July – October Socorro Farmers Market,
Historic Plaza, Socorro, NM
Buy fresh, locally-grown produce direct from the farmer. Our local market features occasional entertainment, arts and crafts, and the Friends of the Library will hold used book sales throughout the year. This friendly gathering is open July through October on Tuesday evenings from 5 pm – 7 pm and Saturday mornings beginning at 8 am on the Historic Plaza. Come support the local area farmers, or just come and hang out – it’s a great social event. Contact Deborah (575) 835-8927.

10-12 14th Annual Art Loop Tour
This free self-guided Lincoln County tour will take you to the studios of 26 artists; a diverse selection of Fine Art and Contemporary Crafts including ceramics, glass, fabric art, jewelry, sculpture, gourd art and painting. Look for the colorful Art Loop signs and banners at each studio; brochures with maps available at the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce June 1st. Info: Gallery 408, 575-648-2598 or visit artloop.org. Lincoln, NM

11 Silver City Farmers Market
Every Saturday 8:30-Noon
Downtown Silver City in the future MainStreet Plaza between 7th & 8th Street next to the Big Ditch.
All Grant and Catron County Growers are encouraged to attend!
For information call Asunda Uribe at 534-9458

11-12 July Jamboree Arts & Crafts Show
Artists from all over the country will be displaying their works here in beautiful Zenith Park. Admission is free to the public. Fun, Food & Entertainment will abound. Come and enjoy the cool mountain air and escape from the summer heat.
Info: 682-2733. Cloudcroft, NM, www.cloudcroft.net

11 Fourth Annual Animas River Blues Fest
Aztec, NM

11-12 Shakespeare Ghost Town
Open for Visitors, Lordsburg, NM
(575) 542-3403 for more information

11-12 Sweet Corn Extravaganza
Willcox, Arizona at Apple Annie’s.
Enjoy hot roasted sweet corn and a great day of family fun on the farm! Other vegetables available for picking. (520) 384-2084

11 Ha:san Bak ~ Saguaro Celebration
Vail, Arizona at Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

Harvest, prepare and taste saguaro fruit, learn about its uses in the Tohono O’Odham culture. Public invited. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm: Demos, tastings and live music. $5/car. (520) 647-7121

11 “Song Collection: Arizona’s Wellspring of Music”
with Jay Cravath ~ sponsored by AZ Humanities
Council. 7:00 pm. Butterfly Lodge Museum,
Greer, AZ
www.wmonline.com\butterflylodge.html, 928-735-7514

12 Sacramento Mountain
Historical Society Annual Meeting

For times please call 575-682-2932,
or email: smhsmuseumoffice@yahoo.com
Cloudcroft, NM, www.cloudcroft.net

15 Summer Children’s Programs
Baldwin Cabin Public Library, Datil, NM
The programs, all on Wednesdays in July, will start at
1:00 p.m. with reading and end at 2:30 pm after a snack.
All children (and their parents) are welcome.
BCPL is on FR100 off U.S. 60 three miles
west of downtown Datil.

17 July Melodrama in the Park
Last performance of the July Melodrama performed in
the Zenith Park Picnic Pavilion. Admission is free.
Seating is limited so arrive early.
Info: www.cloudcrofttheater.com. Cloudcroft, NM

17 Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain!

Spencer Theater, near Ruidoso, NM
8:00 pm. The great stage & screen star’s re-creation of MarkTwain,
his astute wit & political irreverence.
Tickets: $89 & $86.
1-888-818-7872
www.spencertheater.com

17-18 Pioneer Days Celebration
Snowflake, AZ
Parade, entertainment, rodeo and barbeque, dances, historic home tours, fireworks.
www.snowflaketaylorchamber.org

18 Field Trip
(location to be announced)
Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society
Information ~ 575-538-5706

18-19 Peach Mania Festival
Willcox, Arizona
at Apple Annie’s. All you can eat Pancake Breakfast, 7:00-10:30 am. Peach picking all day long.
(520) 384-2084

18 Rockhound Music in the Park
Rockhound State Park, Deming, NM
Various musical entertainment (western, pop, bluegrass, etc.) for listening and dancing. Free and open to the public. 6:00 -8:00 PM
575-546-6182

19-25 2009 National High School Finals Rodeo
Farmington, New Mexico
National High School Rodeo Association
www.nhsrawranglerdivision.org

22 Summer Children’s Programs
Baldwin Cabin Public Library, Datil, NM
The programs, all on Wednesdays in July, will start at 1:00 p.m. with reading and end at 2:30 pm after a snack. All children (and their parents) are welcome. BCPL is on FR100 off U.S. 60 three miles west of downtown Datil.

22-26 69th Annual Montosa Camp Meeting
Come for the day or join us for the five days. Three chuck-wagon style meals a day, donations only.. Family camp located 3 miles E. of Datil, NM, just west of mm 81.Turn right, about 4 miles to camp site. No charge, dry camping, RV or tents. Water and shower facilities are available.

24-26 4th Annual White Mountains Round-Up
Show Low, Arizona (866) 532-4070,
www.whitemountainsroundup.com

24-26 38th Annual Ruidoso Art Festival
At the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Festival hours are – Fri. July 24: 12 noon to 9:00 pm – Sat. July 25: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm – Sun, July 26: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
For more information please call the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce at 1-877-RUIDOSO (784-3676) or 575-257-7395. www.RuidosoNow.com

25-26 Silver City’s “Cowboy Days”!

A weekend filled with fun, events, food and
celebration, celebrating the National Day of the American Cowboy! Events, demonstrations, arts & crafts, food and fun at Gough Park during Saturday; Golf Tournament on Sunday. For more information, contact Pat Hunt: 575.534.0550

25 “Cowboy Jubilee” Ruidoso Downs, NM
Hubbard Museum of the American West.
A Celebration of National Day of the Cowboy Week and Day of the Cowboy in New Mexico. 8 a.m. til noon Family and Children Activities. 1 p.m. til 3 p.m. Cowboy Poetry and Music. More Info: 575-378-4142 Web: www.hubbardmuseum.org

25 Luna Rodeo

Luna, New Mexico
Best little Rodeo in the West!
Home of the famous “Wild Cow” Ride

Mail in entries by July 17.

9:00 AM MDT Slack Barrel Race
Breakfast Burritos at the Arena
10:00 AM ~ Parade (Entries welcome)
11:00 AM MDT Slack Team Roping
Barbeque ~ Luna Community Center
and great food at the Arena
1:00 PM ~ Rodeo
Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Bareback & Saddle Bronc
Breakaway Roping (Open, females only)
15 Barrel Racers, Steer Riding, 35 Team Roping Pairs,
“Wild Cow” Ride, Calf Riding, MuttonBusting for Kids
Free Events: Egg Toss and Calf Scramble
Western Dance at 8:00 PM (Community Center)
575-547-2176 OR 547-2144 www.lunarodeo.com

25-26 Fourth Annual Hummingbird Festival

At Lake Roberts (N of Silver City)

Hummingbird banding, local artists, food, and around 2000-3000
hummingbirds in attendance!
www.hbnm.org, (575) 536.3866

31 Eagar Daze
(July 31 and August 1)

Begun in 1985, Eagar Daze is an annual event held the first Saturday of August. This event celebrates the communities rich heritage as a logging community, and features timber sporting events, local entertainment, a concert band in the domed stadium, and an arts and crafts fair. One of the few remaining logging events in the southwest, the celebration features a Barbeque, pancake breakfast, games for the children, and a ceremony that acknowledges Citizen of the Year. Eagar Daze includes tournaments in softball, volleyball, and horseshoes, and draws crowds from all over the southwest. For more information on Eagar Daze, including a schedule of events and vendor opportunities, please contact the Eagar Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 333-4128.

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