Local tourist information and events.
A reading and book signing featuring local poets will take place at SWAG Books & More on Saturday, September 30 from 1-3 p.m. Please see attached PDF for participants. The event coincides with the publication of NEW MEXICO POETRY ANTHOLOGY 2023 edited by Levi Romero and Michelle Otero, published by the Museum of New Mexico Press in association with New Mexico State Libraries’ Poetry Center (all situated under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs). The community anthology features over 200 New Mexico poets from all over the state. The voices included celebrated poets along with previously unpublished poets and other writers from all backgrounds. The editors who selected the poems are the Inaugural New Mexico Poet Levi Romero and Michelle Otero, former Poet Laureate of Albuquerque (originally from Deming).
See below for pdf flyer:
The annual Pumpkin Patch hosted in Hurley at the Old Hurley Store will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The price of admission to pick out a pumpkin is three cans of food. All proceeds go directly to the Silver City Gospel Mission.
In addition to taking home a pumpkin, kids will have the option to play games, and perhaps take part in a hay ride. The host of this event said she doesn't know what the gentleman from Deming will bring to entertain the kids and adults. So it will be a surprise to all comers.
The 6th Annual Silver City Buddy Walk will be held at Gough Park this Saturday September 23. Registration for this free event will be from 10:00 AM to 2 PM The actual walk will be at NOON. Show up to cheer on individuals with Down syndrome. They will have contests, music, dancing, prizes, food vendors, and resources.
To find a Buddy Walk go online to NDSS.org click on Find a Buddy Walk.
The Knights of Columbus will host a Car Show and corn hole tournament at the park as well.
SW Women’s Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC) is pleased to participate in the Silver City Art Association’s 25th Weekend at the Galleries with the Holiday Fiber Arts Sale. This free annual event is a pop-up gallery and will be held Saturday October 7 from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday October 8 from 10 am to 2 pm in the ballroom of the Murray Hotel in Downtown Silver City. Special fiber art demonstrations will be held on Saturday October 7, from 4 pm to 7 pm.
The work of 18 fiber artists will include hats, gloves, totes, rag rugs, scarves, purses, wall hangings, quilts, upcycled clothing, home décor, pine needle baskets, felt sculptures, tie dyed and silk painted garments, greeting cards, toys, and handwoven towels among a multitude of other handcrafted fiber items. The wide range of fiber mediums encompassed in this sale are knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, painting, dying, and sewing. This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for a unique holiday gift and will support local fiber artists, keeping our local dollars local.
The sale will also feature Weaving for Justice, a non-profit that supports fiber artists in Chiapas. They will be selling handwoven and embroidered textiles.
These are a compilation of flyers for the 2023 Cliff-Gila Grant County Fair to take place at the Fairgrounds in Cliff on Sept. 20-24, 2023. For more information, see the PDF flyers below and visit the Fair website at https://www.grantcountyfairnm.com
This 3-minute video shows you the highlights of the upcoming Grant County Fair to take place at the Fairgrounds in Gila, NM, from Sept. 20-24, 2023. C'mon out and celebrate what the youth and residents of Grant County accomplish every year!
[Editor's Note: For more information and the deadline for registration, as well as the maps of the walks, see the multi-page PDF at the bottom.]
What: Western New Mexico University Office of Veterans Affairs is hosting its annual Walk for the Heroes on October 21, 2022. In doing so, the university will be honoring thirty-four fallen veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, most of whom are Grant County, NM residents. The intent of this event is to honor veterans by symbolically fulfilling their final mission, carrying on their legacy in recognition of their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families.
There will be a 5k (3.1 miles) Walk for the Heroes through the Boston Hill trail system. Participants in the 5K can walk, run, or ruck. There will also be a one-mile Honor March on the beautiful WNMU Silver City Campus for those unable to make the Boston Hill trails.