Las Cruces Community Events

Southern New Mexico State Fair

September 30th – October 4th at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds…Rodeo, Races, Live Music, Carnival, FOOD! Buy tickets online at – listen to WIN tickets on 101 Gold! 

Founder’s Day

Saturday, October 3rd at the New Mexico Space History Museum – events start at 9 a.m. Includes FREE model rockets for 500 kids! International Space Hall of Fame induction at the Tays Center with Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden – volunteers are needed! Call 575-437-2840 or visit online at

Disability Job Fair

Wednesday, October 7th at the Las Cruces Convention Center sponsored by the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. 524-6135 for info.

C4CR – Cowboys for Cancer Research

Annual Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction at the Las Cruces Convention Center with live music from the Yarbrough Band. Friday, October 9th – 340-5929 for info

Mesilla Valley Maze

September 26th – October 25th at the Lyles Family Farm on Picacho. Open weekends 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy Oktoberfest, The Pumpkin Festival and the Rootin’ Tootin’ Rib Cook-off. for more info and free tickets coming soon from 101 Gold!

 Yappy Hour

Wednesday, October 21st – the last one of the year! It’s the Halloween costume contest for dogs!

Look Who’s Dancing

Sunday, November 8th at 3 p.m. at the Pan Am Center at NMSU – Superstars of the community team up with Dance Sport Company members and battle it out in the ballroom. Steve Chavira, Lynn Derksen, Michele Nishiguchi, Waldo Luna, Janie Blue, Sam Salopek and Frank Paul Salopek, Joshua Silver and Janet Acosta have raised thousands to help Dance Sport compete on the national stage. Show your support by showing up! Tickets on sale now at the Pan Am Center, Dance Dept., from any cast member, Emerald Isle, Movado Salon, Bravo Mic Communications.

LCHS 40th Reunion

11/6-11/7 – Class of 1975. Call 494-6055 to register