Community Calendar for the week of Sept. 22 | Arts & Entertainment

Until October 8th

Main Street Roswell Farmers Market

The farmers market is held every Saturday from 7am to 11am at the Chaves County Courthouse. Sellers must follow New Mexico food handling regulations. If you are a craftsman, each item must be handmade and not mass-produced. Visit for more information.

23 Sept

“Mission improvable”

The Roswell Community Little Theater, 1717 S. Union Ave., invites the public to its “Mission Improvable” – a night of improvisational play and silliness with the spontaneous ensemble theater. For more information, visit, the Facebook events page, or call 575-622-1982.

September 23rd and 24th

Chilean Cheese Festival

MainStreet Roswell hosts its annual Chile Cheese Festival on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn. The festival includes live music and family-friendly entertainment. Visit for more information.

September 23-25

Arts and Crafts entries for the Eastern New Mexico State Fair

The Eastern New Mexico State Fair Arts and Crafts Fair book is available online. Entries for all arts and crafts projects, except baking and flower shows, are Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. Admission to the baking is on October 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Entry for Flower Show A is October 2nd from 8:30am to 11:30am; Entry for Flower Show B is October 6th from 8:30am to 11:30am. The theme is “A celebration of 100 years of ENMSF”. For more information, visit or call 575-623-9411.

September 24th and 25th

San Juan Festival

The annual San Juan Fiesta is held Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the parking lot of St. John’s Church, 311 E. Hendricks St. (food is ready by 3:00 p.m.); and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a final raffle for a Toyota Camry 2022 (tickets still available). The family fun event includes entertainment, food stands, football, basketball and kickball games for children on both days. For more information, contact St. John’s Church at 575-622-3531.

25th of September

Golden Star Family Ceremony

The Ceremony of the American Legion Post No. 61 Gold Star Family will be held at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. The ceremony honors families who have lost a member to military action. For more information email [email protected]

1 Oct

First Responder Bash

The First Responder Bash is a new event and includes a blood drive with Vitalants Bloodmobile, CPR class, Stop the Bleed class, fire and crime prevention information and games. Snacks will be available. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office at the Chaves County Administrative Center, 1 St. Mary’s Place. For more information, email [email protected] Call Vitalant at 575-840-8178 for more information about donating blood or to schedule an appointment.

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1 Oct

go for hope

The annual Walk for Hope takes place on the Gateway Christian School football field from 6pm to 10pm. Walk for Hope is the premier fundraiser for the Chaves County Cancer Fund. Funds raised will stay in Chaves County to help Chaves County residents who are battling cancer. Anyone interested in participating can email [email protected] or find them on Facebook.

October 1st and 2nd

FALLiDAY Arts & Crafts Show

The FALLiDAY Arts & Crafts Show is looking for vendors for their event at the Roswell Convention Center – handcrafted items only. The beneficiary of the silent auction will be Chaves County Search and Rescue Off Road. For more information, contact Jane at 575-808-3334 or email [email protected]

3rd-8th October

State Fair in Eastern New Mexico

The Eastern New Mexico State Fair (ENMSF) is celebrating its centenary. The fair begins on October 3 with a parade. The deadline to register and receive a lineup number is September 26th. Various concerts featuring the Walker brothers, Austin Van, Kolby Cooper with JD and the Badlands and Frank Ray with Bri Bagwell. There will be a special Carnival Sneak Peak on September 30th at 4pm and October 1st at 12pm (only the carnival and food stalls will be open). Seniors’ Day takes place on October 5 from 3pm to 5:30pm in the new ENMSF building and includes health information, cake walk, hot dogs, games, giveaways and flu shots – free entry and parking for seniors. For more information on Seniors’ Day, call Sheri at 575-520-5327 or Sean at 575-623-3960. You can find more information about the fair at or on Facebook.

7 Oct

Guest artist show on the first Friday

The public is invited to Main Street Art/The Gallery’s First Friday Guest Artist Show featuring work by Ginger Shockey. Light refreshments will be served and a vintage Shockey album watch will be raffled off to benefit the Roswell Fine Arts League. The reception and raffle will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The gallery is located at 223 N. Main St. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

8 Oct

Tour de Ocho Millas

The 12th annual Tour de Ocho Millas will be held on October 8th at Bottomless Lakes State Park. Cyclists can cycle 8 to 64 miles in 8-mile increments using the ring road. This event benefits the non-profit organization Reflections and Recovery. Visit for more information and registration.

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October 8th and 9th

Rio Pecos Kennel Club NOHS Show

The Rio Pecos Kennel Club is hosting for the first time a National Owner Operated Series Show (NOHS) at Roswell Air Center Park, West Earl Cummings Boulevard, starting at 8am. The show for all breeds and juniors is approved by the American Kennel Club. Each show is run as a separate event, so Saturday’s results will not carry over to Sunday. The best dog of each breed will compete in one of seven back-to-back groups at around 1:30 p.m. The Best in Show will be selected from the group winners after they have been selected. The public is welcome. There is no entrance fee, but unregistered dogs and pets are not allowed on the premises as per American Kennel Club rules. There will be a food truck on site. For more information, email [email protected] or find her on Facebook.

12-16 October

Roswell Jazz Festival

The 15th annual Roswell Jazz Festival returns this fall. Live music at multiple venues, both ticketed and free. Tickets can be purchased online at Check the website for details and updates. For more information and questions, email [email protected] or call 505-359-4876 or 254-592-1462.

14-16 and 21.-23. October

“The Unexpected Guest”

Roswell Community Little Theater, 1717 S. Union Ave., is staging Agatha Christie’s crime thriller The Unexpected Guest. A car accident in thick fog brings a stranger to a remote house in the middle of South Wales. The stranger catches a woman standing, gun in hand, over the corpse of her wheelchair-bound husband. She says she killed him, but did she really do it? Let the game begin. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Visit the Facebook events page or visit for more information.

15 Oct

Cars for breast cancer awareness

Cars for Breast Cancer Awareness will be held at 11 a.m. at Cahoon Park, 1101 W. Fourth St. The fundraiser will be presented by Rollin Deuces and will include entertainment such as music, games and a prize draw. There will also be traders. All proceeds go to the Angie Ramirez Memorial Foundation, which raises money for a teacher with cancer in the Roswell Independent School District. For more information, call Danny Herrera at 575-626-3517 or visit the Rollin Deuces Facebook and Instagram pages.

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21 Oct

stem or treat

The Roswell Joy Center presents its annual Trunk or Treat, 1822 N. Montana Ave., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There are activities for everyone, costume contests, car decorations, food and games. More information can be found on his Facebook page.

21st to 30th October

“The Addams Family”

The Way Way Off-Broadway Theater presents The Addams Family with performances Friday and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center. The show offers an original story and is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams has grown up as the ultimate princess of darkness. To the desperation of her father, Gomez Addams, she fell in love with a “normal” young man from a respectable family. Wednesday confides in her father and asks him not to tell her mother. Now Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Visit for more information.

22 Oct

Fundraiser for golf tournaments

The annual Adult & Youth Supporting Youth Golf Tournament is held at the New Mexico Military Institute golf course at 201 W. 19th St. and benefits the Assurance Home and its girls and boys ages 13-18 who are considered at-risk . (100% of proceeds go to the Assurance Home.) For more information and to register a team or interested sponsors, email Community Relations Coordinator Gale Landrum at [email protected] or call 575- 420-1573.

23 Oct

Spooky Southwest – Tales of a Strange Tale

The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico (HSSNM) is presenting Spooky Southwest – Tales of Strange History at the HSSNM Archives Facility from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Donna Blake Birchell and John LeMay present tales of strange history featuring various haunted and ghost stories from around the world state. The authors then autograph books like Birchell’s classic Haunted Hotels and Ghostly Getaways of New Mexico and LeMay’s latest book Mummies of the Americas. For more information, call 575-622-8333 or email [email protected]

The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the venue or organizer.

If you would like your event to be featured on the entertainment calendar, please email [email protected] or call 622-7710 ext. 309

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