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Your Guide to Local Events

Las Cruces, New Mexico 2013 Events, Cowboy Days and More!

March 2-3 - Cowboy Days
Nothing Says the Old West like the cowboy, and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum honors the western legend with a weekend festival complete with roping and riding demonstrations, "cowboy food," dancing, and cowboy poetry. New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.
(575) 522-4100. http://www.frhm.org

March 17 - 24th Annual Bataan Death March
The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their very lives.
(575) 678-1134. http://www.bataanmarch.com

April 6 - Trinity Site Tour
The Trinity site is the location of the first atomic bomb explosion on earth. The site is open to the public twice a year. White Sands Missile Range.
(575) 678-1134 http://www.wsmr.army.mil

April 19-21 - Border Book Festival
This unique festival brings together authors from around the world. Live performances, food, fun and lots of reading. Various locations.
(575) 523-3988 http://www.borderbookfestival.org

April 27-28 - La Viña Spring Wine Festival
A weekend of good music and good wine hosted by New Mexico's oldest winery. La Viña Winery, La Union.
(575) 882-7632 http://www.lavinawinery.com

May 4-5 - Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
A traditional Mexican fiesta honoring Mexico's second revolution. Experience traditional Mexican music, food and dancing on the historic Old Mesilla Plaza.
(575) 524-3262 http://www.mesilla-nm.org

May 15 - Blessing of the Field (Formerly the La Fiesta de San Ysidro)
A celebration of New Mexico's 3,000 year-old farming heritage, featuring farming demonstrations, mariachi music, folklorico dancers, and a blessing of the fields, all capped off with an evening dance. New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. (575) 522-4100 http://www.frhm.org

May 25-27 - Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
Visitors can sample wine from the many New Mexico wineries as well as enjoy live entertainment and local vendors. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.
(575) 522-1232 http://www.nmwine.com

 

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