Deming Visitor Center

575-567-1962

ANNUAL EVENTS

GREAT AMERICAN DUCK RACE:

4th weekend in August at the Courthouse Park 

Live duck racing on wet & dry tracks, parade, BBQ, pageant, hot air balloons, carnival, tortilla toss & more


FREE admission

KLOBASE FESTIVAL:

3rd Sunday in October at the Courthouse Park

Czechoslovakian klobase sausge and beef brisket BBQ. Enjoy food, music and bingo. 

ROCKHOUND ROUNDUP:

2nd weekend in March, Thursday through Sunday at SWNM Fairgrounds . 110 dealers, daily field trips, fossil diggings, demonstrations and auctions.  


FREE admission

SWNM STATE FAIR:

In October at the SWNM Fairgrounds. Old fashioned fair, carnival and rodeo.

City of Rocks State Park

The “city” is a geologic formation made up of large, sculptured rock columns, or pinnacles, rising as high as 40 feet and separated by paths or lanes resembling city streets. These rocks were formed about 34.9 million years ago when a very large volcano erupted. Then, erosion over millions of years slowly formed the sculptured columns seen today, creating a stunning, otherworldly landscape.

Rockhound State Park

The rugged slopes of the Little Florida Mountains are the setting for this park, which boasts trails, unique geology, wildflower displays, and a peaceful campground.  Visitors are encouraged to prospect and remove specimens, subject only to a 10 pound weight limit, unlike most national and state parks where removing natural objects is forbidden.

Pancho Villa State Park

Located at the border of Mexico, the park exhibit hall and historic structures capture the history of the 1916 Pancho Villa Raid and historic Camp Furlong. The large campground offers utility hookups for campers with RVs, and a playground for the kids.

Spring Canyon State Park

Spring Canyon is a tiny jewel in New Mexico's park system. It is a spectacular place to enjoy a picnic lunch. There's a pleasant trail up to Lover's Leap.  Ibex, wild goats originally shipped from Iran, may be encountered.