Deming Visitor Center




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


3rd Sunday in October at the Courthouse Park

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


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

FREE admission


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.