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Sunset over mountains

See what's going on throughout the year. From festivals like the Old Timers' Reunion to various seminars/workshops, and some of the best hunting in the nation.


Calendar of Events


Magdalena, New Mexico Events Calendar
On US Hwy 60 in West Central New Mexico



Upcoming Events     


VISIT MAGDALENA - Shop, Dine, Stay, and Explore
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Very Large Array (VLA) Self-Guided Tours – 8AM until dusk every day.
Magdalena Galleries and Shops – showcasing local talent.

Ongoing Monthly

Live Music/Karaoke/Pool Tournaments held monthly at the Golden Spur Saloon. Call 575-854-2554 for the schedule.
First Saturday of Every Month – local events
Second & Fourth Mondays – 6:00 PM Village Board Meeting, Magdalena Village Hall, North Main Street, Stephanie Finch, 575-854-2261
Third Wednesday– 6:00 PM MACDC, Magdalena Area Community Development Corporation, High Country Lodge First St - US 60
First Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm: Magdalena Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting @ Community Church meeting room
Last Saturday – Magdalena Garden Club meets at Magdalena Public Library
First and third Saturday every month at 12:00 pm: Magdalena Trail Drivers, SASS, Cowboy Action Shooting, Rancho Magdalena (3 miles West of Magdalena). Call Ted Bending to confirm 575-854-3394.


Ongoing Weekly


Noon - Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book, Open), Sherman Room, Community Church, South Main Street.


7:00 PM – Al-Anon, Magdalena AFG (Al-Anon Family Group), Community Church, South Main Street.
2:30PM  Weekly bible study - Community church Sherman Room - All are welcome.


7:00 PM – Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book, Open), Sherman Room, Community Church, South Main Street.


Upcoming Events


Magdalena Arts & Crafts Festival

Colored chalk drawing
Held every year in Spring and Fall, the Arts and Crafts Festival and Studio Tour features a great variety of unique creations, such as:
  • Fine art
  • Woven rugs
  • Decorated eggs
  • Hand-made quilts
  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Metal art
  • Glass beads
  • Holiday decorations
  • Hand-decorated tiles


Old Timers' Festival

3 women in 19th century clothing

Held every year for over 30 years, the Old Timers' Festival has become an increasingly popular event in the high country. There are plenty of fun things to see and do for the whole family, including a parade, mini-cattle drive, rodeos, fiddlers contest, Spanish Village, Indian Village, Cowboy Village, western dance and song, and lots of good food.

The Magdalena Old Timers' Reunion

For more information, call Jeanie Johnston at the Village Office, 575-854-2261.


Hunting Season


Hunters from all over the country converge on Magdalena during September, October and November to take on the challenge of some of the best hunting in the United States – primarily elk, pronghorn and deer. The New Mexico Department of Fish and Game carefully manages the distribution of hunting tags and licenses to best maintain healthy populations of wild game. Its web site contains all the information you need to begin your hunt.

To arrange accommodations for your hunting party, visit the Lodging page.