Dash Dirty in Edgewood

The Dirty Dash returns to Wildlife West in Edgewood on August 31st for a day of muddy fun! There are still slots left for this annual opportunity to play (and race!) in the mud, so hurry to http://www.thedirtydash.com/race.i?raceid=46&t=New_Mexico to sign up for the fun. There’s a Piglet Plunge for ages 2 to 12 also, following the adult races, so you can make it a family mud time!


Have a Cooler, Less Crowded Fourth of July

Did you know that the day time temperatures in the communities along the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway typically run 5 to 10 degrees cooler than those in the Albuquerque area? If you are looking for a little relief from the heat during the Independence Day celebrations, head east to the Salt Missions Trail and enjoy some old fashioned July Fourth fun!

The Fourth of July parade in Moriarty starts at 9 a.m. and is followed by an Arts and Crafts Fair (with food) in the City Park. If you can’t come on the Fourth, join the fun on Saturday and Sunday (July 6 and 7th) for the Wiseman Circuit Bull Riding events at the Moriarty arena. Go to www.wisemanrodeo.com for more information.

In Estancia, the annual Fourth of July Fishing Derby at Arthur Park will begin at 7 a.m. for fishers 65 and older and at 7:30 a.m. for the kids. There will be prizes for everything from the largest fish to the smallest. Stop on by and have some fun! The swimming pool opens on the Fourth, as well, so you can cool off even more, if you bring your swim suit!

In Mountainair, the Fourth of July Jubilee is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Chavez Memorial Park. If you arrive early enough, you’ll be able to buy some fresh vegys and other goodies at the Farmers Market on US60. And check out the Outlaw BBQ and Charity Poker Tournament going on that day too! Go to  www.outlawbbq.org for more information.

The Dirty Dash Comes to the Salt Missions Trail

If you’ve heard about the Dirty Dash and thought it would be fun, now’s your chance. If you haven’t heard about the Dirty Dash, you’re in for a treat. Either way, September 8 at Wildlife West is your opportunity to have fun and get some exercise in the mud for a good cause.

Already a fixture in Washington, Utah, Oregon, and Colorado, the Dirty Dash is heading south to New Mexico, specifically Edgewood.  Its a 3.5 mile mud run obstacle course designed to get your heart rate up and give you a good time while doing it. This is a charity event benefiting the New Mexico Xtreme Sports Associaiton, which provides athletic and creative opportunities for youth. For all the dirt go to www.thedirtydash.com/races/new-mexico.html.


Edgewood’s birthday celebration is set for this coming Saturday, August 11, with activities throughout town.

The day wil start with a fun run through Wildlife West Nature Park and continue at 10 a.m. with a parade that will begin at Route 66 Campground. The parage theme is Kicking the Can Down Route 66. After the parade, children of all ages are invited to the Kids Fun Zone on Plaza Loop across from Pizza Barn. Activities will include karaoke by TRYed by Fire Productions, a petting zoo, and a dunk tank.

Rich Ford will be hosting a business fair with participating by businesses and nonprofits until 5 p.m., when the booths will come down and the dancing and midway carnival games will start.

Other activities include a motorcycle poker run starting at Katrinah’s East Mountain Grill at 12:30 p.m, car shows, and a fireworks show. 

For more information, contact the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce at 285-2577 or 850-2523, or go to http://www.edgewoodchambernm.com/.