July 4th events along the Salt Missions Trail


  • Moriarty Lion’s Club Annual Pancake Breakfast – monies raised will go to the Lions Club. Starts at 7am at the Lions Building in Moriarty. For more information call Don at 505-832-6330 or 505-410-1369.
  • Route 66 Arts Alliance hosting Art Show – 9am to 4pm at the Moriarty Civic Center. For more information contact Sandradrasilk@gmail.com.
  • A parade starts at 9am on Route 66 and ends at Crossley Park
  • There will be a car show outside of the Moriarty Civic Center
  • Tug of war between the Torrance County sheriff and fire departments starts at Noon at the Moriarty Lions Building
  • Bingo at 4pm at the Moriarty Lions Building


  • Luna Brothers Circus show at 7:30 on July 3rd at the baseball fields. Free coupons for kids at the Family Dollar
  • Live music, volleyball tournament and fishing derby at Arthur Park on July 4th. The pool will be open from Noon to 4pm.


  • On July 4th at 11am, there will be a barbecue lunch at Chavez Park hosted by the Mountainair fire department. There will be games, water polo, music and vendors.
  • A fundraiser Italian dinner will be held at the Bakery at 6:30pm on July 4th. Funds will go toward Mountainair’s animal control fund. For more information call Barbara 505-506-1415.
  • On July 4th at 4pm, there will be a poker tournament at the Dr. Saul Community Center followed by a pie auction at 6pm and a dance from 8pm to Midnight.
  • On July 5th there will be a pancake breakfast at the Shaffer Hotel dining room from 6-8am. It costs $6.25.



Wildlife West Nature Park Chuckwagon Suppers and Shows Saturdays, June 14-August 30 @ 6pm

Every Saturday from June 14-August 30, visit Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood for an evening of dinner and entertainment. The park opens to guests at 5:30pm, peregrine falcon show at 6:00pm, hayrides from 6:00-7:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm and music at 8:00pm. Additional information can be found here.

Tickets Prices:
Adults – $25.00
Seniors – $23.00
Kids (5-11) – $12.00
Kids under 5 – free!

Lineup for this season:

  • June 14th- Holy Water and Whiskey
  • June 21st -Bob Goldstein and the Mystic Lizard – Wildlife Festival weekend
  • June 28th -Holy Water and Whiskey
  • July 5th -Holy Water and Whiskey
  • July 12- Holy Water and Whiskey
  • July 19th -Holy Water and Whiskey
  • July 25th Friday Music Festival kickoff Chuckwagon – 2 time national fiddle champion Katie Glassman
  • August 2 – Holy Water and Whiskey
  • August 9- Holy Water and Whiskey
  • August 16th- Katie Gill and the Buckarettes- Harvest Festival Weekend
  • August 23- Holy Water and Whiskey
  • August 30th – Last Chuckwagon of 2014 season- Holy Water and Whiskey


Celebrate Flowers and the Harvest This Weekend on the Salt Missions Trail

This weekend we’ll be celebrating flowers and harvest on both ends of the Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway! On the southern leg oon Highway 60, the Mountainair Sunflower Festival will be in full swing on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live entertainment, arts and crafts, a sunflower hat contest and sunflower art raffle, as well as live entertainment, children’s activities and food vendors. Find more information at mountainairsunflowerfestival.org or call 505-847-2205.

On the northern leg of the Byway in Edgewood, the Annual Harvest Festival returns to Wildlife West Nature Park on Saturday and Sunday, with a tractor parade on Saturday morning and tractor games on Sunday. Other activities include a wine tasting on Saturday, snake and reptile identification presentations, and behind the scenes tours of the black bear and Mexican wolf habitats. Hayrides, blacksmith demonstrations, and folk music will also be on tap. For more information, visit wildlifewest.org or call 505-281-7655.


Enjoy the Buckarettes at the Chuckwagon BBQ at Wildlife West!

Buckarettes photo

This Saturday, August 3, the award-winning Buckarettes will be entertaining during the Wildlife West Chuckwagon BBQ! Live Cowboy Band (or in this case, Cowgirl) entertainment is a special feature of the weekly Chuckwagon BBQ feasts at Wildlife West in Edgewood, just 20 minutes east of Albuquerque on I-40. The suppers include a traditional chuckwagon show, including a barbecue dinner, wildlife presentation and puppet show for the youngsters, Wildlife West’s unique falcon show, plus (this week), New Mexico’s Buckarettes. The barbeque dinner includes brisket, chicken, ranch beans, baked potato, rolls, apple sauce, cookies, lemonade, coffee, and water. A vegetarian option, substituting a tasty salad for the brisket and chicken, is also available. Shows take place rain or shine in Wildlife West’s all-weather amphitheater.

For more details go to http://www.wildlifewest.org/PDFs/Chuckwagon_%202013.pdf. To make reservations, call 505-281-7655 or 877-981-9453 (toll free).

For more information about the Buckarettes, go to http://www.buckarettes.com.