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October Events

Fall is in the air and so is a festive October! From arts galleries and performances to an annual bar crawl in witchy-garb and the annual Spaghetti and Westerns Fest, Raton is teeming with spectacular fall vibes, changing foliage and celebrations.

Inside the Old Pass Gallery in Raton, New Mexico

Inside of Old Pass Gallery

Contemporary Art - October 2023

Thursday, Sept. 28 - Monday, Oct. 23

Old Pass Gallery 145 S. 1st St

The Raton Arts & Humanities Council is hosting a Contemporary Art exhibition and gallery at Old Pass Gallery. Check out modern and edgy visual works anytime the gallery is open. Free and open to the public.

Spaghetti and Westerns Fest

Oct. 13-14, 2023

Raton, NM and Trinidad, CO

For the third year in a row, the Colexico Experience Spaghetti and Westerns Fest will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14, 2023 in Raton, NM and Trinidad, CO. Come celebrate a blend of New Mexico and Colorado with film, pasta, trains, and cowboy culture!

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 · 10 a.m.

Capulin Volcano National Monument

46 Volcano Highway, Capulin, NM 88414


View one of nature’s wonders at the Capulin Volcano National Monument–a partial solar eclipse! Join Capulin’s knowledgeable and friendly rangers for fun facts and view the eclipse through a solar telescope. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided.

High Country Meats BBQ Class

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

High Country Meats

340 Colfax Ave, Raton, NM

Do your “famous” ribs come out too crunchy or charred? Then you might need to come down to High Country Meats where they will be teaching a three-hour class on BBQ basics. Learn how to be a pitmaster today!

Empire Trio at the Shuler Theater

Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 at 7 p.m.

It's time to once again head on down to the Historic Shuler Theater! Raton welcomes the classic musicians Empire Trio! Empire Trio is an exhilarating and uniquely talented classical crossover ensemble that has been taking concert halls by storm all over the world!

The Raton Lion’s Club Presents Free Glasses Day

Saturday Oct. 21, 2023, 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Isabel Castillo Performing Arts Center

123 S. 2nd St, Raton, NM

Is it time for a fresh pair of specs? Grab a new pair at Raton Lion's Club Free Glasses Day for Children and Adults.Bring a current copy of your glasses prescription. No expired prescription will be accepted.

Witch Walk

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Downtown Raton

Join us for a wickedly wonderful party! The Raton Witch Walk Bar Crawl Charity Fundraiser and Private Dance will certainly raise the roofs at our local bars! Cost is $40 per participant. Register at the Old Pass Gallery at 145 S. 1st St. by Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023

Safe Trick-or-Treat

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023, 3:30 p.m.

Ripley Park and Downtown Raton

Come out to a safe, family-friendly trick-or-treating experience in downtown Raton! There will be a costume contest at Ripley Park followed by trick-or-treating. The event will wrap up at Elks Lodge with free hotdogs and punch! Be safe this upcoming Halloween.

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