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Weekend Happenings 10/12/23

Raton has a busy weekend ahead of us! Come Explore Raton to experience the Spaghetti and Westerns Fest plus a partial solar eclipse happening Saturday morning.

(Photo by Spaghetti & Westerns Fest)

Open Mic Night at Gate City Craft Bar

Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.

244 S. 1st St. Raton, NM 87740

Bring your talent on down to the Gate City Craft Bar for an Open Mic Night! Enjoy some food and some drinks and some talent from your neighbor.

"Crosses of Iron" Book Review and Signing

Friday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

108 S. 2nd St. Raton, NM 87740

Come to the "Crosses of Iron: The Tragic Story of Dawson, New Mexico and Its Twin Mining Disasters" book review and signing by Nick Pappas at the Raton Museum.

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 87740

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!

Senior Aqua Stretching

Friday, Oct. 13 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.

100 Memorial Lane, Raton, NM 87740

Seniors, it's time to stretch those muscles! Meet at the Aquatic Center for aqua stretching instructed by Elizabeth Ortega of Hammer Forged Athletics. Three dollar fee with a pool membership and seven dollars per class without a pool membership.

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