Rockhound Roundup

polished rocks in hands

Deming rocks when the RockHound RoundUp comes to town, March 9th-12th devoted to geodes, gems, fossils, quartz and other treasures of the earth. Rock collectors join fossil fans, jewelry makers, lapidaries, quartz traders, beaders and people who simply admire rocks. The schedule includes a buyer’s market, silent and live auctions, displays, demonstrations and guided field trips for rock collecting and sampling. People travel from all around the world to attend this event, held at the Southwestern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. No one leaves empty-handed.

Great American Duck Race

The Great American Duck Race began in 1980, when a group of Deming men hoping to promote and stimulate business in the community decided duck racing would be just the ticket. Over the years, this celebrated event has grown, bringing some 10,000 people together—residents and visitors alike, who often return year after year, cementing friendships among people as well as fine feathered friends. This year’s event will be held August 25-27, 2023.