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Jul 21 2016
New Mexico Pecan Festival

2016 Sponsorship Package

The first annual New Mexico Pecan Festival will take place the week end of October 7th through 9th of 2016, in the Town of Mesilla, New Mexico with the Kick-off party to be held at the Pecan Grill on Friday.

The Town of Mesilla is proud to host this inaugural event celebrating one of the largest agricultural commodities in the State of New MexicoMexico . . . Pecans!
Our mission is to bring people from all over the region to Old Mesilla to enjoy the beauty and rich history of the Mesilla Valley. The attendance goal is 5,000 to 8,000 for the first year.
The New Mexico Pecan Festival will feature local and regional artisans and food including alcohol vendors representing local vineyards and breweries. There will be a wide array of local and regional entertainment daily with a FREE Gala Dance in the Plaza featuring a headline act.
There will be free park and ride shuttle service to and from the event with pedi-cabs to make it easy to get around Mesilla, plus Safe Ride cab services as needed.
We encourage you to review the sponsorship package for the 2016 festival. Sponsors will have a on-site presence supported by event promotional materials, event day exposure, media coverage, and publicity to targeted audiences.
It’s with the support of sponsors like you, the New Mexico Pecan Festival will bring tourist
revenue into our state and the Town of Mesilla and City of Las Cruces.

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Download the 2016 Sponsorship Package PDF here.


Jun 17 2016
Summer Music Series 2016

The Town of Mesilla will once again host our Summer Music Series! Beginning Friday June 17th through Friday July 22nd from 8pm to 10pm, the event will be held in our historic plaza, featuring live music, food trucks and mercado vendors. Admission is free! Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Remember, no pets, no alcohol. 

June 17th - UnLyshed

June 24th - Border Avenue

July 1st - Double Clutchers

July 8th- Latin Funktion

July 15th - Gold Hearted Crows

July 22nd - CW Ayon



May 26 2016
Summer Recreation Program 2016


MESILLA, N.M.– The 2016 Mesilla Summer Recreation Program is set to begin June 6 at the Town of Mesilla Community Center. The program is open to children ages 6 to 12, and will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through July 22. 
Interested registrants may fill out paperwork online at or at Mesilla Town Hall, 2231 Avenida de Mesilla, beginning April 13th. The program fee is $25. Program participants can look forward to games, arts & crafts, sports, walking field trips and guest speakers. For more information, contact Irene E. Parra at 524-3262, ext. 116 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Summer Recreation Program Application 




Welcome to the Town of Mesilla!

Mesilla ("Little Tableland") is the best-known and most visited historical community in Southern New Mexico.

The historic town of Mesilla lies just west of Las Cruces along I-10 and is called New Mexico’s Best Vacation Getaway. It is the epitome of small town charm at its finest, serving as a great location for afternoon shopping and dining, where award winning cafes and restaurants and unique stores surround the town focal point of the historic Plaza. Visitors often enjoy the quiet ambiance of the Plaza with the peaceful back drop of the San Albino Basilica. Just north of town visitors have even more choices to shop and dine, in what’s known as the town’s Mercado area.

The history of the Town boasts everything from the Civil War to Billy the Kid. Visitors can get a brief lesson in history by visiting the Gadsden Museum or by taking a tour with La Morena Walking Tours.

For extra fun, tourists may enjoy the multitude of events that occur throughout the year. As Mesilla was once a part of Mexico, the Town is known for its annual Cinco de Mayo and Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiestas, and the Gadsden Purchase Re-enactment which celebrate significant dates in the Mexican culture. The Town also hosts several events throughout the year including a weekend long celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, Jazz and Mariachi concerts, in the plaza and the popular lighting of luminarias on Christmas Eve. 

Art galleries, entertaining events, rich history, unique shops and delicious cuisine are just a few staples that Old Mesilla has to offer.

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