Lea County’s communities have a great sense of spirit and there are endless activities to take part in, all year round!

Lea County Event Center

The Lea County Event Center is a 167,000 SF facility that includes an arena with fixed seating for over 6,000, banquet halls, meeting rooms, and a kitchen for catering. The Event Center hosts many different activities for residents of Lea County, including but not limited to concerts, sporting events, equestrian events, meetings and conferences, dog shows, dances, and trade shows.


Lea County Fairgrounds

The Lea County Fairgrounds, located near Lovington, hosts the largest fair in New Mexico. The county fair takes place in August and hosts numerous exhibits from residents including youth and 4-H. In addition to exhibits, the fair is held in conjunction with a carnival and rodeo. During the year, the fairgrounds plays host to a number of activities, including trade shows, rabbit shows, 4-H activities, and more.


Golf (Private and Public)
Movies under the Stars
Walking Trails
Soaring (Sail Plane)
Baseball, Soccer Fields
Pools (Water Slides)
Children Sports Leagues
Teen Center
Downtown Sounds
Community Centers
Sand Dunes
Lea County Fair and Rodeo
Farmers Market
Summer Concert Series
Southwest Symphony
Arts and Crafts Fair
University and College Performing Arts Programs
Art Camp
Ballroom and Classical Dance Classes and Performances
Center for the Arts
Community Players of Hobbs (Local Theater)
Lea County Museum
Woolworth Library (Woolworth Room)
Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame
Drag Racing
Indoor Soccer League
Hobbs August Nights
Dog Show
Roller Derby
Cage Fighting and Extreme Fighters
Races, Marathons
Tractor Pulls
Sports Tournaments
Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series
Jordan World Circus
Staked Plains Roundup
Cowboy Days
Quilt Shows
Summer Camps (Sports, Arts, etc.)
Boys and Girls Club
Horse Racing
Relay for Life
United Way Events (Cook-offs, races, etc)
Car Shows
Community Holiday Celebrations
Smoking on the Plaza (National Cook-Off)