What draws and keeps people in Hobbs? There is a lot going on. For starters, 320 days of sun a year! There is something for everyone in this old western town. There are nearby casinos, horse racing, golf, swimming and shopping. Car shows, rodeos, basketball games and dog shows are some of the things held at the Lea County Event Center. Hobbs is about four miles from the Texas border and offers a mix of big city meets small town.