Gabriel Iglesias at Inn Of The Mountain Gods
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

Gabriel Iglesias at Inn Of The Mountain Gods

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Often applauded for his family-friendly brand of “nice guy” comedy, covering everything from obesity to the comfort of Hawaiian shirts, Iglesias will keep the audience laughing. Join Inn of the Mountain Gods, Sunday, June 26 (rain or shine) for a night of pure entertainment. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Iglesias takes the stage at 8 p.m. This show will be outdoors.

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Eagle Creek Cleanup with outdoor brands United By Blue and Unique Boutique
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Eagle Creek Cleanup with outdoor brands United By Blue and Unique Boutique

Join United by Blue, Unique Boutique, and the Village of Ruidoso for their first ever joint waterway cleanup in Ruidoso. With the Sierra Blanca mountain range as our background, we will spend a few hours cleaning up the shoreline of Eagle Creek, followed by games and snacks. Help us protect our vital waterways and outdoor recreation spaces by pitching in at this cleanup!

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Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances and Rodeo
Jul
4
to Jul 7

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances and Rodeo

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Visitors will be offered a rare opportunity to witness the coming of age ceremony of Mescalero Apache maidens during this annual event. Ceremonial dances, rodeo, arts and crafts, and ceremonial parade are all part of the annual Mescalero Ceremonial and Rodeo held at the Mescalero Apache reservation over the July 4th holiday.

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Smokey Bear Stampede
Jul
4
to Jul 8

Smokey Bear Stampede

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Eight rodeos in four days! The nation’s largest open rodeo weekend includes four nightly rodeos, two-day ranch rodeo, youth ranch rodeo, kid’s rough stock rodeo, cook-off, kids events, and nightly dances. On July 4th, enjoy a full day of Independence celebration with a campfire dutch oven competition, mutton bustin’, steer riding, evening rodeo, fireworks, and a dance. You don’t want to miss this 4th of July celebration!

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Star Spangled Celebration - Inn Of The Mountain Gods
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Star Spangled Celebration - Inn Of The Mountain Gods

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Come out and enjoy ALL the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort has to offer as we celebrate Independence Day 2017! The Star Spangled Celebration is FREE and begins at 3 p.m. with concessions, jumping balloons, live music, and the LARGEST fireworks show in New Mexico. Cost: Free.

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Lincoln County Art Loop
Jul
6
to Jul 8

Lincoln County Art Loop

Art Loop began as a creative venture amongst artists 18 years ago and continues to be one of the most successful studio tours in New Mexico. Throughout Lincoln County artists will open their studios, demonstrate their craft and discuss their creative process creating much more than simply a vibrant art market

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Vicki Lawrence & Mama at the Spencer Theater
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Vicki Lawrence & Mama at the Spencer Theater

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Comedian Vicki Lawrence’s sassy senior alter ego “Mama” is back, eager to share her timeless observations about our cultural wars and domestic struggles with the same spit and vinegar that won hearts across the land. Saturday, July 7, 2pm & 8pm • $39 - $79. Tuscan Cod Filet Buffet at 6pm • $20

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Fort Stanton LIVE
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Fort Stanton LIVE

If you are looking for action, look no further than Fort Stanton where the annual Fort Stanton LIVE! event brings costumed reenactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concert and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night! Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork. Local food vendors are on hand to provide sustenance for your day at the Fort as well, so bring a healthy appetite for knowledge, food and fun.

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Zia Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Zia Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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The locals say, “If you only come to the races one weekend all summer, let it be the Zia Festival!” That’s because the race track is decked out in the state’s vibrant colors ready to welcome the best New Mexico-bred thoroughbreds and quarter horses. There will be approximately 60 statewide venders displaying art, crafts, jewelry, and other creations make in the Land of Enchantment. There will be a special play area for the kids, so make plans now to come enjoy the annual Zia Festival celebration.

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Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs
Jul
28
7:30 AM07:30

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs

A great family event starting & finishing at Wingfield Park using 2 different running trails at Grindstone Lake in midtown Ruidoso. It is sanctioned by USA Track & Field and the American Trail Running Association. Great Ruidoso carved bears as awards. It is a benefit for the Ski Apache Adaptive Sports & Ecoservants.

This is an opportunity for runners to train in the high altitude and cooler temperatures of the Sacramento Mountains. There are three runs: a 4-mile course, an 8.5-mile course & a half marathon.  Each run will begin and end in Wingfield Park in mid-town Ruidoso.

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Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the Spencer Theater
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the Spencer Theater

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Rhonda Vincent is a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in Bluegrass. 
Her award winning vocals and break-neck riffs on the mandolin set the stage for a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind performance. Saturday, July 28, 8pm • $39 - $69. Slow Roast Pot Roast Buffet at 6pm • $20

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Chile The Kid Wine and Beer Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Aug
3
to Aug 5

Chile The Kid Wine and Beer Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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Live racing all weekend in conjunction with our Green Chile Wine and Beer Festival!  There will be New Mexico Beer and Wine Vendors in a tent outside the racetrack as well as Hatch Green Chile roasting and sampling and local vendors.  A free concert on Friday and Saturday inside the tent will start immediately after the races. 

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Tony Kishman’s Live & Let Die at the Spencer Theater
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Kishman’s Live & Let Die at the Spencer Theater

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Tony Kishman has perfected all aspects of McCartney’s voice, appearance & music. Enjoy an evening packed with classic McCartney music -- Band On The Run, Yesterday, Hey Jude, Maybe I’m Amazed, and LIVE & LET DIE. Saturday, August 18, 8pm • $39 - $79. Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin Buffet at 6pm • $20


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All American Country Music Festival
Aug
31
to Sep 1

All American Country Music Festival

The All American Country Music Festival is Labor Day Weekend. Come out and join us at Wingfield Park Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1.

Backdropped by Sierra Blanca peak and surrounded by pine trees, cool breezes and clear blue skies the music, food, and drinks take a front seat to your adventure. Few weekends mean more to horse-racing, country music and cowboys and cowgirls than Labor Day weekend in Ruidoso NM.

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All American Futurity: The World's Richest Quarter Horse Race
Aug
31
to Sep 3

All American Futurity: The World's Richest Quarter Horse Race

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The All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs has a purse of $3 million and is the richest race for a two-year-old of any breed in North America. Arrive early as the race track fills to capacity to watch all the exciting stakes race action on closing weekend.

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John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party at the Spencer Theater
Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party at the Spencer Theater

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John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” ® is a riveting live concert experience that brings audiences as close to the real Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens as humanly possible. Sunday, September 2, 8pm • $39 - $69. Smoked BBQ Brisket Buffet at 6pm • $20

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Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally
Sep
19
to Sep 23

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally

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For 49 years, the village of Ruidoso in the southern mountains of New Mexico has hosted riders and enthusiasts for the Golden Aspen (Est. 1969) and AspenCash (Est. 1997) motorcycle rallies. In 2018, the Golden Aspen Rally returns to its roots at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack September 19 - 23, 2018. To learn more, visit MotorcycleRally.com

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Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

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Each year at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium there is ALWAYS stellar entertainment, ALWAYS a chuckwagon cook-off, ALWAYS great family fun, and ALWAYS a great exhibition of western wares with over 100 vendors and their unique products for you to buy. Plus mounted shooting competition and equestrian demonstrations. 

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Ruidoso Oktoberfest
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Ruidoso Oktoberfest

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Great food, great beer, great music, arts & crafts - and "dressing for the occasion" is encouraged! Don't miss our very own Kinderhall featuring all kinds of fun and games for the kids! Food booths feature delicious German staples such as Bratwurst, schnitzels and sauerkraut.

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Dia de la Muertos Festival in Historic Lincoln
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Dia de la Muertos Festival in Historic Lincoln

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Don't miss this lively annual community Day of the Dead celebration in Lincoln, NM, honoring the stories, lives, and legacies of those who passed away. Come and join the fun with music, dance, family activities, face painting, altar-offerings, arts and crafts, plus food and drink. This community event is free to the public.

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The Mills Brothers at the Spencer Theater
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Mills Brothers at the Spencer Theater

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The simple joys of The Mills Brothers set a standard in Pop-Jazz-Americana that remains undiminished. With a steady stream of mega-hits including Three Coins In A Fountain, Across The Alley From The Alamo, Paper Doll, Get A Job, The Glow Worm, and so many more, they are still sharing that magic and influence. Friday, June 22, 8pm • $39 - $69. Angus Beef Green Chile Meatloaf Buffet at 6pm • $20

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The 11th Annual Taste Of The Spencer
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

The 11th Annual Taste Of The Spencer

The “Taste of the Spencer” continues to be the toast of the town as patrons, friends and supporters from near and far indulge their senses, Spencer style. The night’s program includes gourmet food tastings prepared by the Spencer Theater culinary staff, generous pours of wine, and the silent and live auction of fine items from throughout the country. $65

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AIM HIGH Annual Sporting Clay Competition at Ponderosa Springs Ranch
Jun
16
to Jun 17

AIM HIGH Annual Sporting Clay Competition at Ponderosa Springs Ranch

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This sporting clay competition offers over $5000 in prizes!  There will be door prizes, raffles, live music, games and chances to win a 2018 Polaris Ranger Crew!  Your support will help expand University facilities while safeguarding the vital programs that ENMU-Ruidoso provides. Early register online by June 3, 2018.

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2nd Annual Great High Mountain Bed Race and Green Chile Cookoff
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Great High Mountain Bed Race and Green Chile Cookoff

Catch the Parade on Sudderth heading west from Eagle to Grindstone Canyon Road beginning at 10 am Saturday morning. Then watch as the teams race their beds back to Center Street and Wingfield Park.  Following the race there will be activities at the park!  All proceeds benefit the High Mountain Youth Project.

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The 39 Steps at the Spencer Theater
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

The 39 Steps at the Spencer Theater

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Based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, The 39 Steps is about an ordinary man who is framed for murder and caught up in the dealings of a secret spy organization. The typical twists and turns of Hitchcock are multiplied by ten with the constant changing roles transforming this production into a fast paced thriller.

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Red Raider Weekend at the Ruidoso Downs
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Red Raider Weekend at the Ruidoso Downs

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Tickets for this special event are $99 and include the following: Friday night reception, Saturday lunch, Entrance into Ruidoso Downs Turf Club, Official racing program, $20 free slot play at Billy the Kid Casino, Ticket to Flatland Cavalry concert. Registration deadline is May 1, 2018.

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Cirque Zuma Zuma at Inn of the Mountain Gods
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Cirque Zuma Zuma at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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After making it to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent, performing sold out shows all over Europe and wrapping up an extended debut tour in Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma is making a stop at Inn of the Mountain Gods. The show is an achievement in athleticism, art and rhythm with acrobats, contortionists, juggling acts and various other awe-inspiring feats.

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Mother’s Day Tea at Fort Stanton Historic Site
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mother’s Day Tea at Fort Stanton Historic Site

Join the staff of Fort Stanton and the members Fort Stanton, Inc. for their very first Mother’s Day Tea fundraiser featuring a Victorian-era tea party, costumed living historians, and a program about Victorian social etiquette. $25 per person. Reservations required. 575-354-0341

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Fort Stanton After Dark
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Fort Stanton After Dark

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton after dark, while interacting with costumed living historians, storytellers, and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society. The self-guided tours will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, children under 10 are free. Please call 575-354-0341 for more information.

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State Street Ballet's "Cinderella" at Spencer Theater
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

State Street Ballet's "Cinderella" at Spencer Theater

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Original, highly acclaimed production of Cinderella is a light-hearted retelling of the beloved fairy tale. Spectacular choreography, opulent sets and cutting-edge hilarity, this is an award-winning production by the award-winning Santa Barbara-based company of 18 professional dancers from across the globe. Green Chile Shrimp or Chiken Pasta Buffet ($20) at noon.

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Zia Rides: 12 Hours in the Wild West
Apr
21
7:00 AM07:00

Zia Rides: 12 Hours in the Wild West

Ride spectacular, purpose-built mountain bike trails while staging from a great sheltered camping area. The event is right in town with easy access to Ruidoso restaurants, hotels, and services. Seriously, you could roll to the start from several hotels in Ruidoso.  Come see why everyone raves about the Grindstone Lake trail system!

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Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years at Spencer Theater
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years at Spencer Theater

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Their sound is stirring, spot-on, incredible, a replica of the real deal. The BBC has called their delivery “a masterpiece.” The BOOKENDS are two Brits, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, with sterling vocals & guitars. They'll be joined by a string quartet. Beef Short Risb Buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.

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