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!
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.
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.
Don’t miss Kutless when they hit the Inn stage on Friday, May 11, 2018. This Christian alternative band specializes in melodic hard rock and was inspired by Christian rock predecessors such as the Supertones as well as mainstream modern rockers like Staind, Creed, and Incubus.
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
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.
For a true "western" experience join the Flying J Wranglers, complete with gunfights, pony rides, stage show, gold panning, gift shops and a chuckwagon style BBQ dinner. The Flying J Ranch is Monday through Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on Saturdays September through mid-October.
Catch the Parade beginning at the corner of Sudderth Drive and Eagle Drive as it travels through Midtown and ends at the traffic circle beginning at 9 am Saturday morning. Then watch as the teams race their beds back through Midtown and up Center Street to Wingfield Park. Following the race there will be activities at the park! All proceeds benefit the High Mountain Youth Project.
Don't miss Flatland Cavalry's energetic blend of Country-Folk-Americana in this live concert at Ruidoso Downs Race Track on June 2, 2018 at 8 PM.
It's Father's Day Weekend and Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino is celebrating with "Family Day" on Sunday. $1 hot dogs, $1 popcorn, $1 sodas and $1 ice cream. There will be stick horse racing for the kids on the race track.
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.
The grandstands will be decorated and we will be celebrating Mexican Fiesta Weekend at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino. Don't miss the concert Saturday night with AB Quintanilla Electro Cumbia All-Stars!
A known road warrior, Moore has shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert and will be joined by the Turnpike Troubadours at Inn of the Mountain Gods.
Mark your calendars for June 23 and 24, 2018 as we get set to hit the roads of Ruidoso New Mexico! And as an added bonus, Ruidoso will be having its First Annual Brewdoso after the races!
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.
Come celebrate July 4th early at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino. The first 200 Veterans that make reservations will receive free seating. There will be a special Armed Forces ceremony before the races. All military receive $10 in free slot play in the casino all weekend. Live racing all weekend.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Fine art lovers from around the southwest make an annual trip to Ruidoso for this juried fine arts show that features over 100 of the nation’s most talented artists showcasing a broad spectrum of mediums, showcasing collectible art and jewelry.
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.
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.
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.
You won’t want to miss these legendary groups as they rock the stage at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Tickets start at $59. Doors open at 7 p.m
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the history and lore of Lincoln, NM a town made famous by one of the most violent periods in New Mexico history during this Wild West Historic Society regional event. Non-members welcome!
Based on the true story behind the man who wrote the world’s most beloved song: John Newton, the English slave trader turned Anglican priest and abolitionist. AMAZING GRACE stars a cast of 30 singers, dancers, actors and orchestra musicians. The sweeping tale radiates with romance, rebellion and redemption. Bourbon Glazed Ham Buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
Families and children of all ages are invited to join our community Easter Egg Hunt to search for Easter Eggs at Cedar Creek Campground while enjoying fire engine rides and a visit with the Easter Bunny and Smokey Bear.Please be on time. The Egg Hunt starts 10:00am sharp!
You don’t want to miss this fun time with an exciting band of such talented musicians joining together! Tickets are $10 and reserved seat tickets can be purchased thru EVENTBRITE.COM or at the door if not sold out. Additional free parking can be found across the street at the Village Public Parking lot on the corner of Sudderth and Grindstone Canyon.
The party never ends with Keen, a Texas troubadour considered one of the most influential singer/songwriters in red dirt country. Keen appears with his long-time band members on guitars, drums and steel guitar: “Corpus Christi Bay,” “Feeling Good Again,” “Gringo Honeymoon,” “The Road Goes On Forever.”Sponsored in-part by Fusion Medical Spa. Deep Fried Catfish Buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
Shoppers enjoy gourmet specialties, antiques, newest appliances, spas, flooring, windows and window treatments. Seminars, cookware demos, and ideas to update indoors and out.
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Legendary rockers Three Dog Night are set to perform at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, March 11. Formed in 1967 around lead vocalists Cory Wells, Chuck Negron, Michael Allsup and Danny Hutton. Danny hunt along with Michael Allsup are both the band’s original members of Three Dog Night. Michael’s talent is key in helping to create Three Dog Night’s sound both in the studio and live along with Danny who really helped form this band.
Are you the “Fastest in the Wild West?” Prove it by competing for the Lone Star Cup at the Apache Star Race Course! The fastest boarder and skier of the day will win awesome prizes and swag and be given a trophy along with bragging rights for the year! *Weather permitting. For more information, call 575-464-3600 or visit SkiApache.com.
With an amazing cast of shelter rescue pets (cats, dogs, birds and the occasional goat & miniature pony), this “Entertainer of the Year” big top tent star relays the talents of his many four-legged friends. Roasted Red Chile Turkey Buffet ($20) at 6 p.m.
Multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner is bringing some of the most widely recognized country music hits to Inn of the Mountain Gods at 8 PM on Friday, February 23, 2018. You won’t want to miss an evening with this Grammy Award-winning country crooner!
Australia’s most debonair musical export - The TEN Tenors - deliver a dynamic mix of vocal power ranging from high-tone opera, to jazz, disco, modern and classic pop – always with a stylized flair that leaves audiences breathless. Renowned as a musical force to be reckoned with, The TEN Tenors have impressed literally millions of fans on three continents and shared their commanding charm and vocal virtuosity at such venues as London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House,
Garnering armfuls of awards in all aspects of theatrics, STOMP is explosive, witty, utterly unique! Household items and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in this exhilarating combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. It is a journey through sound, the pulse of humanity. Don’t miss that beat! Smoked Pork Loin Buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.
One of the oldest and most revered groups in Mexican banda is bringing their classic sound to Inn of the Mountain Gods at 7 PM on Friday, January 19, 2018 La Original Banda El Limon features 17 members and a unique sound that expertly balances old and new forms of Latin music. Tickets start at $29
Ready to get shredsy at Ski Apahce? This is a race throughout the day on Saturday, January 13, 2018, to acquire the most vertical feet. It’s a race of endurance, strategy, guts and speed. The top team will win $300.00 and the best individual wins a combo Summer/Winter season pass!
Celebrate the New Year at The Hidden Tap! Doors open at 9 pm and tickets are $15.00 at the door. If you would like to purchase tickets ahead of time they are $10.00 and are available now at The Hidden Tap. You can also call or message on Facebook for tickets or additional information. Tickets will include a champagne toast at midnight. There will also be amazing drink specials and Prime Rib and Shrimp Diabla on special. Reserve your tickets now!
This New Year’s Eve bring it in with great music from the decades, delicious food and one unforgettable evening during the annual New Year’s Eve Party at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Monday, December 31 at 7 pm. Advance tickets recommended.
This much-anticipated annual event begins with the Dummy Gelunde competition at 3 PM and live music all day, with the Torchlight Parade beginning at sundown when, torch-bearing skiers glide down the mountain to the sounds of traditional Native American music and a dazzling fireworks display.
Western yodeling, vocals, fiddle, peddle steel and guitars in a program of traditional favorites and new and classic western/cowboy Christmas songs, instrumentals and homespun comedy performed by a local quintet of outstanding musicians. Green Chile Angus Meatloaf Buffet ($20) at 5 p.m.