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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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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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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KUTLESS at Inn of the Mountain Gods
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

KUTLESS at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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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.

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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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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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Flying J Ranch Opening Day
May
25
5:30 PM17:30

Flying J Ranch Opening Day

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.

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2nd Annual Great High Mountain Bed Race and Green Chile Cookoff
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

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

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.

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AIM HIGH Annual Sporting Clay Competition at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Jun
16
to Jun 17

AIM HIGH Annual Sporting Clay Competition at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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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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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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July 4th Celebration at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino
Jun
29
to Jul 1

July 4th Celebration at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amazing Grace The Broadway Musical at Spencer Theater
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Amazing Grace The Broadway Musical at Spencer Theater

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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.

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Mike Pritchard & Friends at Sacred Grounds
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Mike Pritchard & Friends at Sacred Grounds

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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.
 

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Robert Earl Keen at Spencer Theater
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Robert Earl Keen at Spencer Theater

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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.

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Three Dog Night at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

Three Dog Night at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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.

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Lone Star Cup Competition at Ski Apache
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Lone Star Cup Competition at Ski Apache

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.

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The Ten Tenors at Spencer Theater
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Ten Tenors at Spencer Theater

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,

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STOMP at Spencer Theater
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

STOMP at Spencer Theater

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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.

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La Original Banda El Limon at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

La Original Banda El Limon at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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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

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New Year's Eve Celebration At The Hidden Tap
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Celebration At The Hidden Tap

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!

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Flying J Wranglers at Spencer Theater
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Flying J Wranglers at Spencer Theater

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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.

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