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.
This much-anticipated annual event begins with the Dummy Gelunde competition at 1 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.
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 p.m.
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!
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
12 Hours in the Wild West is New Mexico’s season opener for endurance mountain biking! The event has moved to the Village of Ruidoso and the Grindstone Lake Trail System. The move is awesome for many reasons: spectacular, purpose-built mountain bike trails and a great staging/camping area that will be more sheltered from the dust and wind. We will also be 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! This move is going to make the 12 Hours in the Wild West your new favorite Zia Rides event.
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.
Join Smokey Bear as he is celebrated in his hometown of Capitan! Free fun for all ages; enjoy a Parade, Chainsaw Carving Auction, arts, crafts and food vendors, Live Music, a Street Dance, the Firefighters Challenge, a Smokey Bear Memorabilia Auction and to top if off, have your picture taken with Smokey!
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.
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.
This free, self-guided tour offers you the chance to explore behind the scenes of the Alto art community. The public is invited to visit private studios and homes throughout Alto to interact with local professional artists.To learn more, visit AltoArtistsStudioTour.com
After enjoying the Festival of Lights Parade in Midtown, head over to the MCM Elegante Lodge & Suites where the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Festival of Lights After Party. Beginning at 7:00 PM, there will be food, drinks, music and door prizes.
Country music singer-songwriter Gary Allan may be Southern California born, but he’s got the heart and voice of a true Nashville country superstar. Don’t miss Gary Allan at Inn of the Mountain Gods at 8pm on Friday, December 1. Tickets starting at $49.
Calling all boarders and ski bums. Ski Apache invites winter sports enthusiasts to get pumped for ski season by dropping in to watch the highly anticipated winter ski film Teton Gravity Research at 6 p.m on November 18, 2017, at Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House. The event is open to all ages and Tickets start at $5 and are free for season pass holders. For more information, visit SkiApache.com
A faithful stage adaptation of the Charles M. Schulz classic featuring all our favorite Peanuts characters, their struggle to find the true meaning of Christmas, and classic Vince Gueraldi score. The cast performs a concert of beloved Christmas carols as a closing gift to Spencer patrons. Slow Roast Pot Roast Buffet at 5 p.m. ($20).
Embrace the season and join the Ruidoso Greeters for a timeless and treasured tradition, the Christmas Jubilee at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Friday, November 10th noon till 6 PM, Saturday November 11th 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, November 12th 11 AM - 4 PM. Admission is only $1.00 and active military are free. Over 80 local merchants and a food court. There will be a Santa Room and Storytelling on Saturday and Sunday. Get a great start on your holiday shopping by visiting the Jubilee.
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.
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.
Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker are coming to Inn of the Mountain Gods stage October 6 at 8pm!
Inn of the Mountain Gods is bringing great food, cold beers and soulful tunes together for Brews, Blues & BBQ at noon on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Choose from over 200 different beers, enjoy some of the best BBQ anywhere, and listen to live blues bands on the lawn in front of Lake Mescalero.
Build & fly your own kite, food & drinks, and kite demonstrations at the White Mountain Sports Complex. Spend a Sunday with family and friends. See the kites fly, see them swirl and see them do acrobatics in the sky. A perfect way to kick off fall with outdoor fun in a park setting. For more information call Parks & Recreation at: 575-257-5030
Held in the beautiful mountains surrounding Ruidoso, the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally attracts thousands of biking enthusiasts. 2015 AMA Road Riding Convention with a 86,000 square-foot trade show, 7 different poker runs, bike judging, and a new bike giveaway sponsored by Barnet Harley-Davidson in El Paso.
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.
Join Inn of the Mountain Gods in saying farewell to summer with food, music and fireworks at the End of Summer Bash on Sunday, September 3. The family-friendly event begins at 3 p.m. with jumping balloons and concessions and at 5 p.m. guests can enjoy live music on the lawn. Once dusk settles in, fireworks will light the sky over Lake Mescalero as live music continues to play. Attendance to the End of Summer Bash is free, however jumping balloon tickets are $10 per person.
The Zmed Brothers and their band have been paying a reverential, spot-on, educational tribute to the very aesthetics of The Everly Brothers at concert halls throughout the land to rave reviews. They now bring that iconic vibe to the acoustically supreme Spencer for a night of dreamy melodies and rockin’ love songs.
Join Arizona Antique Shows LLC and The Noon Lions Club August 25, 26, 27, 2017 at the Ruidoso Convention Center – 111 Sierra Blanca Drive.
Hours are Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 11am-4pm.
Ruidoso Pickleball Club will be hosting a Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA) Tournament on August 21-23, 2017 at the White Mountain Tennis Courts starting at 8:00 am each day. Anyone that is 60+ years of age is welcome to enter. Everyone is welcome to watch. Learn more>
NM Flavor Fest features Beers, Wines, and Foods of New Mexico! + Live Art Exhibits, Auctions, Live Music, a Kids Fashion Contest, NM Fashion Show (featuring NM artists), Live Art Creations, Sculptors, Painters, Performers, Indian Tacos, Authentic Mexican and New Mexican Foods + other COOL Contests, and CASH Prizes! Also, enjoy overnight camping in a convenient location near the event center, you can also check out our lodging partners and enjoy our comfortable VIP lounge.