For 50 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 2019, the Golden Aspen Rally returns to the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack September 18 - 22, 2019. 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.
Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights–Parade of Lights starts at 5:30 pm from the corner of Sudderth/Mechem, through Midtown. The Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Toys for Tots and encourage everyone to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Parade of Lights. During the parade Toys for Tots will have a float and will be collecting toys. Marines will be walking along the float picking up the toys that are brought to the parade.
After enjoying the Festival of Lights Parade in Midtown, head over to Wingfield Park for a free Festival of Lights After Party. Beginning at 7:00 PM, there will be food, drinks, an outdoor showing of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, winter activities for the kids, fire pits for roasting marshmallows, and Santa will be on hand for photos. Be sure to join the fun!
Don’t miss the second annual Chile the Kid Beer and Wine Festival Presented by City Bank on August 2-4. Chile Roasting and Wine/Beer Tastings all weekend. Tickets $15. The Long Run (Eagles Tribute Band) performs Fri/Sat at 6 p.m.
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 vendors 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.
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.
Art Loop began as a creative venture amongst artists 24 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
Country Music fans mark your calendars! We are proud to host the 2nd Annual All American Country Music Festival at Wingfield Park in Ruidoso. We guarantee it will bigger and better than the first (which ROCKED!). 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 over Memorial Day weekend in Ruidoso.
Spring break in the mountains calls for a BBQ-BEER-WINE Festival! Come experience BBQ from around the country. Mountain Smoke Festival will showcase Breweries and Wineries from across New Mexico. Live Music, craft vendors, children activities, and local favorite food at the event.
Calling all foodies and wine lovers: This is a great opportunity to sample New Mexico wines while enjoying local art, crafts, food, boutique vendors and local brews for those who aren't wine drinkers. Fun for everyone!
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!
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
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.
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.
Join us at Lincoln Historic Site for a San Juan Day celebration and cultural festival. This family friendly event will feature local arts and food vendors, a local farmer's market, historic games, and some truly great New Mexican music.
10:00 a.m.- Vendors open
12:00 p.m.- Cipriano Vigil and Family concert
1:30 p.m.- The Flying "J" Wranglers concert
3:00 p.m.- Event ends
Music, Culture, BBQ and Recreation collide in this 3-day camping festival that boasts 25+ bands on 2 stages where the high mountain air will be filled with the sweet smell of BBQ smoke and the best of Jam, Funk, Bluegrass, Rock, Folk and more.
VIP PLUS TICKET: $160
VIP TICKET: $130
GENERAL ADMISSION: $85