This annual event brings costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, live music 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.
Fort Stanton will be hosting its fifth annual March on Rome World War II reenactment and Living History display on Saturday, July 27, 2019, on the grounds of the fort. Authentic camps for both Allied and Axis forces will be open to the public between 4 and 6 p.m. with a public show battle beginning at 5:30 p.m. Attendance is free to the public, although donations to Fort Stanton are welcome.
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.
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.
Although the gates are open every day for visitors, few people get to experience the fort after dark. Conducted after dark, rangers. historians, and the Paranormal Society greet and guide visitors. The self-guided tours will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, children under 10 are free. Please call 575-354-0341 for more information.
Join the staff of Fort Stanton and the members Fort Stanton, Inc. for their second annual first Mother’s Day Tea fundraiser featuring a Victorian-era tea party, costumed living historians, and a program about Victorian social etiquette. $20 per person, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children under six . Reservations required. 575-354-0341
The significance and making of traditional Cochiti Pueblo drums will be the focus of a presentation May 11, 2019, at the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs. The Friends of the Hubbard Museum are sponsoring the presentation by Arnold Herrera from the Cochiti Pueblo called "The Way of the Drum" at 11:30 a.m., at the museum. Phone: 575-378-4142
Join Smokey Bear as he is celebrated in his hometown of Capitan for his 75th Birthday! 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!
History buffs won’t want to miss this special event at Fort Stanton Historic Site. Confinement in the Land of Enchantment is a traveling exhibit which chronicles the experiences of people of Japanese descent who lived in New Mexico just before, during, and after World War II. The exhibit will be on display April 27, 2019, at the Fort Stanton Historic Site Visitor’s Center with a community forum and reception at 1:30 PM. Guest Speakers include: Dr. Roy Ebihara, Baca Camp Internee; Tessa M. Cencula, Fort Stanton Historian; Dr. Diane Ball, CLOE Educator.
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!
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