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Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater
May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Cats the Musical at Spencer Theater

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Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater— ”Memory.” Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

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All American Country Music Festival at Wingfield Park
May
31
to Jun 1

All American Country Music Festival at Wingfield Park

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.

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Tournament Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
May
31
to Jun 2

Tournament Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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High stakes racing continues at Ruidoso Downs Race Track during this exciting tournament weekend with the $25k Dash for Speed Stakes, the $25k John Deer Juvenile, and $30k First Lady Handicap. Plus, a slot machine and golf tournament to round out the excitement.

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Ruidoso Futurity & Derby Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Ruidoso Futurity & Derby Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

Which two-year-old becomes an overnight sensation by winning the first leg of quarter horse racing’s triple crown? We will all find out together by watching the finals of the $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity. The simulcast of thoroughbred racing’s Belmont Stakes will also be featured on Saturday with a $500 handicapping contest, plus the $100k Mr. Jess Perry and $100k Ruidoso Juvenile races.

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Father's Day Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Father's Day Weekend at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino

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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.

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The 12th Annual Taste Of The Spencer Fundraising Party
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

The 12th Annual Taste Of The Spencer Fundraising Party

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The “Taste of the Spencer” is the toast of the town as patrons, friends and supporters from near and far indulge their senses, Spencer style. The night’s program includes gourmet food tastings prepared by the Spencer Theater culinary staff, generous pours of wine, and the silent and live auction of fine items from throughout the country. $70

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Free Star Spangled Salute at Spencer Theater
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Free Star Spangled Salute at Spencer Theater

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The 1st Armored Division Band, under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Moore, presents an evening of military march favorites and patriotic concert music. The band’s historically rich, musically adept ensemble of 30+ soldier musicians & vocalists perform in honor of and dedicated to our nation’s military members serving throughout the world. Free to the public - Limit 4 Tickets

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Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances and Rodeo
Jul
4
to Jul 6

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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Star Spangled Celebration - Inn Of The Mountain Gods
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Star Spangled Celebration - Inn Of The Mountain Gods

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Come out and enjoy ALL the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Casino has to offer as we celebrate Independence Day! 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.

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Lincoln County Art Loop
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Lincoln County Art Loop

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

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The All-American Boys Chorus at Spencer Theater
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

The All-American Boys Chorus at Spencer Theater

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The All-American Boys Chorus is America’s quintessential professional boys chorus, a California-based company of 100+ comprehensively trained vocalists that has delighted audiences worldwide for over 40 years. A select choir of 39 boys, ages 8-14, come to the Spencer, singing a concert designed as a patriotic salute to America’s men and women of the armed forces.

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Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Tribute at Spencer Theater
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Rumours - Fleetwood Mac Tribute at Spencer Theater

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Rumours recreates the chart-topping 70s & 80s rock music of Fleetwood Mac, best known for lead vocalist Stevie Nicks' distinctive voice, mystical stage persona, and poetic, symbolic lyrics in signature harmonies like “Landslide,” “Dreams,” “Hold Me,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhianna,” “Think About Me” and “Tusk.”

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Ultimate ELO Experience at Spencer Theater
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ultimate ELO Experience at Spencer Theater

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THE ULTIMATE ELO EXPERIENCE shares The Electric Light Orchestra’s ambitious and irresistible fusion of pop, melodic rock, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography of the 1970s in ELO classics like “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Xanadu,” “Shine A Little Love,” “Evil Woman,” “Telephone Line,” “Strange Magic” and more.

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Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs
Jul
27
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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March on Rome World War II Reenactment at Fort Stanton
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

March on Rome World War II Reenactment at Fort Stanton

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.

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Deana Carter at Spencer Theater
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Deana Carter at Spencer Theater

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In the big voice year of ‘96 a dreamy song called “Strawberry Wine” came on the radio and captured the hearts of millions of country music fans around the world. The tune, by 30-year-old newcomer Deana Carter, featured her soft, sensual voice in a tune about expectations.

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The Oak Ridge Boys at Spencer Theater
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Oak Ridge Boys at Spencer Theater

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The Oak Ridge Boys’ music is timeless. Their four-part harmony country-gospel music was pure and beautiful 50 years ago, and remains so today. Their stage show is one of the most dynamic on tour today. Among their chart-topping hits are “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “American Made,” and “Fancy Free.” Expect these gems and more as The Oak Ridge Boys perform with their band at the acoustically divine Spencer Theater.

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The Oak Ridge Boys at Spencer Theater
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Oak Ridge Boys at Spencer Theater

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The Oak Ridge Boys’ music is timeless. Their four-part harmony country-gospel music was pure and beautiful 50 years ago, and remains so today. Their stage show is one of the most dynamic on tour today. Among their chart-topping hits are “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “American Made,” and “Fancy Free.” Expect these gems and more as The Oak Ridge Boys perform with their band at the acoustically divine Spencer Theater.

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The Fab Four at Spencer Theater
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Fab Four at Spencer Theater

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With pitch-perfect renditions of classics like “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Twist and Shout, ” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Come Together,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Yellow Submarine,” The Fab Four recreates the very vibe of the British band that changed music forever.

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Billy The Kid Pickleball ShootOut
Aug
22
to Aug 25

Billy The Kid Pickleball ShootOut

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Ruidoso Pickleball Club will be hosting a Super Senior International Pickleball Association (SSIPA) Tournament on August 22 - 25, 2019 at the White Mountain Sports Complex 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.

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Ruidoso Pickleball Championship Tournament
Aug
22
to Aug 25

Ruidoso Pickleball Championship Tournament

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Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the nation. A combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton, the sport is designed for all ages & skill levels. Play in the USAPA SANCTIONED "Ruidoso Pickelball Championships". This is a skill level event open to ages 12 to 59.

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Mark Chesnutt at Spencer Theater
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Chesnutt at Spencer Theater

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Mark Chesnutt is one of country music’s treasures. His success includes 14 #1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, five gold records, a CMA Horizon Award, and the honor of being one of the most played artists on country music airwaves. Since first dominating the honky tonk scene in the 1990s, his emotionally-tinged traditional style and substantial delivery set the bar for his generation. He’s got a knack for delivering great songs and making them into chart-topping hits, a gift that continues to this day.

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Mark Chesnutt at Spencer Theater
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Chesnutt at Spencer Theater

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Mark Chesnutt is one of country music’s treasures. His success includes 14 #1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, five gold records, a CMA Horizon Award, and the honor of being one of the most played artists on country music airwaves. Since first dominating the honky tonk scene in the 1990s, his emotionally-tinged traditional style and substantial delivery set the bar for his generation. He’s got a knack for delivering great songs and making them into chart-topping hits, a gift that continues to this day.

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All American Futurity: The World's Richest Quarter Horse Race
Aug
30
to Sep 2

All American Futurity: The World's Richest Quarter Horse Race

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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. Arrive early as the race track fills to capacity to watch all the exciting stakes race action on closing weekend.

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Albert Hammond at Spencer Theater
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Albert Hammond at Spencer Theater

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Albert Hammond has been writing hit songs for over 50 years, many becoming Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, and Golden Globe nominees and winners. His folk rock tunes are timeless, infused with sun-kissed Caribbean rhythms. Others are contemplative, cinematic pop anthems with sweeping strings and introspective harmonies. His prodigious half-century of artistry (songwriting, performing, recording and producing) has rendered 30+ chart-topping hits, 360 million records sold worldwide, and induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame

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John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party at the Spencer Theater
Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party at the Spencer Theater

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John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” ® is a riveting live concert experience that brings audiences as close to the real Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens as humanly possible. Sunday, September 2, 8pm • $39 - $69. Smoked BBQ Brisket Buffet at 6pm • $20

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End of Summer Bash at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Sep
2
3:00 PM15:00

End of Summer Bash at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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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 2, 2018. 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.

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Tony Kishman’s Live & Let Die at the Spencer Theater
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Kishman’s Live & Let Die at the Spencer Theater

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Tony Kishman has perfected all aspects of McCartney’s voice, appearance & music. Enjoy an evening packed with classic McCartney music -- Band On The Run, Yesterday, Hey Jude, Maybe I’m Amazed, and LIVE & LET DIE. Saturday, August 18, 8pm • $39 - $79. Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin Buffet at 6pm • $20


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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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Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the Spencer Theater
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the Spencer Theater

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Rhonda Vincent is a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in Bluegrass. 
Her award winning vocals and break-neck riffs on the mandolin set the stage for a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind performance. Saturday, July 28, 8pm • $39 - $69. Slow Roast Pot Roast Buffet at 6pm • $20

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Zia Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Zia Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

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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 venders 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.

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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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Vicki Lawrence & Mama at the Spencer Theater
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Vicki Lawrence & Mama at the Spencer Theater

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Comedian Vicki Lawrence’s sassy senior alter ego “Mama” is back, eager to share her timeless observations about our cultural wars and domestic struggles with the same spit and vinegar that won hearts across the land. Saturday, July 7, 2pm & 8pm • $39 - $79. Tuscan Cod Filet Buffet at 6pm • $20

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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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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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The Mills Brothers at the Spencer Theater
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Mills Brothers at the Spencer Theater

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The simple joys of The Mills Brothers set a standard in Pop-Jazz-Americana that remains undiminished. With a steady stream of mega-hits including Three Coins In A Fountain, Across The Alley From The Alamo, Paper Doll, Get A Job, The Glow Worm, and so many more, they are still sharing that magic and influence. Friday, June 22, 8pm • $39 - $69. Angus Beef Green Chile Meatloaf Buffet at 6pm • $20

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AIM HIGH Annual Sporting Clay Competition at Ponderosa Springs Ranch
Jun
16
to Jun 17

AIM HIGH Annual Sporting Clay Competition at Ponderosa Springs Ranch

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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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The 39 Steps at the Spencer Theater
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

The 39 Steps at the Spencer Theater

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Based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, The 39 Steps is about an ordinary man who is framed for murder and caught up in the dealings of a secret spy organization. The typical twists and turns of Hitchcock are multiplied by ten with the constant changing roles transforming this production into a fast paced thriller.

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Red Raider Weekend at the Ruidoso Downs
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Red Raider Weekend at the Ruidoso Downs

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Tickets for this special event are $99 and include the following: Friday night reception, Saturday lunch, Entrance into Ruidoso Downs Turf Club, Official racing program, $20 free slot play at Billy the Kid Casino, Ticket to Flatland Cavalry concert. Registration deadline is May 1, 2018.

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