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All American Country Music Festival
May
31
to Jun 1

All American Country Music Festival

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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Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances and Rodeo
Jul
4
to Jul 6

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Dances and Rodeo

  • Mescalero Apache Reservation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Inn Of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come out and enjoy ALL the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort 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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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

  • Ruidoso Downs Race Track And Billy The Kid Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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

  • Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

Zia Festival at Ruidoso Downs Race Track

  • Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Lincoln County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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The 11th Annual Taste Of The Spencer
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

The 11th Annual Taste Of The Spencer

The “Taste of the Spencer” continues to be 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. $65

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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

  • Ponderosa Springs Ranch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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