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Ruidoso Travel Essentials
To help you plan your Ruidoso vacation, browse these travel essentials, including weather forecasts, upcoming and annual events, packing and driving advice, military savings, and much more.
What could go wrong by pairing local craft beer and farm-to-table dining? Nothing! This perfect pairing features local favorite Lost Hiker Brewing Company with the wonderful farm-to-table style restaurant, Hunt & Harvest Tickets are $45 with limited seating. Purchase your tickets today.
The social event of the season. Food, entertainment, and an opportunity to bid on many items and services from local and regional businesses and artists. Admission $10.00
Bettman & Halpin have been touring as a duo since 2008 and will be playing live on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House, Their music takes the listener from up-tempo down home fiddlin; to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics. Tickets $20 at Eventbrite.
Don’t miss this live performance by Chris Lane, a popular country music singer and songwriter. He has released one album as front-man of the Chris Lane Band, a second album, Girl Problems, and a third album, Laps Around the Sun.
Don’t miss this fun, relaxing, and social evening where you get to create your own painting while sipping on some award winning wine. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Take your canvas painting home. $40 per person. Space is limited (10). Sign up now.
Support the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which provides weekend backpacks of food to school children living in poverty. Bring $10 worth of nonperishable food items to Ruidoso Winter Park on Sunday February 3, 2019, and receive a free tubing ticket!
Dine for a cause at this 10 course gourmet meal with each course prepared by a different White Apron Society Chef and paired with a wine from Noisy Water Winery. All proceeds go to support High Mountain Youth Project to benefit homeless youth. Limited tickets available.
Gene Watson’s powerful voice and multi-octave range makes him one of the most masterful voices in Country music. His long career has notched five number ones, 23 top tens and over 76 charted singles. Watson can sing the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent – a gift that’s delivered so smooth, mellow and true in his many hits like “Fourteen Carat Mind,” “Paper Rosie,” “Nothing Sure Looked Good On You” and “Farewell Party.”
Saturday, February 9 at 7pm • $39 - $65
Southern Fried Chicken Buffet at 5pm, $20
Rodney Carrington has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 5 the last several years. Rodney is on track to be in the top 5 again this year as he regularly performs to sold-out crowds across the US, Canada, and even Australia.
Valentine's is about love, so what better way to share some love than with your favorite gal pals. Kicking off the holiday is Galentine’s at Enchanted Vine. The event begins with a yoga session (bring your own mat), followed by cocktails and brunch, and then a clothing swap! There will also be card making crafts to help you create a Valentine for your loved one. Reserve your space now at Eventbrite.
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!
Some of the quickest, most expressive legs in the world percussively invigorating traditional Irish dance. Featuring 20+ dancers & musicians including talents from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy’s Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular. The performance - bursting with riveting jigs, reels and haunting ballads - is drawn from Irish folklore.
Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Grant has been strumming her way through a 30-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host and speaker.
Follow the yellow brick road out to Emerald City, where a full stage theatrical production of THE WIZARD OF OZ comes to life. Faithfully celebrating the 1939 MGM movie classic, the stage will be filled with breathtaking special effects that sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas.
What's the weather in Ruidoso? Check out the official Village of Ruidoso Tourism Webcam from its strategic point overlooking Midtown in the heart of Ruidoso’s shopping and restaurant district with Sierra Blanca towering in the distance.
Tips on how to dress and gear up for your Ruidoso winter vacation. Think warm layers, a hat and gloves, waterproof jackets, cozy pullovers, wool socks and more.
Getting to Ruidoso and Lincoln County is easy. It's leaving that's difficult. Most visitors arrive by car, however, bus, plane, or even a horse will get you here.
Whether you’re headed to Ruidoso for a relaxing family vacation or an active mountain getaway, here’s a list of our best packing tips.
To get a quick taste of the diverse landscapes that surround our mountain oasis, start with these day trips from Ruidoso.
Driving directions to Ruidoso, NM, from regional airports.
95% of wildfires are caused by people. Do your part to keep Ruidoso safe by keeping these tips in mind before you leave home as well as on the trail to make for an enjoyable outdoor experience in Ruidoso.
With over 300 days of sunshine every year, there is no one best time to visit Ruidoso. No matter when you plan your trip, there's something for everyone. Winter is synonymous with skiing and snowboarding. In summer, it's time for horse racing and escaping the heat. But locals know that Ruidoso is just as spectacular off-season.
For Ruidoso visitors arriving without a personal vehicle, these local transportation alternatives are available.