The Wizards of Winter at Spencer Theater
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Wizards of Winter at Spencer Theater

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Now in their 10th year of production, The Wizards of Winter perform an original holiday experience entitled “THE CHRISTMAS DREAM” in Ruidoso at the Spencer Theater, weaving together three of their albums into an epic storytelling adventure invoking the spirit of the season.

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Ruidoso Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Ruidoso Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

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Put down that fork and put on your running shoes for the After Turkey–Turkey Trot in Ruidoso, a 5K Run-Walk around The Links at Sierra Blanca. Registration begins at 8:30 AM with entry fee of one or more cans of food to support the Lincoln County Food Bank. T-Shirts will be handed out to the first 30 who register as sizes and supplies last.

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Ruidoso Festival of Lights Parade
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Ruidoso Festival of Lights Parade

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. 

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Festival of Lights After Party
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Festival of Lights After Party

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!

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Chinese Acrobats of Hebei at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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The Chinese Acrobats of Hebei are a “must-see” production that combines Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props and traditional music all in one astonishing show. See their awe-inspiring performance at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

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The Nutcracker at Spencer Theater
Dec
21
to Dec 22

The Nutcracker at Spencer Theater

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This original adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Christmas classic is true eye-candy with outstanding dancers, lavish sets, special effects and gorgeous costumes. Performance proceeds benefit the nonprofit Dalí Ballet. Saturday, December 21 at 2pm & 7pm | Sunday, December 22 at 2pm • $35

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Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show at Spencer Theater
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show at Spencer Theater

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With an incomparable cast, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” in Ruidoso at the Spencer Theater stars Sandy Hackett as “Joey Bishop,” Lisa Dawn Miller as “Frank’s One Love,” Kenny Jones as “Sammy Davis, Jr.,” Tom Wallek as “Dean Martin,” and a special guest as “Frank Sinatra.”

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The Hit Men at Spencer Theater
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Hit Men at Spencer Theater

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In this unique multi-media show, The Hit Men perform some of the greatest tunes they helped make into everlasting classics: “You’re So Vain,” “Who Loves You,” “Oh What a Night,” “Mony Mony,” “The Loco-motion,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Joy to the World,” “Don’t Stop Believing” and so many more! 

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Tribute to Merle Haggard at Spencer Theater
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Tribute to Merle Haggard at Spencer Theater

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Together with their band, the Haggard brothers focus their talents on their father’s amazing legacy. He was a dynamic product of the Dust Bowl, a complicated man whose life story and songs will resonate with everyone who’s ever worked for a living. Ben and Noel do him right. Enjoy!

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Zia Rides: 6 & 12 Hours in the Wild West at Grindstone Lake Trails
Apr
18
7:00 AM07:00

Zia Rides: 6 & 12 Hours in the Wild West at Grindstone Lake Trails

Ride spectacular, purpose-built mountain bike trails while staging from a great sheltered camping area. The event is right in town with easy access to Ruidoso restaurants, hotels, and services. Seriously, you could roll to the start from several hotels in Ruidoso.  Come see why everyone raves about the Grindstone Lake trail system!

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The Brothers Four at Spencer Theater
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Brothers Four at Spencer Theater

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The Brothers Four were pioneers in the musical movement that came to be known as the “Folk Revival.” Today their all-acoustic presentation continues…guitars, banjo, upright bass, and, of course, the trademark rich blend of their four voices. An evening with this quartet is a time of pure entertainment, a joyful, sing-along experience!

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Four Italian Tenors Live at Spencer Theater
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Four Italian Tenors Live at Spencer Theater

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The Four Italian Tenors – Alessandro D’Acrissa, Federico Serra, Federico Parisi, and Roberto Cresca – bring their Italian wit and charm with romanticism, lyricism and mesmerizing dramatic flair to Ruidoso at the Spencer Theater on Sat., November 9, 2019, as they honor the masters.

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6th Annual Dia de Muertos Celebration in Historic Lincoln
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

6th Annual Dia de Muertos Celebration in Historic Lincoln

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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.

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Mountain Masquerade Party at Sacred Grounds
Nov
1
to Nov 2

Mountain Masquerade Party at Sacred Grounds

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Join the fun at Sacred Grounds for music, costumes, and mayhem! Live music featuring local talent Jones & Miles for the opening act, with headliners The Unknown Band! Free admission, food & drink specials and wear your costumes to win some amazing prizes! All treats, no tricks...

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Midtown Halloween Trick or Treat
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Midtown Halloween Trick or Treat

Join us for Midtown Trick-or-Treating and a Haunted Halloween on October 31st from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. There will be Halloween photo booths, pumpkin decorating contests, FREE hot dogs, FREE hot cocoa, book giveaway, costume contests, trick or treating, and more!. We will be closing Sudderth between Chase and Country Club in order to create a safer environment for our community. See you there!

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Fort Stanton After Dark
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Fort Stanton After Dark

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.  Half-hour guided tours will begin at 6:OO p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, children under 12 are free.

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Octoberfest In The Pines at Enchanted Vine Barn
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Octoberfest In The Pines at Enchanted Vine Barn

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Dust off your Lederhosen and Dirndls for Octoberfest celebrations at the Enchanted Vine event barn. Expect a polka band, Lost Hiker beer, contests and prizes, plus an onsite food truck and local artists with work for sale. This is a family-friendly event with a $5.00 entrance fee.

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Oktoberfest at the Ruidoso Convention Center
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Oktoberfest at the Ruidoso Convention Center

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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.

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Emeril Legasse at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Emeril Legasse at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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Foodies won’t want to miss this evening of gourmet food and cooking demonstrations by Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse! Known for his hit shows on the Food Network, the Amazon original series Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse and as the food correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America, Emeril is the chef and proprietor of 11 restaurants and the bestselling author of 19 cookbooks. Tickets are $70 and include a delectable dinner. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.

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Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Oct
10
to Oct 13

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

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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. 

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Brews, Blues and BBQ at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Brews, Blues and BBQ at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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Do you love rockin’ blues, hot BBQ and ice-cold beer? Then don’t miss the 4th annual Brews, Blues & BBQ on September 21 from Noon – 6 pm. Enjoy some of the tastiest BBQ around and choose from over 200 beers. $25 gets you 10 4-ounce pours of your favorite brews. Plus, enjoy free live music on the lawn next to the beautiful shores of Lake Mescalero.

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Ruidoso Kite Festival
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Ruidoso Kite Festival

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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

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Dirty Brown Jug Band Live at Sacred Grounds
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Dirty Brown Jug Band Live at Sacred Grounds

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Raw, dirty, melodic, sonic watershed. Dirty Brown Jug Band is an evolution of musical styling; the lovechild of outlaw country, rock, blues and something completely new to the aural pathway. Dirty Brown Jug Band is bringing something fresh to the stage in Ruidoso at Sacred Grounds and it goes down smooth. Get your tickets now.

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Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally
Sep
18
to Sep 22

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally

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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

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Eli Young Band at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Eli Young Band at Inn of the Mountain Gods

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The Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. Now, they’re bringing their chart-topping hits to Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, September 14th.

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