Ruidoso Festivals and Annual Events

Every month of the year something fun and exciting is happening near the MCM Eleganté Lodge & Resort.

Ruidoso hosts many exciting festivals and annual events. Everything from the Wind Rider Music Festival, the Art Loop, AspenFest, the Cowboy Symposium and the Festival of Lights!

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    Aspenfest

    Rod Run and Car Show, Arts and Crafts Fair, Parade! Aspenfest kicks off with a parade through Midtown Ruidoso, followed by an arts and crafts fair, a rod run and car show and the New Mexico State Open…
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    New Mexico State Open Chili Cook-Off

    During Aspenfest weekend enjoy some of the best chili around at the Open Chili Cook-off. The chili cook-off is open for public tasting beginning at noon.

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    Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

    Take part in the nation’s finest cowboy festival at the annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium! Enjoy Old West storytellers, noted historians, poets, musicians, chuck wagon cooks, western artists and…
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    35th Annual Ruidoso Oktoberfest

    Based on the German Oktoberfest, Ruidoso celebrates with great food, beer, music, arts and crafts and a kinderhall. “Dressing for the occasion” is encouraged! Tickets: Adults $10.00 for One Day or $18.00…
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    Christmas Jubilee

    Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Christmas jubilee! 80 local merchants make it a one-stop shop for all your gifts. Bring the kids to meet Santa and enjoy storytelling while you shop until…
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  • Parade of Lights

    Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights-Parade of Lights starts at 5:30pm from the corner of Sudderth/Mechem, through downtown to the Chamber of Commerce. Everyone is encouraged…
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    Torch Light Parade

    Join the fun on Capitan Trail to witness veteran skiers and their lighted torches ski down the mountain starting at 6:30 pm, with beautiful fireworks to follow. Listen to the Apache Drum Group play traditional…
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    Aspenfest

    09/30/2016
    Rod Run and Car Show, Arts and Crafts Fair, Parade! Aspenfest kicks off with a parade through Midtown…
  • Events at ruidosdo New Mexico

    New Mexico State Open Chili Cook-Off

    09/30/2016
    During Aspenfest weekend enjoy some of the best chili around at the Open Chili Cook-off. The chili cook-off…
  • MCM Ruidoso

    Aspenfest

    10/01/2016
    Rod Run and Car Show, Arts and Crafts Fair, Parade! Aspenfest kicks off with a parade through Midtown…
  • Events at ruidosdo New Mexico

    New Mexico State Open Chili Cook-Off

    10/01/2016
    During Aspenfest weekend enjoy some of the best chili around at the Open Chili Cook-off. The chili cook-off…
  • MCM Ruidodo

    Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

    10/05/2016
    Take part in the nation’s finest cowboy festival at the annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium! Enjoy…
  • MCM Ruidodo

    Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

    10/08/2016
    Take part in the nation’s finest cowboy festival at the annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium! Enjoy…
  • MCM Ruidodo

    35th Annual Ruidoso Oktoberfest

    10/13/2016
    Based on the German Oktoberfest, Ruidoso celebrates with great food, beer, music, arts and crafts and…
  • MCM Ruidodo

    35th Annual Ruidoso Oktoberfest

    10/14/2016
    Based on the German Oktoberfest, Ruidoso celebrates with great food, beer, music, arts and crafts and…
  • MCM Ruidodo

    Christmas Jubilee

    11/10/2016
    Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Christmas jubilee! 80 local merchants make it a one-stop…
  • MCM Ruidodo

    Christmas Jubilee

    11/12/2016
    Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Christmas jubilee! 80 local merchants make it a one-stop…
  • Parade of Lights

    12/02/2016
    Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights-Parade of Lights starts at 5:30pm…
  • MCM Ruidodo

    Torch Light Parade

    12/30/2016
    Join the fun on Capitan Trail to witness veteran skiers and their lighted torches ski down the mountain…
  • Aspenfest

    09/30/2016

    Rod Run and Car Show, Arts and Crafts Fair, Parade! Aspenfest kicks off with a parade through Midtown Ruidoso, followed by an arts and crafts fair, a rod run and car show and the New Mexico State Open Chili Cook-Off. Also don’t forget about the Aspenfest golf tournament on Sunday at the beautiful Links at Sierra Blanca golf course.

  • New Mexico State Open Chili Cook-Off

    09/30/2016

    During Aspenfest weekend enjoy some of the best chili around at the Open Chili Cook-off. The chili cook-off is open for public tasting beginning at noon.

  • Aspenfest

    10/01/2016

    Rod Run and Car Show, Arts and Crafts Fair, Parade! Aspenfest kicks off with a parade through Midtown Ruidoso, followed by an arts and crafts fair, a rod run and car show and the New Mexico State Open Chili Cook-Off. Also don’t forget about the Aspenfest golf tournament on Sunday at the beautiful Links at Sierra Blanca golf course.

  • New Mexico State Open Chili Cook-Off

    10/01/2016

    During Aspenfest weekend enjoy some of the best chili around at the Open Chili Cook-off. The chili cook-off is open for public tasting beginning at noon.

  • Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

    10/05/2016

    Take part in the nation’s finest cowboy festival at the annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium! Enjoy Old West storytellers, noted historians, poets, musicians, chuck wagon cooks, western artists and craftsmen for three days of events, cowboy competitions, horse demonstrations, Western swing dancing, kids rodeo and educational activities. Also during the symposium don’t miss the World Champion Chuckwagon Competition, featured on the Food Network’s All American Festivals and Cowboy Challenge.

  • Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

    10/08/2016

    Take part in the nation’s finest cowboy festival at the annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium! Enjoy Old West storytellers, noted historians, poets, musicians, chuck wagon cooks, western artists and craftsmen for three days of events, cowboy competitions, horse demonstrations, Western swing dancing, kids rodeo and educational activities. Also during the symposium don’t miss the World Champion Chuckwagon Competition, featured on the Food Network’s All American Festivals and Cowboy Challenge.

  • 35th Annual Ruidoso Oktoberfest

    10/13/2016

    Based on the German Oktoberfest, Ruidoso celebrates with great food, beer, music, arts and crafts and a kinderhall. “Dressing for the occasion” is encouraged! Tickets: Adults $10.00 for One Day or $18.00 for Two Days. Young Adults 13 – 18 $6.00 for One Day $10.00 for Two Days. Children under 12 FREE

  • 35th Annual Ruidoso Oktoberfest

    10/14/2016

    Based on the German Oktoberfest, Ruidoso celebrates with great food, beer, music, arts and crafts and a kinderhall. “Dressing for the occasion” is encouraged! Tickets: Adults $10.00 for One Day or $18.00 for Two Days. Young Adults 13 – 18 $6.00 for One Day $10.00 for Two Days. Children under 12 FREE

  • Christmas Jubilee

    11/10/2016

    Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Christmas jubilee! 80 local merchants make it a one-stop shop for all your gifts. Bring the kids to meet Santa and enjoy storytelling while you shop until you drop!

  • Christmas Jubilee

    11/12/2016

    Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Christmas jubilee! 80 local merchants make it a one-stop shop for all your gifts. Bring the kids to meet Santa and enjoy storytelling while you shop until you drop!

  • Parade of Lights

    12/02/2016

    Beautifully lit and fantastically festive, the Festival of Lights-Parade of Lights starts at 5:30pm from the corner of Sudderth/Mechem, through downtown to the Chamber of Commerce. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. So, bring out the family for an evening of twinkling lights, hot chocolate and togetherness in the Winter Wonderland of Ruidoso.

  • Torch Light Parade

    12/30/2016

    Join the fun on Capitan Trail to witness veteran skiers and their lighted torches ski down the mountain starting at 6:30 pm, with beautiful fireworks to follow. Listen to the Apache Drum Group play traditional ancient Apache tribal music on the plaza. Free admission and snacks and refreshments available or enjoy hot food at the Main Lodge and adult beverage specials in the Spirit Bar upstairs!!