Each year during the second full weekend in October, the Ruidoso Downs Race Track plays host to the nation’s finest cowboy festival: the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. For two decades this popular event has been pleasing crowds with old west storytellers, noted historians, poets, chuck wagon cook-offs, western artists and craftsmen, cowboy competitions, horse demonstrations, western swing dancing, a kids rodeo, and educational activities.
Live music is also a big part of the weekend. This year, headliners such as Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers, Billy Mata, Tawnya Reynolds, Johnny Rodriguez, and Jody Nix will be taking the main stage for your entertainment.
If you go, don’t miss the chuck wagon cook-off, but make your reservation soon because our properties are booking up quickly!