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Cowboy Symposium continues in Ruidoso Downs


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Ruidoso Downs

Until Oct. 14

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

The annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium takes place at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino, 26225 U.S. Highway 70 E. For more information, visit cowboysymposium.org.


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Oct. 13

Spokez N Lowkz first car show

The Spokez N Lowkz first car show will be held next to the Eddy County Fairgrounds. There will be a corn hole and horse shoe tournament, door prizes, burgers, hot dogs and refreshments. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.


Oct. 13

Tularosa Wine and Art Festival

The annual Tularosa Wine and Art Festival takes place on the grounds of the historic Iglesia St. Francis. The entrance is at the corner of Encino and Third streets in the historic part of Tularosa. There will be live music by Catfishers and Roswater Blues on Friday and on Saturday afternoon Wait for What?! performs followed by the Lizard Lounge Band. More than five wine vendors, a large variety of art vendors and food will be available. Tickets are at the gate. For more information, visit tularosawinefestival.com.


Oct. 13

FlyHobbs Aviation Day and Fly-In

The fourth annual FlyHobbs Aviation day and Fly-In takes place at the Lea County Regional Airport, 6601 W. Carlsbad Hwy. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit flyhobbsaviationday.com.


Oct. 13 and 14

Aspencade Tours

The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Aspencade Tours. All participants (must have their own transportation) meet at the chamber, 1001 James Canyon Hwy. The tour leads to Upper Carr Canyon (5 miles on Sunspot Highway).

The Forest Service will give a brief talk about the Lincoln National Forest and the train history plus the changing of the Aspens. There will be cowboy coffee over the campfire and donuts. Children might meet Smokey Bear himself. For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com/aspencade.


Oct. 20

Art in the Park

The annual Art in the Park takes place at Central Park, Seventh and Quay streets, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no online registration. Call the Artesia Arts Council to register at 575-746-4212 or visit artesiaartscouncil.com.


Oct. 20


The 10th annual Fallapalooza takes place at the Carlsbad Municipal Beach park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an obstacle course, inflatables, pony rides, games, face painting, bounce houses, candy and free popcorn. Vendors will sell other food items. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

Cloudcroft / High Rolls

Oct. 20 to 21

Apple Festival

The annual High Rolls Apple Festival takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organizers are now accepting vendor applications, For more information, visit highrollsfestivals.com.


Oct. 24

Girls Night Out

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is hosting Girls Night Out. The annual event invited women of all ages to come together to have fun, be proactive about their own breast health and help other women do the same. Attendees get to participate in activities and meet spa and jewelry vendors.

There will be giveaways and a Dillard’s fashion show. The event also includes a raffle benefitting The Anita Salas Memorial Fund, a local nonprofit 501(c)3, whose mission is to assist underserved women of New Mexico in the treatment of breast and cervical cancer. The ASMF helps pay for treatment or related bills such as transportation, lodging and medications. Admission is free. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Call 505-898-3030 or visit lovelace.com/GNO for more information.

Fort Stanton

Oct. 27

Fort Stanton After Dark

The Fort Stanton Historic Site, 108 Kit Carson Road, opens its doors at 6 p.m. for its Fort Stanton After Dark tour.

During this event visitors can explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton, interact with costumed living historians, storytellers and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society. The self-guided tours will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 575-354-0341.


Oct. 27

Family Fun Day — Dia de los Muertos

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 5317 N. Lovington Hwy., is celebrating Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a traditional Mexican holiday.

The event is free for the public. There will be a community ofrenda — a table for families to bring photos of their deceased loved ones and offerings. Other traditional activities will be taking place.

Visitors are encouraged to wear traditional costumes and to bring a photo of a deceased loved one to place on the community ofrenda. Oct. 31 — the official date — coincides with All Saints Day and is a time to honor deceased loved ones. Families will learn about the cultural significance of this tradition, which has become increasingly popular throughout the country.

For more information, visit nmjc.edu/museum or call 575-492-2678.


Nov. 2 to 4

Annual Arts & Craft Festival

The 31st annual Arts & Craft Festival takes place at the Lea County Fairgrounds. On Nov. 2 is the VIP night. Vendors can apply now by calling 575-396-5311.


Nov. 3

Dia de Muertos Festival

The fifth annual Dia de Muertos Festival is presented by the Lincoln Merchants Association in the historic town.

It is a lively annual community Day of the Dead celebration, honoring the stories, lives and legacies of those who passed away. There will be live music, dance, family activities, face painting, Ofrendas (altar offerings), arts and crafts, food and drink vendors.

The community event is free to the public. For more information, call 575-653-4045.

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