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29th Annual October 12-13-14,2018


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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29th Annual October 12-13-14,2018


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

29th Annual Cowboy Symposium - October 12, 13, 14, 2018.

Each year in October, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico plays host to the nation's finest cowboy festival with old west storytellers, noted historians, poets, musicians, chuckwagon cook-offs, western artists and craftsmen, cowboy competitions, horse demonstrations, western swing dancing, kids rodeo and educational activities. In 1996, the symposium was selected as the Best Cowboy Cultural Event by the American Cowboy Culture Association or ACCA. In addition, the LCCS has been named one of North America's top 100 events by the American Bus Association.

The performers, chuck wagon cooks and western craftsmen gathered here represent the best in their fields. They are as diverse in nature as they are in talent, but they all have a common love of the West and the life that it offers.

Take some time to visit with these folks. Their stories are rich with history and their skills are seasoned with time. We hope you enjoy this years Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and leave with a richer understanding of the “Cowboy Way of Life.”

See the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium on Ride TV
 

 

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Entertainment


In 2018, Lee Greenwood will kick off a great weekend of country music. On Friday, Sawyer Brown takes to the stage and Saturday, the Floyd Domino Trio and Moe Bandy will join perennial favorite Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys to keep everyone dancing! If you are looking for good fun and good music, 2018 will be awesome. Tickets go on sale June 1st.

Entertainment


In 2018, Lee Greenwood will kick off a great weekend of country music. On Friday, Sawyer Brown takes to the stage and Saturday, the Floyd Domino Trio and Moe Bandy will join perennial favorite Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys to keep everyone dancing! If you are looking for good fun and good music, 2018 will be awesome. Tickets go on sale June 1st.

Each year we look for the best group of performers, those like Moe Bandy, to entertain our crowds all weekend long.

With entertainment options ranging from a Kids' Rodeo to a Reiner competition, the family can have fun all day long.

To round off your experience, we invite over 100 vendors to showcase their unique products for you to buy.

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Cookoff


One of the highlights of the Symposium is the Albertson's Market LCCS World Championship Chuckwagon Competition (featured on the Food Network's All American Festivals and Cowboy Challenge).

Cookoff


One of the highlights of the Symposium is the Albertson's Market LCCS World Championship Chuckwagon Competition (featured on the Food Network's All American Festivals and Cowboy Challenge).

One of our tastiest events is the popular Albertson's Market LCCS Chuckwagon Cook-off Competition, in which participants cook Old West–style food in full regalia.