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October 13,14,15, 2017


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 much more. A fantastic lineup of 2017 events will be announced soon!

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October 13,14,15, 2017


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 much more. A fantastic lineup of 2017 events will be announced soon!

28th Annual Cowboy Symposium October 13, 14,15, 2017

Each year, during the second full weekend 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 National Cowboy Symposium Association. In addition, the LCCS has been named one of North America's top 100 events by the American Bus Association.

 

 

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Entertainment


In 2016, Janie Fricke and Moe Bandy took the stage on Friday night with Coby Carter and Billy Mata in a show that entertained audiences of all ages. Johnny Rodriguez and The Voice's Tawnya Reynolds also joined perennial favorite Jody Nix and kept everyone dancing on Saturday night! If you are you looking for good fun and good music, we've got great plans soon to be announced for 2017! Tickets go on sale June 1st.
 

Entertainment


In 2016, Janie Fricke and Moe Bandy took the stage on Friday night with Coby Carter and Billy Mata in a show that entertained audiences of all ages. Johnny Rodriguez and The Voice's Tawnya Reynolds also joined perennial favorite Jody Nix and kept everyone dancing on Saturday night! If you are you looking for good fun and good music, we've got great plans soon to be announced for 2017! Tickets go on sale June 1st.
 

Each year we look for the best group of performers, those like Johnny Rodriguez, 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.