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26th Annual


October 9, 10, & 11, 2015

More details coming soon!

Call (575) 378-4431

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26th Annual


October 9, 10, & 11, 2015

More details coming soon!

Call (575) 378-4431

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 (including the world famous Texas Playboys), chuckwagon cooks and competitions, chuckwagon cook-offs, western artists and craftsmen for three days of events, 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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Cookoff


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

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Cookoff


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

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Entertainment


Are you looking for fun, music, and even a little education?  Then we've got you covered!
 

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Entertainment


Are you looking for fun, music, and even a little education?  Then we've got you covered!
 

music

Each year we look for the best group of performers that we can find to entertain our crowds.

Family fun

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

Western Expo

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