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October 7,8,9, 2016


Join us for a fantastic musical line-up this year that includes The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears and Paul Franklin who will kick things off on Thursday night, Moe Bandy and Janie Fricke keep it rolling on Friday, and Johnny Rodriguez caps off a great Saturday night line-up. Plus much more. Tickets are on sale now - call 575-378-4140 and reserve yours today!

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October 7,8,9, 2016


Join us for a fantastic musical line-up this year that includes The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears and Paul Franklin who will kick things off on Thursday night, Moe Bandy and Janie Fricke keep it rolling on Friday, and Johnny Rodriguez caps off a great Saturday night line-up. Plus much more. Tickets are on sale now - call 575-378-4140 and reserve yours today!

27th Annual Cowboy Symposium October 7, 8 & 9, 2016

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.

 

View the 2016 Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Program

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Entertainment


Janie Fricke and Moe Bandy will take the stage on Friday night with Coby Carter and Billy Mata in a show that is guaranteed to please audiences of all ages. Johnny Rodriguez and The Voice's Tawnya Reynolds will join perennial favorite Jody Nix and are sure to keep you dancing on Saturday night! If you are you looking for good fun and good music, we've got you covered! Get your tickets today!
 

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Entertainment


Janie Fricke and Moe Bandy will take the stage on Friday night with Coby Carter and Billy Mata in a show that is guaranteed to please audiences of all ages. Johnny Rodriguez and The Voice's Tawnya Reynolds will join perennial favorite Jody Nix and are sure to keep you dancing on Saturday night! If you are you looking for good fun and good music, we've got you covered! Get your tickets today!
 

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).

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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).

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.