26th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

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Come One, Come All to the 26th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium

It is that time of year…grab your cowboy hats, polish your fancy belt buckles and dust off your favorite boots for dancing…the 26th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium is almost upon us!  Do you enjoy tasty open fire meals?  Check!  Do you appreciate the best in western attire, decor and one of a kind items?  Check!  Do you want to dance the day and night away to a incredible showcase of music?  Check!  Are you looking for a memorable experience for the family?  Check!

This truly unique event will be October 9th to the 11th at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Don’t delay buy your tickets today by calling 575.378.4431

26th annual lincoln county cowboy symposium

Chuckwagon Competition

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) with prizes totaling $13,000. Competitors are judged not only on their mouth-watering food, but on the authenticity of their wagons and attire. This year will feature 20 participating Chuckwagons. Come hungry and excited to see this once in a lifetime event.

Live Entertainment

26th annual lincoln county cowboy symposiumFor the music lovers out there the 26th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium has you covered.  Whether you are looking for the unplugged cowboy or a Texas swing band the Symposium will have three separate stages running every day and one big stage at night.  A highlight of this year’s musical review will be the one and only country legend Crystal Gayle. Only first class live entertainment at this three day event.  Dust off those dancing shoes and put them to some good use.

2015 Music Line-Up

26th annual lincoln county cowboy symposiumWestern Expo

The Cowboy Symposium’s Western Expo will feed the appetite of any starving shopper.  The Expo features over 110 booths from all over the world.  Think custom cowboy boots, home accessories, 40 gallon hats, one of a kind jewelry and so much more. Come get you shop on early for the holidays or find that something special to help completed your wardrobe or home decor.

Family Fun

The Ruidoso area has always been a family destination and the Symposium is no different. There is something for everyone at the Cowboy Symposium including tons of family fun.  Cooking demonstrations, kids rodeo, stick horse barrel racing, Reiner competitions…the options seem endless at this three day event.