Ruidoso Visitor Center Newsletter Monthly Events For September 2013

Events in the Ruidoso Area

Concerts & Performing Arts Schedules

The Ruidoso Downs Race Track


May 24 – September 2, 2013
Ruidoso Downs Race Track hosts exciting annual live racing from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  For information call 575-378-4431

Flying J Chuckwagon Dinner and Show

Flying J Wranglers

Open nightly (except Sundays) May 25 through September 1 for 2013 season.
After Labor Day open Saturdays only through October 12, 2013
The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show, offering great food and excellent family entertainment. Reservations strongly recommended.

Celebration del Arte, Juried Art Show

Best in Show - Biennale Grande

May 4 through September 9
Original art from some of New Mexico’s best artists will be on display from May 4 through September 9 in the Hubbard Museum’s Green Tree Gallery.

All American Baseball Tournament

ussa baseball

August 30 – September 1, 2013
Men’s and Women’s Competition and Recreation.  Double Elimination.  Fee’s $250 mail in or $263 online.

Rockin’ & Rollin’ Roadmap Concert

Mountain Annie's

August 31, 2013
The band has added some new faces and will be playing a lot of new music.  Don’t be bashful it is all about having fun.  Don’t miss this one!

 All American Gun & Western Collectible Show

Gun Show 2

August 31 – September 1
The All American Gun & Western Collectible Show is in its 23rd year this year and as such has become a tradition in Ruidoso.  Part of the All American Festival, it is one of a series of events and festivities surrounding the $2 million All American Futurity, the world’s richest quarter horse race, run every Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.

“Airing of the Quilts”

Quilt Show

August 31 – September 1
For the past two years, Sanctuary on the River has played host to Airing of the Quilts, a wonderful Labor Day Weekend event that has become a regional and local favorite. This year, Airing of the Quilts will be vintage-inspired with a Step Back in Time theme. Along with all of the great vendors and artisans, this year’s show will also feature a Victorian tea service in the Fountain Garden at the Sanctuary that will be accompanied by period music throughout the day.

Mercado Del Artisan Outdoor Fair

River Rendezvous

August 31 – September 2, 2013
Come enjoy live music and wonderful art including, gourd art, pottery, mosaics, jewelry, metal art, photography and much more!  10 am to 6:30 pm   Call 575-258-3409 for more information.

Timberwolf at McDonald Park, Carrizozo, NM

September 1, 2013
Rising stars in the southern New Mexico area.  Currently an actively working cover variety dance band.  We also perform originals in our show.  We put “drive” in our Country; “soul” in our Blues, “power in our Rock, and put special emphasis on “vocal harmonies”.  We give a “concert performance” regardless of the venue.  Food and drink available for sale.

Carrizozo Labor Day Street Fair

Carrizozo Street Fair 1

September 2, 2013
The Street Fair at McDonald Park in Carrizozo kicks off with a parade on 12th Street at 10:00 a.m. followed by live music by Paul Pino and Susan Kolb, arts and crafts, food vendors, kids obstacle course, climbing wall, silent auction and the Carrizozo Ranch Rodeo.  The Fair promises a day packed with family fun.

Paul Pino and Susan Kolb, McDonald Park, Carrizozo, NM

Paul Pino 1

September 2, 2013
Ruidoso local musician and singer Susan Kolb will be joined by           Susan Kolb 1
Carrizozo local musician and singer Paul Pino for a day of live
music during the Carrizozo Street Fair.

All American Futurity


September 2
Ruidoso Downs Racetrack presents the world’s richest Quarter Horse race.
Post time 12 Noon.

Annual Kite Festival

kite 4

September 7, 2013

ENMU-Ruidoso and the Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Department say “GO FLY A KITE!” at the White Mountain Sports Complex on Hull @ Warrior Drive.  A fun-filled event for the entire family.

Mariachi San Pablo Concert

Mariachi San Pablo

September 7, 2013
Free Concert at the Ruidoso Senior Center, 501 Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso, sponsored by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.  Donations to the Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care, El Paso, will be accepted at the concert.  Time is 2 pm to 4 pm.  For more information call 575-258-4191 or email

White Mountain Pickleball Tournament


September 7, 8, 2013
This tournament is open to men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles teams.  There will be a practice day on the 6th at Alto Outlaw courts.  Registration is due by August 23, 2013. For more information contact Ron Wall @ or Rich Lurix @

Williams Chiller Classic (Fast Pitch)

ussa baseball

September 7, 8, 9, 2013
Girls 9U, 11U, & 13U.  Contact Julie Rodriguez at 575-602-1717 for more information or email her at

Altrusa International Vino Bingo

Altrusa Logo

 September 12, 2013
Come and join us at the beautiful Sanctuary on the River
for our 3rd annual Vino Bingo, and have “a good time for a good cause”.

Intocable in Concert


September 13, 2013
Grammy-Award-Winning Tejano band shakes up New Mexico with all of their big hits!

Annual Ruidoso Mountain High Fly In

ruidoso flyin

September 14, 2013
Air Force Static Displays and Flyovers throughout the day including an F22 Raptor Flyover and New & Vintage Aircraft and Warbirds on the air field.
Longhorn Dance band performs in the evening!  Food vendors will be available.

Annual Pine Top Car Show

Pine Top Car Show 2

September 14, 2013
Great family event featuring classic car show plus many activities provided by Sierra Blanca Regional Airport.  Free Friday night dinner featuring a band for all registering car show participants.

Run for the Beach 2013

Run for the Beach

September 14, 2013
Annual 5k Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Education, Awareness, Cure & Hope.  Sponsored by First Christian Church.  All Proceeds pay mammogram costs for the people of Lincoln County.  For more information contact Frankie @ 575-257-9251 or 575-258-4250 or email

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally

September 18 – 22
Rally for motorcycle riders with poker run, events and vendors.  A tradition in Ruidoso for more than 40 years.  Saturday motorcycle parade starts at 10 am.

Bret Michaels in Concert

Bret Michaels

September 27
As the front man of one the most important bands in rock and roll, Poison sold 25 million albums and had 15 top 40 hits, including “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Unskinny Bop” and many more!

Tour de Ruidoso

tour de ruidoso

September 28
The event is a very challenging 100 mile century beginning at an elevation of 6,900 ft and touring through one of the most scenic and challenging cycling routes in New Mexico. Several climbs of 8% are on the route. This is a mountainous route for intermediate to advanced cyclists.
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