Ruidoso Visitor Center Newsletter
Weekly Events for March 13-19, 2019  
Featured Events
Mountain Smoke BBQ Festival at Wingfield Park
Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16.  The Ruidoso Midtown Association is teaming up with the Kansas City Barbecue Society to host an epic, two-day BBQ, Beer and Wine Festival.  Come experience BBQ from around the country as well as breweries and wineries from across New Mexico.  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.  Free Mountain Smoke BBQ Fest beer/wine glass with admission. 

Brett Young in Concert at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Friday, March 15, 8 pm.  ASCAP's 2018 Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year will hit the stage at the Inn!  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. 

Walk the Links
Saturday, March 16, 10 am.  5K Run/Walk starts in the parking lot between the dog park and the tennis courts at White Mountain Sports Complex.  Registration is a can of food or non perishable food item to donate to the Food Banks of Lincoln County.  Call 575-257-5030 for more information. 

Mountain Living Home and Garden Show at the Ruidoso Convention Center
Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17.  More than 200 qualified experts to meet you personally and demonstrate products and designs.  Admission is $5, children under 12 are free. 

Granger Smith in Concert at Inn of the Mountain Gods
Saturday, March 16, 8 pm.  Smith recently released his new album "When the Good Guys Win" in October.  CLICK HERE for ticket information. 
Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography hosts New Mexico Magazine's Photography Competition Winners - Every day except Tuesdays, located at 401 12th Street, Carrizozo.  As the largest photo gallery in the state, it will have these 26 winning photos for sale throughout the year.  Call 575-937-1489 for more information. 
Yoga for Every Body at High Mesa Healing Center - Wednesdays, 10:00 am.  Call 575-336-7777 for more information. 
Preschool Story Time at the Ruidoso Public Library - Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 am.  Call 575-258-3704 for more information. 
Apres Ski at the Barn: Enchanted Vine - Wednesday, March 13, 3 to 6 pm.  Come enjoy some beer, wine and BBQ after you hit the slopes this Spring Break!  Call 575-937-5866 for more information. 
Seed Exchange at Lost Hiker Brewing Co. - Wednesday, March 13, 3 to 5:45 pm.  Calling all gardeners, a few of us are getting together to swap seeds.  This is a free event.  Call 575-653-7486 for more information.
New Mexico Game & Fish Big Game Hunt Application Event at ENMU-Ruidoso - Wednesday, March 13, 5 to 7 pm. NM Department of Game and Fish Officers will be available to assist the public in completing their 2019-2020 hunting applications.  For more information contact the NMGFD at 575-808-9205 or 575-250-4221.
Open Mic Night at Lost Hiker Brewing Company - Wednesdays, 6 to 9 pm.  Lost Hiker Brewing Co., 26394 Hwy 70 E, Ruidoso Downs.
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at Inn of the Mountain Gods -  Every Wednesday, 7 pm.  CLICK HERE for more information.   
Moms and Tots Playgroup at Ruidoso Community Center -  Every Thursday, 10:30 to 11:45 am.  Call 575-640-7076 for more information.   
Business After Hours Hosted by Two Wheels and Tattoos at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce - Thursday, March 14, 5 to 7 pm.  Two Wheels and Tattoos is a new event coming to Ruidoso in June.  They will be kicking off their event at their Business After Hours.  Call 575-257-7395 for more information. 
Thursday Night Karaoke at Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods -  Every Thursday, 6:30 to 9 pm. Open Mic. 
Bryan's Green Care One Year Anniversary Celebration - Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16.  Bryan's Green Care invites locals and visitors to come and help celebrate their anniversary at 2117 Sudderth Drive.  There will be a Ribbon Cutting on Friday at 1 pm.  Call 575-258-1109 for more information.
Christian Karaoke with DJ Pete at River Crossing Ministries - Friday, March 15, 6 to 9 pm.  Call 575-937-1890 for more information.   
St. Patrick's Murder Mystery Dinner at Cree Meadows Country Club - Saturday, March 16, 6:30 pm.  Festivities begin with cocktails followed by a traditional Irish Feast and featuring the Lincoln County Community Theater.  Tickets are $25 per person.  Call 575-257-2733 for more information. 
Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range - Sunday, March 17, CLICK HERE for more information. 
Ruidoso Sunday Gospel Brunch with Jamie & AKA at Sacred Grounds - Sunday, March 17, 12 to 2 pm.  Tickets are $15 and includes all you can eat buffet.  Call 575-257-2273 for more information.   
St. Paddy's Day Fun at Lost Hiker Brewing Company - Sunday, March 17, 3 to 8 pm.  Green trivia, great beer and awesome music!  Call 512-653-7486 for more information.   
St. Patrick's Day at Hunt and Harvest - Sunday, March 17, 4 to 9 pm.  Get Irish with us!  Green drinks and Irish inspired food!  Call 575-258-1193 for more information. 
Nightly entertainment in and around Lincoln County

The Quarters - Nightly - DJ 

Win, Place, Show - Nightly - Live Country Music 

Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Friday & Saturday - Live Music 

Cree Meadows Country Club - Friday Night - All You Can Eat Catfish & Live Music  

Billy's Sports Bar, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino - Friday - DJ 

Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House - Fridays - Open Mic 

Wendell's Restaurant, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Friday & Saturday - Classic Guitar 

Wendell's Lounge, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Friday & Saturday - Live Music

Comedy Club @ Club 49, Inn of the Mountain Gods - Wednesday Nights 


Don't Drive After Drinking!  Need a ride?  Download the Lyft App now!   

Area Museums
Capitan Train Depot Museum -  575-336-2862
Hubbard Museum of the American West - 575-378-4142
Fox Cave -  575-378-9954 
Smokey Bear Historical Park -  575-354-2748
Smokey Bear Museum & Gift Shop -  575-354-2298
Ft. Stanton Museum & Visitor's Center -   575-354-0341 
"Old Lincoln State Monument" - 575-653-4372   
Carrizozo Heritage Museum - 575-648-2102 
Corona Museum - 575-849-3277
White Oaks Schoolhouse Museum - 575-648-2521
Miner's Home & Tool Shed Museum - 575-648-2521  
Art Galleries
Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery:  101 El Ojito, Hondo, NM; 575-653-4062
Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery:  105 La Rinconada Ln, San Patricio, NM 575-653-4331
Josie's Framery:  2917 Sudderth Drive; 575-257-4156
Malkerson Gallery 408:  408 Twelfth Street, Carrizozo; 612-963-1499
Mountain Arts Gallery:  2530 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-9748
Pinon Pottery Studio & Gallery:  3 mi E of Walmart Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs; 575-378-4270
Tanner Tradition:  624 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-8675
The Adobe Fine Art:  2905 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso; 575-257-5795
Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography:  401 12th Street, Carrizozo; 612-963-1499 
Three Area Casinos

Billy the Kid Casino: 575-378-4431  

Casino Apache Travel Center: 1-877-277-4577
Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino
: 1-877-277-4577
The Cree Meadows Golf Course:
301 Country Club Drive, (575)257-5815.  
The Links at Sierra Blanca in Ruidoso: 105 Sierra Blanca Drive, (800)854-6571.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course:
Mescalero, (575)464-7941 or (575)464-7945. 

Rainmakers Golf Course:  230 Pueblo Loop, Alto.  (575)336-4653.  Rainmakers is a semi-private course.   


Things to do for Families and Kids

.  Call for days and hours at 575-464-3633.
APACHE EAGLE ZIPRIDER at Inn of the Mountain Gods:  Call for days and hours at 575-464-3633.
BACK COUNTRY ATTITUDE:  OHV buggy tours and guided mountain bike rides, 575-973-1911
FUNTRACKERS: Family entertainment complex.  Open daily during the summer.  575-257-3275
DISC GOLF:  Call 575-257-5030 for more info. 
KID'S KONNECTION PLAYGROUND:  Call  575-257-5030 for more info.
HORSEBACK RIDING:  Grindstone Stables, 575-257-2241,;  Inn of the Mountain Gods, 575-464-5141;  Runnels Bonito Riding Stables, 575-354-2778
MIDTOWN CARRIAGE RIDES AND SLEIGH RIDES by Grindstone Stables:  Call 575-973-3533 for more information.    
PINNACLE TRAIL SYSTEMS DESIGNS:  Mountain Bike instruction for beginners and intermediates along with bike rentals and guiding services.  575-639-1415.  
RUIDOSO BOWLING CENTER:  Call for more info 575-258-3557
RUIDOSO PUBLIC LIBRARY: Call for more information 258-3704
TENNIS COURTS:  Free public courts behind the MCM Elegante and at Schoolhouse Park on Sudderth Dr. 
SIERRA CINEMA:  Call for more information 575-257-9444. 
SKATEBOARD PARK:  Call for information 575-257-5030
SWIMMING POOL: 575-257-2795 - CLOSED for the season -
BOATING AND FISHING:  Grindstone and Alto Lakes - April 1 to October 31 575-257-5030   
RUIDOSO WINTER PARK:  Tubing and Family Fun!  
SKI APACHE SKI AREA:  Zip Tour, skiing, gondola and mountain bike rentals daily during the summer.  Call for availability.  575-464-3600.   
SEEPING SPRINGS TROUT LAKES AND RV PARK:  Private fishing pond.  Call for hours and information.  4 miles east of Racetrack on Hwy 70.  575-378-4216.  
Upcoming Events
Now that you have experienced Ruidoso, you must plan another trip soon.  For a list of upcoming events to to 
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720 Sudderth Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Visitor Center Hours:
Monday through Friday:  8 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday:  9 am to 3 pm