October 9-11 – Cowboy Symposium
|It’s Time for the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium!
WHEN: October 9-11, 2015
WHERE: Ruidoso Downs Race Track – Ruidoso, New Mexico
TIME: See CowboySymposium.org for Complete Schedules & Times
CONTACT: Kerry Gladden 575-937-2664
|This weekend, the 26th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium will once again celebrate the cowboy tradition, October 9-11 at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack & Casino. With continuous live music on four stages, world championship chuck wagon cook-offs, demonstrations galore and loads of artisans, this is three days and nights filled with good old fashioned fun and entertainment!
The music kicks everything off this year with what is sure to be a grand performance on Thursday evening by country legend Crystal Gayle. As Friday dawns, so does the music – on all four stages – from sun-up to sundown. And no matter your taste, we have just what you are looking for from old western swing to sweet soft country to songs by cowboys on the range. Friday night winds up with a dance featuring the Jason Roberts Band, Billy Mata & the Texas Tradition, and Jody Nix & the Texas Cowboys, while Saturday night’s concert will feature the country superstar Suzy Bogguss along with Bill Anderson.
Always a fan favorite, the chuck wagons will be cooking it up once again in the infield as 20 chuck wagons from around the country make up the NM True Chuck Wagon Competition. Seven states are represented by this year’s competitors including Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Tennessee and Montana – all vying to see who can master the skill of serving up mouthwatering vittles!
According to Sunny Hirschfeld, Director of the Cowboy Symposium: “I always like to remind everyone that there is so much more to Cowboy Symposium than just music. We have chuck wagons, storytelling, poetry reading, all kinds of demonstrations including dutch-oven cooking, blacksmithing, leather crafting, kids’ activities, over 100 vendors and much more. There really is a whole lot going on during the course of three days. And I guarantee you will find some of the best food on earth out here!”
Admission and concert tickets can be purchased by calling the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Ticket Office at 575-378-4431. For a complete schedule of all of the events and concerts taking place at this year’s Cowboy Symposium, please visit CowboySymposium.org.
Credit to: Kerry Gladden