aspenfest logo AspenFestOctober 7-8, 2017 The theme for this year’s parade has not been determined.
Celebrate Autumn in Ruidoso with a weekend of cool cars, hot chili, and a festive parade!

2014 soccer float AspenFestAspenFest, Ruidoso’s annual fall celebration, the first weekend in October, allows residents and visitors alike to participate in the celebration of our caring community, the cool crispness of the coming fall and the beauty that is Ruidoso. AspenFest weekend is kicked off every year with a parade Saturday at 10 a.m. through Midtown Ruidoso. “Everybody loves a parade and mixing with chili, cars and crafts is a home run. The fall is a time for tradition and friends and our mountain is the perfect spot.”

More Info:

Paul Mulkey: (Chili Cookoff) 575-390-6184

Ron Duscha (Car Show) 915-598-0621

Mirissa Good (Parade and Craft Beer and Wine Festival) 575-257-7395


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2017 Aspenfest Sponsor – Thank you to PNM for sponsoring the Aspenfest Parade!

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Aspenfest Parade

Date: Oct. 7, 2017

When: 10:00 AM

Where: Parade begins at the top of Sudderth & Mechem and finishes in front of Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Info: 575-257-7395

Theme:  TBD

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Craft Beer and Wine Festival

When: October 7, 2017

When: Noon to 6 pm

Where: Wingfield Park

Admission: TBD

Info: Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce: 575-257-7395

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2017 NM State Open Chili Cook-Off and Chile Society Pod Chili Cook-Off

Date: Oct. 7, 12pm, Public Tasting Oct. 8, 12pm

Where: Ruidoso Downs Racetrack & Casino

What: Chili Cook-off! Tasting cups available for donation.

Info: For Info Call Paul Mulkey at 575-390-6184

Rod Run & Car Show

Date: Oct. 7

When: 8 AM to 4 PM

Where: Ruidoso Downs Racetrack & Casino, Hwy 70 West

What: Hot rods and classic cars on display

Admission: FREE

Info: 915-598-0621

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