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October 2020: The Event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.


Aspenfest Parade

Date: Cancelled for 2020

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

Parade Marshal:  TBD

Celebrate Autumn in Ruidoso with a weekend of cool cars, hot chili, and a festive parade!

AspenFest, 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

Deborah Douds (Parade and Craft Beer and Wine Festival) 575-257-7395


Craft Beer and Wine Festival

When: Cancelled for 2020

When: 11 am to 6 pm

Where: Wingfield Park

Admission: TBD

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

2020 NM State Open Chili Championship

Date: Cancelled

Where: Ruidoso Downs Racetrack & Casino

What: Chili Cook-off! Tasting cups available for donation benefiting the Ruidoso Noon Lion’s Club.

Info: For Info Call Brandy Reid, 575-390-4835

2019 Aspenfest Sponsors – Thank you to our Sponsors for sponsoring the Aspenfest Parade!

Run to the Inn of the Mountain Gods Car Show

Date: Cancelled for 2020

When: 8 AM to 4 PM

Where: Inn of the Mountain Gods

What: Hot rods and classic cars on display

Admission: FREE

Info: 915-598-0621