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Zia Festival

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018

The locals say, “If you only come to the races one weekend all summer, let it be the Zia Festival weekend!” That’s because the race track is decked out in the state’s vibrant colors ready to welcome the best New Mexico-bred thoroughbreds and quarter horses. There will be approximately 60 statewide vendors displaying art, crafts, jewelry, and other creations made in the Land of Enchantment. There will also be a special play area for the kids, so make plans now to come enjoy the annual Zia Festival celebration.

Five Things You Need to Know for this Weekend’s Zia Festival:

  1. The Zia Festival features $1 million in New Mexico Bred Stakes Races on Sunday. Live Racing is held Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 1 p.m.
  2. Parking and General Admission is free to the Zia Festival. Reservations are always recommended for seating in the grandstand or turf club by telephone, 575-378-4140.
  3. There will be New Mexico vendors set up in the grandstand and in a large tent located east of the grandstand next to Billy the Kid Casino.
  4. Billy the Kid Casino is giving away ten pair of $700 Lucchese boots in special “hot seat” drawings. The drawings will be Friday at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m.
  5. Jake Hooker and the Outsiders will perform at Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the box office, or $5 with a Dr. Pepper can. Telephone the box office at 575-378-4140.


July 27, 2018
July 29, 2018
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