There are many great Festivals in New Mexico that visitors will love. Everything from the Deming Duck Races to the world famous International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico offers you an amazing array of festivals, fairs, and expositions. Some of these festivals include New Mexico music festivals, folk art, films, cars, food, rivers, wildlife, kites, cowboys, wine carnivals, and more.
The Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium is one of the nation's top cowboy New Mexico Events. It takes place every fall at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. It has been named by the American Bus Association as one of the top 100 North American events. Each year over 20,000 visitors come to see musicians, cowboy poets, Western artists, horsemanship demonstrations, chuck wagon cooks, and vendors. One of the highlights of this event is the World Championship Chuckwagon Competition. It also have cash prizes. It has live music, night dances on Friday and Saturday, activities for children, western arts and crafts, blacksmithing, roping and more.
Another annual event is the Great American Duck Race in Deming. It offers plenty of family fun like Duck Dances, duck race competitions, a carnival, a softball tournament, parades, barbecues, nonstop entertainment, hot air balloons, and craft vendors.