Annual Regional events
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Smokey Bear Days are Back!
May 3 & 4, 2019
Smokey Bear Days Parade - Saturday, May 4 at 10 AM
Started in 2004 to celebrate Smokey’s 60th birthday, Smokey Bear Days has become an annual 2-day event held the first Friday/Saturday in May. The Smokey Bear Days’ mission is to promote the fire prevention message and educate visitors to the Capitan area about the dangers of unwanted, human-caused wildfires. Smokey Bear’s first appearance was in a 1944 CFFP poster. The history of Smokey’s Fire Prevention campaign and the cub found in the Capitan Mountains has international impact.
64th Smokey Bear Parade
July 4th, 2019
Annual Smokey Bear 4th of July Parade & Stampede Rodeo - Capitan 4th of July Parade begins at 10am.
A Capitan tradition, join the hundreds that line the street to celebrate authentic western heritage. Military, antique & custom cars, horse-drawn wagons, fire trucks, pets, cowboys on horseback, rodeo queens and Smokey Bear. It's the biggest and best 4th of July parade in all of Lincoln County.
Smokey Bear Stampede
July 4-7, 2019
The Nations Largest Open Rodeo Weekend. Cowboy Ranch Rodeo - Youth Ranch Rodeo - Nightly Western. Swing Dance - Fireworks Display on the 4th! Visit website for more info.
Lincoln County Art Loop
JULY 5-7, 2019, 10am-5pm
This is a self-guided tour. Spend the day enjoying the majestic mountain views and take your time visiting each artist's studio location. Some artists will be demonstrating so that you can see, first hand, the skills they use when creating their artwork. Read more about the Art Loop
Fort Stanton Live!
July 13, 2019
If you are looking for action, look no further than Fort Stanton where the annual Fort Stanton Live! event brings costumed re-eanactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concert and a military ball. Click for Details and Schedule at Fort Stanton Live
Old Lincoln Days
August 3-5, 2019
Old Lincoln Days in Lincoln, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Aug. 3, 4, 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. – Old Lincoln Days is a folk pageant with re-enactors portraying Billy the Kid’s last escape and the notorious Lincoln County War - plus food vendors, live music, food and a parade. Event details, click here.
Lincoln County Fair
August 7-10, 2019
Livestock Exhibitions, Auctions, Arts & Crafts displays, Bakery Goods, Pet Show, Contests. Schedule and fair details – Lincoln County Fair website
Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Each year at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium there is always stellar entertainment, a chuck-wagon cook-off, great family fun, and an incredible exhibition of western wares with over 100 vendors.
To learn more, visit cowboysymposium.org
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