Mescalero, NM Events & Things To Do for Fall 2018
Summer will soon be coming to a close, with cooler weather arriving at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. But just because the season’s change doesn’t mean the fun and excitement stops on the Mescalero Apache Reservation near Ruidoso, NM. Visitors and locals alike will find plenty of family-friendly activities, events, and attractions near our New Mexico resort casino.
Check out the top Mescalero and Ruidoso NM events and things to do for fall 2018 below.
Mescalero Things to Do for Fall
A Golf Day with the Family
As the weather begins to cool, the course becomes less crowded, thus making the perfect time for a relaxing day out on the green with family and friends. The Inn of the Mountain Gods’ Championship Golf Course features beautiful greens and picturesque scenes that will only get better as the leaves begin to change color. Our New Mexico golf course offers discounted rates all year long, including Junior rates for kids 17 and younger through September. Discover why Inn of the Mountain Gods Championship Golf Course is voted as one of the most stunning courses in New Mexico! Book your tee time here.
Scenic Mescalero & Ruidoso Hiking
The proximity of our New Mexico resort casino makes for some great time to explore the outdoors. As the leaves begin to change color and the air begins to cool, exploring the nearby natural wonders becomes a must. From Lincoln National Forest to Sierra Blanca at nearby Ski Apache, there’s outdoor adventure for all experience levels near our New Mexico resort casino. Just remember to have your camera ready! Find out where the best Mescalero and Ruidoso hiking trails are located.
Phenomenal Fishing at Lake Mescalero
From dawn till dusk, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino offers everything you need to enjoy a day on Lake Mescalero. Located just a short distance from the resort, Lake Mescalero is stocked annually with nearly 20,000 trout and offers year-round availability as well as a fishing shop offering pole rentals, fishing permits, bait, and more. Create new family memories this fall when you get the perfect catch! Learn more about fishing at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino.
Hit the Slopes at Ski Apache
Ski Apache offers a little of everything, from hiking, biking, and zip lining (and much more!). Yet, you can’t take a trip to Ski Apache without enjoying some time on the slopes! Ski Apache offers slopes and obstacles for all experience levels, from wide beginner slopes to tough bump runs and a terrain park with jumps, tubes, and rail. If you’re new to skiing, Ski Apache’s professional staff also offers lessons and rentals are available to all visitors. Ski Apache’s opening day is Thanksgiving Day (weather permitting).
For tickets, seasonal passes, and hours, call (575) 464-3600.
There are tons of other family-friendly activities and attractions around our New Mexico resort casino; the toughest part is deciding what to choose this fall.
Mescalero, NM Events Fall 2018
End of Summer Bash | Inn of the Mountain Gods | Sunday, Sept. 2nd
Enjoy food, music, fireworks, kids’ activities, and much more at this free family-friendly summer farewell party. Starting at 3 pm, head to the lawn at Inn of the Mountain Gods where family-friendly activities, including jumping balloons, will be available. As the evening rolls on, live music will be performing before a fireworks extravaganza over Lake Mescalero! Find out more about the End of Summer Bash.
Brews, Blues & BBQ | Inn of the Mountain Gods | Saturday, Sept. 22nd
The music will be jamming and the brews will be flowing at Brews, Blues & BBQ at Inn of the Mountain Gods from noon – 6 pm, Saturday, Sept. 22nd. Over 200 different beers from various breweries will be available for sampling. Find a spot on the lawn and enjoy the music against a stunning backdrop of Lake Mescalero. This event is free to attend; beer samples require a wristband purchase. Learn more about Brews, Blues & BBQ.
Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium | Ruidoso Downs | Friday, Oct. 12th – Sunday, Oct. 14th
Don’t miss the west’s finest cowboy festival, the 29th Annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. This weekend-long representation of the old west will include demonstrations, storytellings, chuck wagon cook-offs, craftsmen, live music, a kids rodeo, and much more! Admission is $20 for Friday and Saturday; admission is free on Sunday; children 16 and under are free. Ticket packages are available. Call (575) 378-7282 for more details.
Christmas Jubilee | Ruidoso Convention Center | Friday, Nov. 9th – Sunday, Nov. 11th
If you’re in need of a Christmas gift, you’re in luck! 80 vendors will be on hand for the Christmas Jubilee, the area’s biggest shopping extravaganza! Held at the Ruidoso Convention Center, this holiday festival will bring out the good cheer and season’s greetings in everyone with local crafters, concessions, and fun for the little ones, including visits with Santa! Admission is $2; kids 12 and under are free. Contact (575) 808-8052 for more information.
Christmas Tree Lighting | Inn of the Mountain Gods | Sunday, Nov. 25th
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino! This free event is open for all to enjoy with several holiday activities and things to do throughout the day. Cookies and hot cocoa and a Barnes & Noble store will be available to the public from 1:30 – 4 p.m. and 1:30 – 6 p.m., respectively. A showing of the family-friendly animated film The Star will be screened at 4 p.m. at the event center. There will also be a choir singing the classics throughout the evening. Oh, and best of all—the one and only Santa Claus will be available for photos from 1:30 – 4 p.m.! Don’t miss out on this Christmas event at our Mescalero resort!