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Billy The Kid Pageant and Old Lincoln Days Rally

This annual folk pageant with re-enactors portraying Billy the Kid’s last escape and the notorious Lincoln County War is a regional favorite with food vendors, live music, food, arts & crafts, and a parade.

Walking tours for both Fort Stanton and Lincoln have been scheduled for Friday, August 4th:

  • 10 am at Fort Stanton
  • 3 pm in Lincoln. 1.5 hour

Tickets to attend both will be $10, under age 16 free, Disabled Veterans free.

There will be food trucks in Lincoln and the festivities start at 6:30 with a concert by local musicians.  The Pageant/Play starts at 8 pm.  No admissions fee info available quite yet!  

Camping at Rob Jaggers Campground

We will be camped near Fort Stanton Historic Site at BLM's Rob Jaggers Campground, 9 miles from Lincoln, NM. In addition to the Lincoln pageant, you will be able to do a Fort Stanton Historic Site Tour.

The campground has 24 water and electric sites; no reservations; first come, first serve. Come early to get a site. There is a dump station. Dark skies for star gazing.

  • Rally fee: None!
  • Camping fee at Rob Jaggers Campground: $20.00 per night; $10.00 per night with Senior Pass.

Other camping opportunities in the area

Snowy River Cave Campground, which is about 1.5 miles from Rob Jaggers campground, does not have electricity.  There are 5 sites there, vault toilets, no reservations.

If someone wants to be guaranteed electricity, there is a campground in Capitan, Mama Bear RV Park, which is right near the Smokey Bear Museum and Oso Grill. They do have spaces available, first call, first gets.

Valley of Fires has 4 electric spots available at this time. Book online.