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New Mexico State Fair Time Coming

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The New Mexico State Fair is one of New Mexico’s biggest events!

There is a lot to love about the fair, whether a young child enjoying the barnyard animals or a teen swinging high in the air on a thrill ride. Adults love it too, for its great entertainment and of course, the wide variety of food.

Here is a breakdown of the calendar of events!  We hope you get a chance to go out and enjoy our special New Mexico State Fair!

  • Tueday, September 11: Arts Preview Night
  • Wednesday, September 12: Opening Day—carnival, exhibits, livestock shows, etc. open at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 13: First Full Day—carnival, exhibits, livestock shows, etc. open at 9 a.m.
  • Friday, September 14: International Indian Final Rodeo begins at Tingley Coliseum, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 15: Annual State Fair Parade Leaves the Fairgrounds at 8:30 a.m. (heading east on Central to Eubank); International Indian Final Rodeo continues at Tingley Coliseum, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 16: International Indian Final Rodeo final run at Tingley Coliseum, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18: PRCA Rodeo and State Fair Concert Series begins at Tingley Coliseum, 7 p.m., runs through Sunday, September 23 (see Rodeo Concert Entertainment for details)
  • Sunday, September 23: Closing Day

  • This year, the Fair is condensed from 13 open days over a 17-day run to 12 open days (soft opening at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12) plus Preview Night, running consecutively.
  • General Parking will be free throughout the run of the Fair
  • All schedules—livestock shows, contests, exhibits, entertainment, Rodeo, Tingley concerts, Parade, etc.—are currently being booked and will be posted at www.ExpoNM.com June through August as they become available.

(Info from About.com and ExpoNM.com)

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