Coming Up: New Mexico State Fair

Enjoy a carnival Southwestern-style by attending the New Mexico State Fair!

Coming Up: New Mexico State Fair

From September 5th to the 15th, eat everything deep-fried and go on all sorts of rollercoasters!  The NM State Fair is not to be missed!

Fair Activities

The fair will, of course, have all of the traditional rides, rollercoasters, and games found at state fairs across the nation, but New Mexico also likes to add its own flair.  Have your photo taken with animals typically found in the Amazon rainforest, get thrown over 200 feet into the air on the Sling Shot, and see sea lions perform tricks!  Watch horses perform dressage, dogs participate in an obedience show, ducks race through water, and pigs race around the barn.  There will be plenty to see, and some combination of these activities happens every day!


It’s not a fair without concerts and performances.  Watch the amazing style of various dance troupes, including Chicago’s Honeybear Dancers and the Bear Necklace Dancers.  If you prefer music, enjoy live concerts each night from major artists, including country star Clay Walker (“What’s It To You” and “Then What”), Eli Young Band (“Crazy Girl” and “If It Breaks Your Heart”), pop band Smash Mouth (“All Star” and “Walking On The Sun”) and Spin Doctors (“Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”)!


See cowboys ride bucking broncos or try to stay on the back of a very angry bull at the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo.  With events for all ages and skills, there’s sure to be something you want to see.  Little kids have the opportunity to participate in mutton busting, where they try to ride an angry sheep, and adults can participate in a range of traditional rodeo events.  These adrenaline-raising sights are always a hit!

Don’t miss the New Mexico State Fair while you’re in town!