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New Mexico State Fair 2023

One of top-ranking state fairs in the United States

Dates: September 7–17, 2023

New Mexico State Fair
New Mexico State Fair
New Mexico State Fair

The New Mexico State Fair is held every September at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event attracts about 450,000 attendees every year with its concerts, rodeos, midway, games, farm animal competitions, and art. The first fair of this kind in New Mexico took place on October 3, 1881, called the New Mexico Territorial Fair.

One of the main highlights of the fair is the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, featuring the most skilled cowboys in the state. Visitors also favour Indian and Spanish villages, agricultural display, art exhibits, and food and shopping in the heart of Albuquerque. New Mexico State Fair features vendors selling apparel, cosmetics, gifts & handicrafts, and much more. The Rodeo-concert series is the cherry on top and hosts some of country legendary performers like Eli Young Band and Clay Walker.

Expo New Mexico holds many special events during the fair along its Main Street: car shows, performances, petting zoo, and other entertainment. The 10-day fair is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 or 10 p.m. General admission for adults is $10. The New Mexico State Fair is often ranked among the best overall and most affordable state fairs in the country due to the organizer's focus on providing reasonably priced, quality entertainment to its fairgoers.

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