It’s Time for the New Mexico State Fair!

It’s time for the fair! The New Mexico State Fair has been a beloved event for New Mexicans since 1938. It serves as a gathering place for locals to come together and celebrate various aspects of their culture and heritage. From local food and competition to showcasing creativity and the state’s rich agricultural history, the fair offers something for everyone to enjoy.

The New Mexico State Fair, held at EXPO NM just five miles east of downtown Albuquerque, is consistently ranked among the top 5 fairs in the nation. This recognition is based on its affordability, diverse programming, and favorable weather. With over 500,000 annual attendees, the New Mexico State Fair is undeniably the biggest show in the state.

This year’s New Mexico State Fair features outstanding concerts backing exciting PRCA and other rodeo events. Musical acts feature Mammoth WVH, Justin Moore, Chancey Williams, and The Country Comeback Tour.

“Main Street Days” will feature a different theme for each day. These include:

  • 9/7 Thursday – Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • 9/8 Friday- Fire Fighters & Smokey Bear Day, Red Ribbon Relay Day
  • 9/9 Saturday – MOPARs, Classic VW’s and Classic Jaguars Car Show
  • 9/10 Sunday – Model T’s, Model A’s, Early Ford V8’s, Antique Car Show VMCCA, Classic Tractors
  • 9/11 Monday – Seniors’ Celebration Day & Healthy Living Day
  • 9/12 Tuesday – Military & Veterans Appreciation Day
  • 9/13 Wednesday – Pathway to College & Career Days
  • 9/14 Thursday – New Mexico True Day & Gathering of Counties
  • 9/15 Friday – Science & Technology and Environmental Appreciation Day

And of course there will be all your favorite rides and food to bring back old memories and make new ones for yers to come.

The 2023 New Mexico State Fair will run Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 17. Season rodeo-concert tickets are available for purchase, with individual tickets going on sale July 14, 2023.

Admission Full Price
a. Adult – $15.00
b. Senior – $8.00 (65 and older)
c. Child – $8.00 (6 to 12 years old)
d. Child – 5 and younger are free

Fair Hours, September 7 – 17, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday

Full list of fair activities.

See you all at the New Mexico State Fair!


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