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New Mexico State Fair

Smell that fresh-roasted green chile in the air? It means that fall is upon us—and that the New Mexico State Fair makes its return to Expo New Mexico (300 San Pedro NE). If I could impart a word to the wise, I would advise checking out the midway rides only before devouring one too many Indian tacos and deep-fried Oreos, not after, for maximum enjoyment. The festivities run every day except for Mondays and Tuesdays thru 9/26. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. On-site parking is $7 per vehicle. Riding your horse in to town? Call 222-9700 for stall accommodations (seriously). For more information and a rather detailed schedule, visit exponm.com.