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New Mexico State Fair

Loosen up that belt buckle and gorge on mainstays like Indian tacos or culinary oddities like deep-fried butter—all while somehow managing to keep it in upside down on a midway ride—during the New Mexico State Fair. The biggest deal in the state not associated with ascending balloons hits its final stretch (through Sunday) at Expo New Mexico (300 San Pedro NE). Livestock competitions, music performances, carnival games and vendors top off the heaping slice of Americana. Admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for children and seniors. For more information including a complete schedule of events, visit exponm.com.