New Mexico State Fair 80th Anniversary at NM State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque
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New Mexico State Fair 80th Anniversary


Courtesy of the New Mexico State Fair
The New Mexico State Fair—a huge annual showcase of the Land of Enchantment's culture, art, food, music, agricultural produce and livestock—begins on Thursday, Sept. 6 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 16. Besides the usual suspects (BBQ turkey legs, fry bread, fresh pies and a midway faster and more fun than just about anything else in town) this year's state fair offers attendees the opportunity to check out the PRCA rodeo or State Fair Parade whilst also getting tips on healthy rural lifestyles, viewing vintage automobiles, appreciating the state's veterans and getting up close and personal with bunnies and chicks. A number of notable musical performances are in the offing to, including sets by Collective Soul, Dustin Lynch and EDM sensations, DNCE. There's obviously something for everyone at the fair, which is open daily from 10am until 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am until 10pm. General admission to the fair is $10; seniors 65+ and children aged 6 to 11 pay only $7 to get into the biggest show in the state. See ya there, cowpokes! (August March)

Friday Sept 7, 2018

Additional Dates:

San Pedro Gate
Albuquerque, NM 87108






Victoria Hines

Phone: (505) 399-0535

More events at NM State Fairgrounds

Browse vendors arts and crafts, enjoy live music, go to the rodeo, eat carnival food, see farm animals, watch Native dancers perform and much more.

See also: Show Up!

Friday Part I

Bliss Witch
courtesy of the artist

Okay, so you ought to know that about a dozen bands a day email or text the trans-dimensional persona known as August March every day. Mostly these humans make a sort of electronic contact because they want Mr. March to listen to the music they have made in the past or will make in the future. Once in a blue moon such aspirants give August a bell, telephonically relaying information about their aural produce to Weekly Alibi’s resident music critic.When those artists follow up such wiry vocal encounters with a for realz visit, March usually writes about them, as he finds such earnest enthusiasm encouraging.

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