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Southern New Mexico State Fair tickets, concerts, rodeo, what you need to know



LAS CRUCES – Fall has officially arrived, which means the Southern New Mexico Fair and Rodeo is just around the corner. Here are the answers to your fair questions.

When and where is the fair?

The Southern New Mexico State Fair runs for five days from Wednesday, September 29 to October 3. The fairgrounds are located at 12125 Robert Larson Blvd., off of Interstate 10 West, about a 15-minute drive from Las Cruces.

The show hours are:

  • Sep 29: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sep 30: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to midnight
  • October 2: 9 a.m. to midnight
  • Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

What is the cost of admission?

  • Children 6 and under: Free
  • Regular child (7-14 years old): $ 10
  • Regular adult (15 years and over): $ 15

All exhibits, entertainment, rodeos and special events are included in the ticket price.

Tickets are available for purchase online at tickets.holdmyticket.com/ticket

Carnival rides will cost extra money.

All You Can Ride armbands are available for purchase online for $ 22. These special tickets allow unlimited rides and are only valid for one day, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday. Festival goers can purchase carnival tickets for $ 1 each on Friday and Saturday. Rides will require different numbers of tickets to participate.

A map of southern New Mexico fairgrounds and a schedule for the 2021 Southern New Mexico State Fair.

What daily entertainment is offered?

  • Rides: Frazier Shows will offer family-friendly rides such as a Ferris wheel, carousel, slides and larger rides for those looking for a thrill.
  • Full Control NASCAR Simulator: Drivers can get behind the wheel of an authentic NASCAR race car and see what it’s like to drive at high speed.
  • Circus Adventure: Acrobats and others will present circus shows for family fun.
  • Korso the illusionist: Magic and comedy will be used to alter the fairgoers’ perception of reality.
  • Noah’s Way Children’s Zoo and Pony Rides: Various animals will be available for children of all ages to interact with.
  • Vaquero riding through classical riding

Several other special events are planned for the weekend, including a cornhole tournament, a Ford Model A show, the third annual stick horse race and the Grand Champion Drumline Challenge.

Registration for the cornhole tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Coors Pavilion or via an email sent to Amy at [email protected] Registration costs $ 50 per team and players must be at least 14 years old.

Visitors to the show will also have the opportunity to see classic vehicles on display by the Borderland A’s Model A Ford Club from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Registration for the stick horse races begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for all ages. The races start at 2:00 p.m. at the Pete Domenici Rodeo Arena.

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On Sunday, drumlines from each of Las Cruces’ four high schools will compete for the Grand Champion Drumline Challenge. Arrive at noon to root your high school.

Food and craft or merchandise vendors will be onsite both outside and inside throughout the five days of the fair. Make sure you grab some lemonade, funnel cake, and something fried while you’re at it!

Will there be live music?

September 30:

  • 6 p.m .: Cadillac Kings on the Bravo Mic stage
  • 6 p.m .: The Trio Guys take center stage
  • 9 p.m .: Kenny Arroyos & Washtub Jerry
  • 9 p.m .: Yarbrough Band at Coors Pavilion

October 1st :

  • 6 p.m .: CM Adams & The 3W Band on the Bravo Mic stage
  • 7 p.m .: Dallas David Ochoa takes center stage
  • 9 p.m .: Kenny Arroyos & Washtub Jerry take center stage
  • 9 p.m.-midnight: Tylor Brandon at the Coors Pavilion
  • 9:30 p.m .: Malcolm Tense at the Bravo Mic stage

October 2:

  • 3 p.m .: Destiny takes center stage
  • 5 p.m .: Scott Jasmin on the front of the stage
  • 6 p.m .: Natajja at the Bravo Mic stage
  • 7 p.m .: Calista Band on the front of the stage
  • 9 p.m .: Keith Anderson at the Coors Pavilion
  • 9 p.m .: Kenny Arroyos & Washtub Jerry
  • 9:30 p.m .: All Who Follow at the Bravo Mic stage

October 3:

  • Noon: Grand Champion Drumline Challenge at the Coors Pavilion
  • 3 p.m .: A. Billi Free in the spotlight
  • 3 p.m .: Clinton Wilcox on the Bravo Mic stage

When are the rodeos held?

  • September 30: Ranch Rodeo. The teams will compete against each other in events similar to their daily work.
  • October 1 and 2: Professional association of rodeo cowboys. Participants will come from across the country to compete for $ 2,000 in each event.
  • October 3: barrel race. The cowgirls will participate in the open barrel races of the rodeo.

Admission to rodeo events is included with the purchase of a General Fair ticket.

Children watch chickens at the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo in Las Cruces on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

What about the Junior Livestock Show?

Young people in southern New Mexico will have the opportunity to have their livestock evaluated by industry professionals with rewards handed out over the weekend. Animal categories include pigs, beef goats, dairy cattle, rabbits, pygmy and dairy goats, yearlings, market lambs, beef cattle, and poultry. Judgment begins Wednesday.

The junior cattle sale will take place at 6 p.m. Friday when the scholarships will be awarded.

Other exhibits and competitions include agricultural and creative contests for adults and youth, indoor 4-H exhibits, a Fair Queen and Princess contest, baking, quilting and crazy hat contests, vintage tractor exhibit, school arts and crafts; and Agricultural Public Speaking and Agriculture Science Fair.

What COVID-19 precautions will be put in place?

The fair follows current status and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants will not be required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter the exhibition grounds.

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Face masks will be mandatory in interior spaces, except for eating or drinking. The use of face masks outdoors is not mandatory, but encouraged, especially when it is among a large number of people.

Leah Romero is the trendy reporter for the Las Cruces Sun-News and can be reached at 575-418-3442, [email protected] Where @rromero_leah on Twitter.



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