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The 2020 New Mexico State Fair has been canceled

For updated information, click here.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 New Mexico State Fair, September 9-19, 2021!

Driving to the Fair

The best way to get to the State Fair is to take I-40 and exit at the San Mateo or Louisiana exit. From there, follow directions to Expo New Mexico. Right hand turns are only allowed into the State Fair grounds.

Parking at the Fair

Gate 1 on Central offers to park for $5 and $10 Monday through Thursday; $10.00 and $20.00 Friday through Sunday. Gate 8 on Louisiana offers parking for $5 all week long but fills quickly. Handicap parking is available at Gate 1 if you have a handicap placard.

Please be respectful of our neighbors. There is no parking for EXPO NM events west of San Pedro in the Fair West Neighborhood. Tow restrictions will be enforced by City of Albuquerque.

Park & Ride

Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM

The new state fair Park & Ride will be located at the southwest lot of the Coronado Mall, located at San Pedro and Uptown.

Park & Ride is FREE for those attending the New Mexico State Fair, and fair patrons are encouraged to purchase fair admission online in order to avoid lines at the ticketing gate once they arrive.

**Off-site parking is available on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Ride Share to the Fair

The New Mexico State Fair was the first big local event to establish a transportation partnership ride share companies for access to the fair and other EXPO New Mexico events. Ride share vehicles will utilize dedicated entry gates and pre-planned routes into the fairgrounds to further expedite access to the fair.

Bus to the Fair

ABQ Ride is once again providing convenient options for patrons to take the bus to the fair.

ABQ RIDE has four bus routes, including two Rapid Rides which provide a direct ride to the fair. Check the ABQ RIDE website ( for Park and Ride locations.

Fair officials recommend catching the bus at the Uptown Transit Center near Albuquerque Public Schools Headquarters.

Bike to the Fair

10:00 AM until 9:00 PM

EXPO New Mexico offers patrons the most convenient and secure options to "bike to the fair." The free valet service is a collaboration with BikeABQ.
Bikes will be secured while riders enjoy the fair, and the state fair will man the racks to ensure the security of the bicycles. Patrons can access the Bike Valet, which is located just south of Villa Hispana, via Gate 4 (enter via San Pedro, in between Copper and Lomas).

Designated bike routes along San Pedro further enhance safety options into the fair. Bike riders are issued a ticket in order to retrieve their bicycle upon exiting the fair.

Bike Valet hours mirror the state fair opening and closing schedule and bikes not retrieved at closing will be stored overnight.

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