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Take a break at the State Fair Sensory Station!

Location: Youth Hall (Behind the duck races)

Hours: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday-Thursday and 10AM-6PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Sensory Station at the New Mexico State Fair provides a calm, safe space for any overwhelmed, over stimulated State Fair guests. This space can be utilized to de-escalate, cool down, and/or satisfy any sensory processing needs before returning to the activities. This specially designed space provides a variety of audio, visual, and tactile effects to help you find what works best to comfort your individual needs. As you explore the different effects and hands-on activities, the space also provides cool temperatures and restroom access to recharge the whole family or group. There is no age limit for anxiety and this station is created to support every person’s State Fair visit. Please stop by during the fair and tell us how we can improve your experiences.

If you have any questions about accommodations, the Sensory Station or volunteering at the Sensory Station, please email us at

Additional State Fair Resources to enhance your experience:

  • Wait Cards- Visual supports for waiting in lines during your fair visit.
  • Visual Schedule- An informative tool to help you plan your visit with pictures.
  • Quest Chronicle -An informative tool to help you write out your plans.
  • Sensory Map - A 10 page State Fair map with photos and information to prepare for a day at the fair.


The New Mexico Autism Society connects with local communities in order to create the Sensory Station each year. In addition, several other organizations and individuals will be volunteering their time and expertise at the Sensory Station, during the Fair.

They include the following:

  • New Mexico Autism Society Board of Directors
  • Parents Reaching Out

Thank you to all of our supporters!


The New Mexico State Fair wants to hear from you! Please take a moment to fill out this survey after your visit and let us know how we can further improve the Sensory Station. Surveys can be downloaded, filled out and emailed back to us at
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