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Location: Youth Hall 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day of the fair

The Sensory Station at the New Mexico State Fair provides a calm, safe space for any overwhelmed, sensory sensitive, or disabled Fair guests. This space can be utilized to de-escalate, cool down, and/or satisfy any sensory processing needs before returning to Fair activities. This year’s station will be a sensory excursion composed of varied audio and visual effects and paired with hands-on activities. Dedicated carts will be available to transport families back to their vehicles if their family member is unable to de-escalate. There is no age limit for anxiety and this station is created to support everyone’s Fair visit. Please stop by during the Fair and tell us about your experiences.

Coming together after so much time apart can become overwhelming to many New Mexicans. This year, New Mexico State Fair has partnered with the New Mexico Autism Society, in order to create additional resources that can improve your Fair experience. If you or someone you know might benefit from additional tools, supports, or resources, please take a moment to complete the My Way Survey for the 2021 NM State Fair. If you have any questions about sensory needs, the Sensory Station or volunteering at the Sensory Station, please email Felicia at


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
  • The Reign Dear Program by NMAS
  • Parents Reaching Out

Thank you to all of our supporters!

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