2024 NM State Fair Parade
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2024 NM State Fair Parade

The New Mexico State Fair Parade, long established as the biggest parade in the state, marshaled and assisted by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse, is open to participation by anyone.

This year’s parade will leave the SE corner of Expo New Mexico (Louisiana/Central) at 8:30 am on the morning of Saturday, September 7, 2024.Parade units will travel west on Central Avenue, disbanding about 2.0 miles west of the starting point at Girard and Central.

Anyone is welcome to enter. Attempts will be made to limit the entries to approximately 200 participants. All participants need to clear the parking lot by 9:30 am. However, the last units in the parade might not leave the formation location on Central Ave. until after 10:00 am.

There is a $25.00 registration fee. All applications and entries must be filled out and paid for online. Applications and the signed waiver must be received by the State Fair parade office by 5 p.m. on August 2, 2024. $30 registration fee after August 2, 2024.

2024 Parade Application

Before filling out this application, please review the premium book above.


If none, type N/A
Parade Registration Fee
There is a $25.00 fee to reserve your spot in the New Mexico State Fair Parade.

I hereby certify that I am 18 years of age or older and am authorized to sign and consent to the provisions of this waiver on behalf of my New Mexico State Fair (“NMSF”) parade entry and all my entry’s participants.

In consideration of the entrant being allowed to participate in the NMSF parade, I hereby agree to the terms of this waiver and release.

I understand that NMSF, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse (“Sheriff’s Posse”) and other organizers and agents for the NMSF parade event make every reasonable effort to provide for the protection of parade participants and spectators. NMSF and Sheriff’s Posse assume no responsibility in connection with and make no representation as to the safety of any NMSF parade entry, in whole or in part, solely by reason of compliance with the rules, regulations and guidelines.

I understand that participation in the NMSF parade may contain danger and risk of injury to entrants, participants, and the general public. I understand that the surface, access ways or lack thereof, lighting or lack thereof and weather conditions all change and may pose a danger to the participants and the viewers of the NMSF parade. I further understand that other contestants and participants may pose a danger. Nevertheless, I voluntarily accept all risks in connection with this entry and participation in the NMSF parade.

The entering organization and all of its participants that I represent agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the State of New Mexico, the NMSF, and all of its officers, agents and employees for all liabilities, loss or damage the NMSF may suffer as a result of claims, demands, costs, fees and liabilities of any type of description whatsoever arising from the negligence, errors or omissions by the entering organization through their participation in the NMSF parade. Neither I nor the entering organization shall not be responsible to defend, hold harmless or indemnify the Fair and the State of New Mexico for any liability to the extent such liability caused by wrongful acts, errors or omissions of the NMSF, the State of New Mexico or their employees. At all times the liability of the NMSF is governed by the provisions of the New Mexico Tort Claims Act.

I recognize that marketing of the NMSF and its grounds requires use of photography and video. I hereby expressly grant to the NMSF the irrevocable, assignable right and license to take, use, and publish images of participants of the entering organization or property without the need for any other approval. I also release the NMSF, its agents or assigns, from all claims related to the licenses that have been granted in this release.

By agreeing to these terms and conditions, I hereby agree to the waiver and release above

Registration and payment is due by 5pm on Friday, August 2, 2024. $30 registration fee after August 2nd, 2024.

2023 Parade Winners

1a. Queens and Royalty (18 and older)
1st - Bernalillo County Sheriff's Posse Queen
2nd - Fiesta de Taos
3rd - Zuni Royalty

1b. Queens and Royalty (17 and younger)
1st - Santo Domingo School Royalty
2nd - Little Miss Indian/Madison Sheraton
3rd - NM Cinderella Scholarship Pageant

2. Riding
1st - Tres Portillos
2nd - Charro Team
3rd - Valencia County Sheriff's Posse

3. School Bands
1st - Robertson High School Band

4. Non-School Bands
1st - NM Shriners

5. Non-School Marching Groups
1st - Danza Senor San Jose
2nd - Kennedy 2024

6. Drill Teams
1st - Rise Up Dance
2nd - Dancing Stars
3rd - Dancing Divas

7. Cheerleaders
1st - Albuquerque High School
2nd - Kit Carson Elementary

1st - Albuquerque HS JROTC

Vehicles Class 10a
1st - 1963 Ford Thunderbird Roadster
2nd - ABQ Ride Antique Bus
3rd - 79 Truck Club NM

Vehicles Class 10b Classic
1st - NM Shriners

Vehicles Class 10d Lowriders
1st - APD Low Rider Club
2nd - Banzia Cruisers
3rd - True Homiez

Vehicles Class 10e Motorcycles
1st - NM State Police Motor Unit

Vehicles Class 10g Military Vehicles
1st - NM Roadrunner Convoy
2nd - US Coast Guard Recruiting

Vehicles Class 10h Tractors
1st - South Valley Heritage Tractors
2nd - Crane Service Inc.

Vehicles Class 10i Floats
1st - Baila! Baila! Dance Academy 35th Anniversary
2nd - EH Modeling Academy
3rd - Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana

Theme Award: Down Low Car Club
Judges Award: Color Guard
Fantasy Award: Baila Baila!
Grand Marshal Award: Kenny Thomas and John Cordova
Governors Award: State Police
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