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Lumber Jacks and Jills

Traditional West Coast Lumberjack Show in the designated area featuring chainsaw carving, axe throwing, underhand chop, hot saw race, cross-cut sawing race, cross-cut saw vs. chainsaw, standing block chop, tree climbing, jack n’ jill cross cut, springboard chop and log rolling. Three shows daily.

Location: Pavilion Lot South of Food Court

Daily at 12 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm
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Wild West Gun Fighter Show

Welcome to Tumbelweed Crossing – where historical meets hysterical! This fun and interactive Wild West themed comedy and stunt show is bound to be fun for the whole family. Three shows daily.

Location: Creative Arts Lot
Daily at 1 pm, 4 pm and 6:45

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Sea Lion Splash

The only traveling, self-contained sea lion show. Sea Lion Splash is a unique show that will have you cheering, laughing and is educational with a Splash. The sea lions will amaze you as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, perform handstands, and show their pretty smiles.

Location: Kiddie Lot
Daily at: 11:15 am, 2:15 pm, and 5:15 pm

State Fair Karaoke Competition

The New Mexico State Fair is proud to host the 3rd largest Karaoke contest in the nation for the fourth year. Singers, both young and old, sing their hearts out to earn a spot in the New Mexico State Fair Karaoke competition. Open Karaoke is happens every day at 5:00 pm. For more information on how you can find a venue to compete for a spot in our showcase visit www.callmeozz.net.
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Magician Sheldon Casavant

Magician Sheldon Casavant is thrilling crowds nationwide! Come see the light-hearted, high energy interactive show for all ages. Become part of the action as borrowed items vanish and reappear, objects brought to life, comedy that entertains, minds read and people called on stage to perform impossible feats. The next one on stage might be you?


Location: Box Car Stage and roaming througuhout the State Fair
Performances 4 times daily

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Chef Ray Duey

Culinary artist Chef Ray L. Duey, is nothing short of amazing when it comes to food sculpting. To call him an artist is an understatement at best. Chef Ray is known for taking any fruit or vegetable and turning the ordinary into something extraordinary. Come see his carving show and the spectacular pieces on display.

Location: Creative Arts/ Home Arts Building

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Duck Races

Watch the huge crowds of people gather to see these webbed footed and winged friends race to the end! You will be amazed as you watch them wobble their way to the finish line. Will your favorite feathered furry be the winner?


Location: Youth Hall Courtyard
Daily at: 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, 4:45 pm
Weekends only: additional show at 2:45 pm

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Street Drum Corps

World Famous “Street Drum Corp” will be drumming up high energy acts daily at the 2018 NM State Fair. This unique industrial percussion act will bang on anything to create rhythm and music to get you moving to the beat of “their own” drum! This group has toured the world and has taken on honorary members such as Motley Crews Tommy Lee, Actor Jeremy Piven, Chili Peppers Chad Smith and even Guns and Roses Matt Sorum.

Location: Roaming throughout the State Fair

Performances 6 times daily


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Great American Petting Zoo

The Great American Petting Zoo is a unique attraction as there are no barriers inside the petting zoo. This allows the kids to get up close and personal experience with the cute and cuddly animals of all kinds. Feel free to touch and see what a truly unique hands on animal exhibit the petting zoo really is.

Location: Kids Zone
Open daily at 10:00 am
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Great American Pig Races

Cheech has brought a few of his friends for some fair time fun! They are faster than a chicken, chubbier than a goat – round, cute and built for speed. Here come the Pigs! The latest racers to hit the Great American Speedway, each exciting educational show includes four heats featuring audience participation, pig trivia, and prizes for the winning cheerleaders. Pick out your favorite porcine pacer and root for them!


Locaton: East side of the Dairy Barn
Daily at: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 5:30 pm

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The Great American Pony Rides

The Great American Pony Rides is the most unique pony-rides you will ever have. Appropriately named “The Living Carousel”, the colorful tent top revolves as the ponies walk around and around. This has been a fair favorite for years and continues to excite families and fair goers alike.


Location: Kids Zone
Open daily at 10:00 am

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Pee-Wee Stampede

Ready for a good ole’ fashion cowboy round-up? Grab your boots and your spurs and getting ready to saddle up on your stick horse? Yes your stick horse…The Pee-Wee Stampede is an interactive kid’s activity where even the littlest cowboys and gals can show off their hats while having fun and learning all about the cowboy way of life.


Location: Kids Zone, Box Car Stage under white tent
Daily at: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:00 pm
Closed on Thursday, September 14th and Friday, September 15th
State Fair AmbassaDOGS (Therapy Dogs)


Location: Pavilion Tent 9am- 11am Mon-Fri
Sensory Station 9am- 11am Mon-Fri
Read to Me Program- The Farm- 10am to noon Sat.-Sun.


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