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NEW THIS YEAR: Mind Works!
MindWorks! is a 6,000 square foot exhilarating attraction featuring a collection of giant classic games, construction zone and bubble arena, puzzles and brain teasers, as well as toddler area that will tease and challenge minds of all ages. Many of the display in this fun and interactive exhibit are STEM/STEM-based and involve critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

Location: Manual Lujan B Complex
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm


NEW THIS YEAR:
The Butterfly Encounter

Step into a world of wonder with The Butterfly Encounter! Here, you will be able to participate in a live interactive and educational exhibit where you can observe and even feed the butterflies!

Location: Creative Arts Lot
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm



NEW THIS YEAR:
GASCAR Animal Races

You've seen and loved the famous, fan-favorite pig races, so get ready for the next big thing: GASCAR! GASCAR Crazy Animal Races is an exciting show where different animals race to be number one! These crazy animals line up to race to the finish for their favorite treat a bowl of animal crackers!

Location: Box Car Lawn
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR:
The Strolling Piano

A revolutionary concept in the world of musical entertainment, combining the classic and sophisticated nature of a pianist/singer with the flexibility of a strolling musician. The Strolling Piano entertains audiences of all ages coast to coast with the most captivating grounds attraction. A vocal pianist drives around grounds while jamming out.!

This is a roaming attraction. Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!


NEW THIS YEAR:
The Arty Loon Show!

Family fun for everyone! Magic, juggling, puppets, and more! Join in the amazement with THE ARTY LOON SHOW! A variety magic show suitable for all ages! Perfect for the young and young at heart!

Location: Main Street Stage
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!

NEW THIS YEAR: Science Girl's Lab
Melissa Ober is New Mexico’s own “Science Girl” as she brings the Lab to you in several on-stage and interactive science experiences that you will not forget. Science Girl’s Lab will bring inspiration and excitement for boys and girls alike as we explore the wonders of science. Do not be surprised if you see flying objects or bubbling science brews as you become a part of each show! Melissa’s humor and unique style has audiences laughing while learning to "Go Be Awesome."

Location: Main Street Stage
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!

NEW THIS YEAR: Jason D'Vaude - The Circus Man
Dangerous objects! Perilous stunts! Feats of strength and balance! Jason D’Vaude, self-taught one-man multiple-adjectived circus sensation, brings his comedic juggling, fire, and clowning shows to audiences around the world, delighting them with his charming humor and distinct but refined awkwardness. After seeing Jason juggle sharp objects, climb up precariously-balanced objects, ride an extra-tall unicycle, or manipulate fire like a master, audiences are left speechless except to say “that was AWESOME!”

Location: Main Street Stage
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!



NEW THIS YEAR:
Conjurer Fortune Machine

A classic fortune machine brought to life. This Conjurer delivers charming and witty fortunes to any guests willing to cross his path.

Location: Main Street near Petting Farm
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!


NEW THIS YEAR: Hot Glass Academy
Hot Glass Academy performs glassblowing at 2000 degrees to inspire creativity to crowds everywhere! Glass artists use molten glass to create handmade unique artworks. The glass is blown, shaped, cut, colored, and cooled in a spectacular show

Location: Creative Arts Lot
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!


NEW THIS YEAR:
Southwest Dairy Farmers

Trained instructors from the dairy industry will demonstrate how to milk a cow, describe how milks goes from the farm to the fridge, and then answers questions from the audience. This is an innovative program that brings the dairy experience directly to audiences of all ages!

Location: Jr. Livestock Pavilion/Dairy Barn
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!

Amazon Wonders Photo Booth
Travel to Amazon without having to leave New Mexico. The Amazon Wonders Photo Booth offers fair-goers a unique chance to take photos with exotic animals from the furthest reaches of the Amazon Rain Forest.

Location: Heritage Ave. West
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

*There is a fee involved with this spectacular

Salsa Steel Drum Band

This popular steel drum band plays uplifting music with heavy groove. Salsa Steel performs across the United States and Mexico including popular venues like Disneyland, Legoland, The Tijuana Cultural Center, Fairs, Expos, Festivals and college campuses. The band will be performing Island, Reggae, Calypso, Latin, and Classic Rock music at the Expo this year. Come move to the sounds of Salsa Steel!

Locations: Gate 1, Gate 4 and Main Street Stage
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!
Stilt Circus
Stilt Circus is a 3-time award-winning company. Our world-class performers have delighted audiences on multiple continents with their surreal blend of dazzling crowd-interaction and feats of exceedingly Tall skills for over 2 decades. Stilt Circus looks forward to returning to the 2021 New Mexico State Fair and will be gliding through the fairgrounds with festive Stilt Artistry finding both the young and young-at-heart; Star and Rich will be presenting a different handcrafted costume/character each day of the fair, so come find us and get your picture taken with your Tall friends of Stilt Circus! We are excited to see you all!

This is a roaming attraction. Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!

Lorikeets Encounter
Lorikeets Encounter is a Fun-filled experience Where anyone can enjoy and learn about these beautiful gentle birds. Guest will experience a unique encounter as they hold a mini cup of nectar specially formulated for lorikeets

Sunday- Thursday: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm
Location: Heritage Ave. West

*There is a fee involved with this spectacular


Sea Lion Splash
Educational and entertaining sea lion show. You will learn about the differences between seals and sea lions and be amazed at what an amazing animal a sea lion is.

Location: Kiddie Lot
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!




Chef Landry Comedy Show
Chef Landry’s dinner shows provide audiences an engaging storytelling experience alongside traditional Cajun-style cuisine and give organizers a unique offering for fairs and fundraisers.

Location: Manual Lujan Exhibit Complex
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!
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Chef Ray Presents
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 Building
Daily: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm


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The Great American Duck Races
The Great American Duck Race features live mallard ducks raced on a water track. You may be one of the lucky ones chosen to hold and release one of the world’s fastest mallards into it's racing lane. Prizes are awarded to all winners. These ducks have been featured on the Tonight Show, Wall Street Journal and People Magazine. It will definitely quack you up! “You can’t watch a duck race without smiling.”

Location: Youth Hall Courtyard
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!

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Petting Farm
The Petting Farm is a unique attraction allowing animal lovers to interact with the animals in a barrier-free pen. Fairgoers get an up close and personal experience with 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: Box Car Lawn
Sunday- Thursday: 10:00 am - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm

FREE TO ENTER



Pony Rides
Children from one year old and up to 90 pounds will be able to come ride their favorite pony in this one-of-a-kind living carousel pony ride!

Location: Box Car Lawn
Sunday-Thursday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm

*There is a cost involved with this spectacular
Sir Loin Mechanical Bull
Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl to try and last 8 seconds on the roughest, toughest, rankest bull at the New Mexico State Fair: Sir Loin! Shoot your shot and earn your spurs at one of the most popular spectaculars at the Fair, year after year!

Location: Bucking Bar
Sunday-Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Hours may be extended on Friday and Saturday as well as on concert nights

*There is a cost involved with this spectacular




Out at the Fair
Out at the Fair® (OATF®) is the official LGBTQ+ family-friendly festival of the Fair industry!

Location: NMSF Pavilion Stage
Sunday, September 12
All Day!

UNM Truman Health Services
No matter who you are, or what part of the state you represent it is important to know your HIV status – and UNM Truman Health Services are making it easy. You can walk right in and take a free rapid HIV and Hep C test in less than 30 minutes. From HIV testing and prevention to transgender care, UNM Truman Health Services is your partner. Se habla Español.

Location: Box Car Lawn
10:00am - 8:00pm
HIV & HEP C Testing - 12:00pm - 7:30pm
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