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Spectaculars (Special Entertainment)

New Mexico State Fair spectaculars are just that, SPECTACULAR. This year we have some family favorites as well as several brand new attractions that are sure to thrill and excite. Though some spectaculars can be found in specific areas of the fairgrounds; be sure to keep an eye out as we have several ROAMING spectaculars as well.

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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!

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: Red Carpet Theater
Show times vary. Check Things to Do for specific times!

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!

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!

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 M
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 2023 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!

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

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!
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

$5.00 per cup of food, $8.00 two cups, or $1.00 with coin machine

Street Drum Corps

World Famous “Street Drum Corp” will be drumming up high energy acts daily at the 2019 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 Crue's Tommy Lee, Actor Jeremy Piven, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, and Guns N Roses' Matt Sorum.

This is a roaming attraction. 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

*$20 fee
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

*$5.00 fee
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: Chevron Pavilion
Sunday-Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday- Saturday: 10:00am- 10:00pm
Hours may be extended on Friday and Saturday as well as on concert nights
*$10 fee

Monkey Hut

Amazon Wonders is proud to bring to the New Mexico State fair. A family of Capuchin monkeys for a live interaction and educational time!

Location: Outside Lujan B
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

*$3 fee

Giant Snake Educational Experience

We bring to New Mexico State fair one of the biggest snakes in captivity over 23’ reticulated python!

Location: Main Street
Sunday - Thursday:10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

*$3 fee
Sling Shot
Sling Shot Thrill Rides shoots you 240 feet in the air at speeds at almost 100 miles per hour. It is addicting and never loses its popularity.

Location: Adventure Alley
Sunday- Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm

*$35 fee

Live Shark Encounter
New to this years fair is our live shark encounter!

Location: Adventure Alley
Sunday- Saturday: 12:15am, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm(Sat Only)

Live Stingray Encounter
New to this years fair is our live stingray encounter!

Location: Adventure Alley
Everyday: 10:00am- 1:00pm, 1:30pm- 4:30pm, 5:00pm- 8:00pm

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