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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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New This Year 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: Manuel Lujan Building B
Sunday- Thursday: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm
New This Year Salsa Steel Drum Band

Imagine yourself on a tropical island as Salsa Steel takes you away as you listen to your favorite melodies performed on steel drums. These drummers will be traveling the fairgrounds bringing the sounds of the Islands to all parts of the New Mexico State Fair.

Roaming Attraction
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. Ride is $30 per person, video is $25 and comes with USB flash drive and a sling shot souvenir is $5.

Open Daily at 10:00 am
Location: Food Court


New This Year Play with Giants

Play with Giants is a giant game and fun zone where you and your family and friends can have fun together. You can challenge your friends to giant chess, or your group can attempt to build the biggest tumble tower ever. It’s giant games and giant fun for everyone.

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

Audiences are captivated & delighted by whimsical strolling entertainment through colorful costumes, pantomime, playful gestures, prop manipulations and guest interaction. Costumed characters bring a fantasy-friendly presence to all performances. The Cast of Stilt Circus has staged presentations all over the world at various Theme Parks, Festivals, Theaters, and Corporate Events.

Roaming Attraction
Location: Barns, Main Street & Midway
New This Year Canine Star

Canine Stars is a high energy stunt dog show featuring the greatest canine athletes in the world. The show features agility racing, high jumping, freestyle dancing, big air frisbee tricks and dock diving. Most of the Canine Stars are rescued or adopted from the streets or from shelters all over the world. The show features a huge emphasis on the importance of pet adoption and highlights Canine Stars with special adoption stories. Fifteen minute canine Meet & Greet opportunities after each show.

Open Daily: 11:45 am- 12:15 pm; 3:30 pm- 4:00 pm; 7:45 pm- 8:15 pm
Location: Creative Arts Lot (West side)
Lorikeets Encounter

Immerse yourself in the brightly colored world of Lorikeets! Fairgoers can purchase small cups of nectar and feed these friendly and beautiful birds. This exhibit will give you and your family a tropical experience you will never forget. Cups of nectar will be provided for $2/cup.

FREE TO ENTER

Sunday- Thursday: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am- 10:00 pm
Location: Manuel Lujan Building
Chicago Honey Bear Dancers

Coming all the way from the windy city, the Chicago Honey Bear Dancers will be sure to dazzle and wow those who witness their dance spectacular. This dance troop brings only their most elite dancers with show themes ranging from 1950's, swing and current pop styles. Kid's Dance Workshop will also be offered.

Location: Natural Resources Stage
Daily: 12:15, 1:45 and 6:30

Location: State Fair Pavilion
Daily: 4:30 pm- 5:00 pm
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Sea Lion Splash

Returning this year with a new show and display case is the Squalus Sea Lion Splash. This is a unique show is as much fun as it is educational. The sea lions will amaze you as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, perform handstands, and show their pretty smiles. Photos with the sea lions are available after each show for a fee.

Location: Kiddie Lot
Daily at: 11:15 am, 2:15 pm, and 7:00 pm

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: Natural Resources Stage

Show Times: 11:45 am, 1:45 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm

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Chef Ray Duey 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/ Home Arts Building

Daily: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

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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 friend be the winner?


Location: Youth Hall Courtyard
Daily at: 10:15 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
Friday & Saturday show at 6:30 pm

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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.

Roaming throughout the State Fair

Look for the light-up jackets for night performances!


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Great American Petting Zoo

Great American Petting Zoo 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
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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: 10:45 am, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm

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The Great American Living Carousel Pony Sweep

This 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: Box Car Lawn

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