Hops & Harvest – ABQ

Hops & Harvest

The Downtown Growers’ Market’s annual fundraiser with Marble Brewery. 10/20/18

The Albuquerque Downtown Growers’ Market‘s annual fundraiser “Hops & Harvest” is just around the corner! We invite you to join us at Marble Brewery for brews, raffle prizes, pumpkin painting, delicious food, lively bands and socializing. The Downtown Growers’ Market operates each year on limited funds to cover its numerous costs. We encourage you to come show your support for the Market you know and love. We thank you in advance for your generous contributions and for supporting local agriculture, food and art.

Music Line-Up
2-4:30pm Gitano
5-7pm Leeside
8-11pm Group Therapy

Food Trucks On Site:
Oni Noodles
Malaguena’s

Raffle Prizes! Come try your luck with the raffle, where you could win prizes from local businesses and vendors. You do not have to be present to win.

There will be pumpkin painting from 2-6pm on the upper patio. All supplies provided! $5/pumpkin (larger donations appreciated).

All ages welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Maize Maze – Albuquerque

Annual Maize Maze

Tres Hermanas Farm and the Rio Grande Community Farm present the 20th Annual Maize Maze! Join us for the last two weekends of October on the 140 acre Los Poblanos Open Space.

Tres Hermanas Farm and the Rio Grande Community Farm present the 20th Annual Maize Maze! Join us for the last two weekends of October on the 140 acre Los Poblanos Open Space. There will be an 8-acre maze, scavenger hunt, educational programming by Explora!, introduction to birding tours by the Audobon Society, local food, drink, and more. This event will benefit two amazing organizations working to support Albuquerque’s local food system:

Tres Hermanas Farm works with the refugee population, empowering New Americans by connecting them with space to grow food for themselves, their families, and for markets.

Rio Grande Community Farm supports wildlife habitat, education for the public about sustainable agriculture, and hosts a vibrant community garden which provides space for Tres Hermanas Farm.

ADMISSION INFO

Tickets will be available for cash or card at the door!

Adults: $10

Kids: $6

 

Tickets also available in advance, online at riograndefarm.org

Email: zoey.fink@lfsrm.org

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES *

  • Oct 20, 2018 at 11:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 21, 2018 at 11:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 27, 2018 at 11:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 28, 2018 at 11:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Los Poblanos Open Space6018 Los Poblanos Field Trails, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Presented by Rio Grande Community Farm at Los Poblanos Open Space, Albuquerque NM

Darth & Yoda Return this Friday!

The Saga Continues At
The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque
Intergalactic Balloon Museum…
Darth and Yoda: Choose Your Side
Cue the “Imperial March.” Darth Vader is coming to the Balloon Museum. His darkness should not overshadow the fact that Master Yoda will be there, too, as the wildly popular duo of special shape hot air balloons return for a special inflation event on Friday, October 5, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (weather permitting).
In addition to encountering Darth and Yoda up close, visitors also will be able to meet the balloon pilots and crew members, and:
  • Meet one of the galaxy’s favorite droids, BB-8, for a great photo opportunity
  • Explore the Balloon Museum’s exhibitions.
  • Enjoy the Mos Eisley Craft Port (arts and crafts at various stations in the museum)
  • Experience the Tim Anderson 4-D Theater
  • Visit the Balloon Explorium for hands-on hot air balloon experiments and simulators
  • Watch radio-controlled hot air balloon demonstrations, with guest “pilot” Chewbacca
Visitors will be under the watchful eyes of troops from Vader’s own 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison. Costumes are welcomed, but blasters are not permitted at this event. Those siding with Rebels should look for allies among members of the Bantha Canyon Base. For those undecided, there will be plenty of Mandalorian Mercs to mingle with, too.

Dragon Lights Albuquerque

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year. You won’t want to miss this city-wide celebration!

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.

From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Our signature event remains Balloon Fiesta—which, with over 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.

Imagine 54 football fields, all put together. That’s the size of Balloon Fiesta Park’s 78-acre launch field! And at this Park’s “playing field,” there are no losing teams and no viewing stands. Guests walk the field and are part of the action.

Hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. What you can’t hear until you walk our field at nightfall is the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Park into a huge lighted Christmas tree of colorful balloons. What you can’t feel until you join us is the massive joy everywhere around you.

Balloon Fiesta Park is located north of Alameda Boulevard, one mile west of I-25.

Saturday, October 6

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

6:00 Twilight Twinkle Glow™ presented by Albuquerque Journal
6:45 Opening Ceremonies 7:45 Laser Light Show
7:00 Mass Ascension, presented by Canonmore… 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday, October 7

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

6:00 Balloon Glow
7:00 Mass Ascension, more… 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
9:00 Fiesta of Wheels Car Show, located on north end of Launch Field
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)

Monday, October 8
Propane day presented by Airgas, an Air Liquide Company

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… No events
6:30 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch from Park
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:00 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Tuesday, October 9
Coca-Cola Day

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… No events
6:30 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch from Park
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:00 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Wednesday, October 10

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… No Events
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

7:00 Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:30 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Thursday, October 11
Kids’ Day presented by KOB-TV

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Laser Light Show 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ presented by Wells Fargo Bank 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying begins 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Friday, October 12

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Laser Light Show 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying begins 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Saturday, October 13

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… 1:00 – 5:00 Music Fiesta
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

1:30 – 5:00  AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
7:00 Mass Ascension 6:00 Night Magic™ Glow presented by Canon
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 7:45 Laser Light Show
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street) 8:00 AfterGlow™Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino

Sunday October 14

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore…
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

7:00 Farewell Mass Ascension
8:30 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q & A

*AfterGlow™ times may change due to field/weather conditions
** North end of Launch Field for the pin trading

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo

FAIR DATES

September 26th – 30th, 2018

FAIR HOURS

Wednesday, September 26th – 9am to 10pm
Thursday, September 27th – 9am to 10 pm
Friday, September 28th – 9am to 12am
Saturday, September 29th – 9am to 12am
Sunday, September 30th – 9am to 6pm

ADMISSION

1/2 off all day Wednesday
1/2 off till 2pm Thursday-Friday
Half price tickets are not valid for entry on Saturday, Sunday or after 2:00pm on Thursday or Friday.

2018 STATE FAIR BROCHURE

CARNIVAL HOURS & DISCOUNT DAYS
DAY HOURS PROMOTION PROMOTION HOURS PRICE/WITH COUPON
Wednesday
6-10pm
Wristbands
6-10pm
$25 (Food Bank- 3 bands for $50 with 3 cans)
Thursday
6-10pm
Wristbands
6-10pm
$25
Friday
6-12am

Saturday
1-12am

Sunday
1-6pm
Wristbands
1-5pm
$25

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

Children Under 6 Years of Age – Free
Regular Child (ages 7-14) – $10.00
Regular Adult (15 and Up) – $14.00​

Fair exhibits, entertainment, rodeo and speedway are included in ticket price.

NO PETS WILL BE ALLOWED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SERVICE ANIMALS

GENERAL FAIR INFO
12125 ROBERT LARSON BLVD
LAS CRUCES, NM 88007
PHONE – (575) 524-8602
FAX – (575) 647-2037
OFFICE@SNMSTATEFAIRGOUNDS.NET

CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL RULES

Albuquerque Mural Fest

When Nature Calls

September 22nd – October 13th


Beautify, Unify & Showcase!

West Downtown, Downtown, EDo, South Broadway, Barelas, Wells Park, Nob Hill, International District, Indian Acres and @Midtown

 

This year’s theme When Nature Calls brings focus to Planet Earth’s climate crisis and how it is effecting all life on this floating rock we call home.  From California being on fire to Houston, Puerto Rico & Hawaii drowning in water and lava to New Mexico facing one of the worst droughts in history – we felt a need to bring our world community together through murals, music and culinary arts to highlight solutions we can all play a part in moving forward.

 

Beautify

We aim to build off of last years success and good vibes where we had 45 muralists on 12 locations throughout Downtown, EDo and Wells Park.  This year we plan to bridge the Central Corridor, blessing our city with positive pieces of art, celebrating Mother Earth and all she provides.

Sustainability, global warming, water protectors, farm-to-table, healthy eating habits and the strength of community to turn crisis into opportunity will be among the themes being painted in this year’s festival.

 

Unify

We are bringing artists, non-profits, local businesses, neighborhood associations & main streets, The City of Albuquerque and You together to celebrate our culture and the path to a safer, more sustainable future.

Mural Fest 2018 calendar dates align with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We will be offering the million visitors to our city with exciting adventures in art, music and cuisine spurring economic growth for local businesses and our artist community.

Mural Fest is a catylist in the development of a more unified, safer, beautiful city. We go about this in several different ways:

• Offering a Festival Pass which has over 100+ businesses along the Central Corridor with free, cool stuff and discounts on goods and services. We want to drive as much traffic as possible to these struggling merchants suffering from the construction of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project.

• The launching of The Hub ABQ: city guide, magazine, event calendar and on-line shop (August 2018). This is our love affair with The Land of Enchantment showcasing everything we do great! Offering marketing, design and consulting services to local businesses, non-profits and creators throughout New Mexico.

• Turn Albuquerque into an International Arts District for three weeks every year. We aim to keep the million visitors from Balloon Fiesta to stay in Albuquerque as well as attract art lovers from around the world. This will not only boost local, national and International tourism, but plant seeds of empowerment & pride in our local art scene.

• Form a non-profit alliance coalition: Mural Fest will offer non-profit organizations a space to share their mission online, in print and at several events throughout the festival along with year-round representation on The Hub ABQ. In doing so we want to plant seeds of communication and action steps that every organization can make to form greater partnerships with other civic-minded individuals and organizations.

• A marketing & promotional avenue for neighborhood associations, main streets, The City of Albuquerque, non-profits and our artist community. Mural Fest & The Hub ABQ are champions of our neighborhoods and their common mission moving forward as a safer, more economicly viable, inspiring place to raise a family. It has been proven that more foot traffic decreases crime and that murals squash vandalism while raising community pride and tourism.

 

Showcase

For twenty two days we aim to turn Albuquerque into an International Arts District, featuring some of the worlds most renowned muralists along side New Mexico’s best. There will also be community walls where emerging artists, youth and the entire family will have the opportunity to create a piece together.

We are coordinating with local businesses and non-profits to offer dozens of art, music and culinary events throughout the festival. There will be a full calendar paired with the Festival Pass giving participants free entry and discounted deals to over 100 restaurants and local shops.

There will also be a film being shot throughout the festival interviewing people of all walks of life on their views of what they love about our city and how we can improve it. Mural Fest is the foundation in which artists, non-profits and local businesses can roll their carts to, plant their seeds and dream up a brighter future for all citizens of our great city!

The problems we face as a city might be bigger than you, they might be bigger than me, but they are not bigger than you and me! Can you dig it?

Celebrate Mural Fest right with the 2018 Festival Pass!

Featuring Albuquerque’s best restaurants, bars and shops.

Get Free Food & Drinks,
Discounts to Your Favorite Shops,
Entry to Awesome Events

The pass is a mere $100 with a value of over $300 of cool free swag!
The pass will be availble to purchase online and at selected locations throughout ABQ & Santa Fe.
Check back soon for the full list 🙂

Get on the Pass!

Are you a local restaurant, bar or shop? Let us help drive our audience to you. It’s all about getting butts in seats. Come join the party.

Email us here for more info@MuralFest.com

Events

Check back soon for updates to the calendar!

Saturday Sept 22nd
Opening Ceremonies 
@ Banque Lofts Rooftop
219 Central Ave NW
Downtown
5:30pm
BanqueLofts.com

Sunday Sept 23rd
The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St SW
Barelas
10am – 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Fresco Exchange • Collective Exhibition
DJ Josh Burg & Grinch Muzik

@ OT Circus
709 Central Ave NW
Downtown
2-9pm
FrescoExchange.com

Saturday Sept 29th
TEDx ABQ
@ National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW
Barelas
TEDxABQ.com

@Midtown Block Party
@ Keshet Center for the Arts
4121 Cutler Ave NE 87110
@Midtown
6pm – 9pm
KeshetArts.org

Sunday Sept 30th
The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St SW
Barelas
10am – 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Flamenco Works Block Party
1010 Coal Ave SW
Barelas
12pm – 8pm
FlamencoWorks.org

Friday Oct 5th
First Friday Gallery Night

@ Duel, Relic, OT Circus, Boese Brothers, Gallery Chaco & Tortuga Gallery
7pm – till

Saturday Oct 6th
ABQ Corks & Brews

@ The Rail Yards Market
777 1st St. SW
Barelas
12-4pm
ABQCorksAndBrews.com

Sister Bar Concert
Alxxs Garza & Nosotros

407 Central Ave NW
Downtown
8pm – till
SisterTheBar.com

Sunday Oct 7th
The Rail Yards Market

777 1st St. SW
Barelas
10am – 2pm
RailYardsMarket.org

Nob Hill Block Party
Central & Tulane
Nob Hill
12pm – 7pm

Monday Oct 8th
Emerson Elementary School Block Party

3407 Central Ave NE
International District
6pm

Rustic Star Anniversary Party
3407 Central Ave NE
Nob Hill
all day

Friday Oct 12th
Family Style Vol. III • Collective Exhibition
@ Artichoke Cafe
424 Central Ave SE
EDo
6-10pm
ArtichokeCafe.com

Saturday Oct 13th
Octo Fair • EDo Block Party 

Central & Edith
EDo

¡Globalquerque! Annual World Music Festival

¡Globalquerque! 2018: September 21-22

¡Globalquerque! 2018 will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez). Enjoy musical performances in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Courtyard, the state of the art 692-seat Albuquerque Journal Theatre and dance outside on the Plaza Mayor. Learn more about the Global Fiesta free Saturday daytime programming and the Global Village of Crafts, Culture and Cuisine.

2018 Lineup:

Antonia Apodaca and Friends (Las Vegas, New Mexico)
Aynur (Kurdish/Turkey)
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy)
Coreyah (South Korea)
Delgres (Guadeloupe)
Iris DeMent (U.S.)
Youssra El Hawary (Egypt)
Jarlath Henderson (Ireland)
Jupiter & Okwess (Democratic Republic of Congo)
LADAMA (Brazil/Colombia/Venezuela/U.S.)
La Dame Blanche (Cuba)
Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Canada)
Lluvia Negra Band (Taos, New Mexico)
Los de Abajo (Mexico)
Martha Redbone (Cherokee/Choctaw/Appalachian)
Rio Mira (Ecuador/Colombia)
New Mexico Pueblo Celebration
featuring  Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group (Acoma) & Jemez Seasonal Dancers (Jemez and Zuni Pueblos)

¡Globalquerque! welcomes our 2018 Poster Artist, photographer extraordinaire Jim Holbrook! Many of you may have seen Jim at past ¡Globalquerque!s dashing from stage to stage cameras in hand. We are honored to be graced with his photo Found Bridges.

Jim’s been snapping photos since ’73 when he enrolled at UNM. After finishing post-graduate work, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, working as assistant photographer at the American Conservatory Theater. Missing New Mexico and its profound photographic roots, he returned here in 1983. Airline work afforded Jim ample time off, enabling him to travel as photographic assistant to his great friend and mentor, renowned photographer Anne Noggle. Their multiple, months-long travels to the Soviet Union resulted in Anne’s book A Dance With Death: Soviet Air Women of World War II.

In the mid-1990s Jim nearly gave up photography, but in 2004 the digital revolution rekindled his desire. He has resurrected old work from his days with Noggle and has created a large body of new work. Holbrook’s photographic subjects range from strikingly intimate portraits to colorful, candid street photography. He has also found a new muse: New Mexican descansos or recuerdos. Look for his upcoming book of these roadside memorials that mark the location of highway fatalities.

Jim has recently been a photographer with Humans of New Mexico, Avokado Artists and is a longtime official photographer for ¡Globalquerque!.

For this year’s poster photo Jim wanted to evoke the idea of crossing borders and building bridges. An apt idea for ¡Globalquerque!‘s mission of recognizing our similarities and celebrating our differences! In Jim’s words:

“My photograph, Found Bridges, is a reflection of the universal connections music makes, and its importance in a time when real and rhetorical walls threaten to divide us. A lone musician strides unchallenged, bringing culture and music, like water, over this parched divide. Music, like bridges, bring us together.”

Taos Oktoberfest Celebration

Taos Oktoberfest

Taos Oktoberfest

DUST OFF THOSE LEDERHOSEN AND DIRNDLS FOLKS, BECAUSE IT IS OKTOBERFEST AT TAOS SKI VALLEY! JOIN US IN TAOS SKI VALLEY ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH & 16TH  FOR THE OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION!

Authentic Schuplatter band, German beer and food, activities and crafts for kids, stein holding contests and so much more.

Festival Times: 11.30am to 5pm (weather permitting)

Live Music:

  • Saturday: Die Polka Schlingel, 11.30am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday: Baracutanga, 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Please note that Oktoberfest will be held on the frontside of the mountain this year outside next to the Children’s Center.

Steins may be purchased HERE!

Pre-sold steins will be on sale online until 11.45pm, Friday, September 14th, 2018. Steins will be sold at the door. There are a limited number of steins so get yours fast!

With your purchase of a stein you will receive tokens to fill your stein with beer or soda.

Pre-sale prices:

  • 18oz Stein: $15.00
  • 32oz Stein: $25.00

Day-of prices:

  • 18oz Stein: $20.00
  • 32oz Stein: $30.00
  • Beer / Food tokens: $6.00 each

Beer and Food tokens may only be purchased the day of the event.

80th New Mexico State Fair

Located in the heart of Albuquerque, the New Mexico State Fair is one of the largest fairs in the country, with Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo and nationally known country recording stars, plus Indian and Spanish villages. Visitors can explore art, agriculture, animals, entertainment, food, carnival rides, exhibits, and shopping all in one place.

Ranked by SmartAsset.com as one of the top 10 state fairs in the nation (press release here), the New Mexico State Fair includes a PRCA rodeo and performances by nationally-known country recording stars, plus Indian and Spanish villages, all in the heart of Albuquerque. Visitors can explore art, agriculture, animals, entertainment, food, carnival rides, exhibits and shopping at one of the largest state fairs in the country.

2018 INFORMATION

9/6 Thursday – Law Enforcement Day

  • Opening day of the 80th anniversary New Mexico State Fair honors our local and state police departments and all members of law enforcement. Fairgoers can check out the BAT Mobile, meet members of SWAT teams, and learn about New Mexico’s Law Enforcement Agencies. This event will include hundreds of our dedicated men and women of law enforcement.

All Law Enforcement Officers get in FREE with valid ID

9/7 Friday- Fire Fighters & Smokey Bear Day, Red Ribbon Relay Day

  • Main Street and Heritage Avenues will be filled with fire engines from end to end. Check out vintage fire trucks, pumpers and emergency response vehicles up close and meet local fire fighters. The La Mesilla Fire Fighters – (Espanola, NM) will set up a “fire – safety house” that allow kids to learn how to react and escape injury if they are in a fire, and be sure to get your bear hug and a photo with Smokey Bear.
  • The Multi-Cultural Drug and Alcohol Free Relay Run sponsored by the Red Ribbon Campaign is an annual event held to raise public awareness of the devastating impact that drugs and alcohol have on our citizens and our communities.

All Firefighters get in FREE with valid ID or uniform

9/8 Saturday – Parade Day and Mopars, Classic VW’s

  • New Mexico biggest and best annual parade marches down Central Ave. into Nob Hill starting at 10AM on the first Saturday of the Fair. The New Mexico State Fair Parade is marshaled and assisted by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse is open to participation by anyone.
  • Main Street will host some of the absolute best automobiles from the 1960’s, 1970’s as well as the beloved vintage VW Bugs and Busses.

9/9 Sunday – Model T’s, Model A’s, Early Ford V8’s, Antique Car Show VMCCA, Classic Tractors

  • White wall tires, chrome details and polished back paint, these American classics will remind you why we love cars. The State Fair celebrating 80 years, which is about as old as the Model A’s. There will even be a few Model T’s that are 100 years old at this Antique Car Show. The Vintage Tractors

9/10 Monday – Seniors’ Celebration Day & Healthy Living Day

  • We honor our local Senior Citizens on Monday every year at the fair. There are plenty of great information booths and discounts at a multitude of vendors. New Mexico’s Department of Health, Aging and Long Term Services Department and the New Mexico Senior Olympics, work together to promote healthy living and offer free health screenings and flu shots.

NM Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge

  • New Mexico’s definitive Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge is an event you do not want to miss. Twelve of New Mexico’s best burger chefs will battle for the 2018 trophy and very limited State Fair attendees will have an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” award and sample all the burgers.

9/11 Tuesday – Military & Veterans Appreciation Day

  • NAVY week! The New Mexico State Fair has been chosen by the U.S. Navy as one of their larger outreach events of the year. Meet the USS Constitution sailors – truly American history! Also — this is how you move an Army! Meet the men and women who get it done! On this day, we pay tribute to our esteemed military personnel and veterans.Special Ceremony – 12 Noon at Main & Heritage; includes a giant American Flag, music and recognition for the first responders on 9-11.

All Military and Veterans get in FREE with valid ID or uniform

9/12 Wednesday – Pathway to College & Careers Day, Environment Appreciation Day

  • Students should take advantage of this excellent opportunity to meet and talk with college and trade school recruiters. Dozens of schools and institutions of higher learning will be providing great information to students, parents, and teachers including UNM, NMSU, CNM and colleges from neighboring states such as Colorado, Arizona and Texas.
  • New Mexico plays a prominent role in global environmental research and development. Exhibits will include the Bureau of Land Management’s “Erosion Trailer Display” and solar energy.

9/13 Thursday – New Mexico True Day and the Gathering of the Counties

  • There’s so much to see and discover in our beautiful state! New Mexico True Day and Gathering of Counties Day is a celebration of everything unique and authentic about New Mexico. This is a one-stop opportunity to plan your next tour of New Mexico!

9/14 Friday – Oil & Gas Day and Science & Technology Day

  • The Oil and Gas industries have a tremendous economic impact in the State of New Mexico and their contribution to our local communities is essential. Displays include a Van de Graaff generator, a steam engine, radiation sources and Geiger counters.
  • New Mexico is home to some of the greatest scientists and engineers in the world, and our two National Laboratories also have an important impact on our economy and our community. Enjoy hands on chemistry experiments and science demonstrations that will inspire your curiosity.

Everything science is what this is about!

9/15 Saturday – Hot Rods & Custom Cars and Native American Day

  • You never know what to expect at the custom car show. Big Foot trucks, Hot Rodders, Low Riders and some cool classic Airstreams will fill Main Street on our final Saturday. Join us over in the Indian Village for Native American Day with special programming and performances.

9/16 Sunday – NMSF – Classic Car Show, Corvairs Car Show

  • Last day of the New Mexico State Fair is always bittersweet, but walking down Main Street to see the amazing American Chevys, Mustangs, Oldsmobiles and Corvairs always cheers us up. Grab your final corndog, enjoy a concert and cruise the car show as we thank you for celebrating the 80th Anniversary New Mexico State Fair with us.

SEPTEMBER 6TH- 16TH, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday

ADMISSION

Adults (age 12-64): $10
Seniors (age 65 and up): $7
Children (age 6-11) $7
Little Ones (age 0-5) FREE

RIDE WRISTBANDS

Monday – $25
Tuesday – $12
Wednesday- $1 Admission & $1 Rides ($10 Minimum)
Thursday – $20
Friday-Sunday – $35

MIDWAY HOURS

Monday-Friday 
Open at 2 pm
Saturdays & Sundays
Open at 10 am

KIDDIE LAND RIDES

Monday-Friday
Open at 12 pm
Saturdays & Sundays 
Open at 10 am

Dollar Day $1 Admission + $1 Rides all day ($10 Minimum)