Otero County Fair and
                              Rodeo, Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Special Events
6th Annual Ranch Rodeo
   Two nights of rodeo action where teams will compete in 5 events like wild cow milking, trailer loading and others. ...read more.
Horseshoe Tournament
   Up to 50 teams will compete for a percentage of the prize money collected from the entry fees. Deadline to enter is Aug 1st. ...read more.
2017 Photo Competition
   Photos entered into this special competition must include "Otero County Grown", into the theme of the photo for a chance to win $100.
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2017 Street Dance
   KRSY-FM not only plays songs for the kids to dance to, but does different contests for prizes from their dance sponsors. ...read more.
Sheep to Shawl
   A demonstration of the whole process of making a shawl from wool fiber prep - carding, spinning, and weaving to a woven shawl. ...read more.
2017 Fair book
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2017 Fair Book

Otero Hunger CoalitionWednesday, August 16th, there will not be a gate fee charged to enter the Otero County Fair.  Instead, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to benefit the Otero Hunger Coalition.  Please bring canned/dry food items or make a monetary donation to benefit the hungry and homeless in Otero County.  Suggested non-perishable food items include low-sodium canned vegetables or soups, no sugar added canned fruits, dried beans, whole grain pasta, peanut butter, oatmeal, brown rice, low-sugar cereals, granola bars, popcorn, and canned tuna or chicken.

2017 Chairman's Message

                                        Mershon    County fairs are an institution across the country. They arenít peculiar to any particular region, and they are not just an agricultural event.  County fairs offer an opportunity for folks with all sorts of interests and ability to display their efforts, materials, produce and products for display and judging. Although the fair is considered an exhibitor event, it attracts far more spectators than exhibitors by design.

Otero County covers the second largest area of all the counties in New Mexico.  Our county fair is by far the largest event in the county, and attracts exhibitors from across the entire county. The location of the fairgrounds, in Alamogordo, make it convenient for visitors from across town, the county and adjacent areas to visit our fair, spend time in our county seat and avail themselves of the services in town.

The Fair Association, with help of the county commission and the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, had operated our county fair for almost 80 years.  The fairgrounds is owned and maintained by Otero County, much the same as the roads and public buildings. The volunteers from the chamber of commerce manage the commercial portion in the pavilion, the carnival, and the ticket sales.  The fair association attends to the exhibits, judging and the junior livestock sale.

Not all fairs benefit from this unique cooperative effort among groups directly involved welfare and quality of life constituents. We are proud of this long standing, cooperative, and successful arrangement, and encourage everyone from near and far to come out and enjoy our Otero County Fair.

Bill Mershon

Otero County Fair Association
401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

Phone: (575) 434-0788


Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

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