Otero County Fair and
                            Rodeo, Alamogordo, New Mexico
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Special Events
5th 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.
2016 Photo Competition
   Photos entered into this special competition must include "Furry Family Members", into the theme of the photo for a chance to win $100.
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2016 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.
2016 Fair book
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2016 Fairbook

   On Wednesday, August 24, the Otero County Fair will have a nonperishable food drive at the gates when you enter. While there is no entry fee, all foods collected will be donated to the Otero Hunger Coalition to benefit local residents. There will be boxes available at each gate for you to place your food items until 8 pm. We appreciate your support to help our county.

2016 Chairman's Message

                                          Mershon   The Otero County Fair has been a fixture in this county for 77 years, and is the largest single event in our county every year.  The fair offers an occasion for all of the county residents to share their efforts, visit, or just be entertained.

   The 2016 fair will be bigger and better than ever before.  A new pavilion at Frontier Village will be in place and a new carnival has been booked.  Another event packed day has been added to the schedule, and more attractions are in the offing.

   Replacement of the outdated Frontier Village has been in the making for six or seven years, and is finally a reality.  The old facilities were built piece meal, generally by volunteers, needed significant repair and were generally inadequate by current standards.  The new pavilion will offer more space, a different configuration, and accommodates the current codes and safety rules lacking in the old facility.

   The seating at the rodeo arena has been improved since last year’s inauguration.  Five events are scheduled n the arena this year, and better seating should make those events more pleasurable.  The additional day for the fair has allowed more time for sharing all the exhibits and their judging.  Our Junior Livestock Sale will commence earlier on Saturday night allowing for an early evening finish.

   Your county fair association has worked diligently to improve the facilities and offer more attractions to our fair and we encourage everybody to come out every day and share the improvements, take in the offerings and generally have a good time.

Bill Mershon

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