Albuquerque commemorates the region’s Western heritage when the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo comes to town from September 8th through the 18th. Professional athletes keep the thrills coming during the PRCA Pro Rodeo events that will also feature the challenging PRCA XtremeBulls. Agricultural competitions and exhibits, hundreds of vendors, a carnival and live celebrity entertainment mean fun for all in attendance. As always, there will be culinary delights to tempt all.
PRCA Pro Rodeo
To the anticipation of spectators and family, budding cowboys and girls entertain the audience during the Rank Lil Buckers Rodeo on the 9th. Every evening thereafter, starting on the 10th, fans have the chance to watch all of the excitement provided as Western athletes compete with the clock and each other during the PRCA Pro Rodeo and the PRCA XtremeBulls events. The nightly entertainment continues with celebrity concerts. The current New Mexico State Fair schedule reads as follows:
Friday, Sept. 9
Tracy Lawrence with Rank Lil Buckers Rodeo
Saturday, Sept. 10
PRCA XtremeBulls with Neal McCoy & hONEyhoUSe
Tuesday, Sept. 13
Wrangler Patriot Night PRCA Rodeo
Wednesday, Sept. 14
Chase Bryant with PRCA Rodeo
Thursday, Sept. 15
LOCASH with PRCA Rodeo
Friday, Sept. 16
38 Special with PRCA Rodeo
Saturday, Sept. 17
Dwight Yoakam with PRCA Rodeo
Sunday, Sept. 18
The New Mexico State Fair also celebrates the regions ethnic heritage through exhibits that include the Indian Village, Villa Hispana and various art galleries. During the day, selected artisans demonstrate their crafts. Expositions include leather and woodworking, lace-making, crocheting, knitting, rubber stamping and weaving.
From opening day, various acts offer a wide range of entertainment from live band performances, magic shows, kid’s workouts, Native American ritual dancing and karaoke. On the 9th and the 15th a clogging dance group will also perform. During the last two days of the fair, the Native American nation demonstrates various traditional crafts, music and dancing. On Sunday the 18th, from 2:30 P.M. on, various churches offer worship services and choir presentations.
Everyday, members representing the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Earnhardt Auto Centers Road Team and the Cowboy Lifestyle Network will be on hand to cover the rodeo and all of the events as they unfold. The Cowboy Lifestyle Network remains the leading online source for the latest updates on all rodeo events across the country throughout the year.