Get ready for professional rodeo competitions and the sweet sounds of country music at one of the Southern New Mexico’s anticipated annual events.

The Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo is riding into Las Cruces at the end of September, just in time to welcome fall.

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Cowboys and Carnival Rides

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Five days of cowboys and carnival rides get underway Wednesday, September 27 at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds with exhibitors, food vendors, and live country music.

While traditional rodeo events are a big part of the event, it's also a fair so midway rides and games, and deep-fried foods will be part of the mix too.

Rope in the Fun

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Daily entertainment highlights include the Frazier Shows carnival. Quite possibly the most fun you can have in a parking lot, Frazier Shows never fails to transform a section of the fairgrounds into a playground of flashing lights, festive noises, and appetizing smells.

North America Diving Dogs

canine sport in which dogs compete to see which one can leap farther out into the water.

HypnoFX

An interactive, hypnotic comedy show where audience members participate in playful skits and hilarious situations.

Kent Family Circus

A wide variety of magic, illusions, fire-eating, strait-jacket escapes, and much, much more.

What to Know If You Plan to Go

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The Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo begins Wednesday, Sep. 27, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 1.

• Wednesday, Sep. 27, 9 am to 10 pm
• Thursday, Sep. 28, 9 am to 11 pm
• Friday, Sep. 29, 9 am to 12 am
• Saturday, Sep. 30 9 am to 12 am
• Sunday, Oct. 1, 10 am to 6 pm

For more information including ticket prices and a daily schedule of events, visit snmstatefairgrounds.net. Fair exhibits, entertainment, rodeo, and concerts are included in ticket price.

How to Get to the Fairgrounds

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The fairgrounds are located at 12125 Robert Larson Blvd in Las Cruces.

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