OTERO COUNTY FAIR & RODEO / FRONTIER VILLAGE

Held annually in August

Frontier Village is that part of the County Fair where the games, amusements and food booths are held. Numerous service clubs and organizations in our community sponsor food and/or game booths.  All of their proceeds go back into the community through donations to various causes. Bennett’s Amusements will be back again this year with their carnival rides for all ages.

Take time to participate in all of the varied activities that are associated with the County Fair. In addition to the food and amusements, there are animals to view, an animal auction to benefit the 4H kids who have raised the animals, rodeos, music contests, demonstrations, art displays, canning, baking & sewing displays and contests. Fair books outlining all activities are available at the Fair Office adjacent to the fair grounds and at the Aubrey Dunn, Sr. Visitors Center.

2017 Otero County Fair delivery schedule for exhibits

    Items to be entered in the Fair are to be delivered to the Fairgrounds at the times and on the dates shown below. Many exhibits must be entered prior to delivery. (See applicable entry forms for details)
    See pages for specific exhibits for entry deadline and entry fees, if applicable.
 
School ArtEntry deadline July 15
4-H Exhibits
(except animals and nutrition/baking)
August 12, 9 AM-3 PM
4-H Exhibits
(nutrition/baking)
August 14, 4 PM-6:30
August 15 7:30 AM-9:30 AM

Fine ArtsAugust 12, Noon-3 PM
PhotographyAugust 12, Noon-3 PM
Junior and Open Livestock
All Poultry
All Rabbits
August 15, 3 PM–6 PM
FFA/Senior 4-H Agricultural Mechanics ContestAugust 12, 9 AM-3 PM
Farm ProductsAugust 16, 7 AM-9:30 AM
Flower ShowAugust 16, 7 AM–9:30 AM
Home Economics / Hobbies & Crafts
Canned and Dried Foods, Clothing, Needlework and SewingAugust 12, 9 AM–3 PM
Baked Goods (except 4-H)August 15, 7:30 AM-9:30 AM


2017 Otero County Fair & Rodeo Event Calendar, August 12-20, 2017

 
Saturday, August 12
  Rodeo Queen Horsemanship Contest
  * Guy Warden Rodeo Arena
8 PM
  Fair Queen Demonstration Contest
  * Wade Building Patio – West of Livestock Barn
1 PM
  Parade
  * Tenth Street between Oregon and New York Avenues
6:30 PM
Monday, August 14 (NO Gate Charge)
  Exhibit Building Open for set-up8 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday, August 15 (NO Gate Charge)
  Exhibit Building Open for set-up8 AM – 5 PM
  Unloading of ALL Livestock
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring

3 PM – 6 PM
  Junior Livestock Exhibitors’ Meeting
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
6 PM
  Animal Weigh In
  * Livestock Barn
6:30 PM
Wednesday, August 16 (NO Gate Charge)
  Goat Show
9 AM
  Youth 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
Noon
  Rabbit Pee Wee Showmanship Sign-up11:30 AM –
12:30 PM
  (Rabbit Pee Wee Showmanship Contest To Follow Rabbit Shows)
  Speech and Modeling (Fair & Rodeo Queen Contestants)
  * Wade Building Patio – West of Livestock Barn
3 PM
  Speech and Modeling (Dusty Diamonds  Contestants)
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
3:30 PM
  Exhibit Building Open To Public5 PM – 9 PM
  Frontier Village / Amusement Rides Open5 PM – 11 PM
  Swine Show
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
6 PM
  Ranch Rodeo
  * Guy Warden Rodeo Arena
7 PM
Thursday, August 17 (*Gate Charge applies)
  Lamb Show
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
9 AM
  Exhibit Building Open11 AM – 10 PM
  Frontier Village / Amusement Rides Open5 PM – 11 PM
  Breeding & Dairy Cattle Show
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
5:30 PM
  Steer Show
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
6 PM
  Ranch Rodeo
  * Guy Warden Rodeo Arena
7 PM
  Junior Livestock Disposition Deadline10 PM
Friday, August 18 (*Gate Charge applies)
  KIWANIS Kick-off Pancake Breakfast
  * Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 7th St. & Delaware
6 AM – 9 AM
  4-H/FFA Broiler Pen of 3 Show
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
9 AM
  Open Poultry Judging  (following 4-H/FFA show)
  Exhibit Building Open11 AM – 10 PM
  Frontier Village / Amusement Rides Open11 AM – 11 PM
  Showmanship Round Robin
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
1 PM
  4-H/FFA Water Fight
  * By the wash racks in the Livestock Barn
2 PM – 4 PM
  Fair and Rodeo Queens Coronation
  * Guy Warden Rodeo Arena
7 PM
  Rodeo
  * Guy Warden Rodeo Arena
8 PM
  92.7 KRSY-FM Coyote Country Street Dance
  * Wade Building Patio – West of the Livestock Barn
10 PM
Saturday, August 19 (*Gate Charge applies)
  Exhibit Building Open
11 AM – 10 PM
  Frontier Village / Amusement Rides Open
11 AM – 11 PM
  Livestock Pee Wee Showmanship Contest Sign Up
  * Livestock Barn
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  Horseshoe Tournament
  * Guy Warden Rodeo Arena
9 AM
  Livestock Pee Wee Showmanship Contest
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
11 AM
  Awards Presentation
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
1 PM
  Junior Livestock Sale Bidders’ Supper
  * Wade Building Patio – West of Livestock Barn
4 PM – 5:30 PM
  (All bidders’ please register for the sale either at the dinner or in the livestock barn)
  Junior Livestock Sale
  * Livestock Barn Show Ring
6 PM
  Rodeo
  * Guy Warden Rodeo Arena
8 PM
  92.7 KRSY-FM Coyote Country Street Dance
  * Wade Building Patio – West of Livestock Barn
10 PM
Sunday, August 20 (NO Gate Charge)
  Packer Truck Loading7 AM
  Barn Clean Up7 AM
  4-H Exhibits Released (No livestock)
  Junior Livestock will be released only after Packer Truck leaves and Barn is cleaned-up.
8 AM – 10 AM
  All Other Exhibits Released8 AM – 11 AM
  Amusement Rides OpenNoon – ???
Monday, August 21 – Reminder, Fair Office Closed on Mondays
 * All pay the gate charge except those 5 years and younger and 62 and older