With all of the uncertainties we face today, there is one thing we are certain of: The Fair Must Go On! The 2020 Otero County Fair is still our main focus, however this year’s fair will be much different from past fairs. With COVID-19 concerns and government health orders currently limiting mass gatherings, the Otero County Fair Association Board of Directors has decided to focus on the key mission of our county fair: “To provide an event based on the values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and showmanship.” Therefore this year’s fair will consist only of the Junior Livestock show and sale, Indoor Exhibits such as Fine Arts, Photography, and Home Arts projects and the Fair and Rodeo Queen Pageant. Limited access to the fairgrounds will be carefully planned to ensure proper yet practical social distancing. The general public will be able to view the shows virtually through our Facebook Page Otero County Fair & Rodeo and our website oterocountyfair.com. Deadlines for entries, rules, times and dates will all be published through our online means so you won’t miss a bit of the action! As our state moves through government imposed restrictions, and as more options for gathering become allowable and safe, our plan may change but for now, we are looking forward to an exciting new way to support the youth in Otero County. The Otero County Fair Association board and staff thank this great community for the years and years of support and wish each and every one of you a safe and healthy summer!
An Exciting County Fair for the Whole Family
Bringing everyone together through various entertainment
Visit Our Fun-Filled Fair in Otero County
Otero County Fair and Rodeo is an organization based in Alamogordo, NM. We host one of the most excellent county fairs in the area. With a facility that has about 26 acres in size, there are a myriad of things you can do within our fair!
We have a wide variety of activities you can enjoy indoors. These include:
Meet Our Livestock
See the different kinds of animals living in our fair. From cattle to poultry, we have them all.
We have several pageant shows that are designed to promote interest in agriculture and showcase the skills, knowledge, and confidence of each participant. These are:
Our fair provides several rodeo events, such as our Ranch Rodeo and a rodeo sanction by the New Mexico Rodeo Association (NMRA).
Facility Use and Rates
Public Event Usage Rates
|Facility||Per Day Rent||Deposit|
|Rodeo Arena Concession Stand||$200||$100|
|Rodeo Arena Non-Profit||$125||$150 Separate|
|Entire Building (includes restrooms) 14,691 sq. feet||$650||$500|
|Entire Building (includes restrooms) Non-Profit||$100||$500|
|Wade Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) 3,000 sq. feet||$200||$500|
|Wade Exhibit hall (includes restrooms) Non-Profit||$100||$500|
|New Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) 4,068 sq. feet||$260||$500|
|New Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) Non-Profit||$100||$500|
|Old Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) 7,623 sq. feet||$350||$500|
|Old Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) Non-Profit||$100||$500|
|Livestock Barn (includes restrooms, pens, bleachers, announcer stand)||$450||$500|
|Pavilion (includes restrooms) 24,000 sq. feet under cover||$1,300||$500|
|Pavilion Non-Profit/Non-Paid Event||$900||$500|
|Main Parking Lot (West includes main gate restrooms)||$800||$500|