2021 Friends of the Fair
An Exciting County Fair for the Whole Family

Bringing everyone together through various entertainment

Visit Our Fun-Filled Fair in Otero County

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!

Our Activities


Indoor Exhibits

We have a wide variety of activities you can enjoy indoors. These include:

  • Agricultural Mechanics Contest
  • Home Arts
  • Farm Products
  • Flower Shows
  • Fine Arts and Photography
  • Handspinning

Meet Our Livestock

See the different kinds of animals living in our fair. From cattle to poultry, we have them all.

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Queen Pageants

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:

  • Dusty Diamonds
  • Fair Princess
  • Fair Queen
  • Fair and Rodeo Queen


Our fair provides several rodeo events, such as our Ranch Rodeo and a rodeo sanction by the New Mexico Rodeo Association (NMRA).

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Venue Rental

Facility Use and Rates

  • Facility rental hours are 6:00 AM to midnight.
  • Setup and teardown are the responsibility of the renter and are charged at 1/2 the daily rental fee.
  • Banners and signs are not allowed on our gates or fences without prior approval of the Otero County Fair Association manager.
  • Security is required at events with a large public attendance and other events at the management’s discretion.
  • To secure a reservation, contact the fair manager. No less than five days prior to an event: a contract must be signed by the lessee and the fair manager or a member of the fair board, all rental rates and deposits paid, a Commercial General Liability Insurance Certificate of at least $1,000,000 furnished by the lessee, and a food permit issued by the New Mexico Environmental Department furnished by the lessee if applicable.
  • Cleaning of the facility is the responsibility of the lessee. Deposits are refundable only after the fair manager or a fair board member has inspected the facility and given clearance, and all keys, if any, are returned.
  • Requests for special consideration and settlement of any disputes shall be addressed to the fair board.
  • Garbage dumpster is included. Each additional dumpster is $100. A $50 fee per dump will be charged if deemed necessary by the fair manager (refundable if not needed).

Public Event Usage Rates

FacilityPer Day RentDeposit
Rodeo Arena$650$500
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
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Upcoming Events

Sponsorship Opportunities

Fair Booth Rental Information

Jr. Livestock Exhibitor RV Reservations