New Mexico State Fair now open
Posted at: 09/12/2012 8:25 AM
| Updated at: 09/12/2012 3:16 PM
By: Maria Guerrero, KOB Eyewitness News 4
The New Mexico State Fair opened at 2 p.m. Wednesday - and there are some big changes this year.
The fair will be open 12 straight days instead of 13 days over a 17-day period like last year.
The reason for the change?
Attendance and revenue was down last year.. so organizers re-grouped and shot for a later start and fewer days.
Another big change is the price.
Expect to pay more to get in - admission is $10 dollars for adults and $7 for seniors and kids 11 and under. Kids five and under get in free.
However, this year, parking is free.
New rides and attractions this year include a zip line open daily at 10 a.m. and a smaller carnival just for younger children, located off the Midway.
New food items include a donut burger, fried frog legs, fried beer and deep-fried lemonade cake.