New Mexico State Fair: Discount and Special Recognition Days

September 06, 2017 06:59 AM

This year's New Mexico State Fair runs Sept. 7 – 17, and State Fair officials have provided a calendar list of this year's special recognition and discount days, as follows:


Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017  - Law Enforcement Day:  All certified law enforcement personnel with  a valid badge or ID are admitted free.  Opening day also includes $2 admission and $12 ride wristbands for the public.

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 -  Firefighters Day:  All firefighters with valid badge or ID are admitted free. Teacher Appreciation Weekend also starts and runs through Sunday September 10, where  all K – 12 teachers admitted free with a school issued ID. 

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 through  Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 -  Teacher Appreciation Weekend continues.

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017  - Two Dollar Day:  $2.00 Admission all day, and  $25 ride wristbands. 

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017  - Military/Veteran's Day: Free admission for all active and retired military with valid ID. $2 admission and $12 ride wristbands for the public. Bonus Rodeo - The cost of admission into the fair gets you into Wrangler National Patriot Rodeo for free for general admission seats. 

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017  -  Dollar Day:  $1.00 Admission all day  and all rides are $1.00 per ride, with a minimum purchase of 10 rides required. 

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017  - $20 ride wristbands. 

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, admission into the fair is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for kids and seniors. The cost of the ride wristbands is $35. 

A MegaPass ticket is available from now through September 8 at midnight. The MegaPass includes a carnival ride wrist band and free admission into the fair for $28 and allows unlimited carnival rides on any one day.

Fair officials say it's "the most affordable option for folks attending the fair on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as special fair discounted admission days will only take place on weekdays."


A new Park and Ride option on weekends is in place. A bus will pick you up from the southwest lot of the Coronado Mall at San Pedro and Uptown for free. Click here for details and other transportation options for the fair.

There is also a new State Fair smartphone app this year that will help you navigate your way around the fairgrounds. Click here for the iPhone version, or this link for the Android app.


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