New Mexico State Fair Day 8: Kids’ admission for all, food deals, ‘Country Comeback Tour’

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Thursday marks Day 8 of the New Mexico State Fair and officials want you to know, “Everyone is a Kid Today!”

Everyone, age five and up, gets in for just $8 and ride wristbands are just $30 each. Once you’re in, every vendor will offer at least one regular menu item for just $5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All day, there are all sorts of events going on.

First up is the IWMA Western Music Showcase at the Chevron Pavilion. If that’s not your thing, then the Villa Hispaña has the Gathering of the Countries.

Each event starts at 10 a.m. The Western Music Showcase goes until 11, while the Gathering of the Countries goes until 12:30 p.m.

If you like your fix of food from all over the world, the International Cuisine Contest is going on from 1:30-2 p.m. at the Creative Arts Building.

Sugar Show will perform from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and the Chevron Pavilion. Then, from 6:15-7 p.m., the Gershon Brothers will perform at the African American Pavilion.

Then, taking center stage tonight is The Country Comeback Tour with PRCA Rodeo and Parade of Champions at Tingley Coliseum. That goes from 6:45-11 p.m.

Shenandoah, Billy Dean and Wade Hayes will perform as a part of The Country Comeback Tour.

Shenandoah notably scored five number-one hits, including “Two Dozen Roses and “The Church of Cumberland Road.”

Information on tickets and much more is here: