Santa Fe County Fair
The Best FREE Family Fun in Santa Fe County!!!
August 3 - 6, 2016
The County Fair is an annual event that offers youth and adults an opportunity to enter their crafts, food and animals and enjoy some down home good-hearted fun. The Fair is filled with animal shows, free live entertainment, good food and many educational opportunities.
Come join us for the best free family fun in the county!
Click here for the latest Santa Fe County Fair schedule for 2016!
2016 Santa Fe County Fair Schedule of Events
Pigs, Chile, Music and so much more . . .
2016 Santa Fe County Fair Adult & Youth Open Classes Book
Be part of the fun! Click on the link to see what you can enter in the fair. Exhibitors guide for Adult and Youth Open classes, guidelines, rules and dates.
Adult Indoor Exhibits - Registration Form
Use this form to list indoor exhibits you will be entering in the fair.
If your business, organization or special interest group is interested in hosting a booth at this year's fair please click on this link for more information!
Any Santa Fe County resident, youth ages 5-19, or adult, is eligible to enter articles in the indoor exhibits. Articles entered must be the work of the exhibitor and must have been completed within the last year. No person is allowed to make more than one entry per class number.
Please refer to the Open Fair Book for additional rules, entry deadlines, and available classes.
The Santa Fe County Fair Board has a new and exciting opportunity for open adult exhibitors! If an exhibitor is interested in selling their exhibit (any non-food item)- the fair board is willing to assist with the advertisement. All items that are for sale will be identified with a sticker on the bottom of the entry tag. Interested buyers will contact that exhibitor using the name and phone number as listed on the entry tag. Exhibits shall be claimed upon presentation of exhibitor identification at the close of the fair. All sales are the sole responsibility of the exhibitor and must take place after check out on Sunday.
If you are an exhibitor interested in this opportunity please be sure to check the box in the For Sale column on the registration form for the items that you are interested in selling.
Salsa and Chile Challenge
Take the challenge and put your best chile or salsa recipe to the test!
Congratulations to this year's Chile Challenge Winners!
Gringo Chile 1st place Deanna McQuillan 2nd place Nancy Moore
Red Chile 1st place Stephanie Huerta-Branch 2nd place Lisa Boulware
Green Chile 1st place Cindy Barfield 2nd place Lisa Boulware 3rd place Nancy Moore
This year’s Chile Challenge was a huge success! Thank you to the Santa Fe County Sangre de Christo Church for organizing this fun event.
Congratulations to this year's Salsa Contest Winners!!
Red Salsa 1st Orlando Padilla of Santa Fe 2nd Bev Kelman of Santa Fe
Green Salsa 1st Renell Roybal of Santa Fe
Pice de Gallo 1st Matt O'Reilly of Santa Fe 2nd Cynthia Rector of Santa Fe
People's Choice Cynthia Rector of Santa Fe
Special thank you to the team from St. John’s Methodist Church for organizing the fun and tasty contest!!
Small Pet Show
2015 Small Pet Winners
Cutest: 1st place Lilliana and Buttercup 2nd place Holly and the The Bunnies 3rd place Serenity and Bruno 4th place Charli and Spike 5th place Tayler and Brody
Obedient: 1st place Tayler and Brody 2nd place Shayann and Moose
Best Look-A-Like: 1st place Serenity and Bruno 2nd place Maddie and Chip
Most Unusual: 1st place Charli and Spike 2nd place Maddie and the Tadpole 3rd place Mackenzie and Yael & Meadow 4th place Hanna and Jack 5th place Lilliana and Buttercup 6th place Shyann and Moose
Best Costume: 1st place Maddie and Lanny 2nd place Charli and Spike 3rd place Holly and Ginger 4th place Serenity and Bruno 5th place Tayler and Brody
Best Trick: 1st place Hanna and Jack (the Bike Riding Dog!) 2nd place Holly and Ginger 3rd place Shyann and Moose 4th place Serenity and Bruno 5th place Charli and Spike 6th place Tayler and Brody
2015 Special Attractions
4-H HORSE SHOW located at the Rodeo de Santa Fe Arena. Young horseman and women will be competing on Sunday, August 2nd, beginning at 9 am for honors in this 4-H horse show.
INDOOR EXHIBITS Fair Exhibit Hall.
The Indoor Adult & Youth exhibits are open to any Santa Fe County adult or youth resident.
QUILT EXHIBITS Fair Exhibit Hall.
The Northern New Mexico Quilter Guild will be displaying their beautiful work. Come and see them!
MODEL TRAINS Fair Exhibit Hall. The Santa Fe Model Railroad Club will once again share their train display, be sure to check it out!
LIVESTOCK SHOWS Show Ring. Qualified 4-H & FFA members are eligible to participate in this event. Projects include swine, sheep, beef, goats, dairy heifers, poultry and rabbits. Stop by and see how hard the youth have worked this year.
ENTERTAINMENT Fairgrounds. Entertainment is scheduled each day. Come out & experience the local talent that NM has to offer. All entertainment is free to the public. Thomas Manuel & Deuces Wyld Band will provide music beginning at 8pm on Saturday evening. Join us in dancing the night away!
DEMONSTRATION ROOM Fair Exhibit Hall. Community organizations will host various hands-on crafts and hobbies such as spinning, leather craft, felting, bead work, contests and much more! Join us on Saturday, August 8th.
SALSA CONTEST Fair Exhibit Hall. It's a great time to show off some of that hot stuff. Try out your favorite salsa recipe or share your family's secret recipe with us. Join us Saturday, August 8th at 4 pm and compete with some of the best salsa makers in Santa Fe County.
AMAZING ANIMAL DEMONSTRATIONS Northern New Mexico Horseman's Assoc. Herding Dog Demo. Saturday, August 8th, 9 am to noon at the NNMHA arena. Come Meet a Mule. Saturday, August 8, from 1pm to 5pm at the NNMHA arena.
LIVESTOCK AUCTION Show Ring. This auction is for 4-H and FFA members who have shown their livestock at the fair. Anyone is eligible to become a buyer at the auction. Come and see the auction, participate and have fun Friday, August 7, 4:00 pm.
CHILE CHALLENGE Fairgrounds. Red or Green? Do you have a great chile recipe that must be shared? Or perhaps you are a great chile expert? Put your recipes and taste buds to the test, Saturday, August 8th at 4pm.
SMALL PET SHOW Small Animal Barn. An entertaining pet show for all children. Bring your favorite pet and have fun showing it off Saturday, August 8th, registration begins at 10:00am!
BARNYARD OLYMPICS Fairgrounds. Put your barnyard skills to the test! Come join us for a hilarious and fun time Saturday, August 8th at 1pm
SILENT AUCTION Fairgrounds. Throughout the year the 4-H Boosters Club help support 4-H through many programs. Your bids on these amazing items will help provide scholarships, camp, events and supplies to 4-Hers across the county.
How can I contribute to the Santa Fe County Fair?
Buyers' Guide for the Santa Fe County Fair Junior Livestock Auction
Interested in learning how your family or business may participate in the livestock auction? This link will explain your options.
Santa Fe County 4-H Boosters' Club
Become a member of the Santa Fe County 4-H Boosters Club and support Santa Fe County Fair! Please click the link above for more details.
We are located at:
3229 Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87507
West of the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, East of the Rodeo grounds