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What To Know For the State Fair: Hours, Prices, Parking and More

Fair Hours, September 7-17, 2023

10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday - Thursday

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday

Midway Hours

Opens 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Opens 10:00 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Pricing - Fair Admission

Adult - $15.00

Senior (65 and older) - $8.00

Kids (5 to 12 years old) - $8.00

Children 5 and under – FREE

Driving to the Fair

The best way to get to the State Fair is to take I-40 and exit at the San Mateo or Louisiana exit. From there, follow directions to Expo New Mexico. Right hand turns are only allowed into the State Fair grounds.

Ride Share to the Fair

The New Mexico State Fair was the first big local event to establish a transportation partnership ride share companies for access to the fair and other EXPO New Mexico events. Ride share vehicles will utilize dedicated entry gates and pre-planned routes into the fairgrounds to further expedite access to the fair.

Bus to the Fair

  • ABQ Ride is once again providing convenient options for patrons to take the bus to the fair. ABQ RIDE has four bus routes, including two Rapid Rides which provide a direct ride to the fair. Check the website: Transit — City of Albuquerque for Park and Ride locations.
  • Fair officials recommend catching the bus at the Uptown Transit Center near Albuquerque Public Schools Headquarters.

More info

More Info on the fair is available from: and then click on State Fair.

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