Thank you for a wonderful 2022 Fair! Come see us at the Burning of the Bull November 12, 2022!



An Exciting County Fair for the Whole Family

Bringing everyone together through various entertainment

Visit Our Fun-Filled Fair in Otero County

Visit Our Fun-Filled Fair in Otero County

Otero County Fair and Rodeo is an organization based in Alamogordo, NM. We host one of the most excellent county fairs in the area. With a facility that has about 26 acres in size, there are a myriad of things you can do within our fair!

Our Activities


Indoor Exhibits

We have a wide variety of activities you can enjoy indoors. These include:

  • Agricultural Mechanics Contest
  • Home Arts
  • Farm Products
  • Flower Shows
  • Fine Arts and Photography
  • Handspinning

Meet Our Livestock

See the different kinds of animals living in our fair. From cattle to poultry, we have them all.

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Queen Pageants

We have several pageant shows that are designed to promote interest in agriculture and showcase the skills, knowledge, and confidence of each participant. These are:

  • Dusty Diamonds
  • Fair Princess
  • Fair Queen
  • Fair and Rodeo Queen


Our fair provides several rodeo events, such as our Ranch Rodeo and a rodeo sanction by the New Mexico Rodeo Association (NMRA).

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Venue Rental

Facility Use and Rates

  • Facility rental hours are 6:00 AM to midnight.
  • Setup and teardown are the responsibility of the renter and are charged at 1/2 the daily rental fee.
  • Banners and signs are not allowed on our gates or fences without prior approval of the Otero County Fair Association manager.
  • Security is required at events with a large public attendance and other events at the management’s discretion.
  • To secure a reservation, contact the fair manager. No less than five days prior to an event: a contract must be signed by the lessee and the fair manager or a member of the fair board, all rental rates and deposits paid, a Commercial General Liability Insurance Certificate of at least $1,000,000 furnished by the lessee, and a food permit issued by the New Mexico Environmental Department furnished by the lessee if applicable.
  • Cleaning of the facility is the responsibility of the lessee. Deposits are refundable only after the fair manager or a fair board member has inspected the facility and given clearance, and all keys, if any, are returned.
  • Requests for special consideration and settlement of any disputes shall be addressed to the fair board.
  • Garbage dumpster is included. Each additional dumpster is $100. A $50 fee per dump will be charged if deemed necessary by the fair manager (refundable if not needed).

Public Event Usage Rates

FacilityPer Day RentDeposit
Rodeo Arena$650$500
Rodeo Arena Concession Stand$200$100
Rodeo Arena Non-Profit$125$150 Separate
Entire Building (includes restrooms) 14,691 sq. feet$650$500
Entire Building (includes restrooms) Non-Profit$100$500
Wade Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) 3,000 sq. feet$200$500
Wade Exhibit hall (includes restrooms) Non-Profit$100$500
New Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) 4,068 sq. feet$260$500
New Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) Non-Profit$100$500
Old Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) 7,623 sq. feet$350$500
Old Exhibit Hall (includes restrooms) Non-Profit$100$500
Livestock Barn (includes restrooms, pens, bleachers, announcer stand)$450$500
Pavilion (includes restrooms) 24,000 sq. feet under cover$1,300$500
Pavilion Non-Profit/Non-Paid Event$900$500
Main Parking Lot (West includes main gate restrooms)$800$500
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Upcoming Events

Sponsorship Opportunities

Fair Booth Rental Information