Sierra County Fair

October 4-8, 2023

Sierra County Fair - chickens, pigs, steer, calves, vegetables, flowers, art
Annually: the weekend after Southern NM State Fair
Cost: free

Arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups, and fun! Fair exhibits are open to the general public Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. This year’s dance is on Friday night after the sale.

2022 Schedule (tentative)

October 3-4, Mon & Tues

9:00 am-9:00pm — buildings open for booth construction (must be done by Tuesday)

October 4, Tues

1:00pm — Fair/HSRA Queen Contest, Event Center
Horsemanship Portion of HSRA Queen Contest (immediately following speeches and modeling)

October 5, Weds

8am-3pm — Receive Indoor Department Exhibits (Home Science, Home Arts, Crafts, Ag. Produce, Decorative Arts, Ag Mechanics & 4H Projects)
8-10am — Rabbit Check-In
9am — ALL PIGS ON GROUNDS (Start weighing at 9:30)
10am — ALL OTHER LIVESTOCK ON GROUNDS (Weigh Lambs at 10:30, followed by goats then cattle)
12pm — Mandatory Livestock Exhibitors Meeting (Lunch Provided by Johnny B’s Restaurant)
3pm — Exhibit Building closed for judging of exhibits & booths
4pm — Rabbit/Cavy Shows, Old Sale Ring (starts with Cavy Show)
5pm — Horse Show @ City Arena HALTER, RANCH TRAIL and WALK/TROT ONLY

October 6, Thurs

8am-7pm — Exhibit Buildings Open
8am — County-Bred Barrow, Market Swine, Breeding Gilt, Showmanship, Pee Wee Pig Show – Old Show Ring
Following the Pee Wee Pig Show we will have an ADULT PIG SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST
11am — County-Bred Goat, Market Meat Goat Show, Showmanship, Breeding & Pygmy Goat, Showmanship, Pee Wee Goat Show- Pavilion Show Ring
1pm — Rabbit Showmanship Contest- Old Sale Ring
4pm — Poultry Show in Old Sale Ring -Open Show first (8 & Under & Cloverbud) -All others to follow
5pm — Horse Show @ City Arena / Remaining Performance and Speed Events

October 7, Fri

8am-7pm — Exhibit Buildings Open
8am — County-Bred Lamb, Market Lamb & Breeding Sheep Show, Showmanship, Pee Wee Lamb Show – Pavilion Show Ring
12pm — Corn Hole Tournament
4pm — Breeding Beef, County Bred Steer & Market Steer Show, Showmanship, Pavilion Show Ring
8-10pm — Junior Livestock Dance sponsored by Hot Springs FFA Alumni

October 8, Sat

8am-6pm — Exhibit Buildings Open
8am — Senior Round Robin Showmanship, Pavilion Show Ring
10am — Set Up for Jr. Livestock Sale (MANDATORY FOR SALE EXHIBITORS)
12pm — Team Sorting @ City Arena
1pm — Cow Patty Bingo in Old Sale Ring
5pm — Buyers Dinner- Albert Lyon Event Center
6pm — Crowning of Fair Court @ Pavilion Show Ring

October 9, Sun

9am-12pm — Exhibit Buildings Open
10am — Dog Show / Pet Show Events in Pavilion Show Ring
12pm — RELEASE ALL EXHIBITS (Indoor exhibits released between 12-3)
12 — Booth breakdown/removal

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