Coming Up: Sandoval County Fair
Monday kicks off a week of fun in nearby Cuba, New Mexico!
Have a day of rides, food, and games with the whole family at the Sandoval County Fair!
In addition to the traditional fair rides and carnival games, the Sandoval Fair includes a variety of 4H contests, a rodeo, a Pow-wow, and an animal scramble. Brace yourself for the scramble if you’ve never seen one before – children within a certain age range run through an area with lambs, pigs, goats, chickens, or rabbits, and if they catch one, they get to keep it! It’s fun and cute to watch, but your own kids are certainly going to want to participate.
The rodeo starts August 1st, and includes drill team performances, mutton busting, wild horse racing, and more. See some amazing feats on horseback, and enjoy the excitement as you watch cowboys try to stay on the back of some angry bulls.
The 4H contests range from a baked goods competition on Wednesday to week-long displays of craftsmanship, and a parade. It is always interesting to see what people have created each year, and wandering the exhibits is a good way to relax and take a break from all the excitement.
The Pow-wow is one of the highlights of the week. It runs all day Saturday, and you’ll have the opportunity to see authentic and traditional Native American dances and feel the energy from what is one of the indigenous sacred rituals. Experience a new culture by attending!