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Davis: Big Three pay homage to New Mexico culture

The State Fair begins very soon. We haven't gone for several years, and may or may not be able to manage that event, in the context of time and finances.

However, this year, for the first time in a while, I have had the time and opportunity to take some carvings up for display and competition in the woodworking area.

It's no joke. In our family, as in many families nowadays; one doesn't go to Albuquerque for just one reason. As we did, one generally strings together several purposes, due to the cost of gasoline. The State Fair, in and of itself, would constitute a valid reason, though.

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Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday: Arts Preview Night, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Opening day
  • Sept. 12th: PRCA Rodeo with The Hennignsens, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 14: Mexican Extravaganza: Mexican rodeo w/concert by Polo Urias, 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 15: New Mexico State Fair Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge
  • Sept. 16: Mexican Independence Day, PRCA rodeo, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 18: PRCA rodeo with Dustin Lynch concert, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 19: Junior livestock sale, PRCA rodeo with Danielle Bradbery concert, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 21: Closing Day, PRCA Extreme Bull Riding, 2 p.m.
The above has been shamelessly lifted from the Expo-NM website, which is the website carrying all events related to Expo-NM, including but not limited to the State Fair.

By the time you read this, it may be too late to go to Santa Fe for Fiesta, which runs through the weekend. It’s an amazing experience, as homegrown in its own way as is the State Fair. For 301 years, the Fiesta has celebrated the uniqueness that is Santa Fe.

There is always balloon fiesta, which occurs in October and rounds out autumn’s “Big Three” in terms of New Mexico unique celebrations.

This week-long favorite of photographers from, literally, places the world over, kicks off Oct. 4.

No, they are not just across the street, but these events are neither too far away nor too expensive to lure one from fall yardwork for an enjoyable and home-grown weekend.

Clyde Davis is a Presbyterian pastor and teacher at Clovis High School. He can be contacted at:[email protected]