January 9, 2019 @ 11:35 pm – January 10, 2019 @ 12:35 am

Gathering of Counties Day- September 13, 2018

2018 New Mexico State Fair – “Love is in the Fair”

The New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) is collaborating with EXPO New Mexico to coordinate the 15th Annual Gathering of Counties and New Mexico True Day at the New Mexico State Fair. NMAC encourages all counties to partake in the festivities!

County Booth Registration Form Download

Gathering of Counties – Presentation Agenda

All 33 counties can showcase what makes their region a unique part of the state! Counties are highly encouraged to register for a complimentary booth on Main Street and exhibit tourism features and distinctive characteristics of your county during Gathering of Counties Day on September 13. Please review and submit the registration packet due August 13.


NMAC also honors all State Fair Queen candidates in a public presentation on the Gathering of Counties and New Mexico True Day. Please consider nominating a State Fair Queen candidate from your county. Temple Daniels is the Director of the competition. You may contact her directly for more information at 505-620-7558 or tmdaniels9@aol.com.

Finally, counties can participate in the “Parade of Champions” by encouraging local champions to march in the parade on September 10 and proudly represent their hometown: rodeo winners, sports teams, marching bands, politicians, car clubs, you name it. Please review and submit the registration packet due August 13.

Parade of Champions – Registration Packet

The New Mexico State Fair has a great new website that highlights all of the theme days, entertainment performances, competitions, concerts, and activities that go on during the fair. The website is constantly being updated with new information. Please visit the State Fair Website for a full line-up of all of the theme days and events to start planning your trip to the fair!

If you have any questions, please contact Clarissa Baca at cbaca@nmcounties.org.