2019 New Mexico State Fair Opens to Nighttime Crowds

By Celia Raney, Albuquerque Journal

Roberto E. Rosales | Albuquerque Journal

September 9, 2019 – Every corner of the New Mexico State Fair grounds comes to life after the sun goes down.

Lights from two Ferris wheels reach high above the Albuquerque skyline and can be seen from blocks away, drawing in crowds even after dark.

Performances fill the sky with light and sound, including the Totonac Pole Flyers, who were illuminated by an old-Hollywood style spotlight as they took flight, spinning around a giant wooden stake in the center of Indian Village.

Music of all kinds boomed from speakers at the center of the grounds while rides boasted flashy neon lights, reflected in the eyes of awe-struck onlookers.

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