County Fair & Rodeo Parade

Crowds gather along Central Avenue to watch this hometown parade, a highlight of Los Alamos County’s Fair and Rodeo weekend. The parade, led by the Los Alamos MainStreet program, brings locals and visitors to downtown Los Alamos to celebrate the western roots of the community. 

Register for the 2020 Fair & Rodeo Parade HERE. This year’s theme is “Pioneer Ways to Modern Days” in alignment with the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo.

Pioneer Ways to Modern Days

Los Alamos has been a community of pioneers from the beginning! Some of our greatest pioneers include the Homesteaders who pioneered farming at high altitude, or the Los Alamos Ranch School who pioneered boys education, and of course the Manhattan Project Scientists and eventually the

Los Alamos National Laboratory who continue to pioneer science and technological discoveries every day! 

This community is filled with inspirational innovations and aha moments worth remembering. What inspires you about Los Alamos and its community? How is your business or organization continuing to pioneer new discoveries? How have the pioneers of the past influenced you today? 

Help us celebrate how our vision of the past projects us into the future!

For other Fair & Rodeo events organized by Los Alamos County, view the schedule below. You can also view the 2019 Indoor Exhibition information (2020 still pending), which takes place at the Mesa Public Library.

Fair & Rodeo Schedule of Events

Download the Full 2019 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Schedule

2020 schedule not yet updated


Friday, August 7, 2020



8:00am Pool Tournament – Betty Ehart Senior Center 

5:00-8:00pm County Fair Exhibits – Mesa Public Library 

     4:00-5:00pm – viewing for handicapped 

6:00-10:00pm Friday Night Summer Concert Series – Ashley Pond Park 

    Featuring Leftover Salmon

Saturday, August 8, 2020


9:00am-3:00pm Festival & Fair – Ashley Pond Park

9:00am-4:00pm Summer Arts & Crafts Fair – Fuller Lodge East Lawn 

10:00am County Fair Parade, with 2019 theme: “Off the Beaten Path” – Central Avenue 

10:00am-3:00pm County Fair Exhibits – Mesa Public Library   

2:00-5:00pm County Rodeo – Brewer Arena 

Rodeo admission prices: 2 & under FREE, Youth (3-17) & Seniors (60+) $5, Adults (18-59) $8, Family of 4 $25.

5:00pm Cowboy Dinner – Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge 

7:00pm Country Western Dance – Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge 

Sunday, August 9, 2020


9:00am-1:00pm Stroll the Stables

Park the car and enjoy a walk around the stables; bring the kids! Win prizes for collecting stamps on stable “passport” guidebooks. Kids walk the stables, get their passports stamped and learn about livestock care and safety. Kids who complete their passports will be eligible for prizes. During a Virtual Stock Show, participating barn owners will also have their animals all dolled up and ready to impress – you be the judge! Please park in designated lots; map of participating barns will be available the day of the event.


1:00-5:00pm County Rodeo: Tough Enough to Wear Pink – Brewer Arena  

Rodeo admission prices: 2 & under FREE, Youth (3-17) & Seniors (60+) $5, Adults (18-59) $8, Family of 4 $25.


For questions about the Rodeo, Vendors at Ashley Pond Park and Music:

Dianne Marquez & Vera Jaramillo, Parks, Recreation & Open Space, 505-662-8170

For questions related to the Parade:

Lauren McDaniel, Los Alamos MainStreet


For questions related to Exhibits:

Carlos Valdez, Cooperative Extension Service 505-662-2656

For questions related to the Arts & Crafts Fair:

Ken Nebel, Fuller Lodge Art Center


For questions related to the Cowboy Dinner & Dance:

Geoff Brown



County Fair & Rodeo Parade

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Lauren McDaniel at 505-661-4844 or

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