This past weekend, the 2013 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo served as an excuse for people to take a relaxing, fun-filled promenade down Central Avenue. The fair, which featured exhibits, arts and crafts, a concert, a parade and, of course, rodeo, brought together crowds of all ages, from little children, to post-grad interns, seniors and everyone in between.
This year’s theme was “100+ Years of Homesteading,” honoring those that set foot on Los Alamos soil before the lab era. The fair officially began on Friday, with a pool tournament at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Exhibits at the Mesa Public Library were also open that day. The summer concert series featured James Hyland and Joint Chiefs, who put on a mellow show for the County Fair-goers.
The Saturday morning parade drew big crowds. While people-watching, one could observe every age group present at the event. The parade itself featured local businesses in a fun, carefree environment, which included a giant squirrel and vintage cars. Each participant tried to spice up his or her own march by adding twirls, dances, or just good ol’ large smiles across their faces. The parade was organized by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.