It’s county fair and rodeo season in New Mexico, and Los Alamos will add to the statewide festivities this weekend.
The annual Los Alamos County Fair is set for Friday through Sunday. Among the county fair events is the Los Alamos County Open Rodeo, which is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. The rodeo Saturday is from 2-5 p.m., and on Sunday it’s scheduled for 1-3 p.m.
Locals and visitors annually make there way to Brewer Arena to compete for cash prizes and buckles in various traditional rodeo events.
This year’s events include mutton bustin’ (for ages 6 and under), novice bull riding, calf roping, chute doggin’, girl’s breakaway roping, Jr. street riding, ribbon roping, cowboy bronc riding, draw pot team roping, eight and under barrels, open barrels, rescue race, open bull riding and open team roping.
Limited late entries will be accepted until one hour before the start of an event. Late entries include a $5 fee. All event participants must sign a liability waiver.
Shelby Michel, the rodeo princess, and Janie Michel, the rodeo sweetheart will make up this year’s County Fair and Rodeo Queen’s Court.