Welcome to the Rio Arriba County Fair Association!

Serving Rio Arriba's F.F.A. & 4-H youth!


2018 Fair Dates & Updates

Attention Exhibitors:  The official weights for livestock for the 2018 Rio Arriba County Fair to be held July 25-29, 2018 will be as follows: 

  • Steers 900 - 1,300 lbs (will be paid up to 1,300 lbs if sold at auction)
  • Heifers 900 lbs no top weight
  • Lambs 90 lbs - No top weight (Southdowns 80 lbs. - No top weight)
  • Goats 60 lbs - No top weight
  • Swine 190 - 290 lbs
  • Poultry & Rabbit 3.5 - 5.5 lbs.

If this is your first time showing or you have any questions about the proper care, selection, feeding of your animal there are several resources available.  Please contact the Extension Office, your 4-H Leader, any Fair Board member, NMSU, or even try Google!  We want this to be a great learning experience, if you have questions, please ask!  The extension office is available to assist with weighing your animals throughout your project, please contact Marcella Talamante or Donald Martinez at (505) 685-4523

2017 Rio Arriba County Fair Schedule

2017 Fair Book

2017 Fair Book
The 2017 Rio Arriba County Fair Book is now available electronically. The Fair Book contents include our sponsors, schedule of events, rules and regulations.
2017 Fair Book.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.3 MB]

2017 Rio Arriba County Fair Goat Roping

2017 Rio Arriba County Fair Kids Rodeo Information

2017 Fair & Rodeo Royalty

Congratulations to our 2017 Fair & Rodeo Royalty Queen (left) Katelyn Suazo and Princess (right) Elyssa Baca!!!

2017 Tagging Dates

April 27th (Ensenada), 28th (Cebolla) & 29th (Abiquiu) -- Swine, Goat & Lamb

June 22nd (T.A.), 23rd (Cebolla) & 24th (Abiquiu) -- Rabbit & Poultry Banding/Tattooing


Location Addresses: Ensendada/Tierra Amarilla -- Casados Residence NM Rd. 573 House 385, Cebolla -- Rincon Blanco Vet Clinic US Hwy. 84, Abiquiu -- Rural Event Center NM Rd. 554 House 122A.


Previsions Include: Week day tagging will be from 4 pm to 7 pm. Weekend dates will be from 9 am to 11 am. No animals will be tagged outside the specified dates or off sites. Exhibitor not need present at tagging, as long as, propoper documentation is complete and sent with designated represenative.


Tags cost: Beef $3.00; Swine, Lamb & Goat $3.25; replacement tagging price $3.25 1st replacement; 2nd and beyond $4


2017 RACFA Membership Enrollment Form

Membership drive is underway. Deadline for all applications and membership fee is March 31st, 2017.
2017 RACFA Membership Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [63.3 KB]

2016 County Fair Book

2016 County Fair Book
The 2016 County Fair Book is now available.
2016 Rio Arriba County Fair.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [12.6 MB]

2015 Fair Book

The 2015 Rio Arriba County Fair Book is now available electronically. The Fair Book contents include our sponsors, schedule of events, rules and regulations.
2015 CountyFairbook.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.2 MB]

Meeting Notice:

Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Cooperative Extension Office in Abiquiu, NM.

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