Every year, the village of Bosque Farms, NM, hosts an old-fashioned community fair, the likes of which you might think haven't been seen since the days of Mayberry!
Bosque Farms has perhaps the oldest annual community fair in the country--- it's been a continuous event for nearly 70 years! Every summer, Bosque Farms residents get together for fun, entertainment, and some "show-off" time: there is a huge list of competitions available in which residents can demonstrate that "they're #1!" For generations, local kids have had the opportunity to show off their rabbits, sheep, poultry, and other farm animals; to win blue ribbons for baking, canned goods, art work, garden produce, or 4H projects while Mom and Grandma collect blue ribbons for their canning, baking, and needlework, and then compete in the rolling-pin throw! There are even trophies for the family entering the most exhibits!
This old-fahioned local fair also comes complete with family-friendly activities like a greased-pole contest, toad races, and a rodeo, chili contest, and talent show. Saturday morning always starts off with a great local parade, with prizes awarded to the best floats and mounted groups. The Bosque Farms Fair is a true slice of old Americana!
This year's Bosque Farms Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 31 - August 3, 2008. Thursday evening includes registration, with events held Friday through Sunday. Most of the judging occurs on Friday, along with the talent contest. Saturday events include the community parade, and a long list of events and competitions, culminating in a family dance in the evening. The Bosque Farms 4H Horse show takes place on Sunday. You can view the complete schedule of events online, or just find out more information about Bosque Farms, New Mexico. Check it out and you'll see why we love living in Bosque Farms!
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