Bosque Farms Community Fair: a Step Back in Time!

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Real Estate Agent with Choices Real Estate

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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Rainer
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Circumlocation Netheads
Circumlocation, Inc. - Albuquerque, NM

I love the Bosque Farms community fair--- it really is an old-fashioned, family-friendly event that makes you expect the Waltons to drop by any minute! Too bad there are so few of these in existence any more...

Jul 29, 2008 12:52 PM #1
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Laura Warden Nordin
Century 21 Camco Realty - Albuquerque, NM
30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate

Yep, the fair started up this evening. But not to worry--- you can still get your entries in tomorrow morning if you missed this evening. This fair is a real kick, so if you're new to Valencia County, be sure to check this out!

Jul 31, 2008 03:44 PM #2
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Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

Thanks for the great advice. I will check back often. I really like the blog. I am new at blogging but I am beginning to learn quite a bit from reading blogs like the ones I find on Active Rain. If I can ever be of help just let me know.  

                                                                 Thanks, Terry

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Dec 01, 2008 02:00 AM #3
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Brian Warden
Choices Real Estate - Bosque Farms, NM

Thanks, Terry! Bosque Farms is a wonderful and unique little community. We love it.

Dec 11, 2008 12:37 AM #4
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