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2014 Special Photo Competition, $100.00 Prize

   In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Otero County Fair, the Photography department will have a special competition for 2014. Photos entered in the special competition must include "75", this may be the actual number or 75 items.

   Photos from all divisions are eligible. (Only one submission per artist is allowed for the Special Competition) All regular entry and eligibility, instructions, and division rules apply. Selection of the winner will be made and the winner will receive an award of $100.00 and a Grand Champion rosette. This is a separate competition and will be displayed as such. Entry into this competition does not count toward the 2 per exhibitor limit. There will be a $10 fee to enter this contest.

   So, it is time to use your imagination and plan out that winning shot!! See entry details here.

75 for our 75th!

   We are excited to celebrate our 75th Anniversary fair this year and are looking for 75 entries for our 75th parade! Please visit our Parade page for details and plan to participate. Hope to see you there, August 9th, 6:30 pm.

LOOKING DOWN ON LOOKING BACK - Welcome to the grand opening parade for the 1955 Otero County Fair. Back then the parade route went the reverse direction from today. At left, the parade is coming north up New York Avenue, passing the Spudnut Shop. At right, the parade has turned right, heading east down 10th Street. It was Sept. 15, and on the marquee of the Mesa Theater is the movie "Wagon Wheels," starring Randolph Scott. The second feature was "Snow Creature". On the right of the photo is the County Courthouse, under construction. These aerial photos were taken by Sam Blackwell, who at the time was photographer for Bell Aircraft at Holloman. He now lives in Eugene, Ore.

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Otero County Fair Association
401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Phone: (575) 434-0788

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