ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – If you’re interested in enjoying the State Fair for free this year, you might consider volunteering.
The fair is seeking ambassadors to provide information to visitors, as well as volunteers for areas like parking and the reading corner. Depending on the shift, you could get free admission or concert tickets in exchange.
Organizers are hoping more locals will get involved in this year’s fair.
“We are interested in involving the community more,” Public Information Officer Wyndham Kemsley said. “The New Mexico State Fair has a long heritage of community support and involvement.”
This year, the fair is creating a more structured, formal volunteer program to get more locals involved.
Previously, the fair pulled volunteers from various agencies.
Now, they are focusing on pulling directly from the community with an entire portion of their website dedicated to applications.
“It is a good opportunity for those who are interested in kind of seeing what the fair is all about for them to do that,” Kemsley said.
Officials said in order to get at least 100 people to step up, they are creating incentives like free admission and concert tickets.
“It is a good deal for anybody who wants to attend the fair outside of volunteering,” Kemsley said.
Staff said having more help from the community is also a matter of showing their New Mexico pride.
“We are happy to be back and stronger than ever this year, so we are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful people and families of New Mexico come out to this year’s event.”
For details, click here. The fair runs Sep. 5-15.