New Mexico State Fair : New Rides and Food Expected
New Mexico State Fair
The New Mexico State Fair is still about six months away, but organizers are already prepping for it. They announced on Tuesday that a new company will be running its carnival for the first time in decades. Nearly 460,000 people visited the fair last year.
For many families, it’s a tradition. However, the carnival rides this year are going to be different. Expo New Mexico said after about 40 years with Murphy Bros. running its carnival, a new company is taking over in September. That means new rides and new food.
The new operator, Reithoffer Shows, runs one of the largest carnivals on the East Coast. The company is expected to bring more than 40 rides, including major thrill rides. They also said one of those is being built in Italy a roller coaster set to debut here. Fairgoers will also be using a cashless ticketing system for the rides.
As for what prompted all this change, organizers said the old carnival operator just didn’t bid for the job this year. The Murphy Bros. Exposition website shows no scheduled events.