New Mexico Children’s Fair

May 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Attractions, Kids

The New Mexico Children’s Fair, sometimes called the Albuquerque Children’s Fair, depending on who you’re listening to, takes place this weekend May 5 and 6, 2012, with plenty of family fun and activities.

The New Mexico Children’s Fair at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum isn’t free, but it’s the same low price as Balloon Museum admission, and it includes lots of stuff to do over the weekend. Entertainment and activities include:

  • Performances including music, dancers, and gymnastics
  • Free bicycle tune-ups if you take your bike
  • Old Town Gunslingers
  • See wolfs and wolf dogs, rattlesnakes, and birds
  • Climb a rock wall and play on jumpers
  • Storytellers, face-painting, balloon animals, and kids can plant seeds in containers to take home
  • Zumba session, hula hooping,  and strong man trials
  • A SWAT team, and firefighters simulating a kitchen fire to show kids how to escape from a burning room
  • A dog fashion show
  • Meet Orbit, the Albuquerque Isotopes mascot at 2 pm on Saturday May 5

Check out all the New Mexico Children’s Fair activities, and the entertainment schedule.

Balloon Museum admission covers much of the fun, although expect to pay extra for some activities – like the fundraiser Monster Truck rides ($5 donation in aid of UNM Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network) or get a bike helmet and decorate it with a $10 donation to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The usual Sunday morning Balloon Museum free admission hours were NOT in effect last year for this special event, and admission was charged at all times. I don’t know if that’s the same this year, but I’m just saying…

New Mexico Children’s Fair:

  • When: Saturday and Sunday May 5 and May 6, 2012
  • Time: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Where: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • Price:  Adults:  $3. Seniors aged 65+:  $2. Children 4 – 12:  $1. Kids aged 3 and under get in free!

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is at 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE.



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