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Farmington Events Calendar: Things to do in Northern New Mexico

San Juan County Fair will host livestock shows, a parade and carnival rides beginning Aug. 7. (File photo)
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San Juan County Fair kicks off Friday and runs through Aug. 13 at McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568. The fair will feature livestock shows, a parade, vendors and live musical performances.

The San Juan County Fair parade will lead the festivities at 6 p.m. Friday night, with the parade route traveling through downtown Farmington.

Fairgrounds will open each day at 8 a.m. Carnival rides will operate Aug. 11 to 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 children and seniors.

For more information, call (505) 325-5415 or visit www.sanjuancountyfair.net.

Local Events, Aug. 4-18
Saturday, Aug. 7

Pinon Hill Community Church and partners backpack giveaway, 9-11 a.m., Desert Heights, 1835 E. Main St., Farmington; Timberline Church, 311 Ruins Rd., Aztec; Riverstone Church, 810 N. Buena Vista Ave., Farmington; Pinon Hills Community Church, 5101 N. Dustin Ave., Farmington. Details: (505) 320-3792.

Fourth annual DeDe’s Golden Ram memorial car show and concert, 9 a.m., Riverside Park, S. Lightplant Road, Aztec. Free. Family fun, food trucks, vendors, DJ intrapment all day with concerts in between and car show. Details: www.facebook.com/events/589092042072610.

LIBRE Back to School Bash, 9-11 a.m., Desert Heights Church, 1835 E. Main St. Free. For parents and students. Backpacks will be given away. Details: bit.ly/2VCFgoF.

Water Cycle Suncatchers activity, 10 a.m., Riverside Nature Center, N. Browning Pkwy. $1. For ages 3 and older. Make a colorful window decoration. Details: (505) 599-1422.

Summer Terrace Concert Series with Terry Richard, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Farmington Museum & Visitor Center, 3041 E. Main St. Free. Details: www.fmtn.org/248/Farmington-Museum-at-Gateway-Park.

Neighborfest: Benefit Concert, 6-9 p.m., Wines of the San Juan, 233 Highway 511, Blanco. $25. A night of live music, casual hanging out and food and drinks for a good cause. Details: (505) 325-8231, mcullip@basin.health or www.basin.health/good-neighbors.

Artrageous performance, 7:30-9 p.m., Lions Wilderness Outdoor Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd. $6-$10. An interactive art and music experience. ARTrageous is a troupe of 12 artists, singers, dancers and musicians hailing from the high desert of New Mexico.Details: (505) 599-1148.

Monday, Aug. 9

Kirtland Growers Market, 5-7 p.m., Kirtland Town Hall, 47 County Road 6500, Kirtland. Free. Meet local growers and purchase fresh and local ingredients. Details: (505) 592-2551 or kirtlandgrowersmarket@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Jazz Jam, 7-9 p.m., The Heart Space/Studio 116, 116 W. Main St. Free. Join music lovers for a live Jazz Jam. Open to the public. Capacity is limited. Details: (505) 320-5084 or www.facebook.com/sanjuanjazzsociety.

Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 12-1 and 19-20

A Midsummer Night's Dream, 7-10 p.m., Lions Wilderness Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd. $10-$12. Theater Ensemble Arts presents William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Details: (505) 320-0101 or tearsnm@gmail.com.

Saturday, Aug. 14

Bookstore Romance Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Amy’s Bookcase, 2530 San Juan Blvd.

Story Weavers Writers and Readers group meeting, 10 a.m. Amy’s Bookcase, 2530 San Juan Blvd. Activities and discussions geared towards both readers and writers. Details: www.facebook.com/events/524041312247724.

Summer Terrace Concert Series with The Classics and Company, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Farmington Museum & Visitor Center, 3041 E. Main St. Free. Details: www.fmtn.org/248/Farmington-Museum-at-Gateway-Park.

Sports Events, July 14-28
Friday, Aug. 6

Chip in Fore the Kids Golf Tournament, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Pinon Hills Golf Course, 2101 Sunrise Pkwy. $500 for a 4-man team. Benefits Farmington Boys and Girls Club. Details: (505) 324-5113 or (505) 334-8861 or tvaldez@hilcorp.com.

Saturday, Aug. 7, 14

Lions Den Handicap Disc Golf League, 7-9 a.m., Lions Wilderness Disc Golf Course. Free. Optional $1.00 Ace Pool. Rounds are sanctioned. Details: www.facebook.com/events/254850426454806.

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Piedra Vista High School football vs. Cleveland, 4 p.m., Piedra Vista Football Field and Track.

N.M. Aces Tag League, 5 p.m., Lions Wilderness Park. $1 per player. 18-holes rounds. Prizes awarded. Deatils: www.discgolfscene.com/leagues/N_M_Aces_Tag_League_2021.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Farmington High School football vs. Bloomfield, 4 p.m., Hutchison Stadium.

For more information and to confirm event information, visit each event page online or call the organizer.

List your event on The Durango Herald’s calendar

Event listings are updated daily on www.durangoherald.com and in the printed editions of The Durango Herald every Wednesday.

The deadline for listings is 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Event listings are limited in length. You will not be able to list your event in this form if you exceed this limit or fail to complete the form below. Listings also may be submitted by email to events@durangoherald.com, but must contain the information listed on the form below, and in the same order.

Listings are published at the prerogative of the calendar editor and may be edited for punctuation, clarity and length and to eliminate tasteless material. The Durango Herald bears no responsibility for inaccurate entries.