San Juan County Fair festivities kick off with parade

Farmington Daily Times

The San Juan County Fair doesn't officially get underway until Monday morning, but the festivities began tonight on Main Street through downtown Farmington with the annual fair parade.

Despite overcast skies and the threat of rain, the parade attracted dozens of entries and hundreds of spectators, who saw floats, animals and marching bands of all varieties.

Little Miss Latina Farmington, Brianna Pena Begay, center, gets ready for the San Juan County Fair Parade with other members of Miss Teen New Mexico Latina and Carrasco Dance Productions Friday in Farmington.

The fair runs from Monday through Aug. 19 at McGee Park, and includes livestock shows, competitions, concerts and a carnival. For a full schedule, visit

San Juan County Fair Queen Kaylee Madewell, center, gets ready to ride down Main Street on Friday before the start of the San Juan County Fair Parade in Farmington.