The 77e edition of the Eddy County Fair ended Saturday at Artesia at the Eddy County Fairgrounds with the Junior Cattle Auction.
Nearly 138 children from 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters in the northern and southern portions of Eddy County participated in Saturday’s auction.
The fair officially kicked off on July 26 with a parade at the Bulldog Bowl parking lot and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the exhibit building. Registrations for the show were submitted on July 23 and 25.
The breeding programs began on the night of July 26 with the dairy heifer show and ran throughout the week.
The final event of the fair was the Junior Livestock Auction.
Food trucks, exhibits from Eddy County nonprofits and businesses were part of the 2022 Eddy County Fair featuring a flower display, pecan contest auction , a bullfight and two concerts on Thursday and Friday evening.
Christian vocal group We Are Messengers performed on Thursday night, followed by country singer Aaron Watson on Friday night after the running of the bulls.
Ahead of Saturday’s livestock auction, visitors participated in a cornhole tournament, chili and ice cream brewing contest and anvil toss.