New Mexico’s 2021 State Fair Numbers were WAY down (thanks to MLG’s vaccine mandate)

After being canceled completely in 2020 the New Mexico State Fair returned in 2021. Unfortunately thanks to the last minute imposition of a vaccine mandate by Gov. Lujan Grisham, attendance at the Fair plummeted as you can see below. The following data were provided as part of a Rio Grande Foundation request for public records.

New Mexico State Fair attendance for 2018-2021.

2018: 504,445

2019: 472,415

2020: 0

2021: 275,467

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