LOVINGTON, N.M. – The Lea County Fair and Rodeo has become a destination point for many who are looking for great entertainment and an amazing price.
Fair officials have made it even more affordable with the creation of early bird ticket sales. From June 2-July 18, potential fairgoers will have an opportunity to purchase tickets online at a discounted rate.
The early-bird prices are $7 for adult; $5 for a child; $20 for a Family Four Pack (two adults and two children); $48 for an Adult Season Pass (for ages 13 and older); and $36 for a Child Season Pass (for ages 6-12). That’s a significant savings, and the Family Fun Pack will not be available after July 18. Advanced tickets may be purchased at http://www.leacounty.net/events_detail.aspx?id=47.
“None of these tickets will be available for purchase online after July 18,” said Stephanie Rice, the administrative coordinator at the Lea County Fairgrounds. “I encourage everyone to buy them online, get the discount and avoid any lines at the gate.”
The annual fair and rodeo is set for Friday, Aug. 1-Saturday, Aug. 9, at the fairgrounds in Lovington. Over the years, it’s proven to be a hotbed of entertainment, and the 2014 lineup is a perfect example of that.
Over the 10-day expo, fairgoers will have daily entertainment from ventriloquist Kevin Johnson, the Equilibrium Circus and Hambone Express. But it’s the night-time stage that will host some of the best acts in music history.
Saturday, Aug. 2: Night Ranger and 38 Special
Tuesday, Aug. 5: Casey Donahew Band
Wednesday, Aug. 6: MercyMe
Thursday, Aug. 7: Joe Nichols
Friday, Aug. 8: Dwight Yoakam
Saturday, Aug. 9: Eli Young Band
That star-studded lineup will be highlighted by some of the best rodeo action in the country. The Lea County Fair and Rodeo will host Xtreme Bulls on Tuesday, Aug. 5, then four nights of ProRodeo action. The rodeo is part of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour and will feature the top cowboys and cowgirls in the game.
“We are excited to introduce the early bird ticket sales this year, because we think it will be a great thing for fairgoers,” Rice said. “They can get their tickets early and get a discount at the same time.”