The Eddy County Fair has started at the fairgrounds in Artesia.
The fair has given everyone a reason to come together for seven decades to celebrate the county’s history.
The official opening happens at 5 o’clock today at the exhibit building and the community center.
Also today, the parade starts at 4 o’clock. The dairy heifer show begins at 7 o’clock in the livestock barn show ring.
The Future Farmers of America and 4-H run the fair, which continues until Saturday.