The school calendar lists this Friday, September 28th, as “Fair Day,” but it will actually be an
in-service day for teachers and staff members, with students not attending school.
The decision to change the Southwestern New Mexico State Fair dates means Deming school students will not get a day off of school to attend the fair.
Fair board members reportedly moved the Deming fair dates to assure that the annual attraction featured a carnival.
But the new fair dates conflict with Deming High School’s homecoming – a date that was set by a statewide calendar and
approved by the New Mexico Activities Association over a year ago.
Since Deming school officials cannot move homecoming, they have announced they are working with the fair board to merge
activities or compromise on event times to make the weekend successful for all.
But Friday, October 12th – the Friday of the fair – will be a regular day for students, teachers and staff.