Fair board members reportedly moved the Deming fair dates to assure that the annual attraction featured a carnival. The fair will now be held October 10th-14th, moved from the last week of this month.
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.
And, Friday, September 28th – list as “Fair Day” in the school calendar – will be an in-service day for teachers and staff members, but students will not attend school.