New Mexico Septembers are wonderful - roasting green chile scent wafts through the air, hot air balloons dot the morning skies, and, the New Mexico State Fair begins. And, with the State Fair comes the State Fair parade - it went down today. The parade traveled east, from the intersection of Louisiana and Central, towards Eubank and Central. This year's parade was rich - full of colorful floats and people - just the way we like our parades in the Land of Enchantment.
Here you go, Burqueños. The 2015 parade participants.
San Miguel County Sheriff's Posse.
It would not be a New Mexican parade without a Paleta guy.
Vietnamese American Association represented.
Colfax County young Marines.
Las Vegas Dons High School marching band.
It just isn't a state fair parade without a John Deere tractor.
Squee! Excited about candy falling from the sky.
Running for the finish line.
Brute force boxing.
And, last but not least, the first female motorcycle officer in the State of New Mexico, Officer Vanessa Martinez. You go, girl!
Time to head to the fair - pie is waiting.