Eddy County Fair Board President John Bain prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon signifying the start of the 2015 Eddy County Fair Monday afternoon at the fairgrounds as other county fair and Eddy County officials, and members of the Artesia Trailblazers and Artesia Chamber of Commerce look on. Visitors had already begun streaming in by 5 p.m. to view exhibits and sample the fair food, with junior livestock shows also beginning Monday evening. The fair will run through Saturday.  Teresa Lemon - Daily Press

Eddy County Fair Board President John Bain prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon signifying the start of the 2015 Eddy County Fair Monday afternoon at the fairgrounds as other county fair and Eddy County officials, and members of the Artesia Trailblazers and Artesia Chamber of Commerce look on. Visitors had already begun streaming in by 5 p.m. to view exhibits and sample the fair food, with junior livestock shows also beginning Monday evening. The fair will run through Saturday. Teresa Lemon – Daily Press