New mexico clay Events

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta OCT. 6-14 2018

A world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.

Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year October 6-14, 2018.

From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Our signature event remains Balloon Fiesta - which, with almost 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.

Imagine 54 football fields, all put together. That's the size of Balloon Fiesta Park's 78-acre launch field! And at this Park's "playing field," there are no losing teams and no viewing stands. Guests walk the field and are part of the action.

Hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. What you can't hear until you walk our field at nightfall is the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Park into a huge lighted Christmas tree of colorful balloons. What you can't feel until you join us is the massive joy everywhere around you.


New Mexico State Fair 

September 6-16, 2018

Come participate in the Home Arts competitions at the New Mexico State Fair! There are amazing pies, cookies, cakes, and CERAMICS. Much more at this year's state fair!

  • Home Arts competitions at the New Mexico State Fair!

    It is free and FUN! Amaze your friends!


    Entry dates for Creative Arts is August 24 and August 25th

    from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Website


    Click here for the rules
    There are amazing pies, cookies, cakes, and CERAMICS. Much more at this year's state fair!

    September 6-16, 2018


    If you have any questions concerning entries please contact:

    Brant Palley from New Mexico Clay 505 881-2350

    Or Erlinda Trujillo Entry Department Coordinator



    80th Annual New Mexico State Fair

    Dates: September 6, 2018 - September 16, 2018.

    Location: EXPO New Mexico.

    300 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

    Phone: 505-265-3976.

    Time: Sunday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm.

    Price: $10 Adults (12-64), $7 (Seniors (65 and up), $7 Kids (11 and under), FREE for Kids 5 and under!


Come to our once a year 3 day

Spring Sale  at New Mexico Clay!

Open House is May 2,3, 4 2019

Friday and Saturday Regular Store Hours all 3 days (open later on Friday (5:30)

Everything in the store is on Sale! (Almost) 


  • Mayco - TBA
  • Amaco -TBA
  • Spectrum - TBA
  • Shimpo’s -TBA
  • Skutt -TBA
  • Duncan -DOA

Used Mold Sale

Skutt Kilns On Sale

Shimpo and Brent Wheels! Sale!