August is one of the busiest months of the year in Valencia County. Kids go back to school, Bosque Farms puts on its historic community fair, Our Lady of Belen holds its annual fiestas and then the county fair begins. With all that happening, it’s good that Labor Day comes around with a three-day weekend during which we can recuperate.

With so many events packed into this month, no one can complain that there’s nothing to do. Take advantage of it!

Have a green chileburger at the fiestas, then take your turn at the carpa dance. Check out the antique cars on display and watch the baby derby at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. And be sure to go to the fiesta parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.

The county fair will be happening the following weekend. It’s fun to watch the kids put their animals through their paces in the barn and to check out the handicrafts and flowers in the exhibition hall. And there’ll be another great parade your chance not only to see riders and horses but also to check out the high school bands.

The more people who attend these events, the more successful they’ll be and the more different things they can afford to put on. It’s a good way to help these events expand.

And, while you’re at it, go to the growers market in Anna Becker Park in Belen on Friday afternoons.

Don’t you love August?

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