Los Alamos Mainstreet & Creative District Announces Fair & Rodeo Parade Results: LAHS Band Is Overall Winner

Los Alamos High School Band in Saturday’s Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos MainStreet & Creative District

Los Alamos Pony Club members received honorable mention for their float in the Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos MainStreet & Creative District


Los Alamos celebrated the County Fair and Rodeo, with a parade of 25 floats today, under the theme of ‘Harnessing Chaos.’

This year’s judges were County Councilor, Suzie Havemann, L.A. Bootery and Mesa Top Games and Toys owner, Carolyn Cowan, and Founder and CEO of UbiQD, Inc., Hunter McDaniel. 

Much debate was had due to the response and effort floats took in responding to the theme. So this year the judges selected one overall winner and three honorable mentions.

First place was awarded to Los Alamos High School Marching Band. Their containment of the many instruments, flags, and musicians was a feat to behold and they pulled out all the stops during their many songs along the route.

Honorable Mentions were awarded to The Hill Stompers, Los Alamos Stable Owner’s Association, and Lemonade Living. Congratulations to the winners!

Judge Carolyn Cowan commented, “A parade is inherently chaotic but it was good to see the theme carried from the music of the live bands through to the impressive long horns and all the crowd pleasers in between.

”Councilor Havemann remarked, “We judges were impressed by the high school marching band, the largest group… they definitely set a celebratory tone for the rest of the parade!”

Havemann also wanted to give, “an enthusiastic shout-out to the high energy (and chaotic!) Shriners, they are such a crowd pleaser, I can’t imagine a parade without them!”

Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District sincerely thank the judges as well as sponsors Enterprise Bank and Trust and Los Alamos County. Thank you to all that participated in this year’s Fair and Rodeo Parade. Yee Haw!

Los Alamos MainStreet is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, the Creative District, Discover Los Alamos, projectY Co-Work Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.