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Colorado State Fair 2024

Watch a rodeo and take some carnival rides at a traditional summer fair

Dates: August 23-September 2, 2024

Colorado State Fair
Colorado State Fair
Colorado State Fair

Disclaimer: the 2020 edition of Colorado State Fair will include limited versions of the events, food vendors, and carnival rides. Some competitions will go virtual. As a rodeo and concerts are canceled this year, organizers promise free admission to the fair.

Everyone loves a good old state fair, and Colorado definitely is the place to see one. The Colorado State Fair takes place every year in late August and early September. The famous fairgrounds in the city of Pueblo on 1001 Beulah Ave., get thousands of visitors attracted by this end-of-summer entertainment—concerts, thrilling rides and competitions, and colourful vendor booths. The fair operates between noon and 11 p.m.

One of the highlights of the Colorado State Fair is its food; if you are not afraid of fried and deep-fried food snacks. Try some Pueblo green chiles, funnel cakes, deep-fried Snickers and other fair specialities. Take part in the Green Chili Championship at the Creative Arts Kitchen. Stop by Foam Fest—the tasting of Colorado’s best craft beers. Rodeo fans won't be disappointed by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association performance at Budweiser Rodeo Arena. Concerts feature lots of country music. The stage has hosted stars like Chris Janson, Foreigner, Huey Lewis & The News and more. Don't forget to check out daytime and late-night carnival, livestock shows, petting zoos and more.

The fair dates back to 1869 when about 2,000 people came to Pueblo for a horse exhibition, and this was the birth of the Colorado State Fair. It is now the largest summer event in Colorado which offers fun, education and memories.

Practical info

How much is it to get into the fair?

In 2020 admission is free. But visitors have to pay for food, carnival rides, and souvenirs. Show more

Is there camping at Colorado State Fair?

Camping grounds are located in the Horsemen/Livestock Lot, north of the Event Center. Show more

How long is the Colorado State Fair?

11 days Show more

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