Colorado State Fair
August 24 - September 3, 2018
The Colorado State Fair has been a part of Colorado's agricultural history for over 140 years; Colorado is proud to honor that legacy by promoting youth and agriculture. Every year, this event strives to be better than before, and this year is no different. Colorado State Fair has various events on their grounds and in the creative arts building, exhibit halls, fine arts building and the palace of agriculture. In addition, the grounds feature carnival rides.
Get ready for nonstop entertainment at one of the largest pro rodeos in the country. Highlights include a livestock and horse show, parades, concerts, art exhibitions, a Fiesta Day, and an electrifying carnival all at the Pueblo Fairgrounds.
Some events begin before the Fairgrounds officially open and some attractions stay open later. Food and commercial vendors open for business at 11:00 am.
- Fairgrounds, Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm; Friday-Sunday & Labor Day - 10am-11pm
- Carnival, Monday-Friday - 2pm-midnight; Saturday, Sunday & Labor Day - 12pm-midnight
- Kiddie Land Carnival Rides, Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm; Friday-Sunday & Labor Day - 10am-11pm
- Creative Arts Building, Daily - 10am-10pm
- Cultural Heritage Center, Daily - 11am-10pm
- Exhibit halls, Daily - 10am-10pm
- Fine Arts Building, Daily - 10am-10pm
- Small Animal Building, Daily - 9am-9pm
- Palace of Agriculture, Daily - 11am-10pm
- Agricultural Pavilion, Daily - 10am-9pm
Free attractions include: Wool Warriors Mutton Bustin' at Fountain Park Walkway, 12th Annual Hispanic Art Exhibit at the Cultural Heritage Center, 9th Annual Street Vault at Fountain Park Walkway, Sandscapes Sand Castle exhibit, Cow Butter Sculpture in the Colorado Building, AG-venture & Children's FFA Barnyard & petting zoo in the Agricultural Pavilion.
FIESTA DAY! The Colorado State Fair's Annual Fiesta Day Parade is celebrating its 48th Anniversary this year. This year's theme has yet to be announced. The traditional Mariachi Mass in Bessemer Park begins at 8:00 am and the Fiesta Parade begins at 10:00 am on East Abriendo Avenue and travels down Northern Avenue ending on Sprague Avenue. 6 trophies will be awarded to the most outstanding parade entries. Enjoy the display of Mexican bands, costumes, vehicles and the Fiesta Queen and Court!
Traveling from the North: I-25 South to Exit 97A (Central Avenue Exit). Go north one block to Northern Avenue. Turn left on Northern Avenue to Prairie Avenue. Turn right on Prairie Avenue and go two blocks to fairgrounds.
Traveling from the South: Take I-25 North to Exit 97A (Central Avenue Exit). Go north one block to Northern Avenue. Turn left on Northern Avenue to Prairie Avenue. Turn right on Prairie Avenue and go two blocks to fairgrounds.
Traveling from the West: Take Highway 50 East to Pueblo Boulevard. Turn right on Pueblo Boulevard to Thatcher Avenue. Turn left on Thatcher Avenue to Prairie Avenue. Turn right on Prairie Avenue and go four blocks to fairgrounds.
Traveling from the East: Take Highway 50 West to 4th Street. On 4th Street go west. Turn left at Santa Fe Avenue. Travel south on Santa Fe Ave. to Northern Avenue. Turn right on Northern Ave. Travel west on Northern Ave. to Prairie Avenue. Turn right on Prairie Ave. Traveling north on Prairie Ave., the fairgrounds will be on your right.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
ALWAYS OPEN - ALWAYS FREE! One of the most genuine WONDERS of our contemporary World. Built entirely by ONE MAN. The Unique gift shop has Bishop Castle mementos and hard to find gifts.
Between Pueblo and San Isabel National Forest is Colorado City in the shadow of Greenhorn Mountain. Days Inn rooms: king, queen, double, pet-friendly. Free WI-FI. Off I-25, Exit 74. On-site: BK China Kitchen.
Camping at Fort's offers more golf-able vacation days! Large, level, pull-thru RV sites have tree-shaded patios. Boat, fish, swim at Pueblo Reservoir State Park, 10 miles. In Pueblo, minutes to/from hospital.
Minutes from Pueblo the state park is anchored by a large reservoir lake with 400 campsites, marina, a SWIM BEACH. Sun-lovers and water-sports enthusiasts vacation here! Hiking and biking nature trails.
Walk to pristine Lake Isabel from our Colorado retreat. Pine cabins in scenic San Isabel National Forest. Sit back and relax in our mountain lodge. Attractions: star gazing, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, relaxing.
Built for Wheelchair Accessibility, views of Table Mountain, vacation lodge home in Greenhorn Valley, a wonderland for year round outdoor fun. Less crowded than resort towns. A mile off Highway 165 in Rye.
More Activities & Information
Pueblo, Colorado includes: Pueblo West
Greenhorn Valley, Colorado includes: Beulah, Colorado City, Lake San Isabel, Rye, San Isabel