It’s that time of year when those months long 4H projects come to their conclusion with shows, pies and preserved goods find a blue ribbon or two, and rodeos and the carnivals are cranking loud and rebellious in the Colorado sunshine.
This weekend is the last of Cheyenne Frontier Days, ending July 27. The weekend of August 1st is our own Larimer County Fair and also the Denver County Fair.
The Larimer County Fair began it’s competitions July 18 and will go through August 6. The Fair will start its lead up this week with 4H shows and various rodeos and barrel racing. The big fair with all it’s vendors and events starts August 1. There you can check out the 4H barns, there will be a host of shows and vendors, and domestic competitions will be displayed in one of the buildings. The Fair is held at the Ranch in Loveland. The Gnarly Barley Brewfest will also be held there on August 2.
The Weld County Fair is an annual free event, held from July 23 to July 28. The Fair is open to the public and boasts a variety of displays and contests. The Fair gives the youth and adults of Weld County an opportunity to exhibit their skills in a wide range of areas including agriculture, livestock, natural resources, engineering, consumer and family, fine arts, horticulture and family living. It is held at the Weld County Fairgrounds, Island Grove Regional Park, in Greeley.
The Denver County Fair , held August 1 to August 3, honors most of the fine traditions of America’s county fairs, which have been enjoyed by millions of people for over 100 years. But, they are NEW – founded in 2011. Today, Denver is a progressive, bustling metropolis, forging a reputation as “the new creative capital.” So expect them to do things differently than the fairs that were established last century, or the century before. Their motto – “We are new, we are urban and we are still pioneers!”
The Boulder County Fair, Livestock Show and Rodeo, held August 1 to August 10, in Longmont Colorado. There will be a host of events including a Farm to Table dinner, a craft distillery festival, rodeo, 4H, music, a 5K and more.
The Colorado State Fair in Pueblo will be held August 22 to September 1. Since 1869 the Colorado State Fair has continued to grow into one of the biggest events in the state. Rodeo, exhibitions, concerts and more. Their motto, “Educating Youth in Agriculture.”