Colorado is a breathtaking state to visit, but nothing gives you quite the feel for a state like heading to the fair. You’ll learn more about Colorado and its food, crafts, livestock, art, and the other things that make that state special - all in one place. And because this is Colorado, there is, of course, a rodeo along with the fair! The fair takes place in Pueblo, about two hours south of Denver.
Along with a rodeo, which is always a thrilling event, you can take in the usual fair events - see prize-winning livestock and agricultural entries and arts and crafts. Kids can experience the Butterfly Encounter, or watch the Rooster Crowing or Duck Quacking Contests. There are racing pigs, and a surfing and stunt dog show. And of course, there are all sorts of fun foods to try at the fair! There are deep-fried Oreos and Twinkies, gator on a stick, and Colorado’s specialty - Rocky Mountain oysters (nope. They’re not seafood.)
You can also watch motorsports including a demolition derby and a monster truck demonstration, and see the horse show or the livestock show.
Gate admission is $12 for those 13 and up, $6 for kids 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. There are several discount days during the fair as well. Carnival rides require separate tickets - you can purchase an unlimited ride band for $35, or pay $1.25 for each individual ticket. Concerts are free, once you’ve paid the gate admission.
There are plenty of amenities on-site at the fair. You can rent wheelchairs and strollers at the fair for a small fee. There are also places to charge phones while you’re there. Coolers and outside food and drink are not allowed inside the fair.
1001 Beulah Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004
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There is camping available at the fairgrounds, which means you can enjoy a full day at the fair and then return to the peace and quiet of your RV nearby. Renting an RV with RVShare means even if you don’t have your own RV, you can enjoy a stress-free stay near to all the action!
Camping is in the Horsemen/Livestock Lot north of the Event Center. All spaces have water hookups and electrical service at a minimum of 30 amp service. Some sites also have sewer hookups and 50 amp service. Sewer pumping is available each morning. Campsites cost $35 per night, and there is a $10 fee charged for vehicle passes for each camping stay.
There are also other places to camp nearby, including:
Whether you bring your own RV or use an RV rental, RV camping is a great way to experience the fair! You’ll be able to spend the day exploring, then come back to a hot shower and comfy bed just a short distance from the fair. Your own private bathroom is always a bonus, too!
From the north: Take I-25 south to exit 97A (Central Ave. exit). Head north one block to Northern Ave. Turn left on Northern Ave, then right on Beulah Ave and go four blocks to the fairgrounds.
From the south: Take I-25 north to exit 97A (Central Ave. exit). Head north one block to Northern Ave. Turn left on Northern Ave, then right on Beulah Ave and go four blocks to the fairgrounds.
From the west: Take Highway 50 east to Pueblo Blvd. Turn right on Pueblo Blvd., then make a left on Thatcher Ave. Make a right on Prairie Ave. and go four blocks to the fairgrounds.
From the east: Take Highway 50 west to 4th St. Head west on 4th St. 4th becomes Lincoln St., then Thatcher Ave. Stay on Thatcher Ave., then make a left on Prairie Ave and go four blocks to the fairgrounds.
Public parking is available in the Colorado State Fair lot south of the fairgrounds between Mesa and Northern Ave. Parking prices range from $7 to $10. There is also a free shuttle that runs from the Main St. parking garage at 110 S. Main St. to the fairgrounds. Shuttles run every 15-30 minutes. Parking in the Main St. garage is also free.
You can purchase tickets to the fair for $12 for adults, and $6 for kids 5-12 (younger children are free). You can also purchase carnival armbands and tickets at the door.
We at RVshare are thrilled to help people explore the amazing outdoors or to discover new towns and states and learn about all that happens there. Whether this is your first trip to Colorado, or you’re a native, attending the State Fair is a wonderful way to learn more about the Centennial State and its offerings, to have a blast riding carnival rides, and to experience a good ol’ Colorado rodeo. Visiting the fair in an RV is a great way to experience the event stress-free, with your own shower and bed nearby, and with the ability to make and bring food along. Regardless of whether you visit the fair in an RV rental from us or make other arrangements, we’d love to see pictures of your experience! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share your visit. Your trip could be featured on our blog or social media!
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