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Colorado State Fair

Pueblo, Colorado

Aug 27 2021 - Sep 06 2021

Price: $6-$12 for admission

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Colorado is a breathtaking state to visit, but nothing gives you quite the feel for a state like heading to the Colorado State 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. 

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

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.

ON-SITE AMENITIES

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.

LOCATION

1001 Beulah Ave.

Pueblo, CO 81004

LINEUP

The 2021 lineup includes headliners Nelly, Jon Pardi, and George Thorogood. Other musicians include PRCA Ram Rodeo with Casey Donahew, Dustin Lynch, and Diamond Rio.

RVING AT THE EVENT

Please call Tracey at 719-404-2023 to receive a reservation request form. 

Fair Camping Details

Fair Camping Map 

There are also other places to camp nearby, including: 

  • Pueblo South/ Colorado City KOA offers free WiFi and cable, and has a pool, mini golf, and a dog park.
  • Pueblo West Campground is eight miles from Pueblo Lake and has restrooms with showers, laundry, and is pet and motorcycle friendly.
  • Haggard’s RV Campground has full hookups and pull-throughs, showers, and WiFi. The park is on well water, however, and requires you to bring a filter and bottled drinking water.
  • Lake Pueblo has 400 campsites in three different areas of the park. All sites have a paved parking area, covered picnic table, and fire pit. Some sites also have flush toilets, coin-operated showers, laundry, dump stations, and playgrounds. 

WHERE TO STAY

RV Camping

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!

Hotels

There are plenty of hotels in Pueblo - you can find a few of them here. You can also find hotel suggestions on travel sites like Travelocity or Expedia

HOW TO GET THERE

Traveling from the North: Take I-25 South to Exit 97A (Central Avenue Exit). Go north one block to Northern Avenue. Turn left on Northern Avenue to Beulah Avenue. Turn right on Beulah Avenue and go four blocks to the 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 Beulah Avenue. Turn right on Beulah Avenue and go four blocks to the 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 the Fairgrounds.

Traveling from the East: Take Highway 50 West to 4th Street. On 4th Street, go west. Be aware that 4th Street becomes Lincoln Street then becomes Thatcher Avenue. Stay on Thatcher Avenue to Prairie Avenue. Turn left on Prairie Avenue and go four blocks to the Fairgrounds.

PARKING

PARKING INFORMATION:
Public parking is available in the Colorado State Fair lot south of the Fairgrounds between Mesa and Northern Avenue.
PARKING PRICE: $10

PUEBLO TRANSIT COURTESY SHUTTLE:
Will run from the City’s Main Street Parking Garage (at 110 S. Main in downtown Pueblo) to the State Fair Gate on Beulah Ave. Shuttles will run every 15 to 30 minutes. The shuttle and parking in the garage is FREE.

SHUTTLE SERVICE HOURS:
The shuttle will run daily from 10:00 a.m. – midnight

HANDICAP ACCESS:
Handicap parking and access to the Fairgrounds is available from designated areas along Beulah & Arroyo Avenues.
Please be aware that the Arroyo gate is not open to the public.

TICKETS & PRICING

TICKET INFORMATION:
Adult Gate Admission (ages 13 & older) – $12
Kids (ages 5-12) – $6
Children 4 & under are FREE (when accompanied by an adult)

CARNIVAL PRICES:
Mega Pass* – $140.00 includes general admission and 11 days of unlimited rides
Unlimited Ride Band* – $35
Individual Credit – $1

WRAP UP

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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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.