The Colorado State Fair is back for the 151st year. It's a tradition in Southern Colorado and this year it runs August 25 – September 4, 2023.
The fair has all your favorites but also a lot of improvements. The fair has added grass, trees and colored concrete. There is also a white canopy near the Prairie Entrance that is designed to be a movie canvas for LED lights. There are $200,000 worth of LED lights, so it's not just a canopy it has its own show.
Some other favorites are the Governor’s Plate that highlights Colorado’s diverse agricultural products and chefs. There's also a Fine Arts Competition and Slopper Eating Contest.
There are dozens of Free attractions like the crowd favorite sandcastle. Sandscapes will sculpt 150 tons of sand into a mountain of fun you don’t want to miss. Located near the Prairie Gate.
There are a lots of Deals & Discount Days:
Adult Gate Admission – $9 through August 24, $15 starting August 25
Kids (ages 5-12) – $7
Children 4 & under are FREE (when accompanied by an adult)
Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Labor Day: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m.-12 a.m.(midnight)
Friday-Sunday: 11 a.m. -12 a.m. (midnight)
Labor Day: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.(midnight)
Family Fun Zone Rides are open when the fair opens and close at 10 p.m. daily.
Unlimited Ride Band* – $32 through August 24,
$40 starting August 25
Megapass* – $160 through August 24, $200 starting August 25 Individual Credit – $1
*Some specialty rides not included
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