Pueblo's Podcast

Episode 43: Your favorite fair has a few new looks

August 01, 2023 Season 4 Episode 43
Pueblo's Podcast
Episode 43: Your favorite fair has a few new looks
Show Notes

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:   

  • Friday, Aug. 25, and Friday, Sept. 1  Senior Day: Free Admission for Seniors 60+. "$5 Til 5 Friday" Admission Will Be $5 Plus Every Food Stand Will Offer A $5 Item Until 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug.  28. Monday, Sept. 4  CSU Pueblo Kids Day: Free Admission for Children 12 & Under
  • Tuesday,  Aug. 29  Two Can Tuesday: Free Admission with a Donation Of Two Canned Food Items 
  • Wednesday, Aug. 30  One Price Wednesday:Includes Fair Admission, Ranch Rodeo, Ned Ledoux Concert, and a Carnival Ride Wristband
  • Thursday, Aug 31  Back to School Day: Free Fair Admission & $25 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband with Student Voucher or Coupon     

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 

Tap here to see more about the concerts and other details of the fair.