Colorado State Fair Opens
In 1872 about 2000 ranchers, farmers and families gathered for a horse exhibition on what is now Pueblo. They didn't know it then but it was the beginning of the annual festival known as the Colorado State Fair.
Nearly 150 years later the state's premier Agriculture Fair is underway again.
Chris Wiseman General Manager of the Colorado State Fair
Recorded this informational message earlier this year.
The Colorado State Fairgrounds facility provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year. Of that figure, $29 million is driven by the Fair itself.
This year's Fair starts with PRCA Rodeo and a concert by The Oak Ridge Boys Friday night, as well as free attractions like surfing dogs, a Stilt Circus, the kid's pedal tractor pull,