2020 State Fair Online and in Person (For a Few)
The ongoing COVID pandemic might have shut down the Colorado State Fair this year. But members of the Colorado State Fair Board of Authority asked themselves the question; “What could a modified, safe, and socially distant drive-through fair look like?”
Greenberg: “Framing it that way really allowed us to keep the heart and soul of the fair alive. And in our eyes, that’s supporting all the kids that have spent a lot of this last year getting ready for this moment. So we are really proud of being able to continue with the 4H and FFA events on-site at the fair this year. There will be one parent allowed on-site. There are restrictions on-site for protecting the health and safety of everyone on the ground. While the ground will primarily be closed to the public we are having drive through fair food throughout fair time.”
Colorado Ag Commissioner Kate Greenberg says in normal times, the state fair has about a $30 million impact on the Pueblo economy just during the 11 days of the fair. So they’re encouraging families to continue to consider Pueblo as an opportunity for a getaway
Greenberg: “Staying safely at Pueblo hotels, frequenting Pueblo businesses, and coming through the drive-through fair you get to see the champion animals, get to your funnel cake and then you can go back home and participate online in on of many different virtual events we have going on.”
Go to www.coloraodstatefair.com for virtual competitions, 4H and FFA competition videos, virtual day camps, and daily schedules.
The Fair continues through September 7th.