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Other Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
 
General
 
When does the Fair run?
August 23 - September 2, 2013
 
Where is the Fair located?
The Colorado State Fairgrounds is located in Pueblo at 1001 Beulah Ave.
From Interstate 25, take exit 97A, (Central Avenue exit). Go right (north) on Abriendo to the first stoplight. Turn left (west) on Northern Avenue to Prairie Avenue. Turn right (north) on Prairie. Go four blocks on Prairie to the Fairgrounds. 

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How much does it cost to attend the Fair?
Kids 6 – 12:          $7 every day
Adults 13 & up:    $7 Mon – Thurs
                             $10 Fri – Sun.

Are pets allowed at the Colorado State Fair?
No pets are allowed on the Colorado State Fairgrounds with the exception of seeing-eye dogs or animals competing at the Fair.

Can I rent strollers or wheelchairs? What is the cost and where?
Yes, they are available at Gates 2 (Arroyo St.), 5 (Prairie St.) and 9 (Beulah St.). A valid ID is required for rentals.
Wheelchairs* $15
Fun Rider Strollers $10
Double Strollers $15
Wagons $15
Electric Scooters* $50 for a full day or $35 for 4 hours
Jogger Stroller - $15
(* Wheel chair weight limit is 250 pounds. * Scooter weight limit is 450 pounds.)
 
Do you take checks or credit cards at the gate or carnival?
The Colorado State Fair does not accept any checks at all. Cash, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted.
 
What are the hours of operation for the Fair?
Grounds, Mon-Thurs..................................12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Fri-Sun & Labor Day....................................10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Creative Arts Building, daily...............10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Cultural Heritage, Mon. - Thur.......... 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cultural Heritage, Fri. - Sun...............10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Exhibit halls, daily.............................10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, daily.....................10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Small Animal Building, daily................ 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Palace of Agriculture, daily................11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Agricultural Pavilion, daily................. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Carnival, Mon. – Fri.......................... 2 p.m. – Midnight
Carnival, Sat. - Sun & Labor Day..... Noon – Midnight
Kiddie Land Carnival Rides................10 a.m. - 11 p.m.  

What are the hours of the carnival?
Mon. – Fri................................... 2 p.m. – midnight
Sat. - Sun & Labor Day.............. Noon – midnight
Kiddie Land Carnival Rides.........10 a.m. - 11pm
 
What does the carnival cost?
Mega Ride Pass: $90
Unlimited-Rides Wristbands: $30* (*May exclude some rides)
Ride Tickets: $1 each
Cost of each ride, in tickets, varies. 
 
How tall do you have to be to ride the Carnival rides?
There are several height limits. In general, children under 36 inches can't ride anything but the carousel (with an adult) or the Kiddie Train (can ride alone). Also, no wrist bands will be sold for people under 36 inches because it is not a good value for them.
There are about eight rides for children 36 inches to 42 inches tall.
Many rides are available for people more than 42 inches tall BUT most of the rides that involve extreme movement such as spinning or going upside down are limited to people 52 inches tall and taller.
If you aren't sure, the best thing to do before buying wrist-bands is to walk around and look at the rides you or your children want to ride and see if it is possible.
 
How do I buy tickets to an event being held at the Colorado State Fairgrounds?
Event tickets may be purchased at the Fair's Box Office, any Ticket Horse outlet OR by clicking on: http://www.tickethorse.com/colorado-state-fair
Ticket Horse contact phone number is 1-866-461-6556
 
What are the discount days for the Colorado State Fair?
To find out about the deals and discounts available for the Fair, click here.
 
How do I buy the Mega Pass for rides?
You can buy them at the Box Office or through Tickethorse.com 

Is there a State Fair Shuttle & Courtesy Tram this year?
Yes, the State Fair Shuttle, presented by Parkview Hospital and Pueblo Transit, runs every 15 minutes. The shuttle departs from the city’s new Main Street parking garage at 110 S. Main Street and arrives at the State Fair’s main gate on Beulah Avenue.
To see a map to the Main Street parking garage, click HERE.
The cost is $1 per person ($2 round-trip) for everyone 7 years old and older, each way.
Shuttle service hours:
- Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to midnight
- Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. to midnight
For information, call (719) 553-2727.
The Courtesy trams are also available to transport Fairgoers from the South and Preferred parking lots to Gate 2 of the Fairgrounds. 
 
Where is the handicapped-access parking?
Handicapped access to the Fairgrounds is available from designated parking areas along Beulah and Arroyo avenues. These are clearly marked and are near the main gate entrances. 
 
How do I enter any of the parades?
The State Fair Parade is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. For more information on entering, click here.
The Kids Day Parade, is coordinated by the  Mesa Junction Merchants Association. For information on entering, contact John Carleo at jcar446@socolo.net or by calling (719) 252-0976.
The Fiesta Day Parade, is coordinated by the Fiesta Day Committee. For information on entering, contact the committee at parade@fiestacommittee.org. Out-of-town participants may call (719) 778-4350.
 
Can I bring food or drinks into the Fair?
No, outside food or drink are not allowed. No coolers are allowed. 
 
Where is a hotel nearby?
For a list of hotels, click here.