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4H Auditorium

 
Great For: Dances, Meetings, Sit-Down Dinners and Small Trade Shows
Features: A wooden floor and built in stage
Square footage: 5,917
History:  This building was built in 1938 using $3,396 from the Pueblo City Council and $22,441 from the WPA. The building was part of the Works Progress Administration-funded construction work. Plaques located on the two outermost columns include the 1938 construction date and the names of the Fair Commissioners. The plaques also note that Robert Harvey and E.M. Dunlap were the Supervisors of Construction. This building was constructed as an auditorium for 4_H events, and it remains in use as such. Performances and dances are common activities in this building.
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4H Dining Hall

 

Great For: Parties, meetings, and pot-luck dinners.
Features: Waxed cement floor, and large kitchen. The Kitchen is not licensed as a commercial kitchen so caterers are not able to prepare meals here although they are able to use the facility for warming and serving food.
Square footage: 7,800
History:
Constructed using Federal Emergency Relief Administration funds, the wood frame Dining Hall was built to seat 500 boys and girls. A plaque on the front identifies the construction date and the names of the Fair Commissioners. A later restroom addition was added to the building, connecting it to the 4-H Auditorium
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American Furniture Warehouse Amphitheater

 
Great For: Professional or amateur concerts, talent shows, magic shows, and many other exciting activities
 
Features:Grassy, stadium style lawn where every seat is a great seat, shade trees, and stage
 
Special:This facility has an exclusive concessionaire who holds the liquor license.

Carnival Lot

 
Great For: Camper Rallies, Driving Exercises, Concerts, and Car Shows
Features: Accommodations for up to 500 campers. 114 full hook-up access and 386 partial hook-ups. Also includes two restroom facility and one restroom shower facility.

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Creative Arts

 

Great For: Performances, Dances, and any other type of social occasion.
Features: Dance Floor, Built-in-Stage, Food Staging Area and Exhibit Cases
Square footage: 14,747
History
Originally known as the Exposition Building, this structure was partially funded by the Pueblo Manufacturers and Jobbers Association to showcase manufacturers and merchants from Pueblo, Denver and the Arkansas Valley. A plaque located below the former window includes a reference to the Pueblo Manufacturers and Jobbers Association and E.F. Stone the Association’s president, and credits the architect Walter DeMourdant as well as the State Fair Commissioners.
This building has hosted a number of uses. It was the headquarters of CCC camp # 801-SP-6-C during the 1930s. It was called the “Little Theater” in the late 1940s and early 1950s and hosted performers like Sally Rand and Jack Benny. In 1954, the building was remodeled to exhibit flowers, needlework and domestic arts. This building is also used for social functions. The large main exhibit space lends itself well to many potential four season activities.

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Southwest Motors Events Center

The  Events Center is an 8,225-seat multi-purpose arena. This climate controlled, indoor coliseum can host a wide variety of events.
Great For:
Concerts, rodeos, professional bull riding, indoor football, tradeshows, monster trucks, and basketball games.
Building Size 95,350 square feet (8,858 m2). Floor area: 150 by 248 feet (46 × 76 m) Ceiling Height: (Low Steel 41 ft or 12 m, High Steel 50 ft or 15 m)
Seating
Up to 7,884 depending on the event
Upper bowl seating (permanent seating) 3,462, includes handicapped area
Temporary seating 1,978
Floor seating 2,444
History It was built in 1995 at a cost of 7 million dollars to accommodate crowds that the grandstands could no longer accommodate.
   
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    Cultural Heritage

     
    Great For: Office Space, Small seminars and intimate social events
    Features: Large Windows, and Waxed Cement Floor.
    Square footage: 1,711
     History
    The Colorado State Archives places a construction date of 1918 on this structure, but this could not be confirmed. The building was constructed after the 1905 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map and is visible on photographs from 1935. A building program completed in 1908 may have included this building. The building appears to feature open sides in early, undated, photographs – much like a large gazebo or carousel structure, although no documentation could be found to support a previous carousel installation. This building has hosted many uses including hay storage (undated historic photograph), a police station (1940s), ice storage (1952) chamber of commerce (1960s) and a Mexican food pavilion (recent memory from current workers at fair). The open space in the center is ideal for small exhibits or large meetings.

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    Budweiser Rodeo Arena

     
     Great For: Rodeos, Concerts, Monster Trucks, and Moto Cross
    Features: Three Concession Areas, and Ticket Office, Permanent and Portable Pens and Chutes for Rodeo
    Square Footage: 33,000
    Grand Stand: 3,998 Seats
    South Bleachers: 3,000 Seats
    Portable Bleachers: 2,500 Seats
    History
    The present wooden grandstand was built in 1928 to seat 7,000 State Fair patrons, and additional bleacher to both sides of the grandstand were added in 1945.  From these historic bleachers one can view rodeo events like bareback riding, bulldogging, calf roping, bull riding, Mexican rodeo exhibitions, horse races and shows, trick riding, rodeo clowns, and car races.
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    Horse Show Complex

     

    We are pleased to announce the availability of our facility for your organization, association, or group activities.
    Our fairgrounds are adaptable for a variety of events.

    BOOK YOUR NEXT EVENT TODAY
    BY CALLING (719) 404-2025

    Use our Horse Show Facility for your next  Equestrian Show, Dog Trial, Car Show or sale, Rodeo, 4-H Equestrian event or clinic, Trade Show, Special Event, Clinics, or Camper Rally.

    Available Facilities Include:

     *200 Permanent Historic Stone Stalls
     *250 Permanent Covered Wooden Stalls
     *2 Large Covered Wash Racks
     *1 Covered Arena: 145’ x 240’
     *1 Lighted Outdoor Arena: 145’ x 240’
     *2 Warm-up Arenas: 40’x 80’ & 90’x 90’

     *Show Office: office has heat & a/c, counter space, furniture and tables.
     *P/A System: located in show office and
      announcer booths at show arenas.  Separate mic system for show ring and barn area.

     *Food: Exclusive Concessionaire

     *Facilities: 4 restrooms (2 men, 2 women),
      2 shower facilities, and approximately
      47 camper hook-ups
     *Parking: Capacity of 600+ vehicles
      adjacent to arenas.
     *Seating: 250 seats in outdoor arena and  
      100 seats in covered arena.

     * Motel Accommodations: Several motels located within 10 miles of facility.


    Palace of Agriculture

     
    Palace of AG

    Davis Wire Livestock Pavilion

     
    Great For: Livestock Exhibitions
     
    Features:Dirt floor that allows for a variety of livestock, and a concession stand
     
    Square Footage: 81,171

    Triangle Park

     
    Great For: Outdoor Events, BBQs and Picnics
    Features: Nearby restroom facility, shade trees and pond.