General Fair Information
How much is gate admission?
Adult Gate Admission (ages 13 & older) - $10
Kids (ages 5-12) - $7
Children 4 & under are FREE (when accompanied by an adult)
Is there a Senior Discount?
Yes; Senior Citizens ages 60 and older receive a $2 discount daily.
Offer not valid on Tuesday, August 28 ($2 Tuesday) and Wednesday, August 29 (Pay One Price Day)
CAN NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER
Is there a discount for Military personnel?
Yes, there is a $2 discount daily for Military personnel with proof of affiliation.
Offer not valid on Tuesday, August 28 ($2 Tuesday) and Wednesday, August 29 (Pay One Price Day)
CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER
Are there stroller rentals available?
Yes; mobility rentals are available at Gate 5 (Prairie Avenue) and Gate 9 (Beulah Avenue). Valid ID is required for all rentals.
These are all day prices and all rentals require a valid Driver license, state ID, or military ID as a deposit.
Weight limit on wheelchairs is 250 lbs. Weight limit on scooters is 450 lbs.
What are the carnival hours of operation?
Monday - Thursday: 2pm - 12am (midnight)
Friday - Sunday: 12pm - 12am (midnight)
Labor Day: 12pm - 12am (midnight)
Family Fun Zone Rides are open when the Fair opens and close at 11pm daily.
How tall do you have to be to ride the Carnival rides?
There are several heigh limits. In general, children under 36 inches can't ride anything but the carousel (with an adult) or the Kiddie Train (can't ride alone).
Also, NO wristbands will be sold for people under 36 inches because it is not a good value for them. There are about 8 rides for children 36 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 and taller.
If you aren't sure, the best thing to do before buying a wristband is to walk and around and look at the rides you or your children want to ride and see if it is possible.
What carnival rides will be at the Fair?
For more information on what rides will be at the Fair, please visit our Carnival Rides page found in our Fair Info section. Please note, rides are subject to change.
What is Magic Money?
Colorado State Fair is proud to present Magic Money as the brand-new and improved way to purchase carnival rides, games, food and more! Magic Money is an RFID wristband that is reusable and reloadable. Magic Money wristbands utilize electronic credits and will replace the use of traditional metal tokens in the Colorado State Fair Carnival ONLY. Magic Money wristbands are available for purchase on-site in the carnival. They can be reloaded at kiosks, Magic Money booths or by downloading the app.
Utilize the Magic Money app to monitor your balance and reload credits
Transactions are made on the Amazon Cloud so it’s secure and safe
Reload your Magic Money band with cash or credit card
Unused credits? Come and see us next year!
The bands can be purchased in amounts of $20, $40, or $60 for first-time purchases, and can be reloaded for any amount. Reloads are free. The initial purchase of your Magic Money band includes the $2 wristband fee.
Purchased an unlimited ride band? You will receive a Magic Money band that can be loaded with additional money for games and food using the app, kiosks or stations.
Concerts & Box Office
Hours of Operation
What are the hours of operation of the Fair?
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 11pm
Friday - Sunday: 10am - 11pm
Labor Day: 10am-11pm
** During the Fair admission tickets are sold until 10pm.
Regular, non-Fair hours are 8am-5pm
What hotels are nearby?
Courtyard Marriott: 719-542-3200 or 1-800-228-9290
Wingate by Wyndham: 719-586-9000 or 1-800-228-1000
Clarion Inn by Choice Hotels: 719-543-8050
Springhill Suites Marriott: 719-546-1234
For information on discounted event lodging, please visit our Camping & Accommodations page found in our Grounds Events section.
Is there camping at the Colorado State Fair?
Camping during the Colorado State Fair will be in the Horsemen/Livestock Lot located just north of the Event Center. Please refer to the camping area map. The spaces along the Prairie Avenue and Small Avenue walls are reserved for vendors and exhibitors (those staying the entire run of the Fair).Only registered participants are allowed to camp during the Fair.
Can horse trailers with living quarters camp on the grounds?
Horse trailers with living quarters may camp on grounds. Parking will be available for all other horse trailers at the dog track free of charge. No services and no overnight camping available at that location, however, security will be provided.
What is the rate for overnight camping?
The rate for overnight camping is $35.00 per camp space per night. Space rental runs from noon to noon . If you are participating in an event that will run later, we ask that you either reserve and pay for that day or move your vehicle(s) by noon. There is a $10 fee charged for vehicle passes for each camping stay. One vehicle all pass may be purchased per camping space. Both the vehicle and RV must fit within the 40 ft. camping space. Motor homes will be issued RV passes. The vehicle pass allows your vehicle to drive in and out of the gate.
$35.00 per space per night
x______ multiply by number of nights
+______ add $10 for a vehicle pass (if applicable)
Where can I get information about any of the parades?
KID'S DAY PARADE- NEW DATE!!
The Kid's Day Parade will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Please contact the Pueblo City-County Library at (719) 562-5600
STATE FAIR PARADE-AUGUST 25, 2018
For information on the State Fair Parade Please contact the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce at (719) 542-1704
FIESTA DAY PARADE-SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
The Fiesta Day Parade will be held on Sunday, September 2 at 10:00 a.m. For additional information and the application, please go to: https://sites.google.com/a/fiestacommittee.org/csf-fiesta-committee/fiesta-pageant
or call (719) 671-2771
Parking, Transportation & Directions
How do I get to the Colorado State Fairgrounds?
Traveling from the North: Take I-25 South to Exit 97A (Central Avenue Exit). Go north one block to Northern Avenue. Turn left on Northern Avenue to Beulah Avenue. Turn right on Beulah Avenue and go four blocks to the Fairgrounds.
Traveling from the South: Take I-25 North to Exit 97A (Central Avenue Exit). o north one block to Northern Avenue. Turn left on Northern Avenue to Beulah Avenue. Turn right on Beulah Avenue and go four blocks to the Fairgrounds.
Traveling from the West: Take Highway 50 East to Pueblo Boulevard. Turn right on Pueblo Boulevard to Thatcher Avenue. Turn left on Thatcher Avenue to Prairie Avenue. Turn right on Prairie Avenue and go four blocks to the Fairgrounds.
Traveling from the East: Take Highway 50 West to 4th Street. On 4th Street, go west. Be aware that 4th Street becomes Lincoln Street then becomes Thatcher Avenue. Stay on Thatcher Avenue to Prairie Avenue. Turn left on Prairie Avenue and go four blocks to the Fairgrounds.
Where can I park?
Public parking is available in the Colorado State Fair lot south of the Fairgrounds between Mesa and Northern Avenue.
Is there a State Fair Shuttle this year?
Yes; the shuttles, sponsored by Pueblo Transit, will run from the Main Street Parking Garage, located at 110 S. Main Street in downtown Pueblo, to the State Fair Gate on Beulah Avenue. Shuttles run every 15 to 30 minutes.
The shuttle is FREE this year and will run daily starting August 24 thru September 3
What are the Shuttle Service hours of operation?
Friday, August 24 1:00 pm-12:30 am
Saturday, August 25 10:00 am- 12:30 am
Sunday, August 26 10:00 am-12:30 am
Monday, August 27 4:00 pm- 12:30 am
Tuesday, August 28 4:00 pm-12:30 am
Wednesday August 29 4:00 pm-12:30 am
Thursday, August 30 4:00 pm-12:30 am
Friday, August 31 1:00 pm-12:30 am
Saturday, September 1 10:00 am-12:30 am
Sunday, September 2 10:00 am-12:30 am
Monday, September 3 10:00 am- 12:30 am
For additional information, please call Pueblo Transit at 719-553-2727
Where is handicapped-access parking?
Handicapped access to the Fairgrounds is available from designated parking areas along Beulah Avenue and Arroyo Avenue. Please be aware that Arroyo Gate is not open to the public.
Can I smoke on the Fairgrounds?
Smoking of any sort is prohibited in buildings per state law. Smoking includes e-cigarettes, vapor cigarettes, joints, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc. Please note, smoking of cannabis in public is illegal.
Is there anywhere to charge my cellphone on the grounds?
Yes! Black Hills Energy has teamed up with American Furniture Warehouse to provide three Power Up Lounges on the grounds. You'll find one lounge in the palace of Agriculture on the South wall where you can kick your feet up and Power Up yourself while your phone charges. There's also lounges located in the Colorado Building and the Agriculture Pavilion. We are also offering mobile charging for 2018! Stop by the Test Market Booth and pick up a charger for the day!
What other rules are there for the Fairgrounds?
We have the following rules to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time:
-No knives, guns, or objects to be construed as weapons will be allowed
-No coolers will be allowed
-No outside food or drink
-No dogs or pets with the exception of handicap assistance animals or animals competing at the Fair
-Smoking of any sort is prohibited in buildings per state law. Smoking includes e-cigarettes, vapes, joints, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc. Please note, consumption of cannabis in public is illegal