Colorado State Fair
Colorado Department of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2013
Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719)
Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (719)
Colorado State Fair Kicks Off with a
Sneak Peek before Opening Day
Thursday, August 22
98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek
PUEBLO, Colo. – The 2013 Colorado
State Fair will open its gates to celebrate the 141st year as
Colorado’s most popular summer attraction on Friday, August 23th,
but those who enjoy thrills and great deals have an opportunity to enjoy a
Sneak Peek before opening day.
“The Carnival Sneak Peek is a
great way for people to experience the Colorado State Fair and the rides being
offered by Crabtree Amusements a day early,” said Chris Wiseman, Colorado State
Fair general manager.
In their seventh year at the
Colorado State Fair, Crabtree Amusements will feature more than 45 rides to
spin, rock, and whirl fairgoers. All
attendees must purchase a ride band for $15 to enter the fairgrounds on this
Carnival gates will be open from 5
p.m. to midnight during the Sneak Peek. During the fair, the carnival will be
open from 2 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and noon to midnight on
Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day.
The 98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek is
followed by the grand opening of the 2013 Colorado State Fair on Friday, August
23th. This year’s Fair
features free attractions, national recording stars, seven nights of rodeo
action, educational opportunities, agricultural exhibits, food vendors—plus
The Colorado State Fair is located
at 1001 Beulah Avenue in Pueblo. Gate admission for kids 5-12 is $7 every
day. Adult tickets are $7 Monday through
Thursday and $10 Friday through Sunday. Children
four and under accompanied by an adult are free.
The Colorado State Fair runs from August 23 – September 2,
2013. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
The 2013 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 141st
year as Colorado's premier celebration of agriculture. The Fairgrounds provides
nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29
million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado
agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling
carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, thrilling rodeo action, a wide
variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado's
ties to the Hispanic culture.