Colorado State Fair
Colorado Department of Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2014
Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@state.co.us
Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
Cashless Card Refund Deadline Extended to October 31, 2014
$135,989 Still Unclaimed From Cashless Cards
PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair management has extended the deadline for fairgoers to apply for refunds from cashless cards used at the 2013 Colorado State Fair; nearly $136,000 remains unclaimed and the extended deadline of October 31, 2014, is quickly approaching.
In 2013, fairgoers deposited money onto Cashless Cards to buy items during the Fair and some visitors still have unspent money credited to their cards. Anyone who deposited money onto a cashless card can still get a refund of any unspent money by going to the refund office, located on the Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo. The office is located in the Palace of Agriculture Administration Office and is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Refund checks will be mailed early November.
The original deadline was September 1st but State Fair management has decided to provide additional time to fairgoers to apply for their refund. After the October 31st deadline, pursuant to state law (Section 38-13-108.2(1), C.R.S.) any non-refunded money will be considered abandoned property, and the Colorado State Fair will submit such property to the administrator of Colorado’s Unclaimed Property Fund.
The 2015 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 143rd 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.