FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2016
Contact: Christi Lightcap, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
“98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek” Night Kicks-Off 2016 Colorado State Fair
Thursday, August 25th
PUEBLO, Colo. – The 2016 Colorado State Fair will open its gates to celebrate the 144th year as Colorado’s popular summer attraction on Friday, August 26th. For those who want to get a head start, the “98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek” offers a night to enjoy the carnival at a great price on Thursday, August 25th.
“The Colorado State Fair prides itself on providing quality family entertainment while fitting the family budget. The Sneak Peek is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the carnival at a discounted price; this is just one of our many discounts offered for the 2016 Colorado State Fair,” said Sarah Cummings, Colorado State Fair General Manager.
Crabtree Amusements will feature approximately 45 rides that thrill, twist, and whirl fairgoers. During the Sneak Peek, $15 will give carnival fans an unlimited ride band and gate admission. If you prefer to stay grounded, admission is just $5. Carnival gates will be open from 5 pm-midnight during the Sneak Peek.
The 98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek is followed by the grand opening of the 2016 Colorado State Fair on Friday, August 26th. This year’s Fair features free attractions, national recording stars, eight nights of rodeo action, educational opportunities, agricultural exhibits, and food vendors—plus much more.
The Colorado State Fair is located at 1001 Beulah Avenue in Pueblo. Gate admission is free for ages 4 and under, $7 for ages 5-12, $7 for adults Monday through Thursday, and $10 Friday through Sunday. Admission gates are Gate 3 (Carnival Midway), Gate 5 (Prairie) and Gate 9 (Beulah). Gate 2 is closed to the public.
The Pueblo Transit Shuttle, sponsored by Parkview Medical Center, will run from the city’s Main Street Parking Garage, located at 110 S. Main St. in downtown Pueblo, to the State Fair Gate on Beulah Ave. Shuttles will run every 15 to 30 minutes. The shuttle fee is $2 per person, round-trip for everyone ages 7 and older. Parking in the garage is free. For more information call Pueblo Transit at (719) 553-2727.
The Colorado State Fair runs August 26 - September 5, 2016. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
The 2016 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 144th 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.