FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2017
Contact: Christi Lightcap, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
“98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek” Night Kicks-Off 2017 Colorado State Fair
Thursday, August 24th
PUEBLO, Colo. – The 2017 Colorado State
Fair will open its gates to celebrate the 145th year as Colorado’s
popular summer attraction on Friday, August 25th. For those who want to
get a head start, the “98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek” offers a night to enjoy
the Super Carnival at a great price on Thursday, August 24th.
“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 2017 Colorado State Fair,” said Sarah Cummings, Colorado
State Fair General Manager.
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.
Crabtree Amusements will once again
provide over 60 rides that thrill, twist, and whirl fairgoers at the
Super Carnival. New this year, is the Fair’s Family Carnival, formerly
known as the kiddie carnival. The Family Carnival has been expanded to
triple the size with rides for the little ones to enjoy. Its new
location is between the Colorado Lottery Building and the American
Furniture Warehouse Amphitheatre.
The 98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek is
followed by the grand opening of the 2017 Colorado State Fair on Friday,
August 25th. This year’s Fair features free attractions, national
recording stars, seven 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, and $10 for adults with a daily discount every
day of the Fair. Admission gates are Gate 3 (Carnival Midway), Gate 5
(Prairie) and Gate 9 (Beulah).
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 25 - September 4, 2017. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
The 2017 Colorado State Fair will mark
the Fair's 145th 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.