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“98.9 Magic FM Sneak Peek” Night Kicks-Off 2017 Colorado State Fair

08/22/2017

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.

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