August 25, 2017
NEW Fun, Food, & Attractions at the Colorado State Fair
PUEBLO, Colo. – Every year, the
Colorado State Fair boasts a variety of new events to keep Fair fans
coming back including tempting treats, family-friendly competitions, and
a variety of free attractions and animals.
Swifty Swine Pig Races
Get ready to cheer on your favorite piggy athlete as they race for the
win (and the Oreo cookie)! If you've never been to a pig race, you're in
for a real treat! Swifty and his friends don't do it for the money,
what they really want is that Oreo cookie, waiting on a silver platter
at the finish line! There are five races daily and the event is located
in Triangle Park.
Take an excursion into the wild and amazing world of science through a
plethora of highly interactive, fun, and visually captivating displays
and activities. Journeying through Wild Science, families, adults, and
children can experience the mysterious and entertaining aspects of
science and technology in a fun and casual environment. Learning occurs
through hands-on interaction, along with supporting signage. This is an
all-day exhibit every day of the Fair and is located in the Colorado
Stilt Circus creates unique, professional and beautifully
custom-designed theatrical presentations! See these talented stilt
walkers cruise through the Fairgrounds and create a cool experience for
Fair fans of all ages! This is a roaming attraction.
Snap Boogie’s Show is a high energy combination of multi-disciplinary
dance, pop and lock, tap dance, audience participation, comedy, and
crazy physical stunts. He was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent.
Snap Boogie will perform three shows daily either at the Coke-Cola Stage
or will be roaming around the Fairgrounds.
The Butterfly Encounter is an interactive, family-friendly,
walk-through exhibit with hundreds of active, beautiful butterflies
dancing around the room. These brightly colored, playful critters
continuously swoop from one landing spot to another – it may even be on
the tip of your nose! In addition to being amazed with
this beautiful exhibit, you will also find it very educational. This is
an all-day exhibit throughout the Fair and is located in the Cultural
Heritage Building. The attraction closes at 8:00pm on weekdays and 9:00pm on weekends.
The World Renowned Budweiser Clydesdale will be available for viewing
in the Horseshow Arena and is an all-day exhibit throughout the Fair. A
Budweiser Clydesdale Ambassador will be available to answer questions
regarding care and attention the horses receive on a daily basis.
Poutine is a Quebecois dish popular across Canada, made with French
fries and cheese curds topped with light brown gravy. They will have a
variety of poutine dishes available such as Vegetarian, Italian, Steak,
Chicken, Shepards Pie, Greek, Cheese Burger, Hot Dog and a Breakfast
Poutine. La Poutinerie is located on the West end of Main Street.
Texas Skillet is a giant 7-foot replica of a cast iron skillet that
provides a large flat top griddle. The booth’s theme is uniquely Texas
and is designed to be a showstopper at any area festival or event. They
take great pride in providing quality food served by a clean and
courteous staff from an attractive and eye-catching booth display. Menu includes, skillet pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, breakfast burritos, cowboy burritos, grilled steak sandwich, skillet potatoes, skillet grilled hot dogs.
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.