At 153 years of age, the Boulder County Fair is Colorado’s oldest. Rodeos, a colorful midway with all manner of entertainment, a slew of kid’s activities, animal barns, a traditional carnival, music, kid’s area, crafts, food and more fill the fair calendar from Thursday to Sunday, August 11 to 14. With parking, gate admission and most activities FREE, you can visit more than once.
The website includes a calendar so you can plan your fair-going. Thursday August 11 from noon to 11 p.m. is Kid’s Day at the carnival (unlimited rides via $20 wristband, available between noon and 5 p.m. and used that day until 11 p.m.)
The fair includes several musical artists performing in sets that are spread out over the weekend. The bands are all from Colorado mostly from the Boulder-Denver area, playing country, folk, blues and Americana music.
Parking and gate admission are both FREE, with most special events fee-based, ranging from $5 to $15 for adults. An unlimited carnival rides wristband is $35 per day.
Click here for a schedule. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, 720-864-6460.
Overall fairground hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, 720-864-6460.