It’s that time again. The Colorado State Fair opens Friday, August 25 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 4 at the state fairgrounds in Pueblo. the event includes carnival rides, live entertainment, PRCA rodeos, demolition derby and all sorts of competitions. It can be a pricey visit (admission is $15/adults; $7 children ages 5-12 and a an unlimited carnival ride band is $40), if you don’t take advantage of one of their many deals and discounts. However, there are a ton of ways to save:
Buy in Advance
Buy online before August 24 and general admission tickets are $9. Click on the buy tickets icon on the Fair’s website.
Patrons 60 years of age or older receive FREE gate admission on Friday, August 25 and Friday, September 1.
$5 Fridays Until 5 P.M.
On Fridays, admission is $5 if you buy your ticket before 5 p.m. Plus, even food stand offers a $5 item until 5 p.m.
American Heroes Day
On Sunday, August 27 — Military and First Responders receive 50% off admission, so a ticket is $7.
CSU Pueblo Kids Day
On Monday, August 28 and Monday, September 4 — All kids 12 and under get FREE admission all day.
Two Can Tuesday
On Tuesday, August 29 — Get FREE fair admission by bringing 2 canned good items to donate.
One Price Wednesday
On Wednesday, August 30 — EVERYONE pays $15 for gate admission and receives admission to the Ranch Rodeo, Ned Ledoux concert and a FREE all-you-can-ride carnival wristband.
On Thursday, August 31 — All students state-wide get FREE admission and a carnival ride band.
Colorado Lottery Special
On Sunday, September 3 — Present a non-winning lottery ticket and receive $3 off adult admission. Must be 18 or older.