It’s time for the 2023 Arapahoe County Fair, with four days of fun Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30, 2023,, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora. Fairgoers will find their dollar goes a long way with gate admission that includes unlimited carnival rides and FREE parking, plus all main stage concerts, rodeos, 4-H livestock shows, public competitions, mutton bustin’ for the little buckaroos and more.
See rabbits, pigs and poultry in the east wing and horses, cattle, llamas, alpacas, goats and sheep in the livestock pavilion.
Shop more than 40 vendors and groove to the tunes from 10 bands on the Main Stage including Union Gray, Kory Brunson Band, Aural Deception and Rhett Haney.
Fireworks are planned (weather and fire restrictions permitting) for Friday and Saturday nights at 9:30 p.m.
Food, beverages and vendors will be abundant throughout the Fairgrounds.
Fairgoers 21 and older can imbibe for $25 ($30 at the gate if available) at Pours on the Plains (Craft Brew Fest) on Friday starting at 6 p.m. The event features more than a dozen local brewers.
Your entry fee gets access to the event, unlimited tasting, sample bites and more. A fair general admission ticket is also required.
Admission to the fair includes all carnival rides including Super Shot, Crazy Dance, Down Draft and Spin Out. Children under 36″ tall are not allowed to ride carnival rides, but can enjoy Heritage Hall, petting farm and Kids Corral for no charge.
Kids under 36-inches tall get in FREE all week. Only midway arcade games cost extra.
Tickets for 2023 are $25 per person. You can buy online or at the gate.
Note: Children under 36″ in height get in FREE. Find a full schedule of events here.
Parking is FREE.
Fair gates open at 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The fair stays open until midnight, except Sunday when it closes at 10:30 p.m.
For directions and a complete event schedule, visit the Fair’s website. Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 East Quincy Ave., Aurora.