Do you remember a time when the best of summer included the excitement, food and fun of your hometown County Fair and Rodeo? This year, recreate the good times at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo from July 28 to August 6, 2023, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. (Monday & Tuesday, July 31 & August 1 are filled with 4H-type events.)
More than 75 entries, including floats, bands, royalty and marchers fill the Fair Parade on Saturday, July 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Downtown Castle Rock. The Fair Parade, which originated in 1954 and has long since become a staple of the summer’s liveliest weekend.
Over 10 days, fairgoers can enjoy carnival rides, live music, car show, Old West Town, petting zoo, classic fair food and more.
Sign up for the fun-filled pie-eating contest, Mutton Bustin’ or blind man tractor drive. Everyone will also enjoy the Top Hogs and/or watching rodeo competitions.
Don’t miss Family Day on Sunday, August 7, when admission and a pancake breakfast are both FREE.
The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo is a more than 100-year-old family tradition with plenty to entertain the whole family including two entertainment stages, live music, several PRCA Rodeos, a carnival, 4-H and FFA exhibits, the Junior Livestock Sale and much more.
General hours for the public are:
Friday, July 28 — 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 — 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 30 — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 2 — 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, August 3 — 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, August 4 — Noon to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 5 — 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 6 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
See a complete schedule of events to help you plan your visit
Tickets for admission and other events may be purchased online in advance. General grounds admission is FREE daily, except Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5. On those days admission starts at $8 per person.
Rodeo tickets (include grounds admission) range from $14 to $20 per person, depending on the rodeo event.
Individual ride tickets or unlimited wristbands ($30 per day in advance/ $40 at the Fair) are available for carnival rides.