This event is canceled for 2020. The Jeffco Fair & Festival is one that puts a new spin on previous fairs and festivals held throughout the long history of Jefferson County. Lasting four days, Friday to Sunday, August 9 to 11, the fair runs the gamut from 4-H exhibits and pie eating contest to professional rodeos. Here’s a rundown of some experiences that attendees will encounter.
Rides and Amusements
The Jeffco Fair & Festival has a carnival complete with thrilling rides, midway games and great fair food for all ages. Guests will have the option to purchase 1-day carnival wristbands or individual tickets for rides.
The barrel train provides a gentler attraction option for tots. Kids can hop aboard this train and take a spin around the event all day.
Kids love pony rides and can enjoy a trot around the pony ring with Jefferson County’s very own Westernaires. The petting farm is interactive and features adorable animals to see and touch.
Extreme Dogs highlights popular dog sports such as dock diving, freestyle frisbee disc, flyball racing, high jumping, and dog agility with multiple breeds of dogs and mixes who have been rescued or adopted from shelters.
You can’t have a fair and festival without some competition.
How much weight can one kid pull? Find out in the Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull. This daily contest challenges kids to pull age-appropriate weight that is loaded onto a trailer behind a vintage 1950’skid-sized pedal tractor.
The Jeffco Fair & Festival Mutton Bustin’ features children between the ages 5 and 7 and under 60 pounds riding sheep out of a chute and into the arena. Anything goes, and usually does, as contestants hold on as long as they can!
Sit back and enjoy professional rodeo at its best at the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association Rodeo on August 10 at 7 p.m. in the Rodeo Arena.
But wait, there’s more…
This year’s event also features a livestock auction, an Old West Saloon, 4-H exhibits, an Artisan Village, live entertainment, Open Class competitions, free educational workshops and so much more!
Jeffco Fair & Festival admission is $5 for those 13 and older, FREE for ages 12 and younger. First responders, active military and veterans and teachers get FREE entry all weekend. Rodeo tickets are $10 for adults. You can purchase tickets online here.
Hours are Friday from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden.