Press Release

2020 Colorado State Fair Horse Shows to be Live-Streamed for the First Time

The Colorado State Fair is proud to host the 4-H State Championship Youth Horse Show and to provide live-streaming of this year’s events taking place over four days. Young riders ages 8-18 will compete in four distinct disciplines for premium money, class awards, and High Point Awards.

Additionally, riders will participate in a Parade of Colorado Counties and High School Senior Recognitions to close the 2020 horse show events.

Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Raises Thousands for Colorado’s Youth

The 2020 Grand Champion Market Beef was sold for $50,000 at today’s 2020 Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair.

The steer was raised by Ema Richardson of Yuma, Colorado and purchased by Sam Brown and Family.

More than $298,200 was raised in the auction of 98 animals raised and shown by young people from across Colorado. All youth exhibitors who participated were required to keep a detailed record book of their animal project while learning responsibility, leadership, showmanship, and best animal care practices.

Additional Dates Added to the State Fair Food Drive-Thru Due to Popular Demand

In response to high demand at the Fair Food Drive-Thru on opening day at the Colorado State Fair today, additional dates have been added next weekend. More than 400 cars drove through the fairgrounds, and nearly 2,000 food items were sold, with the top three favorites being funnel cakes, jumbo corn dogs and fresh squeezed lemonade.

The drive-thru will operate on the following times:

2020 Reimagined State Fair Kicks Off with Free Virtual Events and Fair Food Drive-Thru

The 148th Annual Colorado State Fair officially opens Friday, August 28, 2020 with a wealth of new, virtual event offerings and a first-ever Drive-Thru Fair Food event.

In consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the Colorado State Fair Board of Authority voted early this summer to modify activities during the 2020 State Fair, with a priority and focus on supporting Colorado’s 4-H and FFA youth.

The theme of the 2020 Colorado State Fair is “A Walk on The Wild Side,” and all are invited to join in this year’s free events: