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Larimer County Fair

Friday, August 2nd -Tuesday, August 6th

Public Building Hours

  • Friday: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  •  Monday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Carnival Hours

  • Friday: 4 p.m. - Midnight
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - Midnight
  • Monday: 4 p.m. - Midnight
  • Tuesday: 4 p.m. - Midnight

General Information

Volunteers

The Fair is where you can have a grand time while celebrating our rural heritage. Every year we strive to make the Fair the best it can be and this can only be accomplished with the help of our many wonderful volunteers.

Please consider joining us this year as a Larimer County Fair & Rodeo "Ranch Hand". Become an integral part of one of the best fairs in America. Our fair offers fun filled opportunities for groups, families and individuals in such events as:

  • Ambassadors - greet, handout schedules, and provide general fair information to our visitors.
  • Shuttle Drivers - provide transportation for visitors on the Fairgrounds (Drivers must be at least 21 years of age).
  • Pancake Breakfast - help our visitors welcome the day by serving up a hearty good morning meal.

This is just a fraction of what the Fair has to offer and a few of the countless ways volunteers make each year so special. Your unique expertise and creativity are always welcome.

A sincere thank you to all of our past and future volunteers. The success of our Fair is a direct result of all of our volunteers!

Questions about becoming a volunteer? Check back soon!

Royalty

Royalty

Howdy rodeo fans! My name is Lindsey Fancher-Owen, I am 16 years old and a junior at Thompson Valley High School. I’m the daughter of Dr. Shannon Fancher DVM, stepdaughter of the late Richard Rule, and daughter of Dr. William Patrick Owen DVM. Alongside my brothers, Rayne and Drake Rule, I’ve grown up on my family’s small rodeo cattle ranch, the Fancy R.

 

2019QueenPhoto.jpgAs a little girl, I’d adore running around behind the chutes with my stepdad, Richard, a 25 year rodeo committee member, meeting rodeo contestants and rodeo queens. Even then I knew my dream was to become the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo Queen to represent my beloved rodeo and Western Way of Life. Alongside being a lover of rodeo, I am also a long time 4H member as I’ve been apart of the program for eight years in the Desperados 4H Club.

 

My best friend and queen’s horse is a six year old gelding named Cutter. He and I love to compete in gymkhana events together. In my free time I enjoy barrel racing, theatre, competing in track and field, and singing the national anthem. I would like to dedicate my reign to my stepdad, Richard Rule. Although he can’t be here, I know he is watching with pride from the grandest stands of all.

Fair Board

Frank Marino, Gabriel Garcia, Julie Melbye, Gary Sampson, Kristine Miller, Marvin Witt, Pat Young, Dustin Fisher, Scott Lara, Tamara Teravest, Arelene Amundson, David Kauffman.

The Larimer County Fair Board consists of a board of volunteers dedicated to planning and running the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo. We adhere to the mission statement of the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo:

  • Providing a unique, quality experience
  • Honoring the diverse heritage of the Northern Front Range
  • Promoting a sense of community
  • Educating and entertaining
  • Conducting a safe and comfortable environment
  • Providing a showcase for 4-H and residents of Northern Colorado

 

The Ranch Staff
Chris Ashby, Louise Romero Liz Jack, Erin Rome, Mark Tinklenberg, Brad Torblaa, Chris Southwick, Diana Frick, Don Duke, Katie Buttermore, Eric Smith, Dana Drake, Tom Manning, Bobby Moll, Catherine Couey, Marc Weber, Brian Petty, Mike Boschert, Mariah Saffa, Keller Taylor, Dave Namesnik, Chris Bodzinski, Matt Lemke, Troy Badberg, Marc Horwitz, Jane Luneau

Spectra Food Services

Donna Frank, Lori Hunnicutt, Barb O’Malley-Wikstrom, Chuck Wade, Sheryl Johnson, Tim Langenfeld, David Sikorski, Heather Culloetto, Lou Laconetti, Tessa Kauffman

Larimer County Junior Livestock Sale

Each year, approximately 225 youth, ages 8-19 years old, participate in the Junior Livestock Sale. The primary purpose of the sale is for the youth to learn responsibility, time management skills, record keeping and public speaking, while working to earn back their investment on the animal they are selling.

The majority of the youth have spent their own money on the initial investment for caring and feeding of their animal. Funds raised from each animal sold returns to the youth as funds for college.

This program strives to help Larimer County youth become responsible leaders that are invested in their home community, but also to bring the best animals in the county to be exhibited as safe and wholesome products.

For more information call:
Ken Baty 970-685-1745
Leslie Weibel-Duke 303-532-7293
Cindy Buckardt 970-481-7993

A complementary barbeque buyers dinner at 5pm.

F.A.Q.s

What are the public hours of the fair?

  • The Fair is open to the general public Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday & Tuesday 4 - 9 p.m.. Please note buildings, attractions and the carnival will not be open before the times noted.

What is the admission and parking fee?

  • The Larimer County Fair is free to attend and park!

Are dogs allowed to attend the fair?

  • Dogs are allowed to accompany you at the Fair but must be leashed at all times. They are not allowed in the barns. Please clean up after you pet.

What are the carnival hours and where can I buy tickets?

  • The carnival is open Friday, Monday & Tuesday 4pm-midnight and Saturday & Sunday noon-midnight. The Mega Pass can be purchased from online here at TREventsComplex.com. Additional carnival tickets can be purchased on-site. Group discounts available - call 970-619-4122.

Vendors

Be a vendor at one of the largest Fair’s in the County! The Larimer County Fair boasts over 100,000 attendees, free admission and parking, clean and air conditioned buildings, tons of entertainment, huge beer festival, carnival and more!

Commercial vendor space is located inside the First National Bank North Hall or outdoor space is available in the Courtyard. Vendors will be open during Fair public hours. Vendors must staff their booths at all times.

VENDOR APPLICATION

Larimer County Junior Livestock Sale

Wednesday, August 7th, ​4:30 pm The Ranch Events Complex-The Ranch Arena

Each year, approximately 225 youth, ages 8-19 years old, participate in the Junior Livestock Sale. The primary purpose of the sale is for the youth to learn responsibility, time management skills, record keeping and public speaking while working to earn back their investment in the animal they are selling.

The majority of the youth have spent their own money on the initial investment for caring and feeding of their animal. Funds raised from each animal sold returns to the youth as funds for college.

This program strives to help Larimer County youth become responsible leaders that are invested in their home community but also to bring the best animals in the county to be exhibited as safe and wholesome products.

Complimentary Buyers BBQ Dinner at 5 p.m.

For more information call

  • Cindy Buckardt - (970) 481-7993
  • Jim Dunn - (970) 222-7277
  • Sherri Jernigan - (970) 402-7196

Private Parties

Host your summer picnic during the Larimer County Fair in our Private Party Tent! Special discounts available in conjunction with your picnic for the Carnival, PRCA Rodeo and more! Contact Katie Buttermore for more details 970-619-4006 or Email [email protected].

Volunteer

The Fair is where you can have a grand time while celebrating our rural heritage. Every year we strive to make the Fair the best it can be and this can only be accomplished with the help of our many wonderful volunteers. The Larimer County Fair offers fun-filled opportunities for groups, families, and individuals.

Volunteers are needed July 23rd – August 8th. A volunteer appreciation and training meeting will be held on The Ranch Events Complex Campus; please check back soon for more details. 

A sincere thank you to all of our past and future volunteers. The success of our Fair is a direct result of all of our volunteers!

Thank you to our Royalty Sponsors

  • 287 Ranch Supply/The Spicy Cowgirl
  • 4 Rivers Equipment
  • ANB Bank
  • Barnyard Vet Supply
  • Boot Barn
  • Endless Summer Tanning & Boutique
  • Greeley HatWorks
  • Kendall Melbye- Mary Kay
  • Ken's Muffler & Automotive
  • Northern Colorado Feeders Supply
  • Spectra Food Service & Hospitality
  • Palumbo Dry Cleaning
  • Rowe’s Flowers
  • Sather’s Jewelry
  • Skillman Photography
  • Whiteside’s Boots & Clothing
  • The Ranch

Fairboard Members

The Larimer County Fair Board consists of a board of volunteers dedicated to planning and running the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo.​

We adhere to the mission statement of the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo:

  • Providing a unique, quality experience
  • Honoring the diverse heritage of the Northern Front Range
  • Promoting a sense of community
  • Educating and entertaining
  • Conducting a safe and comfortable environment
  • Providing a showcase for 4-H and residents of Northern Colorado

The Fair Board, along with The Ranch staff and Extension Office staff meet monthly, year-round to plan and implement the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo.

Thank you, Fairboard members, for your dedication and commitment.

  • Frank Marino
  • Tom Baldwin
  • Gary Sampson
  • Leslie Snow
  • Letricia Parker
  • Arlene Amundson
  • David Kauffman
  • Laurel Kubin
  • Commissioner Steve Johnson
  • Steve Humann
  • Ken Mannon
  • Gabriel Garcia
  • Julie Melbye