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Larimer County Fair

Statement Regarding 2021 Fair & Rodeo


We’re excited to announce that we’re moving forward with the planning of this year’s Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo! Dates for the 2021 fair will be August 6th to 10th with the annual PRCA rodeo taking place Sunday the 8th, Monday the 9th and Tuesday the 10th. The fair will boast an expanded mid-way, new savory and sweet treats, world-class entertainment and much more.


We acknowledge that there is still uncertainty in what this year will bring, and we plan to make any necessary adjustments to keep the safety and well-being of our fair family at the forefront of everything we do. Like so many of you, we’re anxiously waiting to gather again, and we look forward to sharing all that our fair has to offer with Northern Colorado. This is Your Community, Your Fair.

General Information


Carnival Americana


2020 ticketing information coming soon.


  • $30 / Single Day Unlimted Ride Pass
  • $75 / 5 Day Mega Pass

Colorado Craft Cave

Fair Board


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


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.

Larimer County Junior Livestock Sale

2020 Sale Date: Wednesday, August 5th 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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:
Doug Pennock, President: 970-381-2655
Stephanie Morrison, Vice President: 970-443-9891
Cindy Buckardt, Secretary: 970-481-7993

A complementary barbeque buyers dinner at 5pm.




Howdy rodeo fans!  My name is Paige Petrocco and I am your 2021 Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo Queen.  I am 18 years old and just graduated from Berthoud High School.  I am now attending Front Range Community College to get my Associates degree in Communications and plan on attending Colorado State University to earn a degree in Journalism and Communications with a minor in Agriculture Literacy.  This degree will hopefully help land my dream job of promoting the toughest sport on dirt, rodeo.


When I am not representing Larimer County and PRCA Rodeo with my palomino mare, Layla, I am running barrels or working cows on three horses that I own and show competitively.  I love the horse industry and cannot get enough of riding these incredible animal athletes.  I live and breathe rodeo and am so grateful to represent the sport of rodeo throughout this next year!


Spending my reign as the 2021 Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo Queen will be an exciting and rewarding experience that I will apply to the rest of my life.  I look forward to meeting new people, talking to kids and rodeo fans, and sharing stories about my love for the western way of life.


It is an honor to represent the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo!


Official Clothing Partnership: JAX

Platinum Partnership: Sathers, Greeley Hat Works, Rowes Flowers, Skillman, 287 Supply, Spectra, Larimer County, The Ranch

Silver Partnership: MAC Equipment 

Bronze Partnership: Barnyard Vet and Pet Supply, Orthopedic and Spine Center of the Rockies









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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!


Be a vendor at one of the largest fairs in the Country! The Larimer County Fair boasts over 100,000 attendees, free admission, and parking, clean and air-conditioned buildings, tons of entertainment, 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.




The parade application will be due on July 17th, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Application & release form below.

QUESTIONS? Call Maggie at 970-619-4009 or email

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].

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.

  • Marvin WItt
  • Pat Young
  • Doug Pennock
  • Gary Sampson
  • Darryl English
  • Cindy Mackin
  • Arlene Amundson
  • David Kaufman
  • Dustin Fisher
  • Kristine Miller
  • Tamara TerAvest
  • Julie Melby
  • Frank Marino
  • Emily McMurtrey
  • Sharon Gatenby
  • Stephanie Fancher-English
  • Susan Deines