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Specialty Shows

Kid's Fishing Tank

Relax and throw in a line! Completely made out of glass, kids can see over 2,000 trout react to the bait during their fishing session all while learning about catch and release practices.

Moo U

Guided Livestock Tours

Learn interesting facts about the animals in the barns, the complexities of the livestock industry and examples of the many ways animal by-products are used in everyday life. Check the schedule for tour times.

Critter Fitter Program

Learn firsthand how and why 4H exhibitors clip sheep and cattle and fit goats for the show pen. Check the schedule for demonstration times.

Pony Express Pony Rides and Petting Zoo

Come see barnyard animals of all kinds: goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, rabbits and llamas. Pony Express Petting Zoo is a Colorado-based family owned and operated business. USDA licensed and insured.

Stilt Circus

Theatrical strolling entertainment on stilts sure to amaze kids and adults alike


  • 9:30 pm both Friday and Saturday!

Events and Attractions!

Carnival Americana

The Carnival is open weeknights 4pm‑midnight, weekend noon‑midnight.

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, August 5th 7am

  • Tent located outside Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena

A complimentary breakfast served by your Larimer County Fairboard Committee.


Open Roping & Barrel Race

  • Thursday and Friday Evenings
  • August 2rd & 3rd 7pm
  • Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena.

Mule & Donkey Show

  • Friday, August 3rd 8am-4pm
  • Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena.

Larimer County Draft Horse Pull

  • Friday, August 3rd 7pm
  • Round up Outdoor Arena.

Witness real horsepower as these horses compete to pull the most weight.

Colorado Regulators

  • Saturday, August 4th 10am
  • Round up Outdoor Arena.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition- A taste of the old west! Competitors will ride a fast-paced pattern while performing quick draw maneuvers taking out as many balloons as they can in the fastest time!

Junior Rodeo

  • Saturday, Aug 4th 9am-3pm
  • Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena.

Managed by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Posse. The best in Junior Rodeo will be out to show you their barrel racing, goat tying, and steer riding skills. Junior and Senior divisions available. For entry information please visit the Participants page.

Draft Horse Show

  • Saturday, August 4th 8am-4pm
  • Budweiser Events Center.

Northern Colorado Draft Horse Club brings you these gentle giants showing in cart, team, 4 horse hitches and farm team classes.

The Larimer County Fair & Rodeo Queen Pageant

  • Tuesday, July 31st 6pm

The culmination of the Larimer County Fair & Rodeo Queen contest will take place with the horsemanship class. Following this class, the winner will be announced for the next Larimer County Fair & Rodeo Queen. She will be officially crowned at the PRCA Rodeo Tuesday night.

Ranch-Dog Gymkhana

  • Sunday, August 5th 8am-Noon
  • Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena.

A mix of all the best ranch dog herding events organized by the Continental Divide Herding Association.

Bucket Calf Show

  • Sunday, August 6th 6pm
  • The Ranch Warmup Arena

Watch the youngest livestock enthusiasts show their calves in front of a judge. For entry information please visit the Participants page.

FREEdom- Therapeutic Riding Horse Show

  • Friday, August 4th 8am-4pm
  • Budweiser Events Center

Live Music

Friday, Aug 3rd

  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. TBD 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. TBD

Saturday, Aug 4th

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. - TBD 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. TBD 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. TBD
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. TBD

Sunday, Aug 5th

  • 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. - TBD 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. TBD 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. TBD
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. TBD

Monday, Aug 6th

  • 4:30pm-6:30pm-TBD
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm TBD

Tuesday, Aug 7th

  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - TBD
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. TBD