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Larimer County Fair

Official Statement:


We at the Larimer County Fair understand many of you have questions in regards to the status of the 2020 Larimer County Fair & Rodeo.


The health and wellness of our guests, staff, and partners remain of the utmost importance and we’re actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the directives of local, state and national health agencies.


At this time, the status of gatherings for the summer is unknown. As information develops and becomes available, we plan to make any necessary decisions.


We continue to remain hopeful, awaiting when we can reunite and showcase the accomplishments of our 4-H participants, make lasting family memories at the carnival and take in the exciting events at the PRCA Rodeo. When we are sure it is safe to do so, we look forward to welcoming our friends back to the fairgrounds to enjoy all that the Larimer County Fair has to offer. Until that time, we continue to work hard planning the 2020 Larimer County Fair to ensure it will be the most memorable, and safest, fair for you and your family yet.


For more information on Larimer County’s response to COVID-19, please visit the link below.


Larimer County Website

Larimer County Fair 2020 Dates: July 31 - August 4

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


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.




Hello everyone!  My name is Paige Petrocco, I am 17 years old and a senior at Berthoud High School.  I’m the daughter of Michelle Wilcox, stepdaughter of Tom Connelly, and daughter of Dean Petrocco.  As a young kid I grew up with my brother, Dawson in the suburbs of Denver in Thornton CO and knew nothing about horses let alone the rodeo!  The summer before 4th grade we moved to Loveland and I fell in love with the western way of life. 

I started riding at a pony camp when I first moved to Loveland.  This week of fun turned into a passion nobody was expecting, and horses have been an extremely influential part of my life ever since.  I am now entering my seventh year of riding and own three of my own horses that I compete with in barrel racing and cow-horse events.  Even though I enjoy both, my passion is barrel racing!  When I am not riding or working at various ranches/barns I enjoy art and fashion design.  

While I am currently in my senior year of high school and will graduate from Berthoud High, I will also be attending Front Range Community College taking college courses.  After I graduate high school, I plan to attend Colorado State University and earn a degree in Journalism and Communications with a minor in Agriculture Literacy.  Throughout my time at CSU I plan on rodeoing with the college’s rodeo team; this has always been a big dream of mine that is finally starting to come together!  After college, my ideal job would be a position that allows me to promote the rodeo and horse industry. 

My Queen’s horse this year is a gorgeous palomino mare named Layla.  Layla has been my best friend and partner since 2015.   She was my first horse and my first 4H Project and throughout the years we have grown up together and faced every experience side by side.  In our free time Layla and I enjoy working cow horse events and riding with friends.

Spending this year as the 2020 Larimer County Fair and 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 and love talking to kids and rodeo fans and hearing the stories of how they also fell in love with this western way of life.

I am honored to represent Larimer County Fair and Rodeo this year!


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!

Questions about becoming a Volunteer? Read the Volunteer Agreement and Waiver for the different positions available to serve in at the 2019 Larimer County Fair and Rodeo.


Click on the link below for a PDF of the Agreement and Waiver to read.


2019 Volunteer Agreement Waiver


Once you read the waiver, head to the link below to fill out the application and complete the background check through the VerifiedVolunteer link provided.  Thank you! 




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.

For questions regarding vendors contact Catherine Couey at 970-619-4018 or [email protected]

More information including pricing, map, and inclusions are included in the vendor application below.

2020 Vendor Application 




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