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Larimer County Fair

Hours of Operation

THE CARNIVAL IS OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT EVERY DAY

Outdoor Vendor open Hours

Friday - August 5: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday - August 6: 10:00AM - 10:00PM

Sunday - August 7: 10:00AM - 10:00PM

Monday - August 8: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Tuesday - August 9: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

 

Indoor Vendor open Hours

Friday - August 5: 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Saturday - August 6: 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Sunday - August 7: 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Monday - August 8: 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Tuesday - August 9: 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Camping

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

 

F.A.Q.s

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.

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 kbuttermore@larimer.org.

FAIR PICNIC INFORMATION HERE

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. Assist with entertainment areas such as Ninja Nation and Bounce House supervision.
  • 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!

Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo Ranch Hand Volunteer Application

Rodeo Board

The Rodeo Board works in an advisory capacity, in conjunction with the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo Executive Committee, to plan and conduct the annual PRCA sanctioned rodeo at the Larimer County Fair.

 

Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of the month from January-August from 3:30-4:15 p.m. at the Ranch Events Complex,  5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.  The date, time and location of meetings are subject to change. Changes will be noted on the meeting agenda. Meetings are open to the public.

Click HERE for more information 

Fair Vendor Application

Fair FOOD Vendor Application

Application Form to become a Larimer County Fair Food Vendor available HERE

 

Booth fees for 2022 LC Fair -

Friday, August 5th – Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

(Estimated attendance is 50,000 over 5 days)

 

Vendor Fees:

General Fair Location- $800

Central Location- $1,200

Prime Location- $1,600
 

-Half of the booth location fee will be due as your deposit by July 1st, 2021 to reserve your spot. The remainder will be due by August 7th to allow a few days to make some revenue. 

-Please inform if additional space is needed. Vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, chairs, and extension cords.

Application Form to become a Larimer County Fair Food Vendor available HERE

 

The Ranch Campus Wide Events

SPECTRA FOOD SERVICES & HOSPITALITY

2022 Food Vendor Information

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex has an exclusive food and beverage contract with Spectra Food Services & Hospitality.  All applications for events at The Ranch will originate from Spectra’s Office.  Spectra will coordinate placement and other logistics concerning food booths during the event.  Self-contained booths for the serving of food are required.

Insurance: Food Vendors will be required to provide a certificate of liability insurance naming Spectra Food Services, LP d/b/a Spectra Food Services & Hospitality and The Ranch Events Complex as additional insured for the duration of the event.  Minimum requirements are $600,000 single occurrence, $1,000,000 total occurrence coverage.  All insurance certificates must be received with your application no later than May 1, 2022. 

Set-up and Takedown: Food booths will be required to be set up the day prior to the event start date. Exact set up details will be sent to you upon confirmation of your vendor space.

Electricity:  Please include all electrical needs with this application (i.e. voltage, amps, quantity, etc.).  Electrical outlets are limited; therefore, we must know your exact requirements prior to the event.  You will only be guaranteed the exact amount you request, so make sure you include as many outlets as you need of each power source. It will be important for you to be as self-sufficient as possible.  Be prepared by having your own extension cords, as Spectra will not supply them. 

Cost and Payment Schedule: Vendor booth fees may vary by event and by location.  Once you are approved for an event, 50% of the fee for that event will be due as a deposit. The remaining 50% of the fee will be due the day of the event.

Parking:  There will be no parking of personal vehicles or supply vehicles close to vending service areas.  All parking for vendors will take place in normal parking areas.  Parking passes will be provided to vendors for events that require them.

SECURITY:  Security will be provided 24 hours each day of the event and every effort will be made to keep the grounds secure and your equipment safe.  The Ranch and its management are not responsible for any theft, damage, etc. that may occur during this event.

SPECIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  1. Each booth is required to keep its immediate area cleaned.
  2. All vendors selling retail at the event are required to have a Colorado State Sales Tax License or a Special Event Sales Tax Number as assigned by the Colorado Department of Revenue.  For more information on sales taxes, contact the nearest Colorado Department of Revenue Sales Tax Division. You can and may be contacted by local sales tax representatives during the event you are attending.  Each vendor is responsible for collecting and reporting their sales tax. 
  3. The Larimer County Health Department monitors health regulations during all events on the complex. All food vendors will be required to have a current Colorado Retail Food License or a Larimer County Retail Mobile Food License. You must refer to the Larimer County Health Department to obtain your license if you don’t have one or are needing to get one.  If you do not have a current Colorado Retail or Larimer County Food License you will not be allowed to operate at the event.  Larimer County does NOT recognize Denver County’s license as an approved license for events in Larimer County. 
  4. All questions on the application must be answered completely. Be sure the information you give is accurate, as it will be the sole representation of your business for the selection process.
  5. If a contract is issued, management will determine the location of your booth; locations are subject to change from year to year.
  6. Each vendor will be required to sell only Pepsi products, if you are selling soda/bottled water.
  7. Spectra will not be your distributor for bagged ice.  If you require bagged ice, you will be responsible for purchasing and bringing in what you need.  We also will not be able to store your extra bags of ice.  Please make the appropriate plans to store bagged ice.
  • ALL booths will be considerate of other booths concerning sound levels.  
  • Vendor spaces will be assigned after applications are received, subject to availability, special needs, and compatibility of vendors.
  • All measurements and booth layouts are as accurate as possible, but management reserves the right to make such modifications and change booth assignments as may be necessary to meet the needs of the management.

    FOR QUESTIONS OR TO RETURN APPLICATION TO:

    Spectra Food Services at The Ranch

    Robert.Krenzel@spectraxp.com

    Call 970.619.4052 with any questions

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