Colorado State Fairgrounds

Colorado State Fairgrounds

Prairie Avenue, .75 miles south of Thatcher Ave. (SH 96)

Prairie Avenue, .75 miles south of Thatcher Ave. (SH 96) A group of Pueblo businessmen started the Southern Colorado Agricultural and Industrial Association in 1872. In 1886, the Colorado State Fair replaced the association. The Fair moved to its present location in 1901. Many of the buildings were constructed in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Today, the State Fair begins in mid-August and ends on Labor Day. It boasts an abundance of family fun and festivities. In addition to displays, visitors enjoy entertainment by America’s top-name performers and national Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeo action.