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Last month my family and I had the pleasure to attend the Colorado State Fair. The fair ran from August 22nd to September 1st. The fair was located at 1001 Beulah Avenue in Pueblo. Pueblo is about 45 minutes away from where we live. The State Fair has something for everyone, they have comedy shows, concerts, amusement rides and games, and lots of food! They even have a smartphone app to tell you the events that are happening each day.
Admission to the Fair is as follows
Ages 4 and under: Free (with Adult)
Ages 5-12: $7 every day
Ages 13 and older: Monday – Thursday $7 & Friday – Sunday $10
You can also purchase ride passes and ride bands.
Mega Ride Pass: $90
Unlimited Ride Band: $30 per day
Individual tickets: $1 each
Fun 4 Pack (until 8/22): $150 (includes 4 gate admissions, 4 food items, 4 drinks, and 4 carnival passes)
I think the ride passes and the ride bands are better suited for tweens and teens. Most of the rides are geared towards older children and adults. So be aware of this when you arrive at the fair.
You however do need to expect to spend some money because my son and grandchildren played some games and it cost 40 dollars. They all won a prize so it was definitely worth it.
We ate lunch at the fair, it was a little expensive, but the kid’s meals that we got came with quite a bit of food. They had a sandwich, chips, string cheese, juice box, and a bag of cookies. So overall that was a good deal.
They fair had several farm animals and livestock pavillions. My granddaughter loved these areas because she absolutely loves animals. The fair had goats, chickens, peacocks, and so many more. This was my granddaughter’s favorite chicken we saw at the fair.
One of the things my grandson was very excited about was the military vehicles they had around the fair. He loves military things so it made his day be able to see some of these vehicles so up close. He was ecstatic to get his picture next to a military truck.
One of our favorite things to do as a family is to take pictures with the cutout stands that you can put your face through. We do this every time we find one. Here is my husband, my grandchildren, and I taking pictures.
The fair also had cutouts designed with cows which my grandson and granddaughter thought were funny. They wouldn’t put down their lemonade for the picture though.
When we were done with the cutout, we played some games around the fair. We all got to play this beanbag toss game that was sponsored by Thrive. It was a very fun game and we all won keychains. My grandchildren loved the keychains and they have them on their backpacks for school.
We saved the rides for the end and my grandson and I rode the ferris wheel. He loved it and so did I. The view was great and it was a good break from the constant walking around. My grandson and I were the only ones brave enough to go on the ferris wheel, since the rest of my family doesn’t like them.
Overall the fair was a great experience. It is perfect for a day out with the family. It was a little expensive so expect that in future trips. My family and I will continue to go to the fair in the future since we had such a good time. To find out more about the Colorado State Fair and events visit the website.