Birds and Cameras, Oh My!
See and learn about Golden Eagles, Turkey Vultures, Great Horned Owls, Red-Tailed Hawks and other birds of prey! Hear how the birds survive and their importance to our environment.
You can take photos with them in the Colorado Building inside the State Fairgrounds all during the fair.
No additional charge!
What would a fair be without a few monkeys?
August 28 – September 7
Enjoy the talented hosts of “Wild about Monkeys” as they show off their fully trained Baboons. This is the only traveling animal exhibit that features trained Baboons. Some of the Keith’s animals have even appeared in films like ‘Evan Almighty” and “Rock of Ages.”
This event continues throughout the Fair, and it’s no additional cost.
Did You Know?
Does this mandrill baboon look familiar to your kids ?
How about baboon from The Lion King?
Magic and comedy by professional magician Kyle Groves that will teach adults and kids about the importance of agriculture in our daily lives.
WARNING: Includes live doves & rabbits, tons of audience participation, music, puppetry and hilarious comedy.
All this while delivering a strong message about the importance of farming, ranching and agriculture in the 21st century.
Daily performances at 1:30pm, 3:30pm & 5:30pm for 30 minutes at the Agriculture Pavilion inside the Colorado State Fairgrounds. You won’t want to miss this event!
There is no additional admission charge for these shows.
Singing & Dancing
In true festival-style, enjoy over 20 Bluegrass bands, numerous side-jams, dancing and singing over the span of these three days. Proceeds go to benefit the Robyn Barst Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Research fund. Go to Bluegrassatthefair.com for tickets.
Ticket prices for the 26th annual Bluegrass at the Fair festival are as follows:
Children, age 11 and under and accompanied by an adult, are free with adult admission. Children 12+ pay adult rate.
Weekend pass: $40 per person
Friday only: $15 per person
Saturday only: $25 per person
Saturday night dance: $5 per person
Sunday only: $5 per person
For camping rates, click here.
To purchase tickets online, click here.
Gates open at 8:00 am Thursday and close at 6:00 pm Sunday.
This event brings together a mix of the best traditional and progressive Bluegrass bands around!
Located at the Colorado State Fairgrounds, this venue gives attendees the convenient option of setting up camp.
An All-American melting pot of music, Bluegrass music began in the Appalachian mountains in the 1700’s. With many fast passages, it made for great dancing music!
There are three main types of bluegrass music — all three will be played at the festival! Progressive bluegrass often plays on electric instruments (like the electic fiddle and electric cello) and “borrows” songs from other music genres. Traditional bluegrass plays on “natural” (nonelectric) instruments. Neo-traditional bluegrass blends the first two types with a healthy dose of jazz thrown in for good measure.
Are you planning to attend this event? We’d love to see you there! Remember to take a picture and share it on our Facebook page!