The 115th Annual County Fair will only feature 4-H exhibits and attractions. Under normal circumstances, the fair would be held July 11-18, 2020, and include around 200 activities that would draw approximately 25,000 participants and spectators. The County decided to carry on the fair tradition while providing a safe environment, but also recognized large special events would be difficult while maintaining social distancing requirements at performances, carnival, and vendor areas. The 4-H Only Fair option would allow for 4-H participants to complete their projects and potentially participate at the State Fair. County staff will work with Public Health officials to determine the procedures for offering a 4-H Fair. This will likely include a limit on the number of individuals in barns, social distancing, and other safety measures. Further information will be released in the coming weeks. As the state guidelines evolve regarding COVID-19, The County will reevaluate County Fair special events such as the Demolition Derby as stand-alone events later in the year. For additional information, visit the website, www.elpasocountyfair.com; or contact Todd Marts, Recreation and Cultural Services Division Manager, 719-520-6399, firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/11/2020 - 7/18/2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Mountain
El Paso County Fair & Events Center 366 10th Street Calhan, CO 80808
The 115th edition of the El Paso County Fair will feature amazing entertainment options, many of which are included with daily admission! The excitement and fun grows when you attend the evening events: bull riding, auto races, demolition derby, and truck and tractor pull. Those evenings end with live music and dancing with concerts from artists including, Exit West, and Ashlee & The Longshot Revival. Other entertainment includes the car show, ranch rodeo, petting zoo and the rides at the carnival.
If you want to be a part of the Fair, there are always fun contests to enter, Texas Hold ‘Em, Garza Farms Dill Pickle Eating Championship, Rizuto’s Ice Cream Eating Contest, Amazing Kids, and other fun activities. You can also enter your handcrafted, canned and baked items in the Creative Arts Division.
Don’t forget to check out all the great projects the local 4-H and FFA participants have completed this year. There are shows throughout the week where they will be exhibiting their animals as well as static tabletop displays.
While at the Fair, visit more than 70 unique vendors where you’ll find everything from hotdogs to hot tubs, bubbles to a mechanical bucking bull. You can shop for a tractor or trailer. You can even get a tattoo! Our fabulous food vendors have a wide variety of treats in store for you.
To purchase event tickets online and for a complete schedule of events go to www.elpasocountyfair.com or call (719) 520-7880.
Don’t miss El Paso County Day at the Fair, Monday, July 13th, for free admission to the Fair courtesy of El Paso County.
Major Evening Entertainment- Ticketed Performances
Saturday, July 11 Auto Racing
Thursday, July 16 NSPA Tractor Pull
Friday, July 17 Bull Riding
Saturday, July 18 Demolition Derby
2020 Theme Days
Saturday July 11 Military Appreciation Day Military/Veterans and Dependents (Free admission with Military ID) Sunday July 12 Western/Hispanic Heritage Day
Monday July 13 El Paso County Day (Free admission)
Tuesday July 14 Family Day
Wednesday July 15 Dollar Day
Thursday July 16 Presenting Sponsor Day
Friday July 17 Senior Day
Saturday July 18 First Responder Heroes Day