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Event Name:
El Paso County Fair


Annual County Fair for 4-H only this year

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,; or contact Todd Marts, Recreation and Cultural Services Division Manager, 719-520-6399,

Event Date:
7/11/2020 - 7/18/2020

Event Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Mountain

El Paso County Fair & Events Center
366 10th Street
Calhan, CO 80808

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Contact Person:
Stacy Starr
(phone: 719-520-7880)

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 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


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7/11/2020 - 7/18/2020