Larimer County Commissioner
A time-honored family tradition returns to Northern Colorado the first week in August. The Larimer County Fair is back and in-person August 6 – August 10, celebrating our western heritage and featuring one of the best PRCA rodeos and carnivals in the area. The 2021 Larimer County Fair and Rodeo is a testament to our community’s resilience and spirit, which will be a wonderful opportunity for us to come together safely and wisely to build and strengthen our community.
The Larimer County Fair and Rodeo opens at 4 p.m., August 6, and there’s free parking, too. This year’s theme is “Your Community, Your Fair.” This year the fair is packed with events sure to please everyone. To find information on all fair events and ticket information, visit http://www.treventscomplex.com/events/larimer-county-fair.
The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. July 31 in downtown Loveland with the Larimer County Fair Parade. Applications are still being accepted to participate in the parade. Visit http://www.treventscomplex.com/parade to enter.
There are many events at the fair, and something the whole family can enjoy: The 4-H Open Class Livestock sale, many 4-H and Larimer County Extension events, free concerts all nights during the fair with the biggest names on Friday and Saturday night, plus fair favorites like the Cowboy Church, Twiggy the Squirrel and Extreme Dogs also will be back.
The Larimer County Fair PRCA Rodeo also returns from August 8th through 10th, including Local Heroes Night on August 8th to honor military and first responders, the 4-H parade of champions, and the new rodeo queen will be crowned on August 10. All three nights include the favorite Mutton Bustin’. There’s also the free pancake breakfast on August 8, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and open to all.
The Budweiser Events Center has also completed many upgrades to the facility, including a brand-new sound system to make the experience at the fair and future events even better. There have also been improvements to the facility restrooms and much more.
Plus, there’s music: Free concerts every night from August 6 through August 10. For more details and information, visit http://www.treventscomplex.com/events/larimer-county-fair. And don’t forget The Fair Marketplace, inside the First National Bank North Hall with vendors offering a wide variety of merchandise, products, and services.
Of course, the fair wouldn’t be possible without the many volunteers who give their time and effort to make it a success. Called ‘Ranch Hands,’ they serve as ambassadors and as shuttle drivers on the fairgrounds, and help with the pancake breakfast plus many other events. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Ranch Hand, applications are also still being accepted to be a Ranch Hand. It’s an awesome and fun experience. For more information visit:
I hope to see you at the fair!
John Kefalas is a Larimer County commissioner representing all of Larimer County.