Events & Contests

Weld County Fair Events and Activities

Roping a Calf
Home to many events and activities, Weld County Fair has something for everyone! Nearly all of our events and activities are open to the public and FREE, that's right FREE! Thanks to our many generous partners, we are able to showcase the agricultural roots of Weld County while providing a FREE, family-friendly event to our community!

Weld County Fair kicks off on Thursday, July 25, 2019 with a FREE Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Weld County Farm Bureau. After filling your belly, participate in one of the many free activities that we offer around the grounds. 

2019 Tentative Activity Line-Up:
-Mountain Shadow Carriages: Horse drawn wagon ride and tour around the fair grounds. Multiple stops on the ride and the BEST way to get around the grounds!
- Young Guns Wild West Entertainment: Interactive wild west themed play area, including quick draw contests for the young'uns!
-The Weathered Oak: Mobile photo booth in a retro-cool red and white vintage trailer. Stop in to get your FREE souvenir picture taken! 
-Rocky Mountain Raptors: Educational programming where guests can hear a brief presentation, ask questions, and see the birds up close! 
-Hot Air Balloon Rides (weather pending, Saturday from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. only): A tethered balloon ride up above Island Grove Park - the most unique way to see the scope of the Weld County Fair!
-Antique Tractor Display: An array of antique tractors from days gone-by. Come see how far we've come in farming technology, while appreciating the simplicity and elegance of these restored antique work-horses.


2019 Tentative Event Line-Up
-Northern Colorado Draft Horse Association Show: July 20, 2019 Warm-Up Arena, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
-Open Boer Goat Show: July 21, 2019 Event Center, 9:30 a.m.
-Free Weld County Farm Bureau Pancake Breakfast: July 25, 2019 Exhibition Building 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
-With our Kick Off Day From Hot Air Balloon rides to the free Community BBQ, and the Miniature Horse Show all the way up to the Draft Horse Show (the BIG horses!), there is never a dull moment at the Weld County Fair! Watch as the elementary aged children lead and show bucket calves in the Bucket Calf Show, or mosey on over to the arena to watch the Open Team Roping or Ranch Sorting National Champions.

CorvetteHave we persuaded you yet? If not, maybe you gravitate more toward mechanical fascination; we have something for you too! Come out and enjoy our Garden Tractor Pulls or the 33rd Annual VetteFest with over 100 Corvettes!

For more information about each event, please visit the event specific page. There you can find dates, times, locations, and participant information as it becomes available.