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It's Fair Season in the Canyons & Plains Region


By Administrator

July 27, 2022

Carnivals and rodeos. Country singers and livestock shows. Fair season is about to hit the Canyons & Plains region of southeast Colorado. Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce has collected information on the upcoming fairs and is happy to share that information.

Bent County Fair, Las Animas, July 23 – 30. A horse show and cornhole tournament kick off this fair which also includes a fashion show, barrel racing, livestock shows, barbecue, pancake breakfast, and two nights of rodeo. https://www.facebook.com/BentCountyFair/

Crowley County Days, Ordway, July 25 – 30. With rodeos, dances, a parade, livestock shows and a softball tournament, this festival has always stayed true to its old-fashioned roots and provides fun for everyone. https://crowleycounty.colorado.gov/in-crowley-county/festivals

Las Animas County Fair, Trinidad, July 25 – 30. ‘Raising the Steaks” is the theme of this year’s fair which includes livestock shows, cornhole tournaments, a garden show, chili cookoff and pancake breakfast. https://www.facebook.com/LasAnimasCountyFair/

Baca County Fair, Springfield, August 1 – 6. This year’s “Baca County Style” fair includes a Mexican food dinner, a BBQ, and a pancake breakfast with events ranging from mutton-busting to team roping to a demolition derby. https://www.facebook.com/BacaFairAndRodeoInc

Sand & Sage Round-Up (Prowers County), Lamar, August 6 – 13. “Embrace the Past, Ignite the Future” at this round-up with an 1880’s experience, carnival rides, beer garden, BBQ’s, PRCA Rodeo and Chancey Williams concert. https://www.sandandsageroundup.com/

Arkansas Valley Fair (Otero County), Rocky Ford, August 17 – 20. The 145th version of the oldest continuous fair in Colorado features livestock shows, a parade, horse races, bronc riding and the famous watermelon pile (free melons for all!) https://www.arkvalleyfair.com/

Kiowa County Fair, Eads, September 7 – 10. It’s “Blue Ribbon Time” at the final fair of the season with livestock and craft shows, team roping, ranch rodeo, parade, BBQ, dance and “The Inflatable Experience.” https://kiowa.extension.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2022/06/2022-fair-book-single-page.pdf

For more information on visiting the Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado, visit www.canyonsandplains.org.

Canyons & Plains is a heritage tourism development organization. Formed in 2003, C&P serves seven counties—Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers. The non-profit group promotes visitation to and stewardship of the unique historical, natural, and cultural assets of southeast Colorado among resident, state, national and international audiences.

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