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.