2015 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo

dcfairWhere can you see a stick horse rodeo, get expert advice about your tomatoes, eat breakfast for free, visit goats and rabbits, ride carnival rides, see Xtreme Bull Riding and attend an old-fashioned barn dance? The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo!

Since 1918, this family-friendly event has been a major community gathering place and is now considered the fastest growing fair in Colorado. In 2014, Douglas County Fair and Rodeo was honored to be selected by the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association contestants of the Mountain States Circuit as “Most Improved Rodeo.”

This year kids can be farmers for a day at Discovery Ranch where, through interactive activities and exhibits, they learn where potatoes, apples, and more come from. They’ll go on a food scavenger hunt designed to help them understand agriculture and end by making delicious crepes with the ingredients they find. In the farm yard area, kids will learn about and interact with farm animals.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Little buckaroos can join in on the stick horse rodeo, become Cricketers at the cricket races, and participate in their own rodeo at Mutton Bustin’. Of course there’s always the parade on Saturday morning, goat-milking demonstrations, numerous 4-H exhibits, and classic carnival rides and games.

Adults love the fair too. Where else can you drive a tractor blindfolded, enjoy a pie-eating contest, marvel at the skill of teamsters guiding draft horses through an agility course, eat deep-fried carnival concoctions, and see one of Colorado’s top ten rodeos as rated by Real American Cowboy magazine?

If you love rodeo, you’re in for a treat. Medved Autoplex and the Douglas County Fair Board are presenting a wild and exciting rodeo that features contestants from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. You’ll see barrel racing, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping and everyone’s favorite, bull riding.

Douglas County Fair and Rodeo is especially excited to host the fastest growing equestrian sport in the nation, the Cowboy Mounted Shoot. Mounted contestants compete in this fast action timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. There are a variety of levels of competition for everyone, ranging from novice levels to the seasoned professional.

If you enjoy live entertainment, Douglas County Fair and Rodeo is the place to be Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday night, local Parker band Trail, known for fun danceable county music, will play on the midway bandstand. The party continues with an old-fashioned barn dance on Saturday night featuring Denver’s Dustin Devine & the Real Deal, playing Honky Tonk and traditional country tunes.

Festivities start Thursday, August 6 at 4:00 pm and run through Sunday, August 9 at 6:00 pm.
It’s easier than ever to get tickets: buy online, buy early at the box office, or buy at the gate.

Visit DouglasCountyFairAndRodeo.com to get all the details you need and to purchase tickets.

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