GOLDEN, Colorado – Jefferson County comes alive this summer when the Jeffco Fair & Festival returns to the Jeffco Fairgrounds. Happening August 10 – 12, this summer celebration brings fun, interactive, engaging and traditional experiences for all ages.
Here’s a rundown of some experiences that attendees will encounter when visiting the third annual Jeffco Fair & Festival.
Rides and Amusements
The Jeffco Fair & Festival has partnered with Paradise Amusements, a third-generation family owned and operated carnival, to bring thrilling rides, midway games and great fair food for all ages. Guests will have the option to purchase 1-day carnival wristbands or individual tickets for rides.
Our barrel train provides a gentler attraction option for tots. Kids can hop aboard this train and take a spin around the event all day.
Kids love pony rides and can enjoy a trot around the pony ring with Jefferson County’s very own Westernaires.
Our petting farm is interactive and features adorable animals to see and touch.
Our All About Science, The Cutest Show on Earth and Canine Stars Stunt Dog shows will be a big hit with kids and adults alike.
The perfect blend of education and entertainment, the All About Science Show is an all-ages show that incorporates audience participation and a whole lot of surprises.
The Cutest Show on Earth is a high-energy stage show that promises to get your family members playing together. Watch your kids dress up and become the star performer while building their confidence and creative muscle in this interactive show.
An exciting extreme sports show, the Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show, highlights popular dog sports such as dock diving, freestyle frisbee disc, flyball racing, high jumping, and dog agility with multiple breeds of dogs and mixes who have been rescued or adopted from shelters.
You can't have a fair and festival without some competition.
How much weight can one kid pull? Find out in the Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull. This daily contest challenges kids to pull age-appropriate weight that is loaded onto a trailer behind a vintage 1950’skid-sized pedal tractor.
The Jeffco Fair & Festival Mutton Bustin’ features children between the ages 5 and 7 and under 60 pounds riding sheep out of a chute and into the arena. Anything goes, and usually does, as contestants hold on as long as they can! Kids can also qualify to compete in one of two grand champion mutton bustin’ competitions at the CPRA Rodeo or Ranch Rodeo Finals.
The Jeffco Fair & Festival offers four arena events for rodeo and wrestling fans.
Rocky Mountain Pro Wrestling brings its annual event, Milestone, to the 2018 Jeffco Fair & Festival. Enjoy professional wrestling at its best at 6 p.m. on August 11 in the Livestock Arena.
Sit back and enjoy professional rodeo at its best at our Colorado Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) Rodeo on August 11 at 7 p.m. in the Rodeo Arena.
Hugo's Wrestling Promotion brings an exciting Lucha Libre event to the Jeffco Fairgrounds on August 12 at 2 p.m.
Join teams from ranches across Colorado, Montana and Wyoming as well bronc riders as they compete in an afternoon of fun and tradition at our Ranch Rodeo Finals happening at 2 p.m. on August 12 at 2 p.m.
And that’s not all. This year’s event also features a livestock auction, an Old West Saloon, 4-H exhibits, an Artisan Village, live entertainment, Open Class competitions, free educational workshops, an Inventor's Fair, great food, vendors, a homebrewing competition and so much more!
Attractions, entertainment and schedules are subject to change. A minimum height and other restrictions may apply for some attractions.
General admission to this year’s event is just $5 for ages 13 and up and FREE for ages 12 and under. Some offerings like carnival rides and arena events require an additional ticket but guests can take advantage of limited time offers and save by purchasing tickets online. But hurry, as these specials are only available until July 20, 2018 or while supplies last.
Purchase tickets and learn about all the attractions, entertainment and happenings at celebratejeffco.com.
About the Jeffco Fair & Festival
It’s Jeffco’s biggest celebration of the summer happening at Jeffco Fairgrounds. This unforgettable Jeffco celebration features professional rodeos, family attractions, carnival rides, professional wrestling, live entertainment and fun for kids of all ages! For additional information on the Jeffco Fair & Festival, visit celebratejeffco.com.