News Flash

Arapahoe County News

Posted on: July 27, 2021

2021 Arapahoe County Fair shatters previous attendance record

pic_CP_fair_fireworks

First Front Range fair of the year hosts almost 37,000 visitors

The Arapahoe County Fair rebounded from its COVID-related cancellation in 2020 by welcoming a record-breaking 36,854 attendees to the four-day event. This was about 10,000 more visitors than the previous record high, which was set in 2019.

A single-day record of 15,722 people entered the Fairgrounds on Saturday, which forced Fair organizers to stop admitting new visitors around 8 p.m. County and public safety officials concluded that the crowd and traffic volume in and around the site made it too risky to safely admit more people should an emergency occur. Out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to halt new entries, and any unused Saturday tickets were honored on Sunday.

“We’re grateful to everyone who made it to the Fair this weekend and helped us set this attendance record,” said Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Operation Manager Glen Poole. “We’re sorry we had to turn away some people on Saturday night, but we did so in the interest of maintaining the highest public safety standards, and we’ve heard that everyone who did attend throughout the weekend had a great time.”

The Arapahoe County Fair has been staged annually over the past 115 years and serves as a showcase for the County’s Western and agricultural heritage. Highlights included popular carnival rides, Western and Mexican rodeos, 4-H exhibits and competitions, fireworks shows, numerous family-friendly events and competitions, and live entertainment. The event was one of the first large gatherings in the Front Range since COVID restrictions were relaxed in May, and pent-up demand for safe, affordable and outdoor-oriented family fun likely contributed to the unprecedented turnout across the weekend. 

County officials are already looking ahead to the 2022 Fair, which will include most or all of this year’s events and amenities, as well as other features that organizers will determine in the coming months. The Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Events Center also will host numerous other events through the end of this year, including a 5K walk/run series in August and October, our Treat Street Halloween celebration and the Board & Barrel snowboard event in December. For more information, visit our website

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Arapahoe County News

CP_Stormwater-drain

Wastewater and wasting water

Posted on: June 22, 2022
Check-mailbox

Check the mail for your ballot!

Posted on: June 7, 2022
Bike to work day logo

Bike to Work Day is June 22

Posted on: June 1, 2022
CP_Public_Works_Week

Public Works—Ready and Resilient

Posted on: May 11, 2022
Stage-2-Burn-Ban

Stage 2 Open Burning Ban

Posted on: April 21, 2022
Arapahoe County Health Department logo

Public health is more than you think

Posted on: March 16, 2022
Red document drop box in front of administrative building

Drop red gorgeous

Posted on: March 16, 2022
SMP_CP_ArapahoeVotes_20220214

ArapahoeVotes.com is now ArapahoeVotes.gov

Posted on: February 18, 2022
pic_CP_presidents_day

Building closures for Presidents Day

Posted on: February 16, 2022
Graphic saying Happy Holidays

2021 Better Together

Posted on: December 23, 2021
Thanksgiving

County building closures for Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 22, 2021
Sign on sidewalk that reads "Voter Services and Polling Center"

Vote centers open Monday, Oct. 25

Posted on: October 21, 2021
SMP_CP_ACCares_Antibody-Testing

Arapahoe Cares: Dig Deep Research

Posted on: October 21, 2021
pic_CP_records_digitization

Preserving the past, for the future

Posted on: October 5, 2021
SMP_CP_Board_Barrel_smores

Tickets on sale now for Board & Barrel!

Posted on: October 4, 2021
pic_CP_Closed_Arapahoe_Day

Arapahoe Day building closures

Posted on: September 30, 2021
Labor Day

Labor Day building closure

Posted on: September 2, 2021
SMP_CP_Census

2020 Census Update

Posted on: August 26, 2021