Colorado State Fair
Colorado Department of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2011
Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719)
Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (719)
Half-a-Million People Enjoy Colorado State Fair
State Fair has stayed true to its mission of honoring youth and agriculture. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of
those who participated in this year’s event.”
--Chris Wiseman, General Manager
PUEBLO, Colo. –The 2011 Colorado State Fair has come to a
close; 515,995 people attended the 11-day event in Pueblo, Colo.
“This year’s attendance numbers were only 1,145 people less
than last year. I’m pleased with the
attendance and look forward to introducing more people to our State Fair next
year,” said General Manager, Chris Wiseman.
“The Colorado State Fair provides more than entertainment and
educational opportunities; it also contributes to the economy across the
state. I would like to thank all the
attendees of this year’s Fair for helping make it a success.”
Highlights from the 2011 Colorado State Fair:
- UPDATED INFORMATION: The annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy
Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale raised $407,325 for Colorado’s 4H and
FFA youth, which is $47,025 more than the 2010 total. Due to a technical error, this
information is updated from the original amount released.
- The Fair offered a wide
variety of free, family attractions including pirates, stunt performers, athletic
dogs, a petting zoo, racing pigs, and a world record juggler.
- The Colorado State Fair
and Rodeo is honored to have hosted the Cowboys Kickin’
Cancer Fundraiser. Funds raised
help patients in their fight against cancer. This year, the generosity of State Fair
patrons helped to raise $45,000 for the St. Mary Corwin Cancer Center’s Patient
Needs Fund. This amount is $11,000
more than the 2010 total.
- Over 70,500 people enjoyed
the Colorado State Fair entertainment series. Sold out events: Big R presents The Band Perry & PRCA
Ram Rodeo, Selena Gomez & The Scene with
special guest Allstar Weekend, and the Car
Doctor State Fair Demolition Derby presented by Big R.
- The State Fair General
Entry department received over 7,000 entries in a variety of categories
including fine arts, canning, quilts, crops, and cooking.
- Monty Bruce, from
Minnesota, has been named the two-time winner of the Cow Horse
Futurity. This event showcases the
horse and riders’ talent in three different events: cutting, fence work,
- Nearly 440 commercial and
food vendors sold products at this year’s Fair. An assortment of
delicious fair food was offered to tempt taste buds including maggot
sandwiches, funnel cakes, and deep fried—well, lots of deep fried
A profit/loss report is currently being figured and those
numbers should be available in November. Results from the State Fair
competitions continue to be posted at www.coloradostatefair.com.