FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2012
Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@ag.state.co.us
Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (719) 924-0154, Christi.Lightcap@ag.state.co.us
140th Annual Colorado State Fair Comes to a Close
PUEBLO, Colo. –The 2012 Colorado State Fair ends its 11-day run as Colorado's premier celebration of youth and agriculture.
“While the Colorado State Fair showcases carnivals, concerts and vendors, its foundation stems from Colorado’s vast agricultural community,” said State Fair General Manager, Chris Wiseman. “The Fair strives to help ensure a strong agricultural future by emphasizing its importance to today’s youth. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of those who participated in this year’s event.”
Attendance decreased this year with 474,915 attending the event, which is 41,080 lower than 2011.
“There are a number of factors that may have contributed to lower attendance, including local school events and the economy but attendance is just one way we measure success. The Colorado State Fair also provides educational opportunities to the people of Colorado, supports 4H and FFA youth, and contributes to the state economy,” said Wiseman.
Highlights from the 2012 Colorado State Fair:
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.