The Colorado State Fair wrapped up its first weekend with the usual attractions like the carnival, entertainment, and–new this year–surfing dogs.
This is the 146th year of the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, and they said it’s there to stay.
Organizers said the city continues to benefit from the solid attendance of about half a million people over the 11-day event. This year they are on track to do that again.
“The economic impact to the southern Colorado area, most recently a report was done that says it’s about a $29 million impact during the 11 days of the fair,” fair general manager Scott Stoller said. “The fair is more than just the concerts and the carnival. We have a lot of competitive exhibits and we have a lot of vendors. We’re bringing people from all over the state that are exhibiting their livestock animals here. Obviously they’re showcasing their wares here at the fair, but they’re also participating in the local economy and contributing to the community down here.”
The fair runs through Labor Day, September 3.