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9 months 3 weeks ago

State Fair wants tax increase

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State Fair board members are hoping local voters will approve a half-cent sales tax increase to raise $1.3 million for the expo each year. The funds would add to the money the fair and other agencies have traditionally gotten from the Pueblo City Council and...

2 years 7 months ago

Vendors fare well as attendance climbs

Compared to this time last year, attendance at the Colorado State Fair is up more than 8,000 visitors. Chris Wiseman says it's hard to gage what impact that will have on sales. However, the massage chair business is booming. A vendor is the Ag Palace is selling these chairs...

2 years 9 months ago

State Fair entries accepted

Folks need to hurry if they want their favorite jam, doll, or quilt entered in the 2011 Colorado State Fair. The deadline for many General Entry competitions is August 5. There are over 1,600 categories including wood carving, food, and even flowers. For more information call 719-404-2080 or click...

2 years 10 months ago

Three horse events postponed due to virus

The Colorado State Fair has postponed three upcoming horse show events because of equine herpesvirus or EHV-1. Nine horses in Colorado has contracted the disease and there are 22 suspected cases. Two horses have been euthanized. The Zamora Roping competition was scheduled over the weekend but has been...

3 years 4 months ago

Colorado State Fair turns higher profit

More good news for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Recently released figures show the 11-day fair run this year turned a profit of roughly $980,000. That's up about $160,000 from the 2009 fair. General Manager Chris Wiseman says the fair saw higher food and carnival sales. However the rodeo...

3 years 7 months ago

Monday at the Colorado State Fair

The crowds will be smaller today, but the fun will be there for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Here's what's happening: Cowboys Kickin' Cancer Fundraiser/50th PRCA Dodge Rodeo 7:00 pm Rodeo from Rodeo Arena Stage - $10 regular rodeo ticket $50 ticket for special St. Mary Corwin...

3 years 7 months ago

Gas prices jump in Pueblo

If you're heading to the State Fair in Pueblo, you better have some cash. You'll need that before you ever get through the gate. According to AAA, gas prices across the country are dropping. In Pueblo, there's been a spike. The average price of regular unleaded in Pueblo today is...

3 years 7 months ago

This weekend at the Colorado State Fair

The Colorado State Fair is in full swing in Pueblo, including a Pancake Breakfast at the Gold Dust Saloon Saturday morning, followed by the State Fair Parade through downtown beginning at 10 am. Here's what's on the schedule this weekend-- Friday, August 27 Home Brew Competition...

3 years 7 months ago

State Fair Parade happens Saturday

The Colorado State Fair Parade happens Saturday in downtown Pueblo starting at 10 a.m. Spectators are expected to number around 40,000, as they watch more than 100 entries, including more than 20 bands. The parade starts on the Mesa Junction and runs through the Union Avenue Historic District and then...

3 years 9 months ago

Enter now for state fair chocolate contest

Love to bake with chocolate? Then the Colorado State Fair has a competition perfect for you. Registration is now open for the Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship. Bakers must submit a recipe with at least one all natural Ghirardelli baking product (chocolate chips, bars and/or cocoa), and up to 10 other ingredients....

3 years 9 months ago

Street Rods - with a twist

The Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals are back in Pueblo this weekend, and thanks to a rule change, the event is growing. Up until last year the customized cars had to be manufactured in 1949 or before. This year they've added another three decades. So while most cars are...

4 years 7 months ago

Tuesday at the Colorado State Fair

If you're planning to go to the rodeo at the Colorado State Fair, Tuesday is the perfect choice. Pepsi Dollar Day presented by News First 5--Just $1 will get you into the fair; $1 also gets you into the rodeo and on carnival rides. Tuesday, September 1 Pepsi Dollar...

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