Adams County Fair kicks off for 115th year

Staff Report
Posted 7/24/19

Food, music and animals take the center stage again as the Adams County Fair kicks off for another season July 31. The fair, now in it’s 115th year, runs July 31-Aug 4 at the Adams County Regional …

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Adams County Fair kicks off for 115th year

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Food, music and animals take the center stage again as the Adams County Fair kicks off for another season July 31.

The fair, now in it’s 115th year, runs July 31-Aug 4 at the Adams County Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton.

The fair itself kicks off on Wednesday, July 31. It features plenty of food, beer, a carnival midway, live music and other performances and livestock and produce judging — everything from cattle, llamas, rabbits and poultry to pocket pets like frogs, ants and guinea pigs and from canned foods to fine photography.

Attractions and events

Aaron Watson and Ned LeDoux will perform hits from their most recent albums at the United Power Grandstand at 8 p.m. August 1. That concert will be following a Professional Bull Riding event which begins at 5 p.m.

Watson was named one of country music’s biggest DIY success stories by Forbes magazine. He’s the Texas-born singer behind the Billboard Top County Albums chart No. 1 “The Underdog” and Top County Albums chart No. 2 “Vaquero.”

Ned LeDoux is carrying on the tradition of his famed father, Chris LeDoux, by singing Chris’s songs and adding his own style to them in tribute. Ned’s popular single “Forever A Cowboy” was co-written with his father, and Ned has many unfinished songs by Chris he looks to for inspiration for his own originals.

Tickets for the concert itself are $14 or $24 when combined with the bull riding event. As part of 4-H appreciation night, $4 from each ticket will benefit Adams County 4-H.

Tickets can be purchased online at adamscountyfair.com or in person at Riverdale Regional Park.

Live music continues throughout the weekend with acts ranging from country to rock to latin tunes.

The fair officially opens at 5 p.m. July 31 featuring the carnival and food and ends at 11 p.m. that first day.

Carnival armbands, good for rides, are $20 on Wednesday, $25 on Thursday and $30 Friday through Sunday. The fair is offering a matinee discount Friday, with $15 carnival armbands for kids that are good until 3 p.m.

The fair reopens at 10 a.m. daily Thursday through Sunday, closing at midnight on Thursday Sunday.

Thursday is Senior Day featuring square dancing, a stage magician and free activities and games as well as a resource fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All of the events are free and parking is free for seniors.

Friday is Kids Day with the Denver sports mascots Dinger and Bernie as well as the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. The free Water World Kids Zone features bounce houses, zip lines, a ropes course a toddler zone and human foosball.

Parking

The county offers free off site parking at Shadow Ridge Middle School, 12551 Holly St., and Prairie View High School, 12909 E. 120th Ave. and Brighton High School, 270 S. 8th Ave. Shuttles will run between the those lots and the fair every 20 minutes.

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