The La Plata County Fair offers five days of fun with something for everyone. Here is a list of some of the best things to see and do at the fair.
The Fair has a great carnival. It’s open Wednesday through Sunday. The fair ussally offeres a wristband option so that kids can ride as many rides as they want. There are also options for single tickets. Rides are typically 3-5 tickets each. Hours are: Wednesday 6-10:30pm; Thursday and Friday 1pm-10:30pm; Saturday 12pm -11pm and Sunday 1pm-10pm.*please note the hours are based on 2019, please check the gate for hours of opperation.
Take the time to see the animals early in the week – everything from goats and chickens to rabbits and pigs – and award winning beef cattle. Avoid going to see the animals on Sunday as they make their way to the 4-H Auction. For the kiddos, bring some quick sanitation wipes. This makes it easy to get their hands clean after seeing (and petting) all the fantastic Fair animals. Watch the little ones around the geese. They can bite!
Tickets for the Demolition Derby do tend to sell out, but you can often get last minute tickets on Saturday morning. A handful of leftovers will be sold at the gate. The ticket office opens at 10am but get there early and be prepared to wait in line. Tickets are $15.
Tips before you go:
Parking can be challenging over the weekend. Remember the Fairgrounds is located adjacent to the Animas River Trail, for hassle free parking and a fun jaunt along the river, park a few blocks away and take a stroll. The Fairgrounds is located between 24th and 29th Streets, on the east side of Main Ave.