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5 Around Town: State Fair, Labor Day Lift Off and much more

Posted at 10:46 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 12:46:44-04

SOUTHERN COLORADO — It's Labor Day Weekend! So, if you are staying in Southern Colorado, we've got a list of events you need to check out!

2019 Colorado State Fair final weekend:
What: It's the final weekend that you can catch the 2019 Colorado State Fair where you can enjoy delicious food, rides, concerts and much more.
When: August 30-September 2
Friday, August 30 is Kids Day! Children 12-years-old and younger get in for free! There will also be a history of Colorado display, an All American High Dive Show, and much more.
Saturday, August 31 is Pueblo Chile Day! You can also catch the World Slopper Eating Championship at the PB&T Bank Pavilion. The slopper is a local delicacy that features a cheeseburger lovingly covered in delicious green chili. The winner will receive $2,000.
Price: Ticket admission cost: Adults (13 and older): $12, Kids (ages 5-12): $6, Children 4 and under are free
Time: Friday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Labor Day: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
For more information, click here .

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off
What: Balloons take to the skies for the 2019 Labor Day Lift Off at Memorial Park. Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons. Activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving and donut eating competitions.
When: August 31 - September 2
Where: Memorial Park
Admission: Free
For more information, click here.

Rocky Mountain Showdown
What: The 2019 edition of the Rocky Mountain Showdown between Colorado and Colorado State will be final game played in Denver between both teams.
When: Friday, August 30
Time: 8 p.m.
Where: Mile High Stadium
Can't go? Catch the game on ESPN
For more information on the rivalry, click here.

Air Force Academy Football
Speaking of football, the Air Force Academy kicks off their 2019 season against Colgate.
When: Saturday, August 31
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Where: United States Air Force Academy Falcon Stadium
Can't go? You can watch the game on ESPN 3
For more information, click here.

HearthStone Farmers Market
What: It's a new farmers market centrally located in Colorado Springs! You can come out and meet with dozens of local businesses, neighborhood farms, startups and join a community that wants to see you thrive.
When: Every Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 3950 North Academy Blvd.