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Colorado State Fair opens with changes due to COVID-19

Posted at 9:51 PM, Aug 28, 2020

PUEBLO — The Colorado State Fair officially kicked off Friday, although things looked a lot different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fair is closed to the public, but 4-H and FFA livestock shows are still happening.

They spread across the grounds and staggered on the calendar to allow for social distancing.

Organizers are working to make the fair as safe as possible.

Kids participating say they're glad they are able to show their animals.

"It's kind of sometimes overwhelming but it's very fun when you do good. It's fun to get to come and see people you don't normally get to see. but fun to have it even though not things that are there normally," said Roree Willbanks from Las Animas 4-H.

The fair food drive-thru has already been a big hit with many people lining up for corn dogs and funnel cakes.

That continues all weekend and may return next weekend if demand is high.

Click here for a full list of events at this year's fair.