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Colorado State Fair to continue as planned with modifications

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 16, 2020

PUEBLO — The Colorado State Fair will look a little different this year, but it is continuing as planned with some modifications, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The rodeo is canceled for this year.

The fair, which is scheduled for Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, will have modified activities after a vote made by the Colorado State Fair Board of Authority Tuesday.

“We take our responsibility to the safety of our State Fair patrons and participants very seriously,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg in a release. “The advice and recommendations from Pueblo County Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, including new State guidance on outdoor events, were a key part of this lengthy and careful decision making process.”

The "Colorado State Fair Reimagined" will still uphold social distancing measures, and it will also still offer some competitions, limited food and vendor booths. The amount of people that can attend the fair is still being determined.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture said this event saw more than 466,000 people last year and is an opportunity for Colorado's agriculture, industry and culture to be showcased.

For more information regarding this year's modifications, click here.