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Colorado State Fair: What you need to know for Friday, September 4

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Posted at 7:42 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 09:42:59-04

PUEBLO — With the rodeo canceled and modified events, the Colorado State Fair Reimagined will look a lot different this year as organizers continue with the event to be as safe as possible.

The state fair will run from Friday, Aug. 28, through Monday, Sept. 7. It will only be open to people involved in the 4H and FFA events and some food vendors.

Friday's Schedule:

2020 Great Colorado State Fair Butterfly Hunt:

Each day the state fair will hide butterflies throughout their website, social media and Day Camp videos where each one has a unique code. If you find a butterfly, you can enter your email address and promo code on their website for a chance to win prizes.
There are daily prizes, weekly prize drawings, and a grand prize that will be given away on Sept. 7.
For more info or a list of rules, click here.

Drive-thru Fair Food

The state fair is offering its drive-thru event again this weekend where you can still get your favorite fair foods! This opportunity will be offered from Friday through Sunday:
Friday, September 4 - 11:30 a.m. through 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 5 - 11:30 a.m. through 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 - 11:30 a.m. through 7 p.m.

Vehicles will enter the Colorado State Fair via Gate 9 located on Beulah Avenue and follow a one-way traffic pattern to exit via Gate 6 onto Small Avenue. Once you receive your food, you are asked to exit the fairgrounds and enjoy at home. For a look at what foods will be offered, click here.

4-H Gymkhana at 12 p.m.:

This will be available via livestream, click here to watch the competitions.

Virtual State Fair Day Camp from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.:

The activities include: Fair Food Cooking Lessons, Educational Ag and Natural Resource Activities, Entertaining Fair Themed Activities, and Celebrity Guest Fair Fun. To register or for more information, click here.

State Fair Show at 6 p.m.

The State Fair Show will happen this evening along featuring today's concert announcement.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture said this event saw more than 466,000 people last year. For more information on this year's modifications, click here.