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Colorado State Fair: What you need to know for Monday, August 31

Posted at 7:50 AM, Aug 31, 2020

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.

Monday's Schedule:

Drive-Thru Fair Food from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.:

This year the state fair is offering a drive-thru atmosphere, where you can still get your favorite fair foods! Vehicles will enter the Colorado State Fair through 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 will be asked to exit the fairgrounds and enjoy at home.

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. Today's prizes include:
- 4 PRCA Rodeo Tickets | Big R Gift Card
- Colorado Beef Cutting Board
- $250 American Furniture Warehouse Gift Card
- Rojas Gift Card | CSF Swag
- Colorado State University- Pueblo Swag Bag

For more info or a list of rules, click here.

FFA Heifer Wrangle at 1 p.m. and NWSS Catch-A-Calf at 3 p.m.:

These two competitive events 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.

Wine 101 at 5:30 p.m.:

Doug Caskey, executive director of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, will be covering the history, process and "appreciate of wine, especially in Colorado." This meeting will be over Zoom. To join, click this link (passcode: 3x5mBy)

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.