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Colorado State Fair: What you need to know for Saturday, September 5

Posted at 11:54 AM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 13:56:08-04

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.

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:
Saturday, September 5 - 11:30 a.m. through 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 - 11:30 a.m. through 7 p.m

World Slopper Eating Competition

The Slopper eating competition this year will feature some of the world's best competitive eaters.

This year, number one ranked competitive eater in the world, Joey Chestnut, will make his debut at the competition. Chestnut will be attempting to dethrone number four ranked competitive eater in the world, Darron Breeden.

The event is closed to the public but will be live-streamed.

The event will take place at 1 p.m. at the PB&T Bank Pavilion on the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

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 with 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.