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2019 Colorado State Fair

All the information on this page has been compiled for our 4-H Families from the Coloradostatefair.com website. For further questions and information please  visit https://www.coloradostatefair.com/.

Getting There

Grounds Map

FAQS

Camping and Accommodations

Camp Tobin

Registration is open for the “Growing Mind Dorms” at the state fair in Pueblo, Co.  These dorms are located on the state fairgrounds and are available to 4-H families to stay during the state fair.
Registration is in 4HOnline ONLY! These reservations are first come, first serve and are filling up!
More information and pricing can be found here: http://co4h.colostate.edu/statefair/camp-tobin.pdf

Livestock

 

Online Registration

IMPORTANT NEWS – A FIVE (5) DAY HEALTH INSPECTION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL LIVESTOCK COMING TO THE FAIR! EVERY PRECAUTION IS BEING TAKEN TO PREPARE THE BARNS AND GROUNDS FOR THE LIVESTOCK SHOWS AND WE BELIEVE THE RISK IS MINIMAL FOR LIVESTOCK INFECTIONS. For more information on VSV and what you can do to prepare to come to the Colorado State Fair, visit the Colorado Department of Agriculture Animal Health page.

Livestock entries for CO State Fair are due JULY 31ST (postmarked or online). Late entries will not be accepted.

The Livestock premium book is online. To look at specific show information, click on the Link below for that show. The 2019 Livestock Schedule is available now, click on the PDF below under “Livestock Schedule.”

Exhibitors should read the “What’s New in Livestock for 2019” under General Information as well as all rules and regulations and information on parking and passes.

4H/FFA exhibitors are allowed to buy only 1 discounted gate pass wristband. If additional passes are purchased for family and friends – they MUST be the Livestock Exhibitor wristbands. Any additional 4H/FFA wristbands purchased will be charged the full price of an Exhibitor wristband and will be collected prior to receiving credentials.

Livestock exhibitors are responsible for their own bedding, entry does not include bedding. Bedding may be purchased at the time of entry or exhibitors may bring in their own bedding. Straw may only be used for bedding for Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Breeding Sheep and Open/Junior Breeding Cattle tie-outs (Market Beef do not go to tie-outs). Exhibitors should read the complete bedding information under General Livestock Competition Requirements or specific show information. 

Should you have questions, please contact the CO State Fair Livestock Office at 719-404-2027 or 719-404-2035

General Information and Judges-Livestock Dept.

This section contains information regarding “What’s New in Livestock in 2019,” Arrival/Release Dates, Livestock Pass and Parking Information and Livestock Officials. Exhibitors should read and be familiar with the information contained in this section.

What’s New in Livestock in 2019
2019 Livestock Schedule
2019 Livestock & Small Animal Judges
Arrival / Release Schedule
2019 Pass and Parking Information
2019 Livestock Officials
2019 Livestock Health Requirements

Click on the links below for complete event information:

Jr. Market ShowsJr. Breeding CattleOpen Breeding CattleJr. Breeding SheepOpen Breeding SheepGoats
Wool/Fleece ShowOpen & Jr. Dairy CattleProspect & NWSS Catch-A-CalfExotic CattleJr. Livestock Sale2018 Results


Livestock/Small Animal Rules and Regulations

Colorado State Fair General Competition Requirements
General Livestock Competition Requirements
Junior Livestock Participation Requirements
Jr. Livestock Sale Participation Requirements
IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics

Small Animal

Entries will be due (postmarked) on July 31, 2019. Late entries WILL NOT be accepted. 

Unloading of Small Animals (rabbits and poultry) will be permitted through Gate 1 with some restrictions. Further information on this change will be posted at a later date and will be explained on Acknowledgement Cards sent to exhibitors. 

Exhibitors should read and be familiar with all competition requirements and specific rules associated with the breed show(s) entered.

4H/FFA exhibitors are allowed to buy only 1 discounted gate pass wristband. If additional passes are purchased for family and friends – they MUST be the Livestock Exhibitor wristband. Any additional 4H/FFA wristbands purchased will be charged the full price of an Exhibitor wristband and any balance due will be collected prior to receiving credentials. 

Exhibitors need to be aware that incomplete entry forms will be returned and exhibitors will have 5 days within which to provide the completed entry forms or entries will not be valid and not put on judges’ sheets.

Should you have questions, please contact the CO State Fair Livestock Office at 719-404-2027 or 719-404-2035

2019 Small Animal Schedule
2019 Livestock and Small Animal Judges
2019 Parking and Pass Information

Click on the links below for complete event information

Market RabbitsMarket PoultryYouth RabbitsOpen Rabbits
Youth PoultryOpen Poultry2018 Results

Market Rabbit and Poultry Shows

The Market Meat Pen Rabbit and Poultry shows are open to all 4-H and FFA members from the State of Colorado. These exhibitors will compete to be named the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Meat Pen and qualify to sell their animals in the prestigious Junior Livestock Sale to be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
Market Poultry entries must have been nominated through Exhibitor’s 4-H Extension Office. Market entries which have not been nominated are ineligible to show and entries will be returned to the Exhibitor.
Market Exhibitors must read and be familiar with all Colorado State Fair General, Small Animal and Livestock Competition Requirements. Exhibitors should continue to check the Health Requirements often prior to arriving at the Colorado State Fair in the event of updates from the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office. For complete event information and entry forms, please click on the links below under Show Information.
Market Rabbit Entry Form
Market Rabbit Show
Youth Rabbit Showmanship
Market Poultry Entry Form
Market Chicken Show
Market Turkey Show
Youth Poultry Showmanship
IAFE Code of Ethics Form
Quality Assurance form

 


4-H Horse Show

Announcement: The 4-H State Horse Show at Colorado State Fair is changing the health requirements for horses:

  1. All horses must have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (“CVI”).

  2. CVIs must be provided to the Colorado State Fair Officials at time of arrival

     and:

     a. Must be dated no more than 5 daysfrom the date of arrival;

     b. Must identify each animal individually.

The Colorado State Fair is proud to be the host site for the 4-H State Championship Youth Show. Equine enthusiasts ages 8-18 are invited to compete in four different types of disciplines: Ranch Horse, Gymkhana, English, and/or Western. Competitors will be competing within their individual age groups for premium money, class awards, and High Point Awards. All Youth that participate in this event must be members of a county 4-H Horse Program; as well as, follow all guidelines, procedures, and rules set forth by the individual counties in order to be an eligible competitor at the 4-H State Championship Show.

  • The deadline for all entries and payments is Friday August 2, 2019 (Postmarked)

  • Late Entry Deadline with Penalty fee is August 12, 2019 ($50/Exhibitor if enter after August 2nd and by August 12th)

  • Please be sure to sign the Exhibitor Agreement Form, which is the last page of the Entry and Stall Form below

  • Ranch Horse Exhibitors if you horse is Ranching Heritage bred you will be eligible for the AQHA High Point Ranch Horse Award, please see information below on this award.

  • You can join the Colorado State Fair Horse Show Updates group page, all Fair updates will be posted there

Should you have questions, please contact the CO State Fair horse show Office at 719-404-2025

Event Information and Forms

2019 4-H Showbill-Read all rules as several rules have been changed or updated!
2019 4-H Entry and Stall Form
Horse Show Schedule (Calendar)
Tentative Horse Show Schedule (With times)
Ranching Heritage High Point Award Info
Parking Memo
Camping Map
Stall Map
W-9 Form

For additional information please visit: https://www.coloradostatefair.com/events/2019/4-h-horse-show