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PRCA Youth Camp

Douglas County Fair & Rodeo is excited to partner with the PRCA this year to bring the PRCA Youth Camp to Douglas County kids ages 8 - 18. This behind the scenes event show you what it takes to be a Rodeo Contestant for Roping, riding and wrestling!

Camp is $20 and runs 10:30 am – 3:00 pm. Lunch and 2 general admission tickets to the Fair included.

Carnival by GS Shows

Hours of Operation:
Friday July 29 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday July 30 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday July 31 11:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday August 3 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday August 4 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday August 5 3:00pm - 11:30pm
Saturday August 6 11:00am - 11:30pm
Sunday August 7 11:00am - 4:00pm

Individual ride tickets or unlimited wristbands available for carnival rides that will have you squealing with delight. Wristbands are $35 and valid for one day only.

Old West Town

Come stop by a new attraction at this year's fair... Old West Town!
August 4-7
This area is full of fun educational activities...
  • Watch a blacksmith forge metal
  • Hear stories from a Trapper about the Old West
  • Learn from members of the Castle Rock Museum who will be on hand to share about our history
  • Meet our Fair Mascots
  • Visit a story time reading by a memebr of our royalty or volunteers from the Douglas County Library
  • Stomp your foot to the sounds fiddler music
  • Take a photo at the many photo opportunities available
  • Try your hand at Axe throwing at Axe Box

WireWood Station

What do you get when you put a Classical Violinist (now fiddle player), a couple of Bluegrass Guitarists and a Jazz Bassist in the same room... Award winning WireWood Station! This eclectic group of musicians are the reigning champs of the "Best Acoustic Band in Colorado" at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival as well as winning the "Best Band in Colorado Springs" by the readers of the Gazette for 4 years!

Before the Rodeo, on the Midway Stage...
August 5 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Petting Zoo

Purchase a cup of feed for only $3 
An exhibit ideal for lovers of all things furry and fuzzy. Come visit and pet a wide variety of different animals ranging from goats to llamas!

Saturday July 30 10:00am -10:00pm
Sunday July 31 10:00am -9:00pm
Wednesday August 3 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday August 4 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday August 5 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday August 6 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday August 7 10:00am -4:00pm


Enjoy the amazing feats of Top Hog’s porcine performers! Featured on TV shows and at state fairs across the country, these pigs will make you squeal with their charm, wit, and athleticism.

On the Midway Stage...
Saturday Aug 6 - 11:30am & 2:15pm
Sunday Aug 7 - 10:45am & 2:00pm

The Western Round Up Show featuring Salida Circus

Come along little dawgies! Joanie Balonie and Jester Joe are lookin’ for new ranch hands with the Western Round Up! This 50 minute show features acrobatics, juggling, songs, jokes and even Charlie the Circus Dawg!

Salida Circus is Colorado’s most unique troupe of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, jesters, stilt walkers, and magicians who spread their love of the Circus.

Don't miss this unique show on the Midway Stage....
Saturday Aug 6 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm

Hillia Hula Hoop Extraordinaire

Hillia has performed her hula hoop act across the nation for countless corporate events, festivals, fairs, and TV shows. Hillia continues to push the creative limits of hula hooping with jaw-dropping tricks packed into every show. She strives to create a memorable experience for her audience and spread joy. See why Hillia is a hula hoop act unlike any other!

Come see a Pop Up Show...
Friday, July 29 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday July 30 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday July 31 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday August 4 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday Aug 5 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 6 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Mutton Bustin’


Mutton Bustin’ is an exciting part of each rodeo performance where participants attempt to take a wooly ride! All Mutton Bustin' sessions take place in the Outdoor Arena.

Entries will be taken one hour before scheduled start time at the Indoor Arena Box Office. The first 40 kids ages 5 – 7 and 50 pounds and under are allowed to ride. Entry fee is $25. No bills larger than $50.00 will be accepted. Top 10 scores of each Mutton Bustin’ session will have the opportunity to ride at the ticketed rodeo performance later the same day. Like professional rodeo events, time and score count, but all these aspiring cowboys and cowgirls receive a participation ribbon.

Long sleeved shirts and pants required. Boots or tennis shoes, NO SANDALS or open toed shoes allowed. Safety vest & helmet are provided and must be worn by rider. No spurs and riders must ride forward. Participation Waiver must be signed prior to ride. Sorry pardner, no re-rides and the judge’s decision is final.

Come cheer on your favorite little Cowboy or Cowgirl!

Ride Times:
Dates Sign Up Time Ride Time
Saturday, July 30 2 pm 3pm
Thursday, August 4 2 pm 3pm
Friday, August 5 1 pm 2pm
Saturday, August 6 10 am 11am
Sunday, August 7 9 am 10am

Blindman Tractor Drive

Is it legal to drive while blind-folded?
Sure, but only if you’re on a tractor at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo! Don’t worry, all blind-folded drivers have a partner in crime to help them navigate the tractor obstacle course. We love husband and wife teams, and we divide teams into two categories: married less than 10 years or married more than 10 years. If there’s a mother/son team or two best friends who want to give it a go, we also have a miscellaneous team category. To keep it all civil, there are a few rules: stay in the lines, avoid the obstacles, and never run over people.

Outdoor Arena Warm -Up area....
Saturday Aug 6 - 12:00pm
Entries will be taken 1 hour before the first drive at the Warm-Up Arena.

Pie Eating Contest

At the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, we honor pie in the best American tradition – an old-fashioned pie eating contest. Pie eating champions earn a little prestige for being the best and a little prize money to boot. At $2.00 per person, it’s the perfect event for the whole family. Everyone can join in because there are three age categories: 12 years old and under, 13-17, and 18 and up.

Sunday August 7 - 10:00am on the Midway

We have a few tough pie eating rules: no hands can be used, no help from the sidelines, and no serious faces! Laughter is allowed and picture-taking is encouraged. This pie eating is sponsored by the Douglas County 4-H Foundation and all proceeds go towards youth scholarships.

The Kiefer Hitch - 6 Horse Percheron Horse Hitch

The Hitch will be on display in the Large Animal Barn
Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7.
They will also perform during the PRCA Rodeo performances!

Kiefer Farm is a local, family owned hitch. It all began with Ike & Diamond, a pair of farm horses, to 11 head of Percheron horses today, that TJ & Stacie currently count as part of the family. In just five years-time the Kiefer Hitch has become a well-known contender in Hitch competitions across the region and may be seen at numerous shows, rodeos, parades and other events. As a family owned operation with owners who both work outside the farm, TJ and Stacie both acknowledge and greatly appreciate that the Hitch would not be what it is without all the help and time put in by their friends and family.

Goat Costume Contest

This is a fun activity for Junior Division kids to use their imagination to create a themed costume for themselves and their goat. The contest is judged by audience participation so come cheer on your favorite costume!

Goat Quick Draw Milkout Contest

Have you ever been interested in milking a goat? Or how the process is done? Come watch 4-H and FFA members demonstrate milking their goats, and answer any questions you may have.

Discovery Ranch

Friday, August 5 12pm-9pm
Saturday, August 6 10am-9pm
Sunday, August 7 9am-4pm

Presented in partnership with Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF)

Visit Discovery Ranch and become a farmer for the day! Learn where eggs, apples, potatoes and much more are grown!

Discovery Ranch is an interactive, hands-on agricultural area geared toward families. We provide a variety of activities that engage and enlighten visitors about the importance of agriculture and Douglas County’s rural lifestyle.

Junior Division Exhibits

It’s not just livestock! 4-H offers opportunities for youth to participate in hundreds of non-livestock projects. Model rockets, sewing, heritage arts, photography, woodworking; the list goes on and on. You won’t want to miss these creative displays. Located in the Events Center.

Junior Division Animal Exhibits

Thursday, August 4 8am-9pm
Friday, August 5 8am-9pm
Saturday, August 6 10am-9pm
Sunday, August 7 8am-4pm

Church Service & Free Pancake Breakfast

Church Service begins at 7:30am on August 7 in the Outdoor Arena

Come enjoy a free hearty pancake and sausage breakfast with your community compliments of CORE Electric Cooperative. Breakfast begins after the church service.

Queen’s Barrel Race

Come and watch your Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Royalty and visiting royalty participate in a barrel race. The gals will also be available for autographs and photo opportunities.

Outdoor Arena
Friday August 5 - 3:00pm

Crowning of Rodeo Royalty

Join in the excitement and learn who will travel around the state to represent the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo as the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Royalty for the upcoming year.

Friday, August 5 12pm-9pm
Saturday, August 6 10am-9pm
Sunday, August 7 9am-4pm
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