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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.

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 -5:00pm

AXE Women Loggers of Maine

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Making their first appearance at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, The Axe Women Loggers of Maine will showcase some seriously strong women. This group of world titleholders are champion axe throwers and choppers. In several rounds of friendly competitions, the loggers will demonstrate such skills as underhand chopping, standing block chopping, hot sawing, cross cut sawing, and axe throwing.

Come see their complimentary show in action on July 30th & 31st at the Fair’s Pavilion. Axes will be flying and saws will be slicing at 3, 5, and 7pm!

Special thank you to Mountain Heart Woodworks for providing the wood for this special event!

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

Dueling Pianos by Colorado Keys

Colorado Keys presents a lively show that feeds off the energy of the crowd. In fact, the show is all about the audience! This fun high-energy party is based on sing-alongs and is speckled with humor. Come ready to fill out a song request and enjoy a fun afternoon.

On the Midway Stage...
Saturday July 30 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday July 31 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm


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

Nature's Educators presents Talon Talks

Nature's Educators will dive into the characteristics that define raptors and why they are important to our ecosystems. Audiences will discover the various types of birds of prey found all over the world, what it takes to care for a bird of prey, and learn how Nature's Educators is permitted to keep raptors. The audience will learn about their personal histories, anatomy, hunting strategies, and habitats.

Come catch a show in Kirk Hall on
Saturday July 30
11:00am - 11:30am, 12:00pm - 12:30pm, 1:00pm - 1:30pm, 2:00pm - 2:30pm, 3:00pm - 3:30pm & 4:00pm - 4:30pm

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

The Vintage Car Club of Castle Rock Car Show

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Get ready to kick off our 1st Classic Car Show by The Vintage Car Club of Castle Rock! This family friendly event is FREE for spectators. Car and truck enthusiasts will be able to stroll through vintage vehicles, meet the owners, and vote for their favorite vehicle at the Fair.

Sunday July 31 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

The Vintage Car Club of Castle Rock was founded in 2007 and is a club of over 150 members of car enthusiasts of all ages with all types of cars. They are proud to support an annual Automotive Technology Scholarship for a Douglas County Senior along with a variety of local charities with donations made by the club.

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Fair Parade

With well over 75 entries, including floats, bands, royalty and civic organizations, the Fair Parade is a must-see. Celebrate the charm of an old-fashioned Fair Parade in downtown Castle Rock, presented by the Castle Rock Chamber in partnership with the Town of Castle Rock. Parade starts on the south end of Town, followed by breakfast at the Castle Rock Fire Department to benefit the Douglas County High School Huskies.

Saturday July 30 - 9:30am

For more information about the Douglas County Fair Parade, contact the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce (303) 688-4597.

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.

Stick Horse Rodeo

This rodeo has been miniaturized for young kids, instead of riding real horses, theirs are made of sticks! The rodeo consists of 6 events; barrels, poles, flags, horseshoe toss, roping and the bull bag. All ages are welcome to participate and the only limitation that kids must be 30 pounds or less to ride the bull bag. Each participant will receive a bandanna, contestant number and a ribbon. The 2021 and 2022 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Royalty will be helping the kids with the events and will also be available for autographs. No pre-registration required. This special rodeo for little buckaroos is included in General Grounds Admission.

Near Small Animal Barn....
Saturday July 30 - 11:00am

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.

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.

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 Animal Exhibits

Livestock Barns open to the public

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

Church Service

Sunday, August 7 7:30 a.m. Outdoor Arena

Free Pancake Breakfast

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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