Photos From Colorado’s State Fair Opening Weekend

August 31, 2015

The State Fair kicked off Friday, with a full slate of livestock competitions, concerts, rides, food and people watching. Colorado Matters will be hosting a discussion on Thursday about whether the fair has a future in Pueblo. In the meantime, CPR News contributor Shanna Lewis sent along some photos from the fair's opening weekend. Planning to go? Details here.

Photo: 2015 State Fair Carnival Ride
Teens spin and scream on the Sky Trip ride at the Colorado State Fair.
Photo: 2015 State Fair Dancers
Young dancers from the Rock-N-Robbins Dance Studio in Pueblo perform at the Colorado State Fair.
Photo: 2015 State Fair Rooster
A rooster peers out from his cage in the poultry barn at the Colorado State Fair.
Photo: 2015 State Fair Carousel
A child rides one of two carousels at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.
Photo: 2015 State Fair Fountain
Kids cool off and have fun in the fountain at the Colorado State Fair.
Photo: 2015 State Fair Night on the Midway
The Colorado State Fair carnival lights up as night falls over Pueblo.
Photo: 2015 State Fair Fire eater
"Ole Doc EZee" does a little fire eating as he performs magic and comedy during the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.
Photo: 2015 State Fair Beef - Leroy Garcia
Dalton Chambers of Limon gives tips to State Senator Leroy Garcia of Pueblo on how to correctly exhibit a steer during the special Governor's Beef Show at the Colorado State Fair.
Photo: 2015 State Fair Swine Show
Teens compete in the swine show at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.