The Boulder County Fair keeps getting bigger — and better. This year, the 144-year-old gathering is adding five days to its standard five-day run, which means ten days of rodeos and events celebrating prized livestock, locally grown food, live music and more. For the kids, there are 4-H exhibits, mutton-bustin’ rides and Pee Wee Livestock competitions, and there are plenty of activities for adults, too. For starters, a brew fest and farm-to-table dinner prepared by chef Dale Lamb have been added to this year’s lineup, joining the usual mix of concerts, bullfighting and tractor pulls.
Another addition is something that people of all ages should enjoy: For the first time, BMX stunt competitions will be at the fair. “We see what’s popular in Boulder County and look at what people want to see,” explains fair coordinator Laura Boldt.
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The Boulder County Fair begins today at 9 p.m. and runs through August 11 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. Admission and parking are free; event ticket prices vary. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit bouldercounty-fair.org or call 720-864-6460.
Aug. 2-11, 2013