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The 106th Adams County Fair kicks off today at the Adams County Regional Park Complex, 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton. Events last through Sunday evening. More than 65,000 people came to last …
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The 106th Adams County Fair kicks off today at the Adams County Regional Park Complex, 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton. Events last through Sunday evening.
More than 65,000 people came to last year’s fair. With a few new additions this year, fair organizers hope even more visitors will get in on the fun, said fair co-Manager Melanie Snodell.
“We have human hamster balls this year, we have tons of new rides and there will be a fire-breathing truck in the monster truck show,” she said.
Fair hours are today, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tomorrow is Senior Day, Friday is Kids Day and Sunday is Fiesta Day. Admission is free and parking is $5 per car.
Senior Day activities are at the Waymire Building. Activities start with a free pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a senior resource fair from 8 a.m. to noon, a Reveille 3-Andrew Sisters tribute at 8:30 a.m., the Mile Hi Banjo Society at 10:30 a.m. and bingo at noon. All activities are free.
Kids Day will feature a resource fair, toddler playland, a petting zoo, a mountain bike course, raptor education, storytime and special appearances by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, the Greater Brighton Fire Department and Ronald McDonald. Kids will also have the chance to run around in a giant hamster ball.
“We put together a really great Kids Day for Friday,” Snodell said. “That day will be really fantastic.”
Fiesta Day will begin Sunday with a mariachi Mass at 10 a.m. at the Bromley Cos. Entertainment Stage. Mariachi America de Jesus Diaz will perform at 11 a.m. on the same stage, followed by Sangre Nueva at 1 p.m., Los Traviesos at 3:30 and the Rick Garcia Band at 6 p.m. The Fiesta Day rodeo begins at 1 p.m. at the United Power Grandstands, with a concert by Los Cuates de Sinaloa at 5 p.m. also at the Grandstands.
Other United Power Grandstand Events for this year are the Coors Light CPRA Rodeo at 7 tonight, followed by the Pro Monster Truck and Motocross Show at 7 p.m. Thursday, the NSPA Truck Pull at 7 p.m. Friday, and the DDRA Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. Saturday.
“The monster truck show will really be something to be watched,” Snodell said.
Tickets for grandstand events are $13 for adults and $8 for children ages 4-12. General admission tickets for Sunday’s Fiesta Day rodeo and concert are $8 per person. Children under age 3 are free each day with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased for these events in advance at www.adamscountyfair.com, the Regional Park Office at 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton or the day of the event at the United Power Grandstand Arena.
Stand-up comedians, bands (county, punk, ska, oldies, rock, marimba, tejano and R&B) will also be featured on the free entertainment stage throughout the week. 4-H activities and competitions will be throughout the fair and are open to the public. Crabtree Amusements will again provide the carnival for this year’s event. Visit the fair website for information on special wristband prices throughout the weekend.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.adamscountyfair.com
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