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Larimer County Fair


4-H Competition at Larimer County Fair

We are excited to announce the schedule, classes and some general rules for the Larimer County 2020 Fair!  We will share information as soon as possible. See the schedule of events for specific class opportunities. The registration deadline is July 13th!  

COVID-19 Considerations for the 2020 County Fair

We know that Fair will feel different this year, but we are grateful that our county will be able to offer a fair and hope you join us in that sentiment.

  • We value the benefits of mass gathering limitations: Fair events must comply with state and local public health orders. Larimer County was successful in securing a variance which allows this Fair (although limited) to occur. If public health orders become more restrictive, Fair could still be cancelled.
  • The lack of 4-H practices due to public health orders throughout the spring causes safety concerns for some in-person animal competitions such as dog and cat.
  • All buildings and facilities, including outdoor arenas, have been leased by the state as an Alternate Care Site for northern Colorado, with the exception of the Budweiser Events Center. This is the only arena that can be relied on for use. No stalling or camping can be permitted onsite.
  • Larimer County, along with the Larimer County Fair Board has made the decision to cancel the parade, carnival and pancake breakfast this year. The fair also won’t offer vendors or entertainment. Learn more here.

2020 Larimer County Fair Information

Get resources for this unique 2020 Larimer County Fair. Keep in mind that the registration deadline is July 13th!!


General, Family Consumer Science, and Dog Projects InformationClick Here

Livestock and Horse Projects – Click Here


2020 Larimer County Fair: The following is what the fair will include

  • 4-H static display judging for all Family Consumer Science and General Projects (Interview Judging with no interviews)
  • 4-H in-person Model Rocketry competition
  • 4-H in-person County shoot competitions
  • 4-H virtual Fashion Revue
  • 4-H dog contest is dependent of progress of State 4-H competitions, TBD
  • Larimer County limited in-person livestock show (including horse), in partnership with 4-H
  • Larimer County virtual rabbit show, in partnership with 4-H
  • Larimer County livestock sale, led by the Jr. Livestock Sale subcommittee of the Larimer County Fair Board, details will be forthcoming soon

2020 Larimer County Fair: The following will be cancelled this year

  • Open Class competitions
  • 4-H in-person cat contest (opportunities for educational static displays to be submitted will be offered)

2020 Larimer Counry Fair Registration Information

  • Registration deadline for all projects is Monday July 13th. 
  • There will be no registration fees this year – it is FREE to enter!
  • Informed consent waivers must be signed by each member and leader and uploaded to 4-H Online as part of the registration process, due July 13th. Find here

2020 Fair Awards

  • There will be no special awards or premiums across all competitions
  • Limited livestock show will NOT pin any champions
  • Family Consumer Science and General Projects static displays will be awarded by the usual Danish system

Show Format Changes

  • Spectators will be limited to 1 adult per 4-H youth
  • There will be slotted show times based on the individuals last names. Please see the attached schedule. 
  • Record books will be required for Family Consumer Science and General Projects.  Record books will NOT be checked for Livestock at the fair. 
  • Livestock will be a “show off of the trailer” format for all species. You will have to show up with your animal prepared to show (i.e. clipped, washed, etc.) 
  • While you can show all species, the number of animals within that specie that you will be able to show is limited. Please see the attached document for details. 
  • For species with both breed and/or market classes and showmanship, classes will be shown simultaneously. Please see the attached document for details. 
  • Livestock weights will be self-reported before the fair. 

Open Class Competition

After careful consideration, the difficult decision was also made to cancel the Open Class competition for 2020. Space was among the primary concerns for running this program successfully.  

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s for everyone. Show off your skills. Are you a gardener, knitter, photographer, or baker? Each year talented exhibitors from Larimer County and beyond compete in the following departments.

•  Baked Products  •  Canned & Dried Products  •  Creative Craft •  Fine Arts •  Garden Flowers •  Horticulture •  Machine Work •  Needlework •  Photography •  Quilting •  Spinning & Weaving

All products judged will be displayed in the Open Class Exhibit area in the First National Bank building at The Ranch.

Have questions? Call us at the Larimer County Extension Office, 970-498-6000.

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