CDA: Colorado State Fair releases 2019 final attendance and revenue numbers
Pueblo, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair today released a final tally of 2019 attendance and revenue numbers, detailing increases in both over last year’s State Fair. Visitors to the State Fair increased by roughly five percent, with total attendance recorded at 466,380. Fiesta Day attendance alone was 66,630 – the largest it’s been in over a decade.
Revenue reports for the 2019 Colorado State Fair:
Concert, rodeo and motorsports: $731,349
Cash sponsorships: $526,099
In-kind sponsorships: $1,204,546
Commercial and food vendors $1,058,294
Premiums and awards paid out for competitive exhibits: $863,832
Additionally, law enforcement reports at the event decreased again in 2019, continuing the trend for the 5th consecutive year.
“The 2019 season was great for the State Fair both financially and experientially,” said General Manager Scott Stoller. “We are excited to build on this positive momentum in 2020.”
The theme for next year’s State Fair is “A Walk on the Wild Side.” It will take place August 28 through September 7, 2020. For more information about The Colorado State Fair, visit the Fair’s website, Facebook page @colostatefair, or call 719-404-2080.
The state fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado’s Hispanic culture.