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
Carnival:  $754,506
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.”

More information about the 2019 Colorado State Fair may be found in the opening day and closing day press releases.

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 websiteFacebook 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. 

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.