State Fair Offers Exotic Animals With This Year's Free Attractions

By: Jason Aubry Email
By: Jason Aubry Email

Every year the Colorado State Fair brings in several animal shows to thrill and amaze families attending the fair. Last year monkeys, sea lions, and sharks fit the bill. This year, the animal acts are just as interesting.

Whether it's learning about rainforests and the animals that live in them with the Bixby's Rainforest Rescue show, or watching the Swamp Master wrestle an alligator, you're sure to have ample photo opportunities to go with the wide-eyed stares.

The rainforest show introduces families to several animals many will have never seen before, outside of a book. You'll also be able to check them out up-close and personal in a glass viewing area while they're not performing.

The Swamp Master Gator Show pits man vs. beast as the Swamp Master Jeff Quattrocchi attempts to perform with two eight-foot alligators. The alligators where caught recently, and are nowhere near tame. This show is sure to get your blood pumping. Quattrocchi says, every gator is different, and these ones are feisty. He expects very entertaining shows.

For something a little more domestic, you can enjoy the DockDogs show on the north end of the fairgrounds. New this year, fairgoers can bring their dogs to the fair if they keep them in a restricted area. This will let them participate in the DockDogs competitions that run throughout the fair. With cash prizes on the line, any dog can be a winner.

Dogs will only be allowed in the area around the DockDogs show. If you bring a kennel and something to provide them shade, fairgoers can leave their dogs in this area while enjoying the rest of the fair.

And as usual, the fair offers a bounty of interesting and fun things to do. Whether it's rodeo or live concerts, the carnival or funnel cakes, families will be able to begin enjoying the fair Friday morning at 10 a.m.

The fair runs from August 27 through September 6.

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