Colorado State Fair attendance back to 90% of pre-pandemic levels

Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 6:38 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2021 at 7:56 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Attendance at the Colorado State Fair has tracked at 90% of pre-pandemic levels so far.

“We’re very encouraged and very excited,” The fair’s general manager Scott Stoller explained. “We’ve made some changes to the fair to adjust for more outdoor activities and people are making the right decisions for themselves.”

Those new outdoor activities include a monster truck show, demolition derby, celebration of Los Charros, and a tractor pull.

The fair is also hosting the state vaccination bus where visitors can quickly get vaccinated as they make their way through the fairgrounds.

The state fair has a $30 million impact on Southern Colorado. That impact was almost completely erased last year when only livestock and 4-H events took place

“People are just appreciative of the State Fair,” Stoller added. “Not to say we would ever want to take another year where we’re downsized, but I think taking the year off really made people appreciate what the state fair is.”

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