The Boulder County Fair was started by a group of prominent ranchers and farmers. The first fair in the Colorado Territory was held in October 1869, a community event to celebrate the rich diversity of the area through exhibits encouraging the county’s basic economy.
The early 1900s brought steady growth to the Fair. Permanent buildings replaced the tents one by one. In 1921 a record-breaking crowd of 2,500 attended the opening day.
150 years from its first historic opening, the Boulder County Fair is still going strong. The fair remains one of just four nonprofit county fairs in our state, with a record 150,000 attendees last year.
Join Prairie Mountain Media as we honor the Boulder County Fair on its 150 anniversary of service to our communities. The Guide will appear Sunday, April 28 in the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, with a bonus insertion in the Colorado Hometown Weekly on Wednesday, May 1.
Place your congratulatory ad in the Boulder County Fair’s Sesquicentennial Celebration Guide, delivered to our 63,000 readers, by calling 303.473.1400.