Admission to the Adams County Fair is free.
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Pre-paid Parking: $15
On-site Parking: $20
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Free Shuttle Service
Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes.
Riverdale Ridge High School
13380 Yosemite St., Thornton
Prairie View High School
12909 E. 120th Ave., Henderson
Shadow Ridge Middle School
12551 Holly St., Thornton
Wednesday, 5-11 p.m.
Thursday, 3 p.m. – midnight
Friday, 3 p.m. – midnight
The Riverdale Regional Park is located at 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, one mile west of U.S. 85 on 124th Ave. (124th Ave. turns into Henderson Rd. when it crosses the South Platte River). 124th Ave. will be closed to allow for emergency vehicle and shuttle bus access, and residents must use the park entrance at 120th Ave.
From Denver: Take I-25 N to I-76 E. Take I-76 E to U.S. Highway 85 N. to 120th Ave. Turn west on 120th Ave. and go a little over one mile to the entrance of the Regional Park Complex. You’ll turn onto Park Blvd. The museum entry is to the west of the Regional Park Complex entry (if visiting the museum).
From Ft. Collins: Take I-25 S. to Highway 7 E. Take Highway 7 E. to U.S. Highway 85 S. in Brighton. Take U.S. Highway 85 S. to 120th Ave. Turn west on 120th Ave. and go a little over one mile to the entrance of the Regional Park Complex. You’ll turn on Park Blvd.
Locally: Take 120th Ave. to Park Blvd. Turn north onto Park Blvd. Continue on Park Blvd. until you cross 124th Ave. and arrive at the park entrance.
Locally: Take 128th Ave. east to Quebec St. Take Quebec St. south to 120th Ave. Take 120th Ave. east, then turn north on Park Blvd. Continue on Park Blvd. until you cross 124th Ave. and arrive at the park entrance.
From flip-flops to funnel cakes, visit the Exhibit Hall and Midway for your food and shopping fix.
What is the admission charge to the Adams County Fair?
There is no admission charge.
What are the hours of the Adams County Fair?
- Wednesday, Aug. 2 | Indoor: 6-9 p.m.; Outdoor: 6-11 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 3 | Indoor: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Outdoor: 4 p.m. – midnight
- Friday, Aug. 4 | Indoor: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Outdoor: 10 a.m. – midnight
- Saturday, Aug. 5 | Indoor: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Outdoor: noon – midnight
- Sunday, Aug. 6 | Indoor: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Outdoor: noon – midnight
What are the hours of the Carnival?
- Wednesday, Aug. 2 | 6-11 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 3 |4 p.m. – midnight
- Friday, Aug. 4 | 10 a.m. – midnight
- Saturday, Aug. 5 | noon – midnight
- Sunday, Aug. 6 | noon – midnight
How much are the carnival armbands? Are there any specials?
- Wednesday, Aug. 2 | $25
- Thursday, Aug. 3 | $30
- Friday, Aug. 4 | $20 for kids until 3 p.m. (valid until 4 p.m.) / $35 after 3 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 5 | $35
- Sunday, Aug. 6 | $35
Where can I purchase tickets to the Grandstand Events?
Purchase your tickets here.
Is there reserved seating at the Grandstand?
No. All seating in the United Power Grandstand Arena is general admission.
Do you recycle at the fair?
Adams County introduced a single-stream recycling program throughout county facilities which has increased the amount of waste diverted from the landfill by 17% since 2011. Plastic bottles, plastic cups, aluminum, cans, paper, and glass can all be recycled while attending the fair.
When is Senior Day?
Thursday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
When is Kids Day?
Friday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where is the Adams County Fair?
The Adams County Fair is held at the Riverdale Regional Park Complex at 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton. We are conveniently located off U.S. Highway 85 and 120th Avenue.
Do you have ATMs?
ATMs are located in the Exhibit Hall, Waymire Dome Building, Carnival, and Midway areas.
Do you allow pets at the fair?
The only animals allowed on the grounds are service animals, animals on exhibit, or those used in entertainment. We do not have accommodations for pets at the fairgrounds. For the safety and comfort of all Fair guests and our furry friends, please leave your pets safely at home
Does the fair have a lost and found?
Lost and Found is located at Guest Services on the midway at the entrance of the Fanta Lot.
Where can I go for additional fair information?
Information booths are located in the Exhibit Hall and Guest Services on the Midway.