Thanks to Nicole Marie Photography for this years background photo!

2018 July 24th -28th Schedule

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Fair Entry is FREE this year, however, participating in Grandstand
Events, the Carnival or Wine Tasting requires the purchase of tickets
for those activities. Ticket prices go up at the gate.

Fair admission includes access to: 

  • Vendors
  • Elam Construction Stage Entertainment
  • Grand River Mosquito District Kids Zone Activities include: Spin City Jump Houses, Face Painting, Balloons, US Tractor Pedal Tractors, and Sand Play Area & Animals!
  • Grounds Acts include: Sudsy’s Barn, Wicked Wrench Grizzly Bears and Orchard Mesa Lion Club Wood Carvings!
  • Tours include: Pavilion Animals, Small Animals in Mahindra Arena, & Open Class Exhibits in Community Building 

Ticketed Events

The gates will open one hour before each event. Ticket Prices go up at the Gate.

Schedule subject to change, Children 5 & under FREE, Children tickets are for ages 6-12

Admission to the Fair is FREE this year, however, tickets are required for the following activities and events:


Open Class Schedule – C Building

A central part of any county fair is the many exhibits entered by residents from all over the County. Are you a photographer? Gardener? Scrapbooker? Quilter? We want you to show off your skills. Each year, we get a fresh look at the many talents hidden in Western Colorado. The Open Class competition is open to all adults who are over 18 and are currently not participating in 4-H.

  • Friday, July 20th 8am-2pm 100 Series Entries
  • Saturday, July 21st 8am-2pm 100 Series Entries
  • Sunday, July 22nd CLOSED FOR JUDGING
  • Monday, July 23rd 8am-2pm 300 Series Entries
  • Tuesday, July 24th 11am-9pm Public
  • Wednesday, July 25th 11am-9pm Public
  • Thursday, July 26th 11am-9pm Public
  • Friday, July 27th 11am-9pm Public
  • Saturday, July 28th 11am-9pm Public
  • Sunday, July 29th 9am-2pm Entries Released

Gates Times

  • Tuesday           11am-10pm
  • Wednesday      11am-10pm
  • Thursday          11am-10pm
  • Friday               11am-12mn
  • Saturday           10am-12mn

Beer Garden

  • Tuesday           3pm-10pm
  • Wednesday      11am-10pm
  • Thursday         3pm-11pm
  • Friday              1pm-11pm
  • Saturday          11am-11pm

Farmers Market – Outside the Gates

  • 10am-1pm & 5pm-7pm Wednesday ONLY

Carnival Times

  • Tuesday 5pm-11pm
  • Wednesday 2pm-11pm (BOGO 5pm-8pm)
  • Thursday 2pm-11pm
  • Friday 11am-12mn
  • Saturday 11am-12mn

4H/FFA Animals

  • Tuesday              11am-10pm
  • Wednesday         11am-10pm
  • Thursday             11am-10pm
  • Friday                  11am-11pm
  • Saturday              10am-11pm

Wine Tasting In Gazebo Park

  • 6pm-8pm Thursday ONLY 

Elam Construction Stage Schedule by Day

FREE live entertainment EVERY day!

Tuesday, July 24th

Wednesday, July 25th
Thursday, July 26th
Friday, July 27th
Saturday, July 28th

Mesa County Fair Ambassador Contests

Daily at 1:30, 4:30 & 8p

Just show up in the Gazebo Area ready to go! No need to pre-register.

Contests Schedule:

Tuesday 24th: Watermelon Eating, Pet Rock Decorating, Three Legged Race

Wednesday 25th: Ice Cream Eating, Water Balloon Toss, This Blows

Thursday 26th: Peach eating, Sack Race, Suck It Up

Friday 27th: Pizza Eating, Ice Cream Eating, Musical Plates

Saturday 28th: Pizza Eating, Hula Hoop, Peach or Watermelon Eating

Thanks to Nicole Marie Photography for this years background photo!

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