A Look Back – Fair Season in Larimer County

Fair season has long been a staple in Larimer County, with the Larimer County Fair as the central event in our community. The 2019 Larimer County Fair had live music and entertainment, rodeo, 4-H and the Fair Parade. Looking back with help from our friends at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, some of these summer favorites have been a constant over the years. Just take a look at these historic Larimer County Fair images to see for yourself.

Image courtesy of the Archive at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

The Larimer County Fair Parade in downtown Loveland, 1967.

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Possibly the Driving Park at the Longmont Fair Grounds. Estimated to be in 1896 when the Longmont Driving Association (Harness Racing) sponsored the Fair.

Image courtesy of the Archive at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

People erecting a 4-H sign at the Larimer County Fair in Loveland, 1966.

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Kids and 4-H livestock at the Larimer County Fair, 1975.

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Mary Geneva (Gene) Krieg Creed of Bellvue competing on “Little Snow” at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, approximately 1933.

Image courtesy of the Archive at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

Preparing for the fair, a young man tends his vegetables in Fort Collins, 1966.

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Larimer County Fair queen candidates assemble for a photo in Fort Collins, 1966.

For more historical images of Larimer County, please visit the Fort Collins History Connection, a collaboration between Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and Poudre River Public Library District. Elevations Credit Union members are eligible to receive 20% off membership to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Let the museum staff know you are an Elevations member by showing your check, credit card, or any Elevations Credit Union statement.

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