Douglas County Fair 2016

Dated: 07/13/2016

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The Douglas County Fair 2016 is almost here! The fairgrounds are in Castle Rock, so this event is a great time to visit the town and have some family fun. Details are below. - Melanie

Douglas County Fair beefs up first weekend

Free concert, carnival expand variety in early stages of annual event

The 2016 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo will kick off July 30. The 2016 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo will kick off July 30. FILE PHOTO


Shanna Fortier

In an effort to offer more for attendees to do, the 2016 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo is amping of its first weekend of festivities by offering a free concert and opening the carnival.

“We're trying to build the first weekend as a fun, family, local-flavor-type event to give more variety for our guests,” said Todd Spenser, chairman of the fair and rodeo board. “One of the biggest driving factors for expanding the first weekend was building up to the 100th anniversary of the fair, which is in a couple years.”

The fair and rodeo will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018 and Spenser said guests can expect the first weekend to expand each year leading up to it.

One of the biggest additions is a free concert by multi-platinum-selling country music group BlackHawk, which will rock the midway stage at 3 p.m. July 31.

BlackHawk exploded onto the country music landscape in 1993 with their self-titled album and top-10 hit single “Goodbye Says It All.” Three more hit singles followed, “Every Once In A While,” “I Sure Can Smell The Rain” and “That's Just About Right,” propelling their first album to platinum status.

“Several years ago, we did have a concert on the second weekend,” Spenser said. “But (it was) moved away to bring in other events. There's been some call from our guests to bring in a big concert again. So, we did for the first Sunday.”

Other new events this year are the Junior Division Cat Show, which is also new for the Douglas County 4-H, and Westernaires, a youth horse drill team out of Jefferson County.

This is also the first time the carnival will open during the first weekend. Rides will gear up at noon July 30 and run until 11 p.m. Rides will also run noon to 6 p.m. July 31.

The fair runs through the following weekend, ending on Aug. 7, a Sunday.

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