Held during the first part of August each year, the annual celebration known as the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo brings together visitors and locals from Grand and Summit Counties to celebrate Western life, history, and culture through a number of fun-filled traditions and events. Read on to learn more about this fantastic event in Middle Park!
Enjoy a Fun Middle Park Tradition
A tradition that goes back over a century, the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo began with two families coming together to provide an alternative, safer place for the informal rodeos held by cowboys from Middle Park, North Park, and the surrounding area during the early 1900s on Kremmling’s main street, located where Highway 40 lies today. Since then, the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo has remained an annual event that takes place during the course of just over a week during early to mid-August.
The event showcases local Western heritage, family-friendly events and games, and live entertainment in all kinds of forms. Watch the rodeos and see dynamic horsemanship. Peruse the stalls of the 4-H livestock and see the lovely animals up-close before they go on to be shown in competition, including shows for dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, pigs, horses, llamas, alpacas, and cows. Take part in the 5K, watch the Kremmling and let the kids enjoy fun activities and attractions like playing horseshoes, bouncing in bounce houses, rolling around in enormous Tumble Bubbles that you can get inside, taking pictures in an old-fashioned photo booth, scoring on the dunk tanks, participating in egg drop races, and more.
Middle Park Fair and Rodeo takes place in the town of Kremmling, about an hour’s drive from Winter Park. While it’s a little bit of a drive to see this incredible event, it’s entirely worth the drive to spend the day partaking in Old Western fun and games—especially when much of the event has free admission! For the first week, admission to the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo is generally free. Then, on the final weekend of the event, a kids’ admission of $5.00 and a general admission of $10.00 is charged. On the final day (usually a Sunday), you can have breakfast in Pioneer Park for $5.00 per plate starting at 7:00am and a barbeque brunch or lunch at the same spot for $10.00. Senior discounts are available for lunch.