La Plata County Fair in Durango

Durango carnival La Plata County Fair

It’s that time of year again: FAIR TIME! The La Plata County Fair kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 6, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 10.

You know what the fair means: tons of events. The fair means horse shows, poultry shows, and swine shows. It means goat, rabbit, and sheep shows. And, naturally, it means livestock shows and sales (and some bull riding, to boot).

There’s a talent contest, a corn-shucking contest, a cake-decorating contest, a rooster-crowing contest, and even a poultry costume contest…? There’s an antique tractor pull and a demolition derby. There’s a community barbecue cook-off, a family fair dance, and cowboy church.

And don’t forget what is arguably the best part: the carnival! The midway rides, games and food booths (Funnel cake, anyone? Or, should we say, everyone?) opens Wednesday, the 6th, and runs through Saturday.

The La Plata County Fair is held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds at 2500 Main Ave., which sits smack-dab in the heart of Durango, just four blocks from our hotel. If you’ll be in Durango for the fair, stay with us at the Durango Quality Inn!


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