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    Fairs & Festivals

    See how we celebrate our agricultural heritage with the Logan County Fair & Rodeo. Dust off your cowboy boots and join in the fun of the biggest attraction of the year in northeast Colorado. You'll be sure to have a good time!

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    Festivals & Events

    You'll never say there's nothing to do in Sterling and Logan County, CO! Make plans to visit and attend the numerous fairs and festivals, free concert series, car shows, collegiate baseball, triathlon and fun runs.

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    Outdoor Activities

    You'll find a boundless supply of outdoor activities such as action sports, hunting and fishing, bird watching, hiking, biking, shooting sports, golfing, boating and more. Bring your sense of adventure and enjoy the natural landscape and local culture.

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    North Sterling State Park

    Majestic bluffs and expansive views of the golden prairie greeted early settlers traveling westwards via the nearby Overland Trail. Those panoramic views now welcome modern visitors to North Sterling State Park.

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    Historic Downtown

    Park your car, take a walk downtown, and imagine Sterling's early majesty as Queen City on the Plains. Main Street is now a mix of grand historical buildings, vibrant shops and restaurants, plus the newest - and only - brewery on Colorado's eastern side. Parts & Labor Brewing Company is just a block away from the beautiful Logan County Courthouse.

Welcome to Sterling & Logan County, Colorado!

Explore Sterling and Logan County and experience another side of Colorado. It’s a good time to be here! The revitalization of Sterling’s downtown has been ignited with new shops, eateries and the first brewery in the region.

Enjoy our rich past and innovative attractions. Discover our museums and historical sites. Tour our collection of hand-carved tree sculptures and see why Sterling is called the “City of Living Trees.” Travel through the natural beauty of the high plains and encounter the fickleness of Mother Nature which assures a variety of seasonal weather for all sorts of activities. This is where you’ll find the perfect spot to show what you can do in the great outdoors.

Year round events in Logan County are perfect for weekend getaways and special visits. Our signature happenings include the Flatlanders Car Show and July Jamz Free Concert Series in July, Logan County Fair & Rodeo in August and Sugar Beet Days Festival in September. Mix in more concerts, numerous fairs and festivals, plus toy show, quilt show, sidewalk art walk, motocross events, golf tournaments, tractor pull, triathlon, parades, haunted houses and more, and you will never run out of things to do!

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3 Reasons to Visit Logan County This Week

Celebrating the season in Sterling!

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1.  Clarence’s Corner

Enjoy a nostalgic treat at Clarence’s Corner while visiting or shopping in downtown Sterling. Located at the Logan County Courthouse Square, this community landmark will be open for special occasions during December including Thursday, Dec. 20 from 5-8 pm. Clarence Mentgen faithfully popped popcorn here six days a week and earned his living for more than 38 years. The friendly “popcorn man” is no longer living, but he is forever memorialized with a bronze sculpture next to the replicated “Clarence’s Corner” popcorn stand. Learn more about the history here.

2.  Overland Trail Museum

Christmas on the Prairie at the Overland Trail Museum is the perfect event to truly put you into the holiday spirit! Step back in time as your stroll through the beautifully decorated museum and village buildings, stop by the roaring fire and enjoy a roasted chestnut, step into the High Plains Education Center to warm up with a cup of hot cider and a cookie, visit with neighbors and friends and listen to the music of the season. Open house dates are Tuesday, Dec. 18 and Thursday, Dec. 20, 5-7 pm. Be entertained by local musicians: Braedon and Peyton Kloberdanz on Dec. 18 and the Brompton family on Dec. 20; Santa will be the special guest on Dec. 18 to give rides in his decked out fire truck! Click here for more details.

3.  Parade of Trees

Sterling Public Library is filled with Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes for the 2018 Parade of Trees. There are approximately 110 trees decorated in a variety of themes by local individuals, businesses, organizations and groups. The library will offer a chance to enjoy all of the illuminated trees with the building lights off at the annual open house scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20 from 5-8 pm. Also enjoy the live music and refreshments! View photos of some of the displays here.

While you're out and about, don't forget to stop and refuel! Find where you can feed your hungry here.

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1) Art and Culture in Logan County

1) Art and Culture in Logan County

See why Logan County is the art and culture center for northeast Colorado. Known for its tree sculptures by renowned artist Bradford Rhea, Sterling also boasts the region’s largest display of bronze artwork in this corner of the state. Many talented artists have colored Logan County with striking murals in both Sterling and Merino, and new metal art creations are popping up in several parks and other public places.

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2) Explore Sterling and Logan County Day Trips

2) Explore Sterling and Logan County Day Trips

Day 1 - Explore some of the historical sites in downtown and residential Sterling, then stop for lunch in the restored Simkins Parlour. Spend the afternoon on a self-guided tour of the Bradford Rhea Tree Sculptures around town. Feast at the Old Town Bistro and then stop next door at the Parts and Labor Brewing Company for a craft beer made with locally grown wheat. It'll be lights out at the personable and cozy Crest Motel.

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3) Get Outdoors! Three fun day trips to enjoy.

3) Get Outdoors! Three fun day trips to enjoy.

Are you an adrenaline junky or do you like to find peace with nature and relax? Either way – we’ve got you covered. Get outdoors and enjoy some of our 331 clear, sunny days.

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