The Logan County Fair & Rodeo - July 29 to August 8 - is one of the premier county fairs in Colorado, blending the best in agricultural exhibits, entertainment, great food, fun rides, and the excitement of competition. This highlight of the summer features many events and activities tailored to kids - and kids of all ages!
And if you're here this weekend, don't forget the other fantastic and fun things going on in Sterling.
The final night of July Jamz will be Friday, July 30, starting at 6 pm, featuring a Tribute to John Denver by John Adams Band. This is part of the Logan County Arts League free concert series held every Friday evening in July on the Logan County Courthouse Square in downtown Sterling. Bring your own lawn chair or spread out a blanket and enjoy the fresh-air music, food trucks, beer garden, artists, vendors, and more.
The Overland Trail Museum will be celebrating the grand opening of their Propst Agriculture Center for Kids this Saturday, July 31 and offering FREE admission all day. The official opening and ribbon cutting will take place at 10 am in the museum courtyard. Other activities offered throughout the day until 4 pm will include root beer floats, butter making and gold panning. The Propst Ag Center is an interactive display for young children to learn more about our proud agricultural background in Logan County. The exhibit is designed to be an interactive experience geared towards young children, but we feel sure that the whole family will have a great time milking the milk cow, gathering eggs, roping a steer, pumping water, picking apples and more!
The museum will also be celebrating the 10th birthday of the High Plains Education Center and the 145th Birthday of Colorado with birthday cake, lemonade and Colorado Day activities all day.
Logan County Fair and Rodeo
Tractor Pull - Friday, July 30 – 5:30 pm
Experience the roar of engines at the Tractor Pull, presented by Heartland Pulling Series and sponsored by G & M Implement. Tractor pulling is known as “the world’s heaviest motorsport,” where the goal is to determine the strongest machine and the best driver. Tickets available here: http://www.lcfair.org/tractor-pull
Extreme PBR Bull Riding – Tuesday, August 3 – 7 pm
Bull riding, which is intentionally climbing on the back of a 2,000-pound bull, emerged from the fearless and possibly fool-hardy nature of the cowboy. If you’re ready for some extreme action sponsored by NextEra Energy, get your tickets here: http://www.lcfair.org/bull-riding
PRCA Rodeos – Thursday and Friday, August 5 and 6 – 7 pm
Watch professional cowboys exhibit their skills in two nights of high-charged excitement. This Dick Stull Memorial event welcomes first responders as guests and dedicates Friday’s performance to the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign to support breast cancer awareness. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.lcfair.org/prca-rodeo. Sponsored by Cinch Jeans & Shirts.
Night Show – Saturday, August 7 – 8 pm
Country music superstar Travis Tritt hits the stage with his southern rock influence to take the crowd back to a simpler time with his story-telling lyrics. Opening for Tritt is locally-raised Braydon Zink and his red dirt, outlaw style of music. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets here: http://www.lcfair.org/concert. This concert is sponsored by East Cheyenne Gas Storage.
Demolition Derby – Sunday, August 8 – 5:30 pm
The week of Fair ends with a bang with the ever-popular crash-em-up derby, sponsored by Sam & Louie's Italian Pizzeria and Shaefer's Precision Body & Frame in Sterling. Root for your favorite car or driver, and if you sit close enough you just may get to eat some dust! Hurry – these seats go fast: http://www.lcfair.org/demo-derby
As you plan your trip to Sterling and Logan County:
Skip the Traffic Jams
Are you ready for a Colorado road trip to Sterling? Find a variety of ideas to fill your itinerary. Here you’ll discover a plethora of activities for every level of adventure. And to top it all off, you’ll rarely be caught in a traffic jam or stand in line. It’s what we like to call free-range tourism and we’ve got the space to find your place, no matter the weather!
Ditch the Long Lines
We are open for you to enjoy our culinary culture which includes down-home favorites at the local diners and exquisite cuisine in upscale restaurants. A gigantic scoop of hard ice cream is a favorite at the charming Simkins Parlour and the Hot Spot Smokehouse has some of the best barbecue around. Stop at the Parts & Labor Brewing Company for a selection from their diverse menu and a brew made with locally grown wheat.
Roam Freely and Relax
Accommodations in Sterling and Logan County range from a quaint boutique motel to modern hotels in beautiful settings. Travelers who prefer recreational vehicles or tent camping will feel right at home at our campsite facilities.