Garfield County Fair & Rodeo July 22-30, 2023

Garfield County Fair & Rodeo

Join the Garfield County Fair Board

Garfield County Fair Board members are needed for 2023/2024 and future years. In collaboration with Garfield County Administration, volunteer fair board members assist in ensuring the successful promotion, production, and execution of the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo. The fair is held the last week of July most years.



Fair board members serve three-year terms and the board typically meets the first Tuesday evening of each month, rotating between the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle and the Garfield County Administration Building in Glenwood Springs.



The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2023. 


Fair board application and information
A collage of images from the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo demonstrating what the fair board oversees.

Janson performing at Garfield County Fair and Rodeo

Country music star Chris Janson is headlining the 85th annual Garfield County Fair and Rodeo concert on Friday, July 28. Kicking off the show is Nashville country artist Chase Wright. Tickets are on sale now.


Get tickets now!

Demo derby roars to life

Fan favorite event!


Fenders are crushed, side panels smashed, adrenaline surges, and fans rejoice as mud flies and smoke billows. This event sells out each year, so grab your tickets early.




Saturday night of fair week means it’s demolition time! The fan-favorite demolition derby roars to life under the stadium lights Saturday, July 29.


Grab tickets online for the demolition derby and monster truck shows – available now!

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Fair news

Find out what’s going on & stay up to date.

Plans for the 2023 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo are in full swing and new information is added to this site continually. New this year, the fair parade is on opening day, July 22, followed by Fair-a-palooza community events at the fairgrounds! Also new, the fair closes on July 30 with a Latino concert! We are scheduling talent, registering community activities, organizing events and inviting one and all to the fair. Visit all of our pages to learn more and save the dates in your summer plans.



Press releases

2023 Garfield County fair book

Read all about the fair!

The official 2023 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo book is now available, featuring event schedules and all the information you need on 4-H, sponsors, royalty, and more. Packed with colorful photographs from past fair events and participants, it’s something you won’t want to miss.


2023 4-H/FFA fair schedule

Youths are working hard all year

Youths are competing in July for the 2023 Garfield County Fair, after working much of the year to prepare. The public is welcome to view the free events where they will show their hand-raised animals and performance talents. Bring your family along, and please check the schedule to attend as many of their competitions as you can!

Ticketed events

Tickets available online

Grand Champion Presenting Sponsor – Alpine Bank

Become a sponsor

Become a sponsor for the 85th annual Garfield County Fair and Rodeo. Check out our sponsor packet to see all the benefits of supporting Garfield County’s #1 western heritage and family event.

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