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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Can I Volunteer to help at the Fair?
A: Yes! Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities tab for further information regarding volunteer opportunities we have available and the great benefits of being an El Paso County Fair Ambassador!

Q: How do I purchase general admission tickets to the fair?

A: You can purchase Tickets through the Ticket button on our website or upon arrival at the gates. Our 2023 General Gate Admission: Adults $8, Senior $6 (55 and over),
Youth $4(3 yrs-12yrs), children under 3 free.

Q: Are there special discount days?
A: Yes!! Check out our schedule:

Q: Are there special discounts for Military?
A: Military Appreciation Day: Admission is free to to all Active Duty Military, Veterans and
Dependents with Military ID

Q:How do I purchase tickets to a grandstand event (Auto Races, Rodeo, Laser Light Show &/or Demolition Derby)?
A: 1) Tickets can be purchased online at our website by clicking tickets at top of page. 2) Tickets can be purchased at the gate the day of the event providing that the event is not sold out.

Q: Where do I pick up Will Call tickets?
A: Tickets will be available at the South Gate entrance. South Gate is located off Yoder St./Calhan Hwy, (5) fifth right from Hwy 24. Please be prepared to show I.D. to pick up tickets.

Q: Do you charge for parking?
A: Parking is FREE. During Fair: north lot is designated for ADA parking which is off 10th Street, south parking lot is for all general parking and is located off Yoder St./Calhan Hwy (5) fifth right from Hwy 24. Calhan School parking is done as a fundraiser for the school and does not involve the Fair.

Q: Do you have ADA parking and where is it located?
A: The ADA parking lot is located at our North gate entrance off of 10th Street. An ADA sticker or placard is required.

Q: Am I allowed to tailgate?
A: No. Tailgating is prohibited.

Q:Do you have stroller or wheelchair rental?
A: We do not have these available for rent; however we do offer a courtesy cart!
Please request at the Fair office or at the ticket booths.

Q: Can I bring in my own food / beverages?
A: No outside food/coolers or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Q: Is there an ATM machine available?
A: Yes – we have 2 ATM locations on the grounds. One is located in the Swink Hall Foyer, the other is located on the south
end of the grandstand building. They are sponsored Farmers State Bank.

Q:Can I bring my dog to the fairgrounds?
A: Pets are not permitted on the fairgrounds with the exception of service animals. No not even small dogs that fit in your purse.

Q: What are the hours of the fair?
A: Check the Daily Schedule. Gates will open 30 minutes before the first event of the day.

Q:Is there reserved seating in the grandstands?
A: No, grandstand seating is all general admission. We recommend arriving early if you want a particular location in the grandstands. We do provide a family section where no alcohol is allowed. * Exclusive seating area available with Golden Ticket Purchase.

Q: How can I get information on the Auto Races?
A: You can visit their website at

Q: What are your office hours?
A: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Saturday Closed Sunday and legal holidays. It is always a good idea to call head just to make sure someone will be here 719-520-7880.

Q: Are the Fair and Events Center Facilities available for rental?
A: Yes, we have great facilities for your special events such as weddings, parties, banquets, meetings, trade shows, expos and corporate events. We also have 2
riding arenas and stables for your horse events, as well as a ΒΌ mile dirt race track. Visit the Facility Rentals section of the website for more information.

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