Mesa County Fair—Western Colorado’s Biggest Summer Gathering

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Each July, the Mesa Country Fair in Grand Junction attracts over 50,000 visitors from all over Colorado and surroundings states. While that sounds like a lot of people, there’s good reason for it. These five days are jam-packed with great entertainment for all ages and interests. From horses and cows to art and wine, there’s something for everyone.

The Mesa County Fair serves Fruita, Grand Junction, Collbran, DeBeque, Palisade, plus unincorporated areas like Mesa, Molina, Gateway, and more. As an annual celebration, its mission is to honor the county’s residents, community, and history, and to promote the area’s diversity. The fair features family-friendly entertainment and educational opportunities and showcases local products and services.

The fair’s event list is long and can be found on Highlights, however, include a carnival, wine tasting, Moto Mayhem, a demolition derby, a rodeo, and open class competitions, which are open to adults ready to show off their creative skills.

Tickets are required to enter the fairgrounds, which provides access to vendors, Celebration Stage entertainment, a kids zone, ground acts, and tours. If you want to see it all and save money while doing it, consider purchasing a Partner Package, a HUGE value for two people wanting to experience everything the fair has to offer.

This year, the Mesa County Fair will run from July 25th through July 29th. For more information, visit

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