Wednesday, May 3, 2017

NINTH ANNUAL GNARLY BARLEY BREW FESTIVAL RETURNS TO THE LARIMER COUNTY FAIR AT THE RANCH EVENTS COMPLEX, AUGUST 5 VIP AND GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE BREWFEST GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 5 AT 10 A.M. AT BUDWEISEREVENTSCENTER.COM

Loveland, CO – Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, presented by Shock Top, returns to the Larimer County Fair at The Ranch in Loveland on Saturday, Aug. 5. The brew festival runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and includes live music and a sampling of a variety of craft beers. A portion of every ticket purchased will go toward Special Olympics Colorado (specialolympicsco.org).

Tickets for the VIP area are $65 with applicable fees and include early admission, unlimited sampling, access to the VIP tent with food and specialty beers, a Gnarly Barley t-shirt and a pint glass. General admission tickets are $21 in advance with applicable fees and include 12 sampling tokens, or $30 day of the event for GA tickets and include 10 sampling tokens. A designated driver ticket will be available for purchase for $7 and will include a souvenir water bottle that can be filled at the Rehydration Station.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at BudweiserEventsCenter.com and the Budweiser Events Center Box Office. Groups of eight or more can save on tickets by calling 970.619.4122. For more information about Gnarly Barley, visitgnarlybarleybrewfest.com.

The Ninth Annual Gnarly Barley Brew Festival will feature over 100 different beers from the following breweries:

Big Thompson Brewery                                       New Belgium                                                        
Bonfire Brewing                                                   Odyssey Beerwerks
Boulder Beer Company                                      Odell Brewing                                                      
Breckenridge Brewery                                       Oskar Blues Brewery                          
Crow Hop Brewing Company                             Perrin Brewing Company                                                                  
Denver Beer                                                         Rally King Brewing
Estes Park Brewery                                              Rockyard Brewing Company                                             
Goose Island Brewery                                         Shock Top                                             
High Hops Brewery                                              Ska Brewing Co.                                                   
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company                  Snowbank Brewing
Intersect Brewing                                Steam Ciders
Left Hand Brewing Company                             Verboten Brewing
Loveland Aleworks                                              Weldwerks Brewing Company
                                                               
The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, Colorado, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County. The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H Youth & Community Building. The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo. For more information, visit www.TREventComplex.com.

About Spectra
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Partnerships. All three divisions are in place at the Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, a 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue that is home to the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL and the Colorado Crush of the Indoor Football League. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

About Comcast Spectacor
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Sponsorships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.
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CONTACT:Zack Orr
Director of Marketing | Budweiser Events Center
Zack_Orr@ComcastSpectacor.com 970.619.4106


ZACK ORR
Director of Marketing
Budweiser Events Center
Spectra Venue Management


Friday, April 14, 2017

“Rodeo 34 Award to Recognize Top Contestant”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2017


(Loveland, CO) – The Greeley Stampede, Rooftop Rodeo Estes Park, and Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo have partnered to recognize the rodeo contestant that earns the most money combined at their three rodeos in 2017.

The recipient will win the inaugural Rodeo 34 Award, receive a $3,000 gas & grocery gift card, and a championship pure beaver custom cowboy hat courtesy of Trent Johnson and Greeley Hat Works valued at $1,650. The Rodeo 34 Award recipient will also be featured during the 2017 PRCA Mountain States Circuit Finals at The Ranch, Larimer Country’s Fairgrounds and Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado on October 27th and 28th.

“This new partnership will be a great way to recognize and award the contestant that competes at all three rodeos,” said Mark Purdy, Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc. Chairman. “We felt it was important to provide items to help keep the contestant on the road like fuel and food. Hopefully we can continue to add to the prizes.” 

The new alliance, named after the highway that connects the three rodeos, was created to help promote the sport of rodeo.  Members from the three rodeo committees will meet throughout the year to share information, cross promote and build new partnership.

“We are excited to create a stronger alliance with our neighbor rodeos,” said James Herman, Greeley Stampede Rodeo Chair. “It is a great opportunity to learn more about their events and to provide extra incentives for contestants to compete at all three rodeos.”

2017 Rodeo 34 schedule
 Greeley Stampede                                        June 23-July 4                    www.GreeleyStampede.org       
Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo                            July 5-10                               www.rooftoprodeo.com       
Larimer County Fair &PRCA  Rodeo          August 6-8                          www.larimercountyfair.org

“It will be fun to watch the leaderboard as the series starts in Greeley, goes through Estes Park and then ends in Loveland,” said Richard Rule, Larimer County Fair & Rodeo Committee. “Then we get to cap it off by recognizing them during the Mountain States Circuit Finals hosted at The Ranch in October.”

More information about the Rodeo 34 Alliance is available by contacting:
James Herman                  Greeley Stampede                                          rodeo@greeleystampede.org
Mark Purdy                        Estes Park Western Heritage, Inc.             chairman@rooftoprodeo.com  
Richard Rule                       Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo          rulerj@co.larimer.co.us





Wednesday, August 24, 2016

GNARLY BARLEY BREW FESTIVAL AND WELDWERKS BREWING PRESENT CHECK TO WOMEN2WOMEN

PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNERS, WELDWERKS, CHOSE WELD COUNTY CHARITY AS THE ORGANIZATION TO DONATE FUNDS


Loveland, CO – Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, in conjunction with WeldWerks Brewing, presented Weld County-based Women2Women (W2W) with a donation to help provide one-time financial assistance to women in need.

WeldWerks Brewing received the most votes in the People’s Choice competition at the Gnarly Barley Brew Festival on Aug. 6 at the Larimer County Fair at The Ranch in Loveland. As a result, $500 was donated to a charity of the brewery’s choice.

Since 2009, W2W has provided immediate one-time financial assistance to over 900 local women through a referral and application system in cooperation with other 501(c)(3) organizations. The organization’s goal is to provide a “hand up” that helps women who have unexpected expenses, and to date, over $370,000 has been given to assist Weld County women and their families.

“We are honored that WeldWerks chose to donate their Gnarly Barley winnings to W2W,” said Mary Wilson, Women2Women president. “We love the work that we do, and it makes us truly happy that WeldWerks does too.

“100 percent of donations go directly to helping women in need, so gifts like this one from WeldWerks really make a difference,” Mary said.

For more information on Women2Women, their partnerships, and non-profit community work, visitwww.weldw2w.org.

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, CO, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County. The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building. The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo. For more information visitTREventComplex.com.

Contact:
Alissa Cunningham

Thursday, August 4, 2016

LARIMER COUNTY FAIR 2016 FAMILY OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 4, 2016

LARIMER COUNTY FAIR 2016 FAMILY OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

THE BIXLER FAMILY WILL BE HONORED AT THIS YEAR’S PRCA RODEO AT THE COUNTY FAIR

Loveland, CO – The Larimer County Fair & Rodeo Board are proud to present the 2016 “Family of the Year,” award to the Bixlers, owners of Ranch-Way Feeds in Northern Colorado. The Bixlers will be awarded at the PRCA Rodeo at the Larimer County Fair onSunday, Aug. 7
Ken and Phyllis Bixler were both born in the small town of Harrison, Nebraska into ranching families. They were married in 1948 and had three children, Robert H Bixler, Bonnie Bixler Szidon and Joe Bixler. The family moved to Colorado in 1967 and were involved in ranching, oil, and banking. The Bixlers and a group of investors purchased Ranch-Way Feeds in 1968. In the late 80’s, day to day management of Ranch-Way Feeds was passed on to Bonnie, Kim and Joe. Ken and Phyllis played an active role on the Ranch-Way Feeds board of directors until their passing.
Over the last five decades, the Bixler family has taken the oldest continuously running business in Fort Collins and transformed it into a flourishing feed business with state of the art manufacturing equipment.  Currently, Ranch-Way employs more than 50 workers and produces more than 60,000 tons of feed a year. In addition to the Ranch-Way Feeds located in downtown Fort Collins there are two successful retail stores -  one in Santa Fe, New Mexico and an additional store at the mill in Fort Collins.
Bonnie and family are long-time donators to 4-H, FFA, Colorado State University, and numerous livestock and rodeo events. Ranch-Way further invested in youth by sponsoring the Larimer County fair and by acquiring the naming rights to the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena.
“If I had to explain what has enabled Ranch-Way Feeds to become a leading manufacturer of animal nutrition in the Rocky Mountain Region, I would have to credit the success to the “Free Enterprise System” of this wonderful country,” said Phyllis Bixler. “For 143 years there has been a milling business at the present site of our Fort Collins, Colorado plant.  Although devastated by fire, market reversals and financial shortcomings, someone who believed in the American dream has always been willing to roll up their sleeves and start over. Today, the people who make up Ranch-Way Feeds have that same strong desire to keep the dream alive. With the support of our loyal customers, our investment in quality products, service and people, we believe this vision will continue to unfold. May your prosperity only be surpassed by your happiness.” 
The 2016 Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo, presented by Colorado Lottery, runs from Aug. 5-9 at The Ranch in Loveland. Events at this year’s Fair include Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, presented by Shock Top on Saturday, Aug. 6, Dog and Pony Show on Saturday, Aug. 6, PRCA Rodeo, presented by Pedersen Toyota on Aug. 7-9, Agfinity Fireworks on Aug. 5-6, and much more. For fair information, visitwww.LarimerCountyFair.org.

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, CO, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County.  The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, a 7,200 seat multi-purpose arena managed by Spectra Venue Management, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building.  The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo. For more information, visit www.TREventComplex.com.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

This Weekend: Fair Parade Downtown Loveland!

"Celebrating our American Heritage"

Join us Saturday, July 30th  9:30am  -  

Downtown Loveland
 

Come see local floats, animals, music and more celebrating the kickoff of the County Fair! 

Parade Route Map 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GRAND MARSHAL ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 LARIMER COUNTY FAIR PARADE

LONG-TIME MAINTENANCE MAN AT THE LARIMER COUNTY FAIR, MARTY DREITH, HONORED FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO THE ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR

Loveland, CO  Marty Dreith has been announced as the 2016 Parade Grand Marshal for the Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo. Dreith is a 40 plus year worker at the Larimer County Fair. 

Marty has a long history with his involvement at the Larimer County Fair. In 1959, Marty showed a cow at his first Larimer County Fair as a part of 4-H and continued to show for years to come. In 1975, he began as a part-time maintenance worker at the county fair. After Marty’s father retired in 1987 as the full-time position of maintenance supervisor, Marty applied for the job. The Larimer County Fair Board selected Marty for the position out of 87 applicants. Marty has worked every year since with a short hiatus in the early 2000s and up until 2014 when he retired. Marty couldn’t stay away for long and returned to work part-time in 2015. 

“Marty is a good representative for the fair and 4-H and all that it stands for,” said Gary Samson, Parade Chair. He is well known in the ag community and helped bring the fair to where it is today – one of the best in the state of Colorado.

The parade runs along Railroad Avenue in downtown Loveland on Saturday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visitLarimerCountyFair.org.

The 2016 Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo, presented by Colorado Lottery, runs from Aug. 5-9 at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Events at this year’s Fair include Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, presented by Shock Top on Saturday, Aug. 1, PRCA Rodeo, presented by Pedersen Toyota: Aug. 7-9, Agfinity Fireworks: Aug. 5-6, and much more. For a schedule of events and other pertinent Fair information, visit LarimerCountyFair.org.

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, CO, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County.  The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, a 7,200 seat multi-purpose arena managed by Spectra Venue Management, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building.  The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo.  For more information, visitwww.TREventComplex.com.

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Caitlin Reale

Friday, July 15, 2016

SOLD OUT: Gnarly Barely VIP Tickets

Hey Gnarly Fans, 
We have officially sold out of VIP tickets to this year's Brew Fest!!! We of course still have General Admission tickets still available-get your's today! 

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