Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mutton Busting Sign Ups

All mutton busting entries will be taken each night of the PRCA rodeo in the Budweiser Event Center at the top of the stairs at a sign up table. 


There are no entry fees, just a rodeo ticket for that night's performance.
Ages 4-6, 60lb max. 
Helmets and vest will be provided. 

All additional info will be given at sign up table. First 10 entries each night will be entered in the mutton busting.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

GRAND MARSHAL ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 LARIMER COUNTY FAIR PARADE

LONG-TIME SUPPORTERS OF 4-H, ROD & BETH JOHNSON, 
HONORED FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR

Loveland, CO  Rod and Beth Johnson have been announced as the 2017 Parade Grand Marshal for the Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, presented by Colorado Lottery. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have been supporters of 4-H Clubs for over 20 years.  Rod and Beth Johnson have both been involved in 4-H growing up, and had their two sons go through several 4-H programs. They have also been leaders of the Twin Mounds 4-H Club for 40 years.  Rod currently sits on the 4-H Foundation Board with his son Blair Johnson.  The whole family has volunteered for the 4-H Carnival & Craft Fair for over 20 years. 

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have also committed their time to the annual county fair through the years.  Rod served on the fair board for 15 years.  Rod and Beth have been involved with the fair through several committees including beef weigh-in, livestock auction, and main judging for the parade.  Rod and his two sons continue to work the gates and back of house operations for the Larimer County Rodeo each year. 

Rod, Beth, and the entire family have volunteered for several other organizations in Larimer County as well. Rod served as the Exalted Ruler for the Loveland Elks in 2014 and has been an officer for several years.  They help with Christmas parties for kids, Hoop Shoot, and many years of the Little Britches Rodeo. The entire family also helps with the Veterans Parade each year.

“Rod and his family exemplify an Ag family; taking care of the farm while supporting their community,” said Gary Sampson, Parade Chair. “The Fair Board is very appreciative of all he has done to support the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo. He has helped make it one of the premier fairs in the state of Colorado.”

The parade runs along Railroad Avenue in downtown Loveland on Saturday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visitLarimerCountyFair.org

The 2017 Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo, presented by Colorado Lottery, runs from August 4-8 at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Events at this year’s Fair include Gnarly Barley Brew Festival presented by Shock Top on Saturday, August 5, PRCA Rodeo, presented by Pedersen Toyota: August 6-8, Agfinity Fireworks: August 5-6, and much more. For a schedule of events and other pertinent Fair information, visit LarimerCountyFair.org.


About The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex
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, visitwww.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, and Corporate Partnerships. All 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.  Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Spectacor’s three primary businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a full-service hospitality firm that offers Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Corporate Sponsorships to over 300 client properties in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.   
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CONTACT:Zack OrrDirector of Marketing | Budweiser Events Center
Zack_Orr@ComcastSpectacor.com 970.619.4106

ZACK ORR
Director of Marketing
Budweiser Events Center
Spectra Venue Management

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