Mark your calendars! The 24th Annual Gilpin County Fair will be August 20 & 21, 2016. Watch here for updates as they become available.

BOOTH APPLICIATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Click here to download the application.

Contest rules will be updated as needed but to see how they work and what the basic rules and regulations are, please click here. Plan NOW to enter one of the contests in 2016 and if you win, go home with a ribbon and see your name on the Annual Winners' Plaque posted in the Community Center for a year after the Fair then it will be permenantly mounted on the wall in the Exhibit Building.

LOOKING FOR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS to participate in the Fair! Jobs needed include manning one of the booths during the Fair, collect trash, help with the bon fire and many other jobs and tasks which are available and which allow organizations to earn some money for their groups while benefitting the Fair.

The 23rd Annual County Fair held on August 15 & 16, 2015 was a great success.

Click here to view the YouTube video on the 2016 Gilpin County Fair and the Mardi Gras Bulls and Beads Rodeo highlights!

CONTEST GUIDELINES! Most of the contest guidelines have been updated for 2015. If you want to participate in any of them, please go and take a look at the guidelines so you know what to expect. NEW in 2015 is the YARD SIGN CONTEST. Create an original yard sign for the fair, bring it to the Fair for judging and the winning sign will receive a Blue Ribbon and become the logo for the 2016 County Fair!

The 22nd Annual Gilpin County Fair was held on August 16 & 17, 2014 and was a huge success by all reports.

Please stop by and say THANK YOU to the Mardi Gras Casino, the Fair's newest partner and sponsor of the brand new Mardi Gras Rodeo at the 2014 Gilpin County Fair. As happens so often, the rodeo prouducer is asking for a significant increase in 2015. Please stop by the casino, tell them how much you enjoyed this year's rodeo and encourage them to stand behind it again in 2015. The Fair looks forward to a long and harmonius partnership with the Affinity Group consisting of the Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch Casinos. Your assistance by stopping in the casino and letting them know how much you appreciate their sponsorship of the rodeo will hopefully be the encouragement they need to continue their sponsorship.

Highlights will be posted as soon as the photos are submitted by our wonderful volunteer professional photographer, Heather, who generously donated her time and camera for two days taking pictures of the Fair.

Highlights of the 21st Annual Gilpin County Fair!

Enjoy some of the photos taken at the Fair on August 17 & 18, 2013. If you have any you would like to share please send them to Vicki Nemec at vnemec@co.gilpin.co.us and they will be added to these pictures.


Dakota Shuler, Ali Nelson & William SiegristAvery LauerAnnie OakleyGage Lauer

Nancy Mulholland