El Paso County Fairgrounds & Events Complex

Fairgrounds & Events Center, Rodeo Grounds, Racetrack

Photo of El Paso County Fairgrounds
Photo of racing event at the El Paso County Fairgrounds
Photoof rodeo event at the El Paso County Fairgrounds
Photo of livestock at the El Paso County Fairgrounds
Photo of fair rides at the El Paso County Fairgrounds
Photo of exhibit hall at the El Paso County Fairgrounds

About the Fairgrounds

In 1905, people came by covered wagon, conestoga wagon, surreys, and horseback to gather at the first fair held in Calhan’s little country schoolyard—a thanksgiving festival held by the farmers to celebrate a bountiful potato harvest. The celebration was simple, then—a potato and bean bake, joyful, improvised entertainment, and horse races!

Since that simple gathering, the El Paso County Fair has grown in size and scope, and the Fairgrounds along with it. The Fairgrounds now encompasses a quarter-mile dirt track for horse and car races, rodeo arena, grandstand with seating for 2000, outdoor pavilion, and four (4) exhibit buildings.

The Fairgrounds is home to:

Events

You can find the calendar of events on the of our .

Rentals

Need a big place for a graduation party, Family Reunion, Class Reunion, Wedding, or maybe a Quinceañera? Do we have a place for you!

See our for information about rental options.

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