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Visit The Homestead for hands-on activities, demonstrations, make and take projects by community groups emphasizing our western, agriculture heritage. Milk June the “Cow”, meet alpacas, learn about bee keeping, touch animal skins, and more. Make rope and crafts at the Make and Take area. Observe spinning, whittling, and other skills at the front porch. Explore the pollinator garden. Admire prize winning flowers and vegetables grown by Colorado residents and have your gardening questions answered by the experts.

A detailed downloadable schedule will be available in 2021!
All Homestead activities are included within General Admission ticket. Click here for Tickets

Homestead is located inside the Exhibition Hall, inside the Fair gates. Click here for Event Map

Activities Include:
  • Youth Scavenger Hunt
  • Smoky Hill Quilters
  • Speed Piecing Techniques for Quilters
  • Wildlife of the Wild West
  • Life on the Prairie pre-European contact
  • Milk June the Cow
  • Pioneer Laundry
  • Meet and Take Selfies with Alpacas
  • Basket Making
  • Dye Natural Fibers Activity
  • Spinning and whittling demonstrations on the front porch
  • Test your beef knowledge with the spinner cow
  • Bee keeping and bee crafts
  • Backyard Bass Fishing
  • Pioneer Crafts
  • Arapahoe County Centennial Farms display
  • Play the Water Prize Wheel
  • Antique Corn Grinding
  • Arapahoe County Centennial Farms display
  • Rope a Steer
  • Dinosaur Ridge
  • Test your garden soil
  • Explore the pollinator garden
  • Community entries in Home Grown and Home Harvested contests
  • Rope making
  • Make and Take crafts

Continue The 2021 Homestead Experience

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park


  • Bee and beekeeping information: Eastern Colorado Beekeepers, serving the I-70 Corridor and Eastern Plains (info@easterncoloradobees.com). Contact Katie Thompson (303-517-5722)or P.O. Box 772, Strasburg, CO 80103
  • Farm tours: LaZyB Acres Alpacas (lazybacresalpacas.com).To learn more about alpacas or schedule a tour, e-mail lzbalpacas@aol.com or call Larry and Becky Zierer (303-644-4110)
  • Farm animal rescue, therapy animals, and classes: Peachy Farm (Peachyfarmscolorado@gmail.com).To learn more, contact Katrina Wright (303-828-7411)
  • Honey Bee Information, Products from the Hive & Education: Happy Busy Bees (HappyBusyBees.com).Offering local honey, beeswax candles, and bee-themes merchandise plus beekeeping classes. Contact Debbie Komperda at BeeSwarmRescue@gmail.com or 720-989-7293.
  • Promotion of horses, sport of rodeo, and western heritage through a pageant competition: http://arapahoeroyalty.com


For more information about the organization or to nominate a veteran to receive a quilt please go to QOVf.org

Farm to Table


Historical Experiences

Nature Experiences: Park, Trails, and Gardens


  • Information on local agribusinesses: I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce (303-644-4607) or P. O. Box 386, Strasburg, CO. 80136

Make and Take

Download the Homestead Schedule Now

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2021 General Fair Admission Ticket
2021 General Fair Admission Ticket
July 22 - July 25, 2021
Admission includes unlimited carnival rides, fireworks, concerts on the main stage, rodeos, Dock Dogs, 4-H exhibits, Best In Show and live contests, tractor pulls, and more!
2021 Fair Parking Ticket
2021 Fair Parking Ticket
July 22 - July 25, 2021
Parking ticket includes parking for one vehicle for one full day.
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