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Projects underway at fairgrounds
September through December 2017, work continues to take place in the North and South Halls to complete remodels to the floors and on finish work for the South Hall. Both halls will be closed until at least the end of September, possibly into October. The announcer's booth at the outdoor arena as well as chutes and pens will be moved by mid-October, new seating in the north grandstands will begin to visibly take shape, and heat for the indoor arena is coming soon. We expect to complete all of these projects by the end of 2017.

The north grandstands demolition makes room for improved seating. Aluminum bleachers with ADA compliant aisles and step height will replace the wooden bleacher seating, and there will be several rows of seating across the breezeway.


grand standsGrandstands renovation approved
Improvements to the North Hall grandstands at the Garfield County Fairgrounds have been approved by the Board of County Commissioners. The improvements will meet building codes for ingress and egress in the grandstands directly above the North Hall, as well as add ADA seating. The old wooden bleachers on the north side are also being replaced with new aluminum seating. Construction will commence following the 2017 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo.
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Reserved riding sign-up

The fairgrounds reserved ride time sign-up meeting scheduled for October 2 has been postponed. Please check back for more information.


3fairgrounds upgradesFairgrounds upgrades
Our property features 140 tongue and groove pine stalls with rubber mats. Each stall barn has lights, electric outlets, and fans. The new construction also includes a 110' x 120' covered warmup arena and another overhead garage door which connects the new covered arena to the old indoor arena. Feel free to stop in and see our new additions and upgrades or call the fairgrounds office at (970)625-2514 to schedule an event.
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Fairgrounds


The Garfield County Fairgrounds, located in Rifle, Colorado, consists of a 225' x 140' indoor arena, a 250' x 150' outdoor arena, 140 stalls, and 3 meeting rooms/banquet halls. The facility hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year.

Facilities at the fairgrounds can be rented 7 days per week, from 8 am to 10 pm, for banquets, meetings, conferences, private parties and dances, horse, dog or livestock shows, rodeos, bull ridings, carnivals, concerts, trade shows, swap meets, motor sports events and more. 

We also have commercial kitchen space available to rent.  Please contact us to find out how we can service YOUR event.

 
 
Garfield County Fairgrounds
1001 Railroad Avenue
Rifle, CO  81650
Directions
Take exit 90 on I-70. Travel north on Colorado State Highway 13 as it develops onto Railroad Avenue. The fairgrounds is on the left side.
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970-625-2514 | phone
970-625-2429 | fax

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