Douglas County Fair looks to continue attendance hikes, increased entertainment in 2016 and beyond
The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo in Castle Rock, Colo., opened its 98th year with an expanded schedule during the first weekend, July 30-31. With more than a 25 percent increase in attendance from last year’s fair, organizers wanted to provide more activities and entertainment in 2016, and the fair’s opening weekend seemed like the perfect spot to do it. With offerings on the schedule like a Dutch Oven Cook-Off, free concerts, the Westernaires horse drill team and a hometown rodeo performance, fair officials hoped to start the event with a bang and keep the attendance momentum from 2015 trending in a positive direction. The following photos were taken during the opening day of the 2016 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. ❖
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