The fun is just getting started at the El Paso County Fair in Calhan.

Thursday: NSPA Truck and Tractor Pull at 6 p.m.

Followed by live music by Ashlee & The Longshot Revival

Friday: Bull Riding at 6 p.m.

Followed by live music by Curtis Grimes, with Tenderfoot Bluegrass Band

Saturday: Demolition Derby at 6 p.m.

Followed by live music by Exit West, with John E. Booth & Nightwatch

The Fair features Camel Kingdom an entertaining and educational experience about dromedary camels. Dan Conner and his Reptile Adventures feature an 18-foot python, a 90-pound monitor lizard and 100-year-old alligator snapping turtle. Award-winning magician Jay Mattioli will amaze you with his talent.

The carnival rides go until 10 p.m. on Thursday and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night.

And don’t forget to check out all the great projects the local 4-H and FFA participants have completed this year. “There are shows throughout the week where they will be exhibiting their animals as well as static tabletop displays,” Starr said.

Friday is Senior Day at the Fair with $3 admission for those 55 and older. Senior Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. followed by other activities.

Saturday is First Responders / Heroes Day with a $1 off admission for all law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and their families.

To purchase fair and event tickets online and for a complete schedule of events go to or call the Fair at (719) 520-7880.

Envida will provide transportation to the 114th annual El Paso County Fair through Saturday, July 20, at the Fair & Event Center in Calhan.

The route starts at the Mountain Metro Transit Hub North along Voyager/Hwy. 83, just east of Academy Blvd. near Walmart. The stop is easily accessible from the Walmart parking lot.

Reservations for the limited seating are required.

Call 719-633-4677 or use the website at

Bus rides are $5, one way.

Those who are 60 years old and older may ride for free.

Log on to the Envida website for a complete bus schedule to the County Fair.