Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Returns to Castle Rock July 29-August 7

July 25, 2022

What do animal acrobats, 4-H, and dueling pianos have in common? Find out at the 104th Douglas County Fair & Rodeo with tons of family fun and excitement!

Exciting new events join traditional favorites like the PRCA Rodeo, 4-H exhibits, two full weekends of carnival fun, and the parade in downtown Castle Rock.

Whether you never miss the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo or have never been, there’s something for everyone in 2022. Highlights include:

  • Friday, July 29 – Western Heritage Welcome: Watch as cowhands from Silverado Ranch drive a herd of longhorn cattle through Downtown Castle Rock. Western activities will continue in Festival Park. Take an old-time photo with the family, see a Wild West show, and more!

  • Friday, July 29 – Josh Turner in Concert: Sing along with GRAMMY-nominated artist Josh Turner as he delights with radio hits like “Your Man” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance.” Continue dancing the night away at the Stomp Your Boots after-party featuring the unique sounds of YA’BOYZ. Tickets start at $20.

  • Saturday, July 30 – Douglas County Fair Parade: Originating in 1954, the Fair Parade has long been a staple of the summer’s liveliest weekend of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo’s public events.

  • Saturday, July 30 – The Colorado Rib Challenge: The Kansas City BBQ Society has sanctioned this event, which will pit 25 of the best chefs in the region against one another to see who has the smokiest, juiciest, fall-off-the-bone ribs.

  • Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 – Axe Woman Loggers of Maine: They are some of the best in the world at chopping, sawing, logrolling, and axe throwing. They will put on a showcase of athleticism like you’ve never seen before.

  • Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 – Dueling Pianos: Any requests? The Colorado Keys are known statewide for their high-energy, crowd-pleasing performances that include favorite hits for every generation.

  • Sunday, July 31 – Farm to Table Brunch and Marketplace: This premier event features freshly prepared Colorado-grown produce and meats, live music, and farm-fresh goods for purchase. A limited number of tickets are still on sale.

  • Sunday, July 31 – Vintage Car Show: The classics are on display! Admire dozens of vintage vehicles, meet the owners and vote for your favorites.

  • Friday, August 5 – Wirewood Station: A Colorado favorite booked across the state and country, these musicians blend Jazz, Bluegrass, and Country so skillfully you’ll understand why they were voted “Best Acoustic Band in Colorado.

  • Saturday, August 6 – PRCA Rodeo Camp: Youth cowboys and cowgirls ages 8-18 can learn or improve their rodeo skills in Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Roping, Bull Riding, or Steer Wrestling. Camp is limited to 40 participants and includes lunch for the camper and two general grounds admission tickets. Register online.

  • Saturday, August 6 – Barn Dance Featuring Triple Nickel Band: Grab your partner and get ready for date night while you spin your sweetheart around the dancefloor to your Country favorites.

  • Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 – Top Hogs: These well-trained animal acrobats with personalities entertain audiences across the country by putting on a show you, your kids, and older generations will enjoy together.

Find a complete schedule of events on the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo website.