Come to the Ellis County Fair, July 15-22, 2017!

Our theme is Riders, Ropes & Blue Ribbon Hopes.


**New this year - Sign up for the Old Timers Showmanship Contest. Or just come, watch and enjoy.

**We are bringing back the Ag-Education Fair for the second year. Open to all ages, Tuesday, July 18, at 6 p.m.

**We invite all kids to participate in our "Riders, Ropes & Blue Ribbon Hopes" Poster Project. Download the Poster Project flyer to get rules and guidelines. Be sure to include the theme on your poster.


car races

RPM Speedway Racing

Kick off fair week with great racing! URSS 305 Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks & Sport Compacts plus the Crazy Cruisers...

July 16-17, 2016

Read more about RPM Speedway Racing July 16 and 17
Saddle bronc rider

Rodeo & Mutton Busting

Enjoy the Kids Ranch Rodeo, Mutton Busting, and the KPRA Rodeo on Tuesday and Wednesday...

July 19-20, 2016

Read more about IPRA Rodeo and Muton Busting July 19 and 20

Truck and Tractor Pulls

The Truck and Tractor Pulls are back and bigger than ever featuring the Colorado Truck and Tractor Pullers Assn...

July 21, 2016

Read more about the Colorado Truck and Tractor Pullers July 21

Ellis County 4-H & Open Class

Visit the 4-H & Open Class page to view a full schedule of 4-H activities, the Open Class Fair Book, rules, forms, and other info...


Join us for the Ellis County Fair Concert featuring Little Texas, with Ricky Fugitt opening...

July 22, 2016

Read more about the Little Texas Concert July 22

Demolition Derby

Conclude fair week with the annual Ellis County Fair Demolition Derby. An evening of fender bending fun...

July 23, 2016

Read more about the Demolition Derby


2016 President's Invitation to the Ellis County Fair


Heroes in the Heartland! Join us at the fair July 16-23, 2016.

The 2016 Ellis County Fair is once again bringing you lots of 4-H activities and shows along with some great family-friendly entertainment. The 4-H kids have been busy all year working on their projects and can’t wait to exhibit and display them for you to see! I invite you to come out and tour the buildings or livestock barns to see what 4-H is all about, you won’t be disappointed.

Along with all the 4-H activities, we have lots of events for the whole family. There will be a magician, petting zoo, pig races, RC cars, laser tag, and the midway bands. We also have seven nights of entertainment lined up for one low cost of $20 per ticket or $60 for a family pass! That’s less than three dollars per event – where else can you go for entertainment that cheap?

That pass will get you into two nights of races, two nights of rodeo, a hot rod truck and tractor pull, concert, and the demo derby. We are especially excited to feature Little Texas and their song “Slow Ride Home” which was written in memory of Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan J. Nichols. Ricky Fugitt will open the show for Little Texas.

Be sure and thank all the sponsors and volunteers who have either donated money or time to the fair. Without their support it wouldn’t be possible! I also want to thank the Ellis County Commissioners along with all the Ellis County employees who help us throughout the year.

I look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Ellis County Fair!

Jill M. Pfannenstiel