Erie, Colorado's annual event brings over 20,000 people to town each year, because it's good old fashioned fun, and has a balloon launch.

Bring the family out early, as the event begins both Saturday and Sunday morning at 6 a.m.

Erie does many events for the community, but this is the biggest of the year, a fun way for the family to start getting into the summer events.

Included at the Erie Town Fair

  • Location:  Downtown and Coal Creek Park
  • 200 Craft and Food Vendors (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Games
  • Petting Zoo
  • Beer Garden

Balloon Launches

  • Located: Due west of Erie High School
  • Weather Permitting
  • Inflating begins at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday

Reverend Richard J. Van Valkenburg of Erie, Pennsylvania helped to found Erie, Colorado, naming it after his hometown. In the late 1800's Erie's coal mines helped to fuel steam locomotives.

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Erie has often hosted Concerts in the Park at Coal Creek Park:

After the days' festivities, you'll still be able to check out many of the places that Erie has to offer:

The Erie Town Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival is just one of many hot air balloon festivals to check out in Colorado in 2022.

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