The Annual Colorado State Fair Parade, themed “The State Fair has It All” will take place Saturday, August 25th, at 10:00am. The Colorado State Fair Parade is one of the oldest parades in Colorado and is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and its State Fair Parade Committee.
The Colorado State Fair Parade Committee has named Governor John Hickenlooper Grand Marshal of the 2018 Colorado State Fair Parade. Hickenlooper, a former Geologist and Brewpub business owner, brought fresh perspective to Coloradans with his election as Governor in 2011. Originally a native of Pennsylvania, Hickenlooper moved to Colorado in the 1980’s and has devoted the last thirty-plus years of his career to serving our great state.
Joe Folda has been named the Honorary Marshal for the 2018 Colorado State Fair Parade. Folda, former Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletics Director, served students in Pueblo since 2005 after working as interim director in 2001 and 2003-2005. Prior to becoming director to Pack Athletics, he served as the head men’s basketball coach for 18 years. Folda made a significant impact on CSU-Pueblo athletics, both in terms of sports, athletic facilities, and the number of student-athletes. Folda retired from his station earlier this year.
The parade route officially begins at B Street and Union Avenue where it continues down Union Avenue to City Center Dr., north up Main Street to 8th Street where it concludes. For more information about the Colorado State Fair Parade, visit pueblochamber.org or call 719.542.1704.