CSU Day at the 2011 Larimer County Fair is Saturday, Aug. 6

CSU Day will be Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo. The fair, which runs Aug. 5-9, will be held at The Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, Colo. In Colorado State University’s honor, The Ranch will be awash in green and gold with an appearance by CAM the Ram and other activities.

On CSU Day and throughout the fair, the university will showcase a wide variety of degree programs and research projects at a booth in the indoor exhibit area of the First National Bank Exhibition Building. The CSU booth contains CAM the Ram coloring books and crayons, admissions information, Alumni Association information and other materials.

CSU’s Alumni Association will be hosting “Pictures with CAM the Ram.” The CSU mascot will be on hand from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at an outdoor booth on the fairgrounds. At the booth will be representatives from the office of Admissions, Alumni Association, College of Agricultural Sciences, Continuing Education, Colorado AgrAbility, Online Plus and the Library Archives. Also on CSU Day, 200 visitors will receive a coupon at the admission gate for a free CSU tote bag, which can be redeemed at the indoor CSU booth.

Participants are welcome to stop by the indoor booth to visit with CSU representatives and receive information on the latest happenings at the university. In addition to CSU Day, the indoor booth, located in the northeast corner of the First National Bank Exhibition Building, will be open for visitors on:
• Aug. 5, 4-10 p.m.
• Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
• Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
• Aug. 8, 4-9 p.m.
• Aug. 9, 4-9 p.m.

The theme of this year’s fair is “Home Grown” to emphasize the importance of community and sustainability in northern Colorado. To highlight Colorado State University’s three-pronged mission of education, research and outreach, there will be a consistent presence from the university at events throughout the fair.

The Larimer County Fair and Rodeo celebrates the heritage of northern Colorado with traditional fair events such as 4-H livestock shows and exhibits, a 5-acre carnival, pancake breakfast and Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeos. The fair also boasts entertainment acts like Timberworks Lumberjack Show, Ham Bone Express Pig Races, Splash Dogs and the Gnarly Barley Brew Festival.

The fair is free to attend and there is no charge for parking. Visit www.LarimerCountyFair.org for more information.