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CSU Day at the Larimer County Fair Aug. 7

Aug. 3, 2010

In addition to the usual fun to be had at the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo (Aug.6-10), CSU Day (Aug. 7) will include an ice cream social, pictures with CAM the Ram, and a presentation by CSU's Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory. Please RSVP by Aug. 4.

Saturday, Aug. 7
10 am. - 3 p.m.
Larimer County Fairgrounds
The Ranch, Loveland

Cotton candy, funnel cake, corn dogs, carnival rides, live music, lumberjack show, Splash Dog show, judging events, horses, goats, pigs, cows, poultry, rabbits, and rodeo! All these come to mind when you mention the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo.

Plan your visit to the Fair for Saturday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for CSU Day. The Larimer County Fairgrounds are located at The Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle Loveland, Colo. Get directions to The Ranch

Alumni Association events

Between 11 a.m. and noon, join us at the Ram Alumni Association tent to get in on pictures with CAM the Ram; to mix and mingle with fellow CSU alumni and friends; and to enjoy an ice cream social and presentation by the College of Engineering faculty. 

Please RSVP online for the ice cream social and the College of Engineering presentation or call (800) 286-2586 by Aug. 4.  

Engineering presentation

CSU’s Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory will give a presentation titled, "Working towards global change from inside the University." 

Colorado State has led the development of numerous clean energy technologies and several of these have now been implemented at large scale. Learn about three of these technologies:

  1. Emissions reduction for the U.S. natural gas pipeline system
  2. Clean cookstoves and two-stroke engine retrofits for the developing world
  3. Algae-based biofuels

These technologies have achieved global impact through an entrepreneurial approach.

Scholarship dinner

The Larimer County Fair and Rodeo, set for August 6-10, celebrates the heritage of Northern Colorado with traditional fair events.

The Fair kicks off on Friday evening with a Toast to Agriculture Scholarship Dinner. Proceeds from this event benefit Colorado State University students within the College of Agricultural Sciences. The event will feature live music, grab bags, and a live auction.

Food will be “homegrown” and provided by local growers and the CSU Meat Lab. Tickets are available in advance (970) 619-4004 or at the door:

  • Adult tickets are $15
  • Kids 6-12 are $10
  • Kids under the age of 6 are free

There will be a bonfire and fireworks after the dinner.

The Larimer County Fair and Rodeo is located at The Ranch, directly adjacent to I-25, just north of Highway 34, in Loveland, Colorado.

Indoor exhibits

On CSU Day and throughout the fair, CSU will showcase a wide variety of degree programs and research projects in the indoor exhibit area.

The 40’ x 10’ booth contains something for everyone including CAM the Ram coloring books and crayons, Admissions information, Alumni Association information, a speaker’s center, and hands-on exhibit area.

CSU speaker’s schedule

Friday, Aug. 6

6 p.m. - Plant Select: Best Plants for the Rocky Mountain Region presented by Jim Klett, Ph.D., Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

Saturday, Aug. 7

11 a.m. - Colorado State Forest Service Puppet Tree Show

1 p.m. - CSU Education, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development by Hunt Lambert, Continuing Education 

2:30 p.m. - Colorado State Forest Service Puppet Tree Show 

4 p.m. - Crops for Health presented by Henry Thompson, Ph.D., Cancel Prevention Lab in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Sunday, Aug. 8

1 p.m. - Ten Tips for a Lasting Relationship presented by Toni Zimmerman, Ph.D., Marriage & Family Therapy Program at CSU 

4 p.m. - Mountain Pine Beetle presented by the Colorado State Forest Service

Monday, Aug. 9

6 p.m. - Preserving Our Agricultural and Personal Heritage presented by Linda Meyer, Colorado Agricultural and Natural Resource Archives, CSU Morgan Libraries

Tuesday, Aug. 10

6 p.m. - Becoming Nutrition Wise presented by Melissa Wdowik, Ph.D., The Nutrition Center at CSU

The Fair is free to attend and there is no charge for parking, please visit to learn more about this great community event or to download a complete schedule.

Contact: Ginger Morehouse