Arkansas Valley Fair

Held the third week of August each year, a highlight of the Fair is Saturday morning when 30,000 pounds of real Rocky Ford watermelons, provided by the local business community, are given away to all comers by members of the Rocky Ford Rotary Club.

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Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival

The first Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival was held in 1988 and is held each November on the first full weekend. Weekend activities include the Balloon Festival, an art show and a photo contest.

Please visit the Arkansas Valley Balloon Festival on Facebook for more information.

Cinco De Mayo Festival

Last year was the 1st annual Cinco De Mayo Festival, packed with Activities, food,music, games, competitions, live entertainment, beer garden and lots of community involvement!

This event is thrown by the Rocky Ford Chamber of Commerce, visit them at for updated info.

Cruisin’ Into Summer – Keeping Kids Safe Fair

Cruisin’ into Summer Festival is a free family fun time with lots of entertainment and educational information too! Join us for the fun and memorable day!

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Dove Fest

For Years avid hunters have flocked to Rocky Ford, CO in September to enjoy the hunting experience. This year Rocky Ford is hosting the 2nd Annual Dove Hunting Festival. Sportsman from all over the State will not only enjoy the dove hunt but eat great food, have a chance to win a trophy in a 5 shot Dove Hunt, and participate in Sportsman and Hunting seminars with experts from around the state.

Event information available at

First Friday Art

Art shows on the First Friday of each month at the IDEA Place.  Local Business stay open late so you can walk downtown and experience Rocky Ford from 5:30-7:00pm.

Upcoming Shows and Artist Info at:

Rocky Ford Supercross

Sports Riders Association of Colorado Supercross Series Race each summer (June or July) at the Arkansas Valley Fair Grounds in Rocky Ford, CO.

Event info and photos at

Rocky Ford Triathlon (Melon Man Triathlon)

The community of Rocky Ford has come together to support the swimming pool to keep it open for the enjoyment of kids and families.  Although we continue to make improvements to the swimming pool facilities, much more needs to be done.  The triathlon is a fundraising effort to support the continual improvements at the swimming pool.

Event info and registration form available on their website (click here.)

Rocky Mountain Mennonite Relief Sale

Stop by for a weekend of food, fun and fundraising. The Sale has raised over $3,000,000 for the Mennonite Central Committee since it began in 1976.

Visit them at for more information.


Do you know of an Annual Event in Rocky Ford that’s not listed here?  Send us your suggestions at  Thank you!