Our next event is the Fall Festival Craft Show, on Saturday, October 1st, from 9 AM to 4 PM. We'll have over 150 vendors from all over Colorado selling handmade products. Admission is $3, cash only.
The Fall Festival will be held at the Exhibit Hall and Waymire Dome of the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, Colorado, 80601.
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Located next to the Adams County Fairgrounds, the Adams County Museum has nine buildings, including a schoolhouse, a firehouse, a Victorian-era house, a gas station, and a blacksmith shop.
Hoffman Hall at the musuem features a saddle used by President Theodore Roosevelt, a two-story combine harvester, and Colorado's second-oldest printing press.
The Adams County Historical Society also maintains the Saint Clair Ross Cemetery, located at 11290 124th Ave. in Brighton.
Facts About Adams County
- The Adams County Fair is the largest in Colorado.
- The first Fourth of July celebration in the Colorado area took place in 1820 on a hill just west of Brighton.
- The area where the Adams County Museum is located was first known as Henderson Island: the South Platte River went around either side of it. It was first homesteaded by Jack Henderson from Kansas, and he started Colorado's first public stockyard there in 1858.
- Commerce City is home to the largest oil refinery in the Rocky Mountain Region.
- Circle-pivot irrigation was invented in Strasburg, Colorado.