Since 2003, The Ranch Events Complex has been earning the reputation as one of the premier event and entertainment complexes in the region. With the ability to host anything from a board meeting to tens of thousands of music festival fans, the multi-purpose venues on the campus of The Ranch are not only known locally as a place for entertainment but is also a nationally recognized event destination.
The Ranch campus also includes the Budweiser Events Center. This 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue is called home by the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL. The arena has seen some of the best bands, comedians, family and theater shows stop in Loveland.
During its 132-year history, the Larimer County Fairgrounds moved three times. The first location was a 40-acre parcel located in Fort Collins on Lemay Avenue where Poudre Valley Hospital now stands.
A financial crisis in 1893 brought an end to the county fair in Fort Collins. Loveland then added the fair as an extension of the City's annual Corn Roast celebration in 1912, building a facility on a six-acre site of a former horse racetrack, adjacent to the Big Thompson River and just south of downtown Loveland. The Old Fairgrounds housed many structures: a caretaker's House, former Cavalry Stables, and two buildings once used to house prisoners of war during World War II.
With the help of long-time Fair advocates and many 4-H families and friends, a measure passed by Larimer County voters in 1998 allowed for a one-year sales tax to purchase the land that would eventually house the new fairground. Another measure passed in 2000 supporting the construction of The Ranch Fairgrounds and Events Complex, a state of the art, eight building complex that boasts 150 acres of site work and over 375,000 square feet of indoor event space.
In addition to the move of the annual Larimer County Fair in 2003, The Ranch Events Complex accommodates a variety of events from trade shows, conferences, and meetings to concerts and festivals. It's easily accessible location and impeccable amenities have made it the ideal site for regional, state and national events. The rich tradition, hard work and community involvement at the "Fairgrounds" continues. The saying "If there's somebody you haven't seen for awhile, go down to the fair and you'll see them," still stands.
Since the first shovel hit the ground on its campus, The Ranch Events Complex has been earning the reputation as one of the premier event and entertainment complexes in the region. With the ability to host anything from a board meeting to tens of thousands of music festival fans, the multi-purpose venues on the campus of The Ranch are not only known locally as a place for local entertainment but is also a nationally known event destination.
The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds & Events Complex The Ranch Events Complex Admin Office 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland , Colorado 80538 Phone: 970-619-4000 Budweiser Events Center Admin Office 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland , Colorado 80538 Phone: 970-619-4100 Box Office Hours Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm
The main box office is located in the Budweiser Events Center on the southwest side of the venue in the lobby. There is also an outdoor window that is used for certain events.
Box Office Hours
- Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
- Saturday 10am - 2pm during Eagles season (October - April)
- Not open Sunday
- Extended hours available on event days
For more information on service charges, please call (970) 619-4112
The Budweiser Events Center is proud to have the following official ticket outlets:
- Budweiser Events Center Box Office
Ticket outlet hours of operation are subject to change.
- Denver International Airport
The Denver International Airport (DIA) is located 55 minutes away from The Ranch. DIA features hundreds of domestic and international flights daily from virtually all locations. Shuttle and Taxi service are available from DIA to most Colorado Locations.
Parking is already included in the ticket purchase for all events at The Ranch Events Complex. Please check the individual event page for more information.
- ADA accessible parking is available directly in front of the main entrance of the Budweiser Events Center.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
First National Bank Exhibition Hall
The First National Bank Exhibition Hall has 36,000 square feet of exhibition space and can accommodate trade shows, banquets, conferences and many other types of events.
The North and South Halls of the First National Bank Exhibition Hall are each 18,000 square feet and the South Hall can be divided into two spaces: Morehouse Hall at 6, 000 square feet and Cowley Hall at 12, 000 square feet of space.
The Larimer County Conference Center is adjacent to the building and holds 3 meeting rooms, Brown, Beard and Sandhouse. These can be open into one larger room. There are also two additional meeting rooms just off the South Hall; Cross and Rodenberger.
With Indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception, The Ranch is a versatile space to host any size wedding!
Availability and Accommodations
Our rates are the same regardless of what day you book your wedding, we don't have peak or off-peak days. For more information on Ceremony and Reception Space, please email Erin Rome .
Spectra Food Services & Hospitality provides all catering onsite. The menu is customizable so you get your dream meal on your dream day! Spectra Food Services & Hospitality provides all the alcoholic beverages at The Ranch. You can choose from a cash bar, hosted bar, or a mix of the two! Offer a signature drink for your guests!
For more information on Catering contact Lori Hunnicutt
Playing to capacity audiences during a history-making string of spring and summer shows, the unprecedented Newsboys United Tour has been extended through the end of the year. Encompassing 40 more U.S. cities this fall, an initial slate of dates have been announced today with additional shows forthcoming. Click here for the full Newsboys United Tour schedule.
Showcasing “all the hits… under one roof… for one tour,” the Newsboys United Tour is set to play a total of 100 shows in 2018. The fall outing will kick-off on September 17 in Buffalo, NY, hitting Washington, D.C.; Nashville, TN; Albuquerque, NM; and Loveland CO, among numerous other cities, before concluding in December.
Groups of 15 or more can save up to $9 on tickets to the Colorado Eagles Hockey Games!
Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season! The group will perform live for one night only in Loveland, Colorado at the Budweiser Events Center.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online, by phone at 877-544-TIXX or in person at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office.
For almost thirty years, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans' holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. This year, the Grammy Award-winning group will play their Shine The Light On Christmas show at the Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch in Loveland on December 16.
Ring in the New Year 8 seconds at a time with the thirteenth annual First National Bank New Year's Eve Extreme Rodeo Challenge, presented by Pedersen Toyota, at the Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch on Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. The event returns with rodeo favorites such as saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding and bullfighting along with the ever popular mutton-bustin'.
Kicker Arenacross, the nation's top indoor motorcycle race series, will ride into the Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4 and 5, 2019.
With high flying, bar to bar race action, this stop of the tour will feature some of the nation's top professional and amateur arenacross competitors.
All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” an action-packed, music-filled production, presented by Pedigree. The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure during the hit live stage show, playing at the Budweiser Events Center for three performances on January 22 & 23, 2019.
World Championship ICE Racing, presents The 2019 Fire on ICE Evolution Tour at the Budweiser Events Center for one night only on Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring the biggest names in professional motorcycle ICE racing and the most insane racers on the untamed Unlimited Outlaw Quads! These are some of the baddest and fastest racers to hit the ice! Shredding the arenas solid ice track with razor sharp studded tires racers will go from 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds! Battling it out for one thing; the most prestigious World Championship ICE Racing Title.
On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem Globetrotters will return to North America with their all-new Fan Powered World Tour heading to the Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch in Loveland, CO on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7 p.m. Take your family to this unforgettable event where you won't be watching the action…you'll be in the middle of it!
April 5 and 6, the Toughest Monster Truck Tour will return to the Budweiser Events Center with three huge shows! The Toughest Monster Truck Tour begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 5 and 1 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 6. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13 and free pit passes will be included with every ticket purchased through August 5.