I made a few new friends at the press luncheon for the Denver County Fair, including Denverite Sundari Kraft and her adorable feather-footed Brahma chicken.
The Denver County Fair is less than two weeks away (July 28-31) and the excitement is building. There has never been a county fair like this one!
Picture a traditional county fair, add some urban roots, sprinkle in a little Dana Cain magic and Tracy Weil marketing, and Denver is in for a wild time.
Square dancers will mingle with speed-texters; chickens with jackalopes; bunnies with cats. There will be sewing and knitting competitions, traditional food competition categories, and a cheeseburger cook-off.
There’s a carnival, freak show, and 10 different pavilions with entertainment and vendors. Dana says there are only a few of the 300 vendor and exhibitor booths still available. All of the events are at the National Western complex.
Because WesternGardeners.com is a sponsor of some of the vegetable competitions, I’ll have a booth promoting the Plant a Row for the Hungry effort. Plant a Row Colorado volunteers will be handing out garden goodies to anyone who stops by to say “howdy.”
Enter your prize-worthy veggies and be sure to bring the ones that resemble celebrities for the novelty produce competition. There are also categories for fruits, herbs, terrariums, container gardens, Bonsai, annual flowers, perennial flowers, carnivorous plants, and flower arranging. Check the Fair website for all the competition rules.