There’s something for everyone at the second annual Denver County Fair, August 10-12, at the National Western Complex.
That’s what’s happening with the Denver County Fair.
This one-of-a-kind county fair is a little bit urban, a little bit country and a lot of everything else. Plan on more than 275 events on 13 stages in 3 days!
Just think…a fair that’s entirely indoors, carnival and all. In addition to all of the pavilions the fair featured last year, a Geek Pavilion will be part of the fun at this year’s event.
Other new offerings at the fair include more local food vendors, a food truck roundup, a Colorado Beer Garden, more live competitions, a Freak Show featuring the Enigma, and a Zombie Dance party.
Sunday is Viva Denver Day and there will be Latino-themed events throughout. It begins with Andrew Novick’s X-Treme Breakfast Burritos and includes pinata making stations, mariachi bands, a hot pepper eating contest, a Chihuahua event and much more.
There’s plenty of traditional fair fun, too. There are flower and vegetable competitions, square dancing, an expanded Animal Pavilion (quadrupled in size), a new Kids Pavilion and a 4-H stage. You’ll enjoy more new food this year, like red velvet funnel cakes and deep-fried Twinkies.
I hope you’ll stop by the WesternGardeners.com booth in the Farm & Garden Pavilion, say “hi” and pick up some free garden goodies. Just like last year, we’ll be promoting our local Plant a Row for the Hungry effort and encouraging gardeners throughout the metro area to join us.
On Friday at 4:00, Jane Shellenberger will present her program on Growing Organic Vegetables in the West at the Farm & Garden Pavilion stage. Then she’ll stop by our booth to sign her new book “Organic Gardener’s Companion: Growing Vegetables in the West.” I hope you’ll join us for this special event…and three days of fantastic fair fun!