Show What You Grow at Denver County Fair

Everybunny ready for the Denver County Fair?

The first-ever Denver County Fair is just a few weeks away! The fun begins on July 28 and ends July 31 at the National Western Complex.

If you’ve wanted to win a blue ribbon for your gardening efforts, the fair is your chance to show what you grow. is sponsoring the In-Season Vegetables competition and I hope you’ll join in. The competitions are open to any Colorado gardener. The competition entry deadline is going to be extended past July 18. Walk-in entries will also be considered. Check the Denver County Fair website for details.

Check your garden for the biggest and the best veggies in these categories:

  • Root veggies (like potatoes, carrots, kohlrabi)
  • Leaf vegetables (like lettuce, broccoli, cabbage)
  • Vine vegetables (like cukes, zukes, squash)
  • Peppers of all kinds
  • Garlic

You’ll need to enter 2-to-3 samples of each kind of vegetable, depending on the entry category. Complete competition information is posted on the The Denver County Fair website.

Even if you aren’t vying for a blue ribbon, I hope you’ll spend a day at the fair and enjoy some of the wild and crazy events.  While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Plant a Row for the Hungry booth in the Farm and Garden Pavilion to say, “howdy!”

Even though this is the first year for the fair, Sunset magazine has already selected the Denver County Fair as one of the top summer events in the West.

See you there!


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I’m pretty excited to see what turns up at the fair. We have been looking at our garden and wondering what we could enter in the competition.

See you there!

Hi D.T.,

I’m glad to hear excitement is building for the veggie competition at the fair–I’m looking forward to seeing what turns up, too. Please stop by the Plant a Row table. I’d like to meet you in person.


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