Denver County Fair, LLC’s mission is to present an annual event which encourages Denver citizens to bring out their best. The Denver County Fair will be a place to share ideas, traditions, creativity, local culture and intellect. The Fair will highlight the talents, trends, diversity and interests of the residents of our amazing City and County. Our vision is to identify Denver’s unique character and reflect it back to the community in a spirit of celebration and healthy competitive fun.
Dana Cain - Director
Dana Cain has created and hosted more than 150 events in the Denver area. She has won five Westword “Best of Denver” awards, including “Best Food Fair.” With events ranging from the Denver Modernism Show to the Colorado Chocolate Festival... and many others, Dana designs events based on her own interests and passions, and has filled some of Denver’s largest event venues. She began organizing public events when she was in High School, and it has been a lifelong passion. Her company, Dana Cain Events has built a fantastic reputation with venue managers, exhibitors, suppliers, clients and attendees. Dana prides herself on being the ‘George Bailey’ of event promoters - always willing to go the extra mile to keep exhibitors and attendees happy. Her easy-going, friendly attitude, combined with her experience and professionalism have made her one of Denver’s premiere event managers. email@example.com
Tracy Weil - Marketing & Community Director
Tracy Weil has designed countless creative campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and understands a rigorous pace and exacting standards. Weil exceeds expectations with the creation of innovative web sites, logos, branding elements, marketing campaigns and clever promotional features that engage viewers and delight clients. Weil’s current client base stems from local non-profits like the Denver Urban Gardens to major art focused businesses like the River North Art District. Weil also maintains working relationships with larger companies including Visit Denver, City and County of Denver, City of Lakewood, AOL Time Warner, NBC’s iVillage and Google.
Weil is also a visual artist, exhibiting his work both regionally and nationally. One of Weil’s new ventures has been the creation of Heirloom Tomato Farms where he starts over 3000 seedlings each year for donation and retail sale. As an avid gardener, Weil grows 50+ plants each year to further the preservation, appreciation and cultivation of heirloom tomatoes. firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Novick - Entertainment Director and Breakfast Boss
Andrew Novick is a Denver native and a connoisseur of popular culture in town – both as a consumer and proprietor. He is always showing newcomers and visitors (and locals!) the fun and wacky side of Denver.
Andrew has performed in bands, held art shows (photography, collections and installations – (www.isaveeverything.com), and ‘performed’ PowerPoint presentations at local concerts (www.getyourgoing.com). He has also created several wacky parties, events and themed BBQs. Andrew is an electrical engineer by day, but in is “spare” time he and his wife run an Asian pop-culture business (Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast) which has led them to crazy travel, putting on fashion shows and themed food events. Andrew Novick's X-Treme Pancake Breakfast was a highlight from last year's Denver County Fair - He (and several volunteers) served over 500 people pancakes, with over 60 toppings and 14 flavors of butter to choose from! Andrew and friends also created Thanksgiving-on-a-stick for the Denver County Fair Cookbook release party last Fall. Andrew brings his knowledge and expertise about events, food and fun to this year’s Denver County Fair! email@example.com
Thea Hutcheson - Operations Manager
Thea Hutcheson has been working with Dana for more than 20 years, and is in charge of all event logistics, program track management, volunteer coordination, signage, equipment, and more. She has experience running tournaments, and in addition to Dana Cain Events, she has worked on metaphysical, literary and media conventions, and the Pope's Visit to Denver in 1993. She grew up in Sheridan, Colorado, and was an active 4-H member from age 9-16. She competed at the County Fair level across multiple areas including sewing, knitting, cooking, and photography. She served as a junior leader and traveled to CSU for statewide speech contests, entertained at the State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado, with her younger sister and neighbor as a winner of a County-wide 4-H talent show, participated in exchange trips to Sterling, Colorado, and attended camp at the now closed facility in Indian Hills off Highway 285 southwest of Denver, Colorado. firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Hobbs - Competitions Director
Joan Hobbs attended the very first Denver County Fair with her daughter and immediately caught "Fair Fever".
Her career path has not been conventional - she was the Operations Director for the Coors Bicycle Classic, did computer support for her kid's elementary and middle schools, co-wrote a book, was the bookkeeper for a multitude of companies and headed up the book department of a local non-profit thrift store. Currently, she blogs at www.TheChickenMama.com and sells handmade crafts on Etsy.
She is supported in all her endeavors by an awesome husband, three crazy kids, Keela the pit bull, Doink the pig, Brandy the goat, thirteen hens (farm fresh eggs daily!) and Liberty the rooster. email@example.com
Events Etc. provides event planning and consultation services for events both public (festivals, conferences, meetings, and fundraisers) and private (weddings and parties).
We work with our clients to determine their wants and needs and what resources (time, money, and community support) they have to plan their events.
We are lucky in that we work for both big clients (events over 100,000 people) and small events (100 people or less). This gives us the unique opportunity to know vendors, caterers, entertainers, etc. to help make your event work. Visit our web site.