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Dates & Venue:

2014 DATES:
Friday - Sunday

August 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2014
Friday 12 - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm - Viva Denver Day! 

National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216
Expo Hall, Hall of Education, Stadium Hall & Stadium

Reduced Parking Fees!:
($8 per day)
National Western Complex

We suggest carpooling, public transportation and riding your bike to the fair! FREE Bike & Scooter parking out front!

No Dogs Allowed unless they are service dogs or are entered into a competition at the fair.

Take RTD Bus #48 to get to the National Western.

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Our Animal Pavilion is growing again in 2014! We'll have more live animals than EVER! From Pigs to Pugs – and beyond!  

The Unicorn Rides are back, too - and better than ever! See our amazing white unicorn right by the front entrance, and get your photo made on the unicorn with a princess and a fantasyland backdrop!

The Denver County Fair Animal pavilion has been inspected and passed with flying colors by the US Department of Agriculture.


Animal Pavilion Sponsorship: Available! (See sponsorship page for details!)

Animal Pavilion Partners:

Vet Checks by Animal Hospital Specialty Center


Vet Sponsor
Highlights of the Animal Pavilion

  • Many Live Animal displays and competitions
  • Pony Rides
  • Unicorn Rides (upstairs by main door)
  • Animals for adoption and sale
  • Colorado Poultry Association Exhibits, lots of chickens!
  • Sanctioned Poulty Shows!
  • Play with live pygmy goats!
  • Vendors selling pet-related products and services
  • Animal Pavilion stage with frequent events and entertainment
  • Birds of Prey display and demos 
  • Blue Ribbon Presentations
  • Human Chicken contest
  • … and much more!

Event Highlights of the Animal Pavilion

  • Top Hogs - America's smartest pigs - perform 3 shows on Saturday!
  • Rocky Mountain Dancin' Dogs perform Canine Freestyle shows Friday and Saturday!
  • Canyon Critters Interactive Reptile Show Sunday 10am - 1pm!
  • Miniature Horse Agility - 2 shows!
  • Pugs vs. Chihuahuas - Races - Sunday afternoon!

$1 of each comptition entry fee goes to the Animal Pavilion's non-profit Charity partner, MaxFund:

 Enter your animals in the Denver County Fair Animal Pavilion competitions to win ribbons and prizes! The Animal Pavilion Grand Champion gets a $100 cash prize!

2014 Animal Pavilion Competition Categories:

Click Here for the Complete Guidelines on how to enter!

Birds – Chickens, Professional

Birds – Chickens, Backyard

Backyard Chicken Coop

Birds: Waterfowl

Birds: Other



Small Rodents (Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils)

Junior Class



2014 Animal Pavilion Exhibitors & Vendors (More are signing up weekly! Check back!)

Colorado Poultry Association

Colorado Pug Rescue

Fur Cellar Farm

Hale Pet Door

Maxfund - Pavilion Charity

Nature's Educators

Petting Zoo - Crestone Farms

Pony Rides - Crestone Farms

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue

Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue

The Urban Farm - Horse Pens

Wardle's Feed & Supply - sponsor

Be part of the Animal Pavilion!