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also! The winner of the
2012 Denver Mayor's
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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.

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

This year, well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed at the fair all day every day! And we'll be celebrating the Chinese "Year of the Horse," too! And, yes ... the Unicorn Rides are back, too - and better than ever!  :)

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

American Vaulting Association


Vet Sponsor
Highlights of the Animal Pavilion

  • Dog Day Afternoon, hosted by Channel 9's Kirk Montgomery & Joey! Sat. 1- 4 pm! Click here for the bring your dog waiver!
  • Many Live Animal displays and competitions
  • Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder AKC trials in Stadium Arena - all 3 Days!
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Unicorn Rides daily
  • 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
  • Denver Zoo Live Animal Presentation ( upstairs )
  • Birds of Prey display and demos 
  • Blue Ribbon Presentations
  • Cat and Dog - fun competitions
  • Human Chicken contest
  • … and much more!

$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!

2013 Animal Pavilion Competition Categories:

Click Here for the Complete Guidelines on how to enter!

01 Birds – Chickens, Professional

a. When entering your chickens, please designate the breed, size (Bantam or 

Standard), gender and color.

b. Leg bands are preferred.

02 Birds – Chickens, Backyard

a. This competition is open to beginners just getting into raising and exhibiting 


b. When entering your chickens, please designate the breed, size (Bantam or 

Standard), gender and color.

03 Birds: Waterfowl

04 Birds: Other

05 Goats

06 Rabbits

07 Small Rodents (Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils)

08 Reptiles

09 Fish

10 Junior Class



2013 Animal Pavilion Exhibitors & Vendors (More are signing up weekly! Check back!)

A Printed Impression

Animal Hospital Specialty Center

Broken Shovels Farm

Camel Rides - Crestone Farms

Cheyenne Miniatures - Miniature Horses

Colorado Poultry Association

Colorado Pug Rescue

Fur Cellar Farms - Guinea Pigs

Maxfund - Pavilion Charity

Nature's Educators - Live Birds of Prey

Petting Zoo - Crestone Farms

Pony & Unicorn Rides - Crestone Farms

Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue



Be part of the Animal Pavilion!