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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
Hours:
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.


ALL COMPETITIONS OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS OF COLORADO!

Click Here for the 2013 Denver County Fair Blue Ribbon Competitions & Guidelines!

2014 COMPETITIONS ARE LISTED BELOW! Enter starting June 15th!

We're FAMOUS for our non-traditional County Fair competition categories! Read through the list, and you're bound to see a few you want to go for! We also have several of the classic categories too! Pickles, pies, knitting, sewing and more! It's all about sharing your genius - and showing ourselves how creative Denverites are! Healthy, competitive fun!  Catch Blue Ribbon Fever!

We invite ALL Colorado Residents to enter the 2014 Competitions listed in the guidelines. Competitions are open to individuals 12 years old and above. Check the Kids Pavilion for competitions for kids under 12 & Denver 4H is also hosting several Youth Competitions this year TBA.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Check the Competition Rules for a list of what competitions you can enter and the guidelines.

2. SIGN UP ONLINE JUNE 15th, 2014

3. Bring your item to the National Western during the dates provided below on the Competition Entry Timeline.

REGISITER FOR ALL LIVE COMPETITIONS 10 Minutes before Competition. 

ENTER ONLINE NOW TO SAVE MONEY!  Walk-in entries are $7 each. 

20% of all competition entry fees are going to local charities!

Geek Pavilion
Farm and Garden Pavilion
 Children's Outreach Project
Animal Pavilion
History Pavilion
Kitchen Pavilion
Arts Pavilion
Fashion Pavilion

     

2014 Competitions Catagories!

Animal Pavilion     Art Pavilion
01 Birds - Chickens, Professional     01 Painting
02 Birds - Chickens, Backyard      02 Sculpture/Ceramics
03 Birds - Waterfowl     03 Crop Art
04 Birds - Other     04 Mixed Media
05 Goats     05 Digital Art
06 Rabbits     07 Works on Paper
07 Small Rodents     08 Photography
10 Junior     09 Artist Trading Cards
        11 Junior
Geek Pavilion      12 Painting - Traditional/Representational
01 Homemade Robot     13 Painting - Contemporary
02 Geek Art     14  Painting - Other
04 Space & Sci-Fi Model Building     15 Photography - Nature/Landscape
05 Junior     16  Photography - Animals
        17 Photography - Travel
Holistic Pavilion     18 Photography - Editorial/Narrative
01 Lotions and Soaps     20 Photography - Other
02 Homeopathic Remedies and Therapies        
04 Divination and Wrapped Crystals     Craft Pavilion 
        01 Sewing
Farm & Garden Pavilion      02 Needleworks 
01 Vegetable, Leaf or Root     03 Knitting
03 Vegetable, Vine Growing     04 Crochet
04 Vegetable, Peppers     05 Quilting
05 Vegetable, Other     06 Spinning and Weaving
06 Tomato     07 Scrapbooking
08 Culinary Herb     08 Repurposed/Recycled Materials 
09 Novelty House Plant or Produce     09 Peeps Diorama
10 Small Container Garden     10 Toys
12 Cut Flower     11 Junior
13 Compost     12 Other Craft Items
14 Native Plant or Xeriscape Backyard Transformation        
16 Junior     History Pavilion
17 Backyard Chicken Coop     02 Denver Antique
Beer Pavilion     04 Family Tree Presentation
01 Homebrew Beer - Light Lager        
02 Homebrew Beer - Pilsner     Fashion Pavilion
03 Homebrew Beer - European Amber Lager     01 Clothing Design
04 Homebrew Beer - Dark Lager     02 Jewelry Design
05 Homebrew Beer - Bocks, Doppelbock/Eisbock/Bock/Weizenbock     05 Junior
06 Homebrew Beer - Light or Amber Hybrid     06 Cosplay Costume
09 Homebrew Beer - Scottish and Irish Ale     Kitchen Pavilion
10 Homebrew Beer - Pale Ale, American/English     Food Preservation
11 Homebrew Beer - English Brown Ale     01 Jam
12 Homebrew Beer - Porter     02 Jelly
13 Homebrew Beer - Stout     03 Preserves
14 Homebrew Beer - India Pale Ale     04 Chutney/Relish
15 Homebrew Beer - German Wheat and Rye     05 Green Chili/Salsa
16 Homebrew Beer - Belgian and French Ale     06 Sauces 
17 Homebrew Beer - Sour Ale     08 Pickled Vegetable - Cucumber
18 Homebrew Beer - Belgian Strong Ale     09 Pickled Vegetable - Other
19 Homebrew Beer - Strong Ale     10 Fruit
20 Homebrew Beer - Fruit Beer     Baking
21 Homebrew Beer - Spice/Herb/Vegetable     11 Pie - Fruit, Apple
22 Homebrew Beer - Smoke-flavored & Wood-aged     12 Pie - Fruit, Cherry
23 Homebrew Beer - Specialty Beer     13 Pie - Fruit, Other
        15 Pie - Other
Liquid Libations     16 Bread
24 Homebrew Beer - Traditional Mead     18 Cupcake or Muffin
25 Homebrew Beer - Fruit or Other Mead     19 Cake or Cheesecake
27 Homebrew Beer - Standard Cider and Perry     20 Chocolate & Candy
28 Homebrew Beer - Specialty Cider and Perry     21 Pastry and Cookies
29 Wine - Red     22 Baked Goods - Specialty
30 Wine - White     23 Cake Decorating
31 Wine - Apéritif, Dessert and Other     Other Food
33 Spirits/Liqueurs     25 Cheese
        26 Molded Gelatin Dessert
Pot Pavilion     27 Honey and/or Honeycomb
01 Best Marijuana Plant – Homegrown     29 Cured & Smoked Meats
02 Best Marijuana Plant – Commercial     30 Junior
03 Most Unique Hybrid Plant        
04 Largest Bud – grown indoors     Sports Pavilion
05 Largest Bud – grown outdoors     01 Best Broncos Collection
06 Most Potent Bud – Lab Tested     02 Best Rockies Team Collection
07 Best Hash     03 Other Sports Team Collection
08 Best Brownie Infused Recipe     04 Homemade Broncos Attire
09 Best Sweet Confection Infused Recipe (non-Brownie)     05 Homemade Other Sport Team
10 Best Savory Infused Recipe     06 Denver Sport fan tattoo
11 Best Novelty Edible Recipe     07 Most Over-the-top Fan Creation
12 Best Gluten-Free Infused Recipe        
13 Best Hemp Fabric        
14 Best Hemp Garment        
15 Best Homemade Bong        
16 Best Homemade Roach Clip        
17 Best Tie-Dye        
18 Best Pot Pin Collection        
19 Best Pot Pin Original Design        

Enter for a Chance to Win

  • The Denver County Fair will award a First Place Blue Ribbon in each category, along with a $20 cash prize.
  • A Second and Third Place Ribbon will also be awarded with no cash prize.
  • We will also be awarding Green Ribbons in some categories with a $20 County Fair Cluck Bucks good at the Denver County Fair Store for entries using sustainable methods, ie, local ingredients, etc.
  • A Grand Champion will be awarded in each Pavilion for the contestant that wins the most ribbons in that Pavilion. (Rules apply, see guidelines) The cash prize for the Grand Champion is $100.
  • Live Competition Winners recieve $20 in County Fair Cluck Bucks!
  • Entry fees are $5.