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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.


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2013 Denver County Fair Event Schedule


All events are free with fair admission, except where noted. Events and times subject to change.

2013 Program, Map and Schedule - Schedule Only (Click to enlarge after opening.)

Friday, August 9

Hours: 12:00 - 8:00 pm

12:00 Noon - Open
- Pie Judging - Kitchen Pavilion
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena

1:00 pm
- Pie Judging - Kitchen Pavilion
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal - Pavilion - Stadium Arena

- Live Competition – Diaper Derby. How fast is YOUR baby?  Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon! – Kids Stage


2:00 pm
- Denver Zoo Live Animal Event: Animals Whoooo Are Up All Night - Upstairs
- Intro to Backyard Chicken Keeping with Sundari Kraft - Animal Stage
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Unicorn Rides! – Animal Pavilion 
- How to Draw: Pigs – at Young Rembrandts booth – Kids Pavilion

- Live Competition – Musical Chairs – Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon! – Kids Stage
- Live Competition – Hot Dog Eating Competition, Sponsored by Biker Jim's Dogs – Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon! – Kitchen Stage

3:00 pm
- The Concoctory Demo: How a 3-D Printer Works - Gazebo Stage
- “Intro to Denver 4-H” - Kids Pavilion Stage
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Unicorn Rides! – Animal Pavilion

- Live Competition – Best Moustache / Best Beard – Show up and go for the Blue ribbon – Fashion Stage


4:00 pm
- Goat Care 101 with BrokenShovels.com  - Animal Stage
- 4-H Presents: The Legacy of Baba Joda: Nigerian Dance and Music Performance - Kids/4-H Stage
- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks, along with rides and more entertainment  – Outdoor Patio
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Pie Awards - Blue Ribbon Ceremony - Kitchen Stage 
- How to Draw: Chickens – at Young Rembrandts booth – Kids Pavilion
- Live Competition - Pie-Eating Contest sponsored by Village Inn. Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon – Immediately following Pie Blue Ribbon Awards on Kitchen Pavilion 

- Live Competition - Spelling Bee hosted by DPS Semantics – Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon! – Geek Stage

5:00 pm
- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio

Art & Wine Meet the Artists Reception (5 - 8 p.m.)

  • Wine Sampling in Kitchen Pavilion
  • Meet the Artists Reception in Art Pavilion - sponsored by DenverArts.org
  • Cruisin’ Cats Jazz Trio perform live on Kitchen Stage

- Bent, Not Broken - Circuit bending performance by Jane dePain - Geek Stage
- Antique Appraisals - free, limit 3 items - hosted by Eron Johnson Antiques, History Pavilion
- Birds of Prey demo - Nature’s Educators - Animal Stage
- Runway Show - Lovely Footprints presents The ORCHID Models - Fashion Stage
- Easy Home Remedies - Talk by Katie Armstrong - Gazebo Stage

- Live Competition: Stick Horse Races! Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon – Kids Stage
- Live Competition: Grafitti Art - Patio Area with Food Truck Roundup!
- Live Competition: Poker Tournament STARTS, sponsored by Affinity Gaming - Black Hawk in Geek Pavilion Gaming Area! 

6:00 pm
- 4-H Film Fest - See short films made by 4-H youth! - 4-H Kids Stage
- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio
- Antique Appraisals - free, limit 3 items - hosted by Eron Johnson Antiques, History Pavilion
- Mountaineers Square Dance Club - live performance - History Pavilion

Art & Wine Meet the Artists Reception

  • Wine Sampling in Kitchen Pavilion
  • Meet the Artists Reception in Art Pavilion - sponsored by DenverArts.org
  • Cruisin’ Cats Jazz Trio perform live on Kitchen Stage

- Live Competition – Belly Dance-Off – Show up and shake it for the Blue Ribbon (bring your music on CD or iPod) – Gazebo Stage
- Live Competition: Human Chicken Contest, judged by Colorado Poultry Assoc.. Cluck your way to a Blue Ribbon! – Animal Stage
- Live Competition: Grafitti Art - Patio Area with Food Truck Roundup!
- Live Competition: Poker Tournament, sponsored by Affinity Gaming - Black Hawk in Geek Pavilion Gaming Area!  

7:00 pm
- Live Competition - Corpses & Crowns: Zombie Beauty Pageant, hosted by Brack Lee - Fashion Stage. Entrants MUST PRE-REGISTER by emailing bracklee@hotmail.com.  
- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio

Art & Wine Meet the Artists Reception

  • Wine Sampling in Kitchen Pavilion
  • Blue Ribbon Ceremonies for Art (Art Stage) and Wine (Kitchen Stage)
  • Meet the Artists Reception in Art Pavilion - sponsored by DenverArts.org 
  • Cruisin’ Cats Jazz Trio perform live on Kitchen Stage

- Fine Gentleman’s Club - live comedy! - Gazebo Stage
- Mountaineers Square Dance Club - live performance - History Pavilion
- Antique Appraisals - free, limit 3 items - hosted by Eron Johnson Antiques, History Pavilion

- Live Competition: Musical Chairs! Show up to go for the Blue Ribbon! – Kids Stage!
- Live Competition: Grafitti Art - Patio Area with Food Truck Roundup!
- Live Competition: Poker Tournament, sponsored by Affinity Gaming - Black Hawk in Geek Pavilion Gaming Area! 


8:00 pm - CLOSE

Saturday, August 10

Hours: 10:00 - 8:00 pm

10:00 am - OPEN
- Andrew Novick’s X-Treme Pancake Breakfast. Tickets $6 advance/$7 door – Gazebo Stage
- Antique Appraisals - free, limit 3 items - hosted by Eron Johnson Antiques, History Pavilion
- Rocky Tops Square Dance Club - live performance - History Pavilion
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena

11:00 am
- Andrew Novick’s X-Treme Pancake Breakfast. Tickets $6 advance/$7 door – Gazebo Stage
- Antique Appraisals - free, limit 3 items - hosted by Eron Johnson Antiques, History Pavilion
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Rocky Tops Square Dance Club - live performance - History Pavilion
- Birds of Prey Demo with Nature’s Educators – Animal Stage
- How to Draw: Sleeping Barn Cat – at Young Rembrandts booth – Kids Pavilion

- Live Competition: Speed Crochet, hosted by Craft Ninjas. Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon! – Fashion/Craft Stage

12:00 Noon
- Radio Disney Song & Dance Performance - Free -  at Pancake Breakfast  - Gazebo
- Andrew Novick’s X-Treme Pancake Breakfast. Tickets $6 advance/$7 door – Gazebo & Main Events
- Top Hogs - Amazing trick pigs! As seen on many TV shows - From Franktown, CO  - Animal Stage
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Antique Appraisals - free, limit 3 items - hosted by Eron Johnson Antiques, History Pavilion

Live Competition: Diaper Derby – Is YOUR Baby fast enough for the Blue Ribbon?  Crawlers only  - Kids Stage
- Live Competition: Speed Texting - Geek Stage


1:00 pm
- Dog Day Afternoon:We are saddened to report that Kirk Montgomery will no longer be our emcee for this event, as he was called to Michigan for a family emergency. 

Bringing your dog? Here's the rules.

- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Antique Appraisals - free, limit 3 items - hosted by Eron Johnson Antiques, History Pavilion

- Live Competition - Pie-Eating Contest sponsored by Village Inn. Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon – Kitchen Stage
- Live Competition: Speed Knitting, hosted by Craft Ninjas. Enter to win! – Craft/Fashion Stage
- Live Competition - Hula Hoops! Kids - swivel your way to a Blue Ribbon! - Kids Stage
- Live Competition: Scrabble Tournament - Show up and play for the Blue Ribbon! - Geek Pavilion Gaming Area
- Hoola Hoop Competition - Kids Pavilion

2:00 pm

- Live Competition: Dog Awards - Part of Dog Day Afternoon.  Bring your dog to compete for blue ribbons in fun categories. - Animal Stage

Bringing your dog? Here's the rules.

- X-Treme Dance Force - live performance by talented kids - Kids Stage
- Easy Home Remedies - Talk by Katie Armstrong - Gazebo
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Mountaineers Square Dance Club - live performance - History Pavilion
- Unicorn Rides! – Animal Pavilion 
- Angelica Starr - Old-Fashioned Cabaret Songs - Fashion Stage
– Adele Square Dancing - History Pavilion
– How to Draw: Tractors – at Young Rembrandts booth – Kids Pavilion

- Live Competition: Spelling Bee hosted by DPS Semantics – Show up to go for the Blue Ribbon! – Geek Stage
- Live Competition – Hot Dog Eating Competition Sponsored by Biker Jim's Dogs – Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon! – Kitchen Stage


3:00 pm
- Tracy Weil Birthday Party - Our co-founder’s special day! Come celebrate and eat birthday cakes!
- The Concoctory Demo: How to Make and Play a Banana Piano - Gazebo
- Mountaineers Square Dance Club - live performance - History Pavilion
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Unicorn Rides! – Animal Pavilion 
– Jimmy Square Dancing - History Pavilion

- Live Competition: Tracy Weil Birthday Cake Competition - judged by the Birthday Boy! - Kitchen Pavilion
Live Competition: Spelling Bee continues, hosted by DPS Semantics – Geek Stage
- Live Competition: Best Tattoo / Body Art. Show up to go for the Blue Ribbon! – Fashion Stage
- Live Competition: Musical Chairs! Show up to go for the Blue Ribbon! – Kids Stage
- Live Competition: Canine Couture Fashion Show - Part of Dog Day Afternoon. Dress up your dog to compete for the Blue Ribbon. - Animal Stage

3:30pm
Rocky Mountain Dancin’ Dogs – Canine Musical Freestyle Demo – Animal Pavilion

4:00 pm
- Top Hogs - Amazing Trick Pig!  As seen on TV - from Franktown, CO - Animal Stage
- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio
- 4-H Animal Showmanship - Watch Denver 4-H kids show their animals! - 4-H Stage
- The Threadbarons perform live progressive folk rock - Gazebo Stage
- How to Draw: Denver Cityscape – at Young Rembrandts booth – Kids Pavilion 


- Live Competition - Pie-Eating Contest sponsored by Village Inn. Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon – Kitchen Stage


5:00 pm
Beer Fest: Beers and Gears

  • Sample local beers and microbrews - Kitchen Pavilion 
  • Live Competition: Custom Bicycles - Kitchen Stage

- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks, along with rides and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio
- Chicken Judging - See which birds take home the blue! - Animal Pavilion
- Steampunk Fashion Show with Colorado Steampunks - Fashion Stage
- 4-H Film Fest - Watch short films created by 4-H youth - 4-H Kids Stage

- Live Competition: Poker Tournament STARTS, sponsored by Affinity Gaming - Black Hawk in Geek Pavilion Gaming Area! 

6:00 pm
- Robot Opera II: RoboperaZilla - Must be seen to be believed - Geek Stage
- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio
- Kilowatt Eights - Live Squaredance Performance - History Pavilion
- Rocky Mountain Roller Girls - mini-bout - Adule Big Wheel Area

Beer Fest: Brews and Blues

  • Sample local beers and microbrews - Kitchen Pavilion
  • Foggy Basement Boys perform live folky bluegrass - Gazebo Stage

- Rabbit Judging - Animal Pavilion
- Roller Derby mini-bout with Rocky Mountain Roller Girls: Chickens vs. Goats! - Adult Big Wheel Area

-Live Competition: Cheeseburger Eating Contest! Denver invented cheeseburgers! Go  for the Blue Ribbon! – Outdoor Patio
- Live Competition:  4-H Dance Competition - 4-H/Kids Stage

- Live Competition: Ring a Roller Girl for prizes! - Adult Big Wheel Area (after mini-bout)
- Live Competition: Poker Tournament, sponsored by Affinity Gaming - Black Hawk in Geek Pavilion Gaming Area! 


7:00 pm
- Top Hogs - Amazing trick pigs!  As seen on many TV shows - From Franktown, CO  - Animal Stage
- Rainbowdragoneyes – 8-bit/chiptune black metal - Live Music – Art/Geek Stage
- Kilowatt Eights - Live Square dance Performance - History Pavilion 

Beer Fest: Brews and Blues

  • Sample local beers and microbrews - Kitchen Pavilion
  • Blue Ribbon Ceremony for Beer, Mead and Ale categories

- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio
- Totally Plowed - Nuclia Waste and and the Demented Divas do a hilarious drag queen take on county fairs! - Fashion Stage

- Live Competition – Musical Chairs! Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon – Kids Stage
- Live Competition: Poker Tournament, sponsored by Affinity Gaming - Black Hawk in Geek Pavilion Gaming Area! 


8:00 pm - CLOSE

Sunday, August 11 - VIVA DENVER DAY!
Sponsored by Telemundo!
 

Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

10:00 am - OPEN
- Andrew Novick’s X-Treme Breakfast Burritos. Viva Denver! Tickets $6 advance/$7 door – Gazebo & Main Events
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Space Palette, interactive art & music installation, presented by Mark Mosher - all day - Art Pavilon
- Molly Brown speaks! - Molly Brown House Museum Booth - History Pavilion 


11:00 am
- Andrew Novick’s X-Treme Breakfast Burritos. Viva Denver! Tickets $6 advance/$7 door – Gazebo & Main Events
- SpongeBob SquarePants appears LIVE, sponsored by Rocky Mtn. Honda Dealers – Kids Stage
- Molly Brown speaks! - Molly Brown House Museum Booth - History Pavilion 
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Cheese-Making demo with Andrea from Broken Shovels Farm - Animal Stage

- How to Draw: Dog Guarding the Farm – at Young Rembrandts booth – Kids Pavilion
- Live Competition: Taco-eating!  Sponsored by La Hacienda

Noon
- Andrew Novick’s X-Treme Breakfast Burritos. Viva Denver! Tickets $6 advance/$7 door – Gazebo & Main Events
- SpongeBob SquarePants appears LIVE, sponsored by Rocky Mtn. Honda Dealers – Kids Stage
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- Molly Brown speaks! - Molly Brown House Museum Booth - History Pavilion 

- Live Competition: Scrabble Tournament - Geek Pavilion gaming area
- Live Competition: Pie-Eating Contest sponsored by Village Inn – Kitchen Stage
- Live Competition: Chihuahua Races - Bring your little guy and win! Viva Denver! – Animal Pavilion

1:00 pm
- SpongeBob SquarePants appears LIVE, sponsored by Rocky Mtn. Honda Dealers – Kids Stage
- Bounty: Poetry Contest Winners – live poetry recital – Farm & Garden/Kitchen Stage
- Mexican Luchadores roam the fair for Viva Denver Day!
- Molly Brown speaks! - Molly Brown House Museum Booth - History Pavilion 
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena

- Live Competition: Sewing Challenge, Sponsored by Fabric Bliss, hosted by Craft Ninjas. Materials provided. Make something! – Fashion/Craft Stage

2:00 pm
- Folklorico Dance Performance - Viva Denver! – Gazebo Stage
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena- Colorado Rocky Mountain Dancers - live youth square dance performance - History Pavilion
- Unicorn Rides! – Animal Pavilion 
- How to Draw: Resting Horse – at Young Rembrandts booth – Kids Pavilion 

- Live Competition: Stick Horse Races – Kids Stage- Live Competition
– Hot Dog Eating Competition Sponsored by Biker Jim's Dogs – Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon! – Kitchen Stage

3:00 pm
- Pinata Bash!  Pinata-making demo, Pinata displays and Pinata bashing! – Craft/Fashion Stage
- LocoRama Diorama Judging and Awards presentation with Slow Food Denver - Farm & Garden Pavilion
- Colorado Rocky Mountain Dancers - live youth square dance performance - History Pavilion
- Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony - All Blue Ribbon Winners in all categories recognized - Kitchen/Garden stage
- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio
- Concotory Demo: Make an LED Paper Lantern to Take Home - Gazebo
- 4-H Film Fest - Enjoy short films made by 4-h youth. - 4-H/Kids Stage
- Unicorn Rides! – Animal Pavilion 

- Live Competition: Tea Dueling, hosted by AnomalyCon & Colorado Steampunks - Geek Stage

4:00 pm
- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio
- Birds of Prey Demo with Nature’s Educators – Animal Stage
- Sugar Skulls!  Make your own to take home, with CHAC! Viva Denver! - Gazebo
- Colorado Rocky Mountain Dancers - live youth square dance performance - History Pavilion
- Dog Sports - Mile High Agility Club of Boulder, AKC Trials - Animal Pavilion - Stadium Arena
- How to Draw: Ducks – at Young Rembrandts booth – Kids Pavilion

- Live Competition: Pie-Eating Contest sponsored by Village Inn – Kitchen Stage
- Live Competition: Diaper Derby – Is YOUR Baby fast enough for the Blue Ribbon?  Crawlers only  - Kids Stage

5:00 pm
- El Mago Saulin - Ventriloquist Show en Espanol. Viva Denver! - Gazebo Stage
- Food Truck Roundup – Enjoy Denver’s famous food trucks and more outdoor fun  – Outdoor Patio

- Live Competition: Pepper-Eating contest - Outdoor Patio
- Live Competition: Musical Chairs – Show up try to win the Blue Ribbon – Kids Stage

- Live Competition: Sopapillas Toss. Enter with a partner and go for the Blue Ribbon – Kitchen Stage

6:00 pm - CLOSE