To enter a live Competition all you have to do is show up 15 minutes before the time slot to sign up! There is no competition entry fee required, just your ticket to get into the fair. Details for the live eating contests can be found online:
Winners of all LIVE Competitions receive a Blue Ribbon and free Denver County Fair poster (from any year!) at the Denver County Fair Store.
Check the Event Schedule for times ( coming soon!).
Including but not limited to:
Best Body Art/Tattoo - Fashion Pavilion
Pie-Eating Contests throughout the weekend, sponsored by Village Inn - Kitchen Stage
Hot Dog Eating Contests daily, sponsored by Biker Jim's Dogs - Kitchen Stage
Live Sewing Challenge - This secret challenge will be revealed at the competition. We will provide sewing machines, notions and fabric and challenge participants' sewing prowess with an on-the-spot creation. Participants will be given 15 minutes to complete the task.
Speed Crocheting Challenge - Each participant will be given hook and yarn and whoever crochets the most rows in 10 minutes wins. There will be multiple heats and a final round between the finalists.
Spelling Bee - Geek Pavilion
Scrabble Tournament - Geek Pavilion
Dog Competitions are open to all breeds and mixes. Dogs on Parade – Bring your Biggest, smallest, prettiest, ugliest, fattest, longest hair or longest ears furry friend. Several Prizes awarded, including "Best Trick." Animal Pavilion
Human Chicken Contest, judged by Colorado Poultry Association- Animal Pavilion,
Speed Texting – Geek Stage
Diaper Derby (several times) – Kids Pavilion
Tracy Weil Birthday Cake Competition – Kitchen Pavilion - Friday at 4pm. Bring in your cake entries between Noon and 4pm on Saturday, August 10th. Free Admission with a cake!
Blue Ribbon Musical Chairs - Kids Pavilion
Stick Horse Races - Kids Pavilon
Sopapilla Toss - Kitchen Pavilion, Viva Denver Day
Taco Eating - Sunday!
Corpses & Crowns: Zombie Beauty Pageant - Fashion Pavilion. Pre-Registration required for ths one. You must email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.