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 Moustache & Beard - Fashion Pavilion
Best Hairdo - Fahsion Pavilion
Best Body Art/Tattoo - Fashion Pavilion
Pie-Eting Contests throughout the weekend - 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 Knitting - Each participant will be given needles and yarn (provided by Fancy Tiger) and whoever knits the most rows in 10 minutes wins. There will be multiple heats and a final round between the finalists.
Speed Crocheting Challenge - Each participant will be given hook and yarn (provided by Fancy Tiger) and whoever crochets the most rows in 10 minutes wins. There will be multiple heats and a final round between the finalists.
Belly Dance-Off - Main Events Stage
Spelling Bee - Geek Pavilion
Scrabble Tournament - Geek Pavilion
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Competition - 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
Rubiks Cube Challenge – Geek Stage
Realms of Imagination Costume Contest – Fashion Runway
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
Pin the Tail on the Burro - Kids Pavilon, Viva Denver Day!
Sopapilla Toss - Kitchen Pavilion, Viva Denver Day
Denver 4-H will also be sponsoring several Live Competitions - open to all kids - on their stage throughout the weekend:
Mini Cake Boss - Live cupcake decorating contest! Win a prize!
Wind Powered Race - Build and race your own boat! Win a prize!
Pet Costume Parade - Must Pre-register with 4-H by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Categories 1) Best costume, 2) most unusual, 3) best owner/pet combo. All types of pets welcome!! Win a Prize!
Geocaching - Bring your smart phone to learn to be a treasure hunter and win a prize!
Best Photo of Fair - Bring your camera and win a prize! Display and Judging on Sunday afternoon!