DENVER - The Denver County Fair is still more than a week away, but there are competitions and some special discounts you'll want to know about before you go.
-- Special ticket deals
-- Food competition deadlines
Want to win the Blue Ribbon pie competition? Or take home the title for best homebrewed beer? Or be crowned the king of cake decorating? The deadline for all non-marijuana related contests is Friday, July 25 at midnight! (That deadline has passed - entries had to be pre-judged because marijuana is not allowed on the premises.)
Competitions are open to all Colorado residents with an in-state address.
Enter online here: http://www.denvercountyfair.org/competitions/
Also, on Monday, July 28, competition categories available for walk-in entries will be announced at www.denvercountyfair.org.
Twenty percent of all competition entry fees are going to local charities, including SAME Cafe, Maxfund and NORML.
-- Other contests
You may be prepared for some of these already (or have enough time to pull them off before the July 25 deadline):
-- Live competitions you may want to prepare for
Several live competitions are free to enter at the fair, 5 minutes before the posted time, including:
As organizers say, "This is not your grandma's county fair."
Find more information here: www.denvercountyfair.org