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1,500 Ways to Participate in the Colorado State Fair

General-Entry Competitions Entry Deadline Is Aug. 1
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Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture



July 14, 2014


Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151,

Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (719) 924-0154,


1,500 Ways to Participate in the Colorado State Fair General Entry Competitions

Entry Deadline:  August 1


PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair’s General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the Fair. Whether its horticulture, wood carving, arts & crafts, pantry, or a number of cooking competitions, there’s room for anyone who wants to compete for blue ribbon glory. 


Registration fees range from $1 to $5. Some discounts are available for multiple entries. In all, there are over 1,500 classes in 12 departments as well as many special contests. Entrants are encouraged to pay tribute to this year’s theme, “How Sweet It Is...Buzzing with Bees!” in their entry. A full list of competitions and entry deadlines can be found by visiting


Submissions for the General Entry competitions are due by August 1, 2014, and can be made through the Fair’s General Entry office, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, or call 719-404-2080.


The Colorado State Fair runs August 22 - September 1, 2014. For more information,


The 2014 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 142nd year as Colorado's premier celebration of agriculture. The Fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, thrilling rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado's ties to the Hispanic culture. 




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