Colorado State Fair
Department of Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2015
Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@state.co.us
Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
1,500 Ways to Participate in Colorado State Fair General Entry
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, “Hot Diggity Dog
Days,” in their entry. A full list of competitions and entry deadlines can be
found by visiting http://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/Events/Competitive-Events/240.
Submissions for the
General Entry competitions are due by July 31, 2015, and can be made through
the Fair’s General Entry office, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, or call
The Colorado State Fair runs August
28 - September 7, 2015. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
The 2015 Colorado State Fair will
mark the Fair's 143rd 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
Interviews are available with General Manager, Chris
Wiseman. Contact Christi Lightcap at (720) 480-8672 or Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us.
Media outlets can apply for media credentials at http://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/news/182.