Colorado State Fair
Department of Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 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
Creative Fun Wins Out in these Colorado State Fair Competitions
PUEBLO, Colo. – The
Colorado State Fair’s General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all
Coloradans to participate in the Fair through 1,500 different contests. This
year, one contest highlights creativity and skill while another popular contest
features the ability to decorate and roll a rock.
Amateur Art Contest
The amateur art contest is
open to budding young artists ages 18 and below. Artwork must be original; paint
by number, tracing, color book pictures, etc. will not be accepted. An original
subject is encouraged rather than using already established characters (such as
Spiderman or Transformers). Classes include, but are not limited to painting,
drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and jewelry. The entry fee is only
$5. The contest will be held on August 10, 2015; registration is now open with
an entry deadline of August 8, 2015.
Pet Rock Olympics
The Colorado State
Fair’s Pet Rock Olympics is a unique contest that allows anyone with a bit of
creativity and a desire for a friendly competition to be a part of the Fair.
There are two categories: Best Dressed and Farthest Distance Roller.
Contestants must bring their own rocks. There is no entry fee and prize money
totals over $400. The contest will be
held on August 30, 2015; pre-registration is now open and contestants can also
register the day of the event.
For contest details,
official rules, and a list of other special contests, contact the Colorado
State Fair general entry office at 719-404-2080 or visit http://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/events/competitive-events/231.
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.