Colorado State Fair
Department of Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 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
Beef Showdown Brings Families Together
PUEBLO, Colo. – The
second annual “Beef Showdown” at the Colorado State Fair creates
family-friendly competition as father/daughter or mother/son teams vie for blue
ribbon glory. Each team will receive a
mystery basket made up of six locally grown products. It will be their
challenge to use all of the products to create a wonderful culinary masterpiece
consisting of an entrée, side dish, and a dessert.
The Showdown, sponsored
by the Colorado CattleWomen, is free to enter with a total of $750 in cash
prizes. Two teams will compete at the same time and must finish in the time
allowed for reviewing their basket and creating their plan, cooking, plating,
and naming their recipes.
The contest consists of
two heats on August 30, 2015; registration is now open with an entry deadline
of August 7, 2015. The Colorado CattleWomen will choose four sets of father/daughter
or mother/son teams from the entries submitted. 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.