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Colorado State Fair Contests Honors Man’s Best Friend

07/27/2015

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Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture

www.coloradostatefair.com

www.facebook.com/coloradoag

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27, 2015

Contacts:  

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

                                               

Colorado State Fair Contests Honors Man’s Best Friend

 

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, two new contests feature man’s best friend in the “Hot Diggity! Dog Days”competitions.

 

Special Quilt Contest

This new contest highlights the skill of quilt making, which has often been passed down through generations of sewers. Quilts must have been made within the past 24 months and be an original design. Quilts made from precut, stamped kits or preprinted panels are ineligible. This competition is open to an individual or groups, amateurs and master quilt makers, and must feature the theme, “Hot Diggity! Dog Days.” The entry fee is only $5 with prize money totaling $1,700. The contest will be held on August 29, 2015; registration is now open with an entry deadline of August 27, 2015. The six winning quilts will be on display during the run of the Fair.

 

Dress Your Doll Contest

This unique contest suggests that you dress your doll showcasing dogs to follow the theme of “Hot Diggity! Dog Days.” It is open to amateur and pros and is comprised of adult and youth categories. The entry fee is only $5 with prize money totaling $150. The contest will be held on September 3, 2015; registration is now open with an entry deadline of September 1, 2015. Winning entries will be on display throughout the run of the Fair.

 

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 Hispanic culture. 

 

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Editor Notes:

·         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

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