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Get Outrageous and Original at the Colorado State Fair


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Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture



August 10, 2015


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

Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (720) 480-8672,


Get Outrageous and Original at the Colorado State Fair


PUEBLO, Colo. – Cheesecake fans can put their creativity to the test in the Colorado State Fair’s “Outrageous & Original” Cheesecake Championship, sponsored by C&H Pure Cane Sugar.


Competitors can choose their ingredients for a crust, filling, add-ins, flavoring, spices, toppings, and garnishes to create an “Outrageous and Original” Cheesecake. All entries must be original, be savory or sweet, and made from scratch. Judging considers taste, creativity, appearance, ease of preparation, and general appeal.


The entry fee is only $5 with prize money totaling $175. The contest will be held on September 2, 2015; registration is now open with an entry deadline of August 31, 2015. 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


The Colorado State Fair runs August 28 - September 7, 2015.  For more information, visit


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. 




Editor Notes:

·         Interviews are available with General Manager, Chris Wiseman. Contact Christi Lightcap at (720) 480-8672 or

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