Colorado State Fair
Department of Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 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
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 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.