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Brewhaha Over Brews at Colorado State Fair


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Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture


DATE 2017

Contact:Christi Lightcap, (720) 480-8672,

Brewhaha Over Brews at Colorado State Fair

PUEBLO, Colo. – Two popular Colorado State Fair competitions bring in hundreds of beers to compete for a prestigious title. The “Homebrew Competition” and “Craft Beer Competition” provides a friendly battleground for hobby and professional beer and ale enthusiasts.

The Homebrew Competition is open to anyone 21 years of age or older who makes beer or ale as a hobby. The entry fee is only $7. Registration is now open with an August 4th deadline. Judging will take place on August 19th.

The Craft Beer Competition is open to any licensed brewery that conforms to state and federal regulations. The entry fee is $35 with a cap at 350 entries. Registration is now open with an August 4th deadline. Judging will take place on August 20th .

New this year, Label Contest! Participants can also enter the label contest for $7 per label (for Homebrew) and $35 per label (for Craft Beer). This is a separate contest from the beer competition with a label submitted on an empty bottle.

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 25 - September 4, 2017.For more information, visit

The 2017 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 145th 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’s Note:

  • Interviews with General Manager Sarah Cummings are available by contacting Christi Lightcap at (720) 480-8672 or email
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