(Denver, Colo.) – The Denver County Fair is back and under new ownership. The Western Stock Show Association purchased the fair in February 2017 and is committed to continuing the unique event while adding some features as only National Western can do.
The urban county fair offers affordable family fun while showcasing Denver’s unique character and culture. Bring the family and enjoy the largest DCF carnival yet, with more than 20 amusement rides, pony rides, camel rides and unicorn rides. The indoor/outdoor fair will include over 12 unique pavilions, 6 stages with a variety of programming, local bands and talents, a ukulele contest, live contests that test your know-how and hot dog, pie and bug-eating contests.
New for 2017, the fair will feature a Farm-2-Table pavilion, which is designed to showcase Denver’s rural roots. Learn about locally grown and sourced food products, visit displays, and take part in interactive workshops. Plus, a new Pop Culture pavilion will celebrate Denver’s eclectic, creative and diverse charm.
Colorado is known for its craft beer and to celebrate, the Denver County Fair will incorporate the first-ever DCF Beer & Wine Fest featuring up to 30 breweries from across the city, county and region.
For those looking for a spiritual, physical and completely unique experience, the fair is hosting one of Denver’s first Goat Yoga sessions. DCF is excited to bring this viral trend to the community, allowing guests to connect with their inner spirit and favorite farm animal.
Every pavilion will be packed full of programs, exhibits and competitions. The fan-favorite pavilions returning this year include Style, Freak, Home & Sustainability, Kid’s, Sports, Arts, Crafts, 4-H programming and the Animal pavilion.
The popular Animal pavilion will include rides, a petting zoo, rabbits, chickens, goats, reptiles, rodents and many other competitions and displays.
No county fair would be complete without award-winning competitions in everything from baking to photography to tasty Peeps dioramas. There will be more than 100 competitions to enter. Competition winners will receive a coveted blue ribbon and cash.
The fair will also include the thrilling roller derby competition. The Rocky Mountain Roller Girls will entertain with two afternoon bouts and a Saturday night championship bout.
Sunday will welcome Viva Denver, showcasing mariachi bands, lucha libre competition, food and fan-fare for the entire family.
Denver County Fair tickets are just $10 for adults and $3 for kids (ages 3 to 11). Or you can purchase a fair ticket with unlimited rides for $20 for adults and $10 for kids (ages 3 to 11). Tickets to the Denver County Fair are on sale now at denvercountyfair.org.
The Denver County Fair is an annual, urban fair established in 2011 to celebrate and showcase Denver’s unique character and culture. The fair is formulated from Denver’s progressive and bustling metropolis, highlighting the talents, trends, diversity and interests of the Mile High City. Our passion is to recognize Denver’s unique charm and celebrate it with the community in the spirit of carnival, competition, and family fun for everyone!