Let out your chickens! Here comes the Denver County Fair!
Maybe you've heard about it: The buzz has been slowly growing over time. But what exactly is this Denver County Fair people are clucking and waving around their feathers about? Well, that's not an easy question to answer, since chances are pretty good there's never been anything quite like it before, anywhere, and let it suffice to say, it's not, as the slogan goes, "your grandmother's county fair." At its root, it's really just a big, gushing, love-crazed, emphatic poem to the city of Denver: its trends, its land-locked cultural aura and most especially, its people -- the folks who toil to make this a special, if underappreciated, place.
Fair masterminds Dana Cain and Tracy Weil know we're an esoteric breed here and made no bones about tailoring their programming to make us happy. They also note that if you're going to enter your ten-pound tomato or that potato in the shape of Jesus Christ in a contest, now's the time to do it, before the July 18 cut-off date. So, forthwith -- a preview of all that's in store, a mere month from now at the National Western Complex, on July 28 through 31:
The fair's structure will basically comprise a series of Denver-centric pavilions, each of which will include its own set of specific vendors and events:
Don't forget these special events and attractions: