Ten new reasons to buy your ticket to the Denver County Fair now
7. Pavilion Charities .
Each pavilion will have its own pet charity; a portion of every entry fee will go to the designated cause.
6. Animal Pavilion will quadruple in size.
A county fair isn't a county fair without the animals, and what was a big hit last year will become an even bigger one this year, with more animals and attractions. There'll be bear cubs and baby tigers from Serenity Springs Wildlife Center, FidOlympics shows with Denver Dog Sports and miniature horses from Cheyenne Miniatures; adorable chihuahuas and iguanas will be paraded. But there will also be a sanctioned chicken show, urban pet competitions of all kinds, a petting zoo and pony rides and everything you'd expect -- we've even heard a rumor about unicorns there, too. Unicorns!
Jeff Ball, Denver County Fair
5. Carnival moves indoors.
There really has to be a carnival with rides at a county fair, but last year, the fair's organizers overlooked the heat factor when they installed the metal rides outdoors on concrete, under the hot sun. This year, the carnival will move indoors into National Western's Stadium Arena, lessening the thigh-burn quotient and upping the overall fun. FunZone Amusements is covering every carny base, including the addition of a roller coaster, but it'll all be under the roof -- rides, midway and a great value: unlimited ride wristbands go for $20, or buy tickets in $5 increments.
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