media release

Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture



March 22, 2012


Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151,

Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (719) 924-0154,


Colorado State Fair General Manager Reinstates Weinroth Siblings


PUEBLO, Colo. – The State Fair found the presence of an unapproved growth stimulant in goats 501 and 507 following competition in last year’s Colorado State Fair.


Chris Wiseman, General Manager of the Colorado State Fair is pleased to say that “Due to the circumstances, I have determined that Ben Weinroth may compete in this year’s State Fair pursuant to his status as a member in good standing with the Colorado 4-H.  If Maggie were not aged out, she would be eligible to compete as well.”


Sue Weinroth, mother of the children says, “Maggie and Ben are happy this is behind them and that this case is resolved and thank the State Fair for working with them on this issue.”