media release

Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture

www.coloradostatefair.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 26, 2012

Contacts:  

Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@ag.state.co.us

Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (719) 924-0154, Christi.Lightcap@ag.state.co.us

                                               

Registration Open for 1,500 Colorado State Fair General Entry Competitions

 

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair’s General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the Fair.  Whether it’s wood carving, arts & crafts, pantry, horticulture, or a number of cooking competitions, there’s room for anyone who wants to compete for blue ribbon glory. 

 

Registration fees range from $1 to $5!  Some discounts are available for multiple entries. In all, there are over 1,500 classes in 12 departments as well as many special contests.  Entrants are encouraged to pay tribute to this year’s theme, “Horses, Horses, Horses!” in their entry.  

 

A full list of competitions and entry deadlines can be found by visiting http://www.coloradostatefair.com/events_detail.aspx?id=74.  General Entry office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm. 

 

The Colorado State Fair runs from August 24 – September 3, 2012.  For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.

 

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The 2012 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 140th 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 Hispanic culture.