8/2/2018 Small Animal Contests Open To All At Colorado State Fair

August 2, 2018
Contact:  Christi Lightcap, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
Small Animal Contests Open To All At Colorado State Fair
Deadline extended to Aug. 6 For Open and Youth Divisions
PUEBLO, Colo. – The public is again invited to participate in the Colorado State Fair’s many Small Animal contests for rabbits and poultry.
Open to numerous kinds of rabbits, turkeys, duck, chickens and the like, the contest operates from the Small Animal Barn and each year showcases the best specimens of each species. The contests are decided by certified judges from several Small Animal breeding and showing organizations. The contests attract hundreds of entries each year, and give regular Fairgoers a great look at all the kinds of small animals in Colorado. The exhibits and contests are open to all Fairgoers to watch.
The contests also include some for-fun events such as the Rabbit Hopping Fun Show, the Duck Quacking Contest and the Rooster Crowing contest.
Cash prizes are available for the Open and Youth small animal show divisions, as well as other awards. Rules and other information about the contest are available at https://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/exhibitors/livestock/347.
The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion of the Market Chickens, Market Turkeys and Market Rabbits shows qualify for the Jr. Livestock Sale.
The Colorado State Fair runs August 24 - September 3, 2018.  For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
The 2018 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 146th 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 the Hispanic culture.