The Colorado State Fair's General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the Fair. Whether its needle arts, floriculture, field crops, pantry, or a number of cooking competitions, there's room for anyone who wants to compete for blue ribbon glory.
Registration fees range from $0 to $5. In all, there are over 1,500 classes in 12 departments. A full list of general entry competitions and special contests can be found at www.coloradostatefair.com. Some categories, such as quilting, have a special theme and participants are encouraged to design according to that theme. This year, the theme is "Starry Nights."
Submissions for these competitions can be made online or through the Fair's General Entry office, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, or call 719-404-2080.
The Colorado State Fair runs August 25 - September 4, 2017. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
The 2017 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 145th 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.