"We've got unicorns. We've got zombies. But there are no pigs at our fair," says fair director Dana Cain.
in response to a CDC warning about a viral outbreak that can be transmitted from pigs to humans, Denver County Fair wants to be sure everyone knows they will not have any pigs at this year's fair. The 2nd annual Denver County Fair, which opens on Friday and runs through the weekend at the National Western Complex focuses on animals that are legal in Denver County and does not include traditional livestock.
"We really celebrate Denver," says co-founder Tracy Weil. " We have our chickens, and some miniature goats, but no pigs. Even though our animal pavilion has quadrupled in size this year, we are still pig-free.
Additionally, all animals entering the Denver County Fair are subjected to vet checks. Cain and Weil say they are assuming that all of Colorado's county fairs will be taking precautions and will in no way endanger the public. They encourage everyone to visit at least one county fair this summer!
So, the only thing Denver County Fair attendees have to fear is ... the zombies... ( And we're told, they will be appropriately contained. )
See the full event schedule and purchase tickets online at www.denvercountyfair.org. Denver County Fair returns for its second year to the National Western Comples Aug. 10 - 12. Hours: Friday and Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm. Tickets are $10/adult, $5/kids/seniors/military. Discounted Family 4-packs and 3-day passes are available online until Wednesday, August 8.