Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Denver County Fair 2012: Top 10 Reasons to Go
Top 10 New Things at the Denver County Fair this Weekend:
1. More Wacky Food & More Local Food Vendors!
Daily Food Truck Roundup events will feature a variety of local eateries, along with special events including a Cheeseburger Eating Contest, a Hot Pepper Eating Contest, and more. Inside, attendees can soak up the local suds in the new Colorado Been Garden. Also - look for zanier offerings ( Unicorn Poop Cookies, Red Velvet Corn Dogs and more ) and pic up your official Denver County Fair Food Map when you arrive!
2. More Live Competitions! Win the Blue Ribbon!
This year, we have more than 70 opportunities for people to jump on stage and compete for the Blue Ribbons and $20 in "Cluck Bucks" to spend at the County Fair store. Live competitions include everything from pie eating to speed knitting to vying for the best mustache or tattoo.
3. ShowDevils & the Enigma – Hourly shows all 3 days!
Signing The Enigma and ShowDevils was a radical enough departure from classic county fair entertainment. But convincing them to do hourly shows all three days was a real coup. The freakish duo, who are booked almost every weekend at tattoo expos and horror conventions will add a world class entertainment value to Denver County Fair’s Freak Show.
4. The Only County Fair with a Geek Pavilion!
Denver is a geek mecca – a very brainy and tech-saavy town, loaded with some of the best nerdish events in the western US (Think StarFest, MileHiCon, Denver Comic Con, etc ). So, not surprisingly, the Geek Pavilion filled quickly – with vendors and events celebrating sci-fi, zombies, haunted houses, fantasy, fighting robots, comic book creators, spelling bees and more!
5. Sunday is Viva Denver Day!
Turns out one third of Denver County is Latino. So logic dictated that one third of the Denver County Fair should be Latino. And who doesn’t love a good fiesta? Sunday is now Viva Denver Day at the Denver County Fair – with Latino-themed events sprinkled liberally throughout all areas of the fair. It begins with Andrew Novick’s X-Treme Breakfast Burritos and includes piñata making stations, mariachi bands, a hot pepper eating contest, dio de los muertos face painting, and much more!
6. Carnival is now INDOORS - even the Roller Coaster!
Take THAT, global climate change!!! Our Carnival is now completely indoors – safe from the heat waves, the hail damage, the monsoons and the tornado threats. Fair goers can now ride the roller coasters, play the midway games and test out the bungee trampoline while nestled safely in the massive Stadium Arena. Funzone Amusements is providing over a dozen rides and attractions. Carnival ride tickets may be purchased individually or as a $20 “Unlimited Ride” pass.
7. Animal Pavilion has Quadrupled in size!
Lions and tigers and bears – Oh, YES! Denver County Fair has them all this year. And more. The Animal pavilion will feature load of live animals, a petting zoo, pony rides, miniature horse shows and more! FIDOlympics presented by Denver Dog Sports, will take place all 3 days.
8. New Kids Pavilion with contests & Dora the Explorer!
Kids are invited to get more involved at this year’s Denver County Fair. The massive new Kids Pavilion features loads of interactive opportunities, activity booths, entertainers and a special 12-and-under round of Blue Ribbon Competitions. Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer will be a special guest on Sunday ( Viva Denver Day!), and kids can win blue ribbons in games like Musical Chairs and Pin the Tail on the Burro.
9. 275 Events on 13 Stages in 3 Days
We need to add a cloning booth into the Geek Pavilion – because that’s the only way you can see everything! The full event schedule is online at http://www.denvercountyfair.org/fair-schedule/ Most of the pavilions have their own dedicated stage with themed events. There is TRULY something for everyone - from the silly to the sublime.
10. New Ticket Packages (expire Wednesday!)
Family 4-packs for $25 a day, VIP passes and discounted 3-Day Passes offer great ways to MAXIMIZE your Denver County Fair experience! These specially priced ticket options are available IN ADVANCE, ONLINE ONLY! Once you arrive at the fair, you'll be able to purchase one-day passes only. Buy yours now!