Call it crazy. Call it unconventional. Call it unique. All apply to the annual Denver County Fair, whose indoor themed pavilions hold activities, attractions, demos, shows and competition for all tastes, ages and interests on Friday to Sunday, July 19 to 21. This is a crazy mash up of urban homesteading, arts and crafts, locally-grown foods, spiritual experiences and unicorns.
The National Western Complex will be jam-packed with carnival rides and blue-ribbon pies. This indoor/outdoor fair will include a line-up of events and activities with alligator shows, freak shows and hot dog eating contests, chicken agility and a butterfly encounter.
Plus, a variety of unique fanfare including a cornhole tournament, performances by Top Hogs and Rocky Mountain Dancing Dogs and even a rotten sneaker contest.
Colorado is known for its craft beer, and to celebrate the Denver County Fair will host its annual DCF Beer & Wine Fest. Sample craft beers from more than 20 breweries from across the city, county and region.
Sunday will welcome Viva Denver showcasing mariachi bands, a low rider car show, lucha libre, carnival rides and a special concert by the heavy metal mariachi band, Metalachi.
Denver County Fair tickets are just $10 for adults and $3 for kids (ages 3 to 11). Or you can purchase a fair ticket with unlimited rides for $20 for adults and $10 for kids (ages 3 to 11).
Hours are Friday, July 13, from noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Carnival rides run an additional two hours each evening.
Daily Grounds Admission (does not include rides) is $10 per adult and $5 for kids 3 to 11. Grounds Admission with Unlimited Rides tickets are $28 in advance/ $33 day of. These include carnival rides and unicorn rides.
Pricing for additional events such as a BeerFest, goat yoga and the Ice Cream Social can be found here. All tickets may be purchased in advance online. Parking is $10 per day. 4655 Humboldt St., Denver.