Your Guide to the Denver County Fair
What do robots, tomatoes, unicorns, and cherry pie all have in common? They’re each represented on the Denver County Fair official poster for this year.
If you’re a Denver local or from nearby Centennial or Aurora and have yet to experience this annual wonder, consult this straightforward guide to the not-so-ordinary Denver County Fair to get your visit planned with time to spare!
A County Fair for the 21st Century
The annual Denver County Fair celebrates the eclectic energy and creativity that makes Denver, CO, a daringly different and great place to live. Year after year it’s succeeded in turning the traditional county fair notion on its head with an unforgettable lineup of festivities.
With unicorn rides, blue ribbon competitions, fantastic live entertainment, tasty local eats, and a slew of quirky exhibitions and demos that educate and inspire, this can’t-miss weekend-long event has been dubbed the craziest county fair in America.
When and Where It Goes Down
The 2015 Denver County Fair takes place Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2 and will be taking over the entire National Western Complex located at 4655 Humboldt Street, north of downtown Denver. Times for the fair are noon to 9 pm on Friday, 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.
The Denver County Fair delivers an incredible value with more than 15 themed pavilions throughout the National Western Complex hosting competitions and events, from an air hockey world championship in the Sports exhibition area to an adult spelling bee in the Geek pavilion, daily screenings of the Internet Cat Video Festival, and so much more!
Ticket pricing runs $10 per adult and $5 for kids and seniors. If you’re traveling in a crew, don’t pass up the family 4pack offer for $25. All tickets are weekend passes, so you can come and go as you please, and discounts are available if you order before July 29.
The Denver County Fair runs in conjunction with the concert series Summerland Tour 2015 featuring the bands Everclear, Toadies, Fuel, and American Hi-Fi. Purchase your admission to this awesome show Saturday night for just $30 (also includes fair admission).
Add on admission to a wacky morning breakfast with a Denver County Fair tradition, Andrew Novick’s X-TREME Pancake Breakfast (Saturday) or Burrito Breakfast (Sunday) for just $7 per adult. As a radical breakfast specialist, Novick will walk you through how to whip up your own crazy-yet-delicious concoction with over 80 toppings to choose from!
Saturday, kids and adults alike will enjoy watching the Country’s Premier Trick Pig Act show their stuff in the Animal Pavilion. Plus the Denver County Fair’s calling card is back: free unicorn rides! Kids of all ages (adults too!) can live out their fairy tale goals and get picture proof in front of a whimsical fantasy-themed scene.
More events include a twilight zone themed freak show, outdoor Ferris wheel and midway games, top-notch food trucks, and inflatable kid rides. Round up family and friends and find out for yourself—don’t miss Denver’s biggest celebration of the year!