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4-H The Heart of the Fair!

Arapahoe County's 4-H program, which teaches youth hands-on learning and life skills, has long been the 'heart' of the Arapahoe County Fair. Local youth spend months preparing projects and animals for the Fair, where they contend for the judges' nod, prize ribbons and cash premiums.

Discover the terrific handiwork of 4-H home economic and general projects in 270 areas, ranging from woodworking, baking, sewing, photography, cake decorating, and more.

See 4-H youth tending to their rabbits, goats, sheep, poultry and cattle.
Enjoy the many daily 4-H competitions, including livestock shows and more in the Livestock Pavilion.

Show your support on Saturday, July 25 at the Junior Livestock Auction where 4-H youth will sell quality market animals. Proceeds go to individual members to support their education and to recoup the cost of raising animals.

For 4-H booklet and more information click here.

Best In Show

From home grown and home harvested to home cooked and home hobbies and crafts, this is your time to shine. Enter your creation(s) in Public Competitions (formally known as Open Class) at the Arapahoe County Fair. Young or seasoned, local or from afar, anyone can enter.

Competitions are open to all who seek to bring their creations for judging to secure coveted Blue Ribbon winning entry – and bragging rights, of course. Divisions include: 18 and under and 19 and older.

From classic contest divisions and special contests, to unique categories that bring out the edge in live competitions.


Winners take home ribbons and cash premiums…and don’t forget, bragging rights. Entries on display throughout the Fair.

For more information, contact the CSU Extension Office at 303-730-1920.

Live Competitions

Seize the moment at Fair by jumping in for a live on-site competition. Have fun and secure bragging rights. No need to pre-register, just show up before the contest begins. Most contests are free.


  • Pie Eating ($1 entry fee)
  • Longest Potato Peel
  • Decorated Cookie
  • Fastest Fingers in the West (Speed Knitting and Crochet)

The Fair Schedule shows dates/times for these fun contests!

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