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Heritage Hall

Free indoor fun

Visit The Heritage Hall for hands-on activities, demonstrations, make and take projects by community groups emphasizing our western, agricultural history. Begin your journey at the Conestoga Covered Wagon. Meet alpacas, learn about bee keeping, touch animal skins, sew a quilt block for a veteran, and more. Make rope and crafts at the Make and Take area. Pull up a chair and sit a spell for informal demonstrations on the front porch. Participate in our contests: longest potato peel, Fastest Fingers in the West knitting and crochet, and team jigsaw puzzle.

All Heritage Hall activities are included within General Admission ticket.

Heritage Hall is located inside the climate controlled Exhibition Hall, inside the Fair gates.


Friday July 26
· 12:30 p.m. Stick Horse Races
· 1 p.m. Longest Potato Peel Contest
· 3 p.m. Stick Horse Races

Saturday July 27
· 1 p.m. Longest Potato Peel Contest
· 2 p.m. Fastest Fingers in the West Knitting and Crochet Contest
· 3 p.m. Adult Team Jigsaw Puzzle Contest
· 3:30 p.m. Stick Horse Races

Sunday July 28
· 1 p.m. Longest Potato Peel Contest
· 2 p.m. Fastest Fingers in the West Knitting and Crochet Contest
· 4 p.m. Youth Team Jigsaw Puzzle Contest
· 4:30 p.m. Stick Horse Races

Continuous activities: Youth scavenger hunt, Conestoga wagon, restored 1940’s pick-up truck, old time checkers games, corn grinding, Fit as a Farmer, saddle up, rope a steer, old time laundry, test your poultry prowess, find the antique, gather eggs, 17 Mile House agricultural trivia, Fit as a Feline, agricultural and historical displays

Community Partners’ Special Experiences:
  • Sew a quilt block for a veteran: Smoky Hill Quilters
  • Speed piecing for quilters: Diane Henderson
  • Wildlife of the Wild West: Aurora Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces
  • Life on the Plains pre-European contact: Plains Conservation Center/Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Meet the alpacas: LaZyB Acres Alpacas
  • Meet the miniature horses: Peachy Farms
  • Beekeeping: Colorado Eastern Beekeepers
  • Dinosaur crafts: Dinosaur Ridge
  • How to bandage your pet: Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
  • Emergency Preparedness for Companion Animals: Arapahoe County Animal Services
  • Ag in Motion: Colorado Farm Bureau
  • Spinner Cow trivia: Colorado Beef Council
  • Agritourism: 1-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce
  • Colorado Gardening: Tagawa Gardens
  • Ask a gardener: CSU Master Gardeners
  • Fly High: Wings Over the Rockies
  • Model Railroad display: SLICK-X Model RR
  • Curiosity Cruiser: Museum of Nature and Science
  • Water conservation: Barr Lake State Park; Barr Lake Milton Reservoir
  • Backyard bass fishing: Cherry Creek State Park
  • Beef information: Mile-High Cattlewomen

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Agriculture education


  • Animal emergency preparedness, responsible pet ownership, pet welfare concerns: Arapahoe County Animal Services 720-874-6750
  • Bee and beekeeping information: BEE POSITIVE. Contact beekeeper Larry Thielmann at 303-501-5514
  • For more information about alpacas, please contact LaZyB Acres Alpacas (Larry and Becky Zierer) at lzbalpacas@aol.com or 303-644-4110 to arrange a farm tour. We welcome farm tours and also have a small farm store with alpaca products. We have been raising alpacas for over 25 years and have several crias (baby alpacas) due this year!
  • Promotion of horses, sport of rodeo, and Western heritage through a pageant competition: www.arapahoeroyalty.com

Animal Science


  • Classes, yarn, and supplies for knitting, spinning, crochet, and more: Piney Creek Yarn, 15460 E. Orchard Road, Centennial CO 80016, www.pineycreekyarn.com or 303-953-1697
  • Quilting with Diane Henderson: hendersondmo@msn.com or 303-690-4851
  • Quilts of Valor: Contact Jan Weber at jwebers@msn.com or 303-525-8271
    For more information about the organization or to nominate a veteran to receive a quilt, please go to www.qovf.org
  • Rocky Mountain Weaver’s Guild Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild: Encourages excellence, inspires creativity, and preserves fiber traditions through education. Includes study groups and raising dye plants in a partnership the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms: https://www.rmwg.org
  • Smoky Hill Quilt Club: Meets 3rd Thursday at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church. Contact jwebers@msn.com or 303-525-8271 for more information.
  • Fiber arts, spinning, custom craft projects: Margaret Charlton: 303-335-0946 or Dr_charlton@yahoo.com

Historical Experiences

Model Railroads

Nature Experiences: Parks, Trails, Gardens, and Museums

Make and Take


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