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Free indoor active learning fun

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Visit the Homestead for hands-on activities, demonstrations, make and take projects by community groups emphasizing our western, agricultural heritage. Milk June the “Cow”, meet alpacas, take a “Settler Selfie” at the Conestoga wagon, decorate a cookie, and sew a quilt block for a veteran. Touch animal skins, make rope, and peddle a toddler vehicle. Admire prize winning flowers and vegetables grown by Colorado residents and have your gardening questions answered by the experts.

Activities Include:
  • Smoky Hill Quilters
  • Speed Piecing Techniques for Quilters
  • History and Wildlife of the Wild West
  • Denver Botanic Gardens at the Plains Conservation Center
  • Milk June the Cow
  • Settler Selfies with the Conestoga Wagon
  • Pioneer Laundry
  • Toddler Vehicles
  • Meet and Take Selfies with Alpacas
  • Basket Making
  • Dye Natural Fibers Activity
  • Weaving and spinning demonstrations
  • Colorado Beef Council
  • Bee Crafts
  • Backyard bass fishing
  • Guess the antique
  • Pioneer crafts
  • South Metro Fire Department
  • Arapahoe County Sustainability
  • Emergency preparedness for companion animals and livestock(or just say Arapahoe County
  • Animal Control)
  • Antique corn grinding
  • Pioneer laundry
  • Fit as a Feline
  • Arapahoe County Centennial Farms display
  • Barr Lake and Milton Reservoir Watershed Association and SPLASH

A detailed downloadable schedule will be available in July!

Homestead Contests

Friday Main Hall

  • 1:30 Longest Potato Peel Contest
  • 4:00 Pie Eating Contest

Saturday Main Hall

  • 1:30 Longest Potato Peel Contest
  • 2:00 Fastest Fingers in the West Contest (knitting and crochet)
  • 3:00 Decorated cookie contest
  • 4:00 Pie eating Contest

Sunday Main Hall

  • 1:30 Longest Potato Peel Contest
  • 2:00 Fastest Fingers in the West Contest (knitting and crochet)
  • 3:00 Decorated Cookie Contest
  • Sunday The Homestead
  • 5:00 Pie Eating Contest


SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday Main Hall

  • 4:30 Quilts of Valor presentation to veterans
  • 5:30-8:00 Decorate a cookie

Friday Main Hall

  • 11-2 Decorate a cookie
  • 1:30 Longest Potato Peel Contest
  • 4:00 Pie Eating Contest
  • 5:00-8:00 Decorate cookie

Saturday Main Hall

  • 12:00-3:00 Decorate a cookie
  • 1:30 Longest Potato Peel Contest
  • 2:00 Fastest Fingers in the West Contest (knitting, crochet)
  • 3:00 Decorated Cookie Contest
  • 4:00 Pie Eating Contest
  • 5:00-8:00 Decorate a cookie

Saturday Exhibition Hall

  • 11:00-5:00 Dinosaur Ridge activities
  • 1:00-4:00 Make and launch alka-seltser rockets (north breezeway)
  • 1:00 Growing Vegetables talk:Colorado Master Gardeners
  • 2:00 Bee Engaged demonstration:Joe Komperda
  • 3:00 Stories of the 17 Mile House talk:Karen Sear
  • 4:00 Small space gardening talk:Colorado Master Gardeners

Sunday Main Hall

  • 12:00-3:00 Decorate a cookie
  • 1:30 Longest potato peel contest
  • 2:00 Fastest fingers in the west contest (knitting, crochet)
  • 3:00 Decorated cookie contest

Sunday Exhibition Hall

  • 11:00-5:00 Dinosaur Ridge activities
  • 1:00 Water-wise landscape talk:Colorado Master Gardeners
  • 2:00 Bee Engaged demonstration:Joe Komperda
  • 3:00 Raising backyard chickens demonstration:Anna Wilkowsky
  • 4:00 Japanese beetles talk:Lisa Mason
  • 5:00 Pie eating contest

Daily Make and Take

Leathercraft, Corn husk people, rope, macramé key chain, dream catcher, Ojo de Dios

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2019 Fair Pre Sale Tickets
2019 Fair Pre Sale Tickets
Arapahoe County is celebrating its Fair, July 25-28, 2019 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds at 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, CO 80016. Purchase your ticket prior to 4pm on July 25th and save $5!
2019 Parking Pass
2019 Parking Pass
July 25 - July 28, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Fair Parking is $10 daily for one (1) Automobile or Motorcycle. No RVs or Campers. Parking can also be purchased on site for $10 Cash Only.
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