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Visit The Homestead 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. Milk June the “Cow”, meet alpacas and emus, 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.

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All Homestead activities are included within General Admission ticket.

Homestead is located inside the Exhibition Hall, inside the Fair gates.

Activities Include:

  • Youth Scavenger Hunt
  • Sew a quilt block for a veteran
  • Speed Piecing Techniques for Quilters
  • Wildlife of the Wild West
  • Life on the Prairie pre-European contact
  • Milk June the Cow
  • Old Fashioned Laundry
  • Meet and Take Selfies with Alpacas and Emus
  • Newly hatched baby chicks
  • Covered Wagon
  • 1941 restored pick-up truck
  • Test your beef knowledge with the spinner cow
  • Bee keeping and bee crafts
  • Backyard Bass Fishing
  • Arapahoe County Centennial Farms display
  • Play the Water Prize Wheel
  • Antique Corn Grinding
  • Rope a Steer
  • Dinosaur Ridge
  • Test your garden soil
  • Disaster preparedness for your pets
  • Saddle Up
  • Fit as a Farmer
  • Toddler Vehicles
  • Fit as a Feline
  • Keeping safe on your journey
  • Rope making
  • Make and Take craft
  • Make butter
  • Sew on a treadle sewing machine
  • Old time games
  • Antique tool trivia
  • Hand craft demonstrations on the Front Porch

Continue The 2022 Homestead Experience

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park

• Information on local agribusinesses: I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce
www.I70ccoc.com (720-731-1954)


  • Bee and beekeeping information: Eastern Colorado Beekeepers, serving the I-70 Corridor and Eastern Plains (info@easterncoloradobees.com). Contact Katie Thompson (303-517-5722)or P.O. Box 772, Strasburg, CO 80103
  • Farm tours: LaZyB Acres Alpacas (lazybacresalpacas.com).To learn more about alpacas or schedule a tour, e-mail lzbalpacas@aol.com or call Larry and Becky Zierer (303-644-4110)
  • Farm animal rescue, therapy animals, and classes: Peachy Farms (Peachyfarmscolorado@gmail.com).To learn more, contact Katrina Wright (303-828-7411)
  • Honey Bee Information, Products from the Hive & Education: Happy Busy Bees (HappyBusyBees.com).Offering local honey, beeswax candles, and bee-themed merchandise plus beekeeping classes. Contact Debbie Komperda at BeeSwarmRescue@gmail.com or 720-989-7293.
  • Promotion of horses, sport of rodeo, and western heritage through a pageant competition: http://arapahoeroyalty.com


  • Quilting with Diane Henderson:hendersondmo@msn.comor 303-690-4851
  • Quilts of Valor: Contact Jan Weber at jwebers@msn.com or 303-525-8271
  • Smoky Hill Quilt Club.Meets 3rd Thursday at Smoky Hill United Methodist Church.Contact jwebers@msn.com for more information on the club.

For more information about the organization or to nominate a veteran to receive a quilt please go to QOVf.org

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