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Public Competitions 2021

Have you discovered a new skill or rediscovered a past talent? Maybe you’ve gotten back into photography? Mastered a new quilting technique? Or become an expert flower gardener? Well, let’s see what you’ve got!

Enter your best work in the Public Competitions at the Arapahoe County Fair. You’ll get to display your talents, receive feedback from our expert judges, and be part of a fun, educational community tradition.

  • Adult and youth competitions
  • First-timers welcome!
  • Residents of all ages and from all counties are eligible to participate


Creative Arts

Visual Arts: Photography, drawing, painting, and other fine arts

Fiber Arts: Quilting, knitting, crocheting

Home Harvested

Vegetables and Herbs

Home Grown
Flowers, Grasses, and Arrangements

View the Public Competitions Fair Book below for complete details and entry guidelines. Mark your calendars now and start planning your entries!

Pre-entry registration begins June 1, 2021. Deadlines vary by category:

  • Creative Arts: Wednesday, July 14 pre-entry deadline
  • Home Harvested and Home Grown: Friday, July 16 pre-entry deadline
  • Walk-in entries are also accepted on competition days. Download the rule book below for the full schedule and details.

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

Public Competitions, together with Arapahoe County’s 4-H youth development program, are the backbone of the Arapahoe County Fair. Show us your skills, and let’s keep this fun tradition going strong!

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