Enter your best ‘handmade or homegrown’ item in the Open Class contests of the 2017  Arapahoe County Fair. Young or seasoned, local or from afar, anyone can enter.


You don't have to be a 4-H member to participate and there are two divisions: 18 and under and 19 and older.


From classic contest divisions and special contests, to unique categories that bring out the edge in live competition. Winners earn ribbons, cash premiums and bragging rights. Entries on display throughout the Fair.


For more information, contact the CSU Extension Office

at 303-730-1920.


Download Open Class Fair Book - 2017


Open Class



    Living Arts

Entry Form

Vegetables, Herbs and Fruits

Entry Form

Flowers, Succulents, Ornamental Grasses

& Arrangements

Entry Form

Culinary Arts: Breads, Cakes, Cookies, Jellies, Jams, Preserves, and Canned, Pickled or Dried Foods

Fiber Arts: Quilts, Knitting, Felting, Crocheting and various Needle Arts

Visual Arts: Photography, Drawing, Painting and other Fine Arts

Skilled Arts: Leathercraft



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 up to 270 areas, ranging from woodworking and baking to sewing, photography and cake decorating.


See 4-H youth tending to their rabbits, goats, sheep, poultry and cattle .


Enjoy the many daily 4-H competitions, including livestock shows and a fashion review and more in the Livestock Pavilion.


Show your support on Saturday, July 29 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 the animal.


Learn more about 4-H!


Download the 4-H 2017 Fair Book






4-H - The Heart of the Fair!