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
Vegetables, Herbs and Fruits
Flowers, Succulents, Ornamental Grasses
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.
4-H - The Heart of the Fair!