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Denver County Fair promises fun for everybody

Denver County Fair 2014
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The Denver County Fair kicks off tomorrow at the National Western Complex, and this year promises to be more exciting than ever before. There will be plenty of classic crafts, animals, rides and food, as well as some new ones, including marijuana exhibitors.

The most important thing, obviously, is all of the food. Besides fair standards such as funnel cake, funnel cake with toppings, and even some things that aren’t funnel cake, like barbecue and hot dogs. Food vendors include Biker Jim’s, Baba’s Falafel, Little India, and La Hacienda. The wide variety of options available is just a small indicator of all of the great things to eat, see and do.

Animal exhibitions will be there as well. There will be dog shows and competitions all weekend in the arena. Additionally, there will be a number of animals on display, both livestock and rescue animals for adoption. There are also animal rides available, including the chance to ride unicorns.

There will also be several groups displaying their wares and recruiting for their organizations. For example, the 4-H Club will show off everything from films to robotics throughout the fair. The police will have a K-9 unit demonstration as well, and what fair would be complete without live music throughout the weekend?

If you prefer a more active and engaged experience, check out some of the educational booths. History Colorado will have an area set up for education, and there will be plenty of games and shopping as well. There will also be plenty of gardening workshops and how-to demonstrations for a number of different crafts.

Don’t miss out on any of the competitions either. Kids’ races and musical chairs, speed texting, ladder golf and hula hooping. There will also be an eating contest or two, of course, so gear up for those.

The talk of the fair this year, however, is the inclusion of marijuana exhibitors. They will have an entire pavilion to themselves, so as to keep minors out. There will be product demonstrations and education for any who are interested, though pot itself will not be allowed on the premises.

The fair runs Friday through Sunday at the National Western Complex, and it’s guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.