Colorado State Fair

More Than $470,000 raised to Benefit Colorado Youth during Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Auction

The 2023 Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale held today at the Colorado State Fair raised more than $470,350 in the auction of 108 animals raised and shown by young people from across Colorado. The 2023 Grand Champion Market Beef, raised by Hadli Gabel of Weld County, was sold for $50,000 at today’s event and was purchased by the Sam Brown family.

Stoke Pizza Wins Golden Plate Award at the 2023 Governor’s Plate Competition

From the six food trucks competing in the third annual Governor’s Plate competition at the Colorado State Fair, Stoke Pizza received the Golden Plate award for their wood-fired chorizo, elote, and green chile pizza. Papa Mario’s Grilled Cheese was chosen as the People’s Choice winner for a third year in a row for their Tiff Special roast beef sandwich. 

Governor Jared Polis sampled all dishes to award the Golden Plate and event attendees voted on their favorites during the event.

Governor’s Plate at Colorado State Fair: Grand Junction, Pueblo, Edgewater, Castle Rock Represented at 2023 Competition

Six food trucks from across Colorado have been selected to compete during the 2023 Governor’s Plate competition at the Colorado State Fair on Tuesday, August 29. Three returning favorites and three new contestants will be vying to wow Governor Polis and event attendees with sample sized dishes created with Colorado Proud ingredients. Governor Polis will award the Governor’s Plate to a winning truck. Competitors will also battle for the coveted People’s Choice Award.

Entries for the Colorado State Fair General Entry and Fine Arts Competitions Open

Statewide Poster Contest for 2024’s “Colorful Colorado State Fair” Theme Announced

Every year, the Colorado State Fair showcases talent from some of the state’s finest artists, artisans, bakers, and gardeners. Entries are now open for many exciting competitions, including a new poster competition debuting this year.

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo To Play Colorado Lottery Show at the 2023 Colorado State Fair 

One of the most formidable power couples in rock history and 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will join the lineup of musical acts who will perform at the 151st Colorado State Fair. The show, presented by the Colorado Lottery, is scheduled for Sunday, September 3, at 7:00 pm. 

Professional or Hobby, Winemakers and Brewers Encouraged to Enter Colorado State Fair Contest

Calling all hobby winemakers, homebrewers, craft breweries and wineries to throw down the goblet for the Colorado State fair beer and wine competitions!

The Colorado State Fair is now accepting submissions in four categories: commercial wine, hobby wine, craft beer, and homebrew. Anyone 21 years of age and older can enter.