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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.

Colorado continues to fight climate change with a series of newly signed laws

Several state agencies will implement policies to slash greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, protect our natural and agricultural lands, and make the state more resilient 

Governor Polis recently signed into law a series of bills passed by the Colorado legislature that build on the state’s commitment to an equitable transition to a low-carbon economy through robust policies and targeted funding. 

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. 

We All Scream for Strawberry Ice Cream - Colorado Proud's June Recipe of the Month

June is National Dairy Month, honoring one of Colorado’s most important agricultural commodities. What better way to celebrate than with some ice cream, just in time to warmer weather! Let’s not forget the other star of this recipe - strawberries! With farmers markets starting back up or the opportunity to stop by a u-pick farm or fruit stand, it’s easy and fun when you choose fresh Colorado strawberries. Don’t know where the best berries are available in your area?

Soil Health Advisory Committee Selects Local Partners to Support Soil Conservation

The Colorado STAR soil health program is expanding to an estimated 300 producers, with the addition of 21 Conservation Districts and 7 eligible entities to the list of STAR Plus administrating entities. Funding for this expansion comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Climate Smart Commodities (CSC) grant, which invested $3.1 billion in 141 projects across the country. CDA was the only state department of agriculture to be selected as a project lead on a CSC grant.