Colorado Department of Agriculture Launches New and Improved Website

November 18, 2020
Contact:  Mary Peck, 720-428-0441,

Broomfield, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) today launched a new website to better serve the hundreds of thousands of visitors who access the Department’s site for ag-related information, data, license renewals, public meeting schedules, current industry news and more.

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

The Colorado State Fair has concluded a successfully reimagined 2020 season, thanks to the dedication and cooperation of thousands of on-site and virtual participants, volunteers, staff, local and state public health agencies, sponsors and community supporters.

Colorado’s State Fair was one of only 15 State Fairs nationwide that took place in some form this year. Despite the unprecedented current health crisis, the spirit of the State Fair was kept alive this season, in large part because of innovative collaboration and the formation of new partnerships.

2020 Colorado State Fair Horse Shows to be Live-Streamed for the First Time

The Colorado State Fair is proud to host the 4-H State Championship Youth Horse Show and to provide live-streaming of this year’s events taking place over four days. Young riders ages 8-18 will compete in four distinct disciplines for premium money, class awards, and High Point Awards.

Additionally, riders will participate in a Parade of Colorado Counties and High School Senior Recognitions to close the 2020 horse show events.

2020 Reimagined State Fair Kicks Off with Free Virtual Events and Fair Food Drive-Thru

The 148th Annual Colorado State Fair officially opens Friday, August 28, 2020 with a wealth of new, virtual event offerings and a first-ever Drive-Thru Fair Food event.

In consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the Colorado State Fair Board of Authority voted early this summer to modify activities during the 2020 State Fair, with a priority and focus on supporting Colorado’s 4-H and FFA youth.

The theme of the 2020 Colorado State Fair is “A Walk on The Wild Side,” and all are invited to join in this year’s free events:

Public Invited to Compete in This Year’s Colorado State Fair Virtual Competitions

As part this year’s reimagined Colorado State Fair, several virtual competitions will be offered to keep the spirit of the State Fair alive and encourage fun, creative competition and involvement from participants across Colorado.

All contests are free to enter and there are no physical or in-person components to the competitions. Winners will be chosen by a line up of celebrity judges and announced on the Colorado State Fair website and on the State Fair’s Facebook and Instagram sites.

Celebrate Colorado Proud Month in August with Free Virtual Business Development Workshops

July 21, 2020
Contact: Wendy White, 303-869-9174,

Broomfield, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Agriculture is continuing to provide business development services for producers and food and beverage artisans during the pandemic. Free virtual workshops will be offered during Colorado Proud Month in August to help business owners learn how to sell into retail, reach new growth, and sharpen their brands.