(DENVER) – Denver came out in droves this weekend to celebrate the eighth annual Denver County Fair. The fair-ly weird event celebrating Denver’s unique character and culture saw almost 20,000 people walk through its doors throughout the three days. The 2018 fair wins the blue ribbon for highest attendance in fair history.
The National Western Complex was bustling with carnival rides, live contests and one of the largest poultry shows the fair has ever seen – complete with a chicken agility and costume contest. And no county fair would be complete without blue ribbon competitions, which showcased 633 of Denver’s best entries this year.
The second year of Goat Yoga proved to be a fair favorite once again. The tally of 273 yogis and 60 goats was submitted to the Guiness Book of World Records for authentication.
The Denver County Fair also hosted its second annual DCF Beer & Wine Fest, presented by Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta. Nearly 1,300 guests showed up to sample brews from 30 local breweries and wineries. Wibby Brewing out of Longmont, Colo., once again took the blue ribbon for “Peoples Choice” and will be on tap at next year’s fair.
Miss Candy Warhol took home the crown of 2018 Miss Denver County Fair Drag Queen. The pageant, which was hosted by Kai Lee Mykels, drew the largest crowd of the weekend with its sassy commentary and colorful pageantry.
For more information about all the events at this year’s Denver County Fair, visit denvercountyfair.org. Please contact Karen Woods for approved fair images. Thank you Denver for all your support.
About the Denver County Fair
The Denver County Fair is an annual, urban fair established in 2011 to celebrate and showcase Denver’s unique character and culture. The fair is formulated from Denver’s progressive and bustling metropolis, highlighting the talents, trends, diversity and interests of the Mile High City. Our passion is to recognize Denver’s unique charm and celebrate it with the community in the spirit of carnival, competition, and family fun for everyone!