Colorado State Fair Poetry and Farm and Garden competition entry deadlines are August 5th

Pueblo, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair is accepting online entry forms for its Poetry and Farm and Garden categories through Monday, August 5, 2019.

Now in its third year, the fair’s poetry competition provides a way for writers to share diverse Colorado experiences, and all ages are invited to enter. This year’s poetry competition judge is Barbara Ford, poet and radio show host from Poncha Springs, Colorado.

The farm and garden competition includes vegetables, fruit, herbs, field crops and even scarecrows. Entries must have been grown by the exhibitor on a farm, school farm, collective farm, or garden during the most recent growing season for the entry type.

For complete rules and requirements for general entry competitions and special contests, CLICK HERE for full release.

The state fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado’s Hispanic culture. For more information, admission prices and to view a complete schedule and to purchase tickets visit


By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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