Without trips to the fair, the most exciting thing to happen to most families would be the periodic elections to determine who gets to be Dad that week. Shake things up with this Groupon.
- $10 for three-day admission for two on August 9, 10, and 11 (up to a $20 value)
- $12.50 for three-day admission for a family of four on August 9, 10, and 11 (up to a $25 value)
This year's fair attractions include local history facts in the Denver history pavilion, dog sports at the animal pavilion, and an indoor playground with bounce houses and inflatables at the kids' pavilion. Other events include a pie contest, zoo animal show, and a Radio Disney song and dance performance. Click here for a full list of fair happenings, and here for the official event video. The fair runs on Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Denver County Fair
The annual Denver Country Fair brings to life an idea conceived in the 19th century: the people of Denver purchased a plot of land to host a county fair that would bring together merchants and revelers alike. Before their campaign could be fully realized, the nation was split in two as citizens began fighting in the Civil War. As a result, plans for a county fair were all but abandoned until new organizers took up the reins in 2011 to give the county a celebration all its own.
The three-day event invites fairgoers to explore 14 interlocking indoor pavilions, each with a different theme and activity. Inside the animal pavilion, audiences can watch dogs compete in a variety of games and agility courses. The kitchen pavilion entices revelers to get their fill of sweets and snacks, and while investigating the Denver History pavilion, visitors can learn local facts from the city's past, from its first railroads to how the town served as the world's last dinosaur sanctuary. Visitors can also try to win their own blue ribbon with more than 100 competitions.