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New Programming at the Arapahoe County Fair Seeks to Surprise and Delight Audiences

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LITTLETON, Colo. - EntSun -- Feast your eyes on the Arapahoe County Fair July 25-28, 2019 (https://www.arapahoecountyfair.com/) at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park! This year's festivities feature for the first time a Mexican Rodeo, Butterfly Festival, and Colorado Home Brew & Food Festival. For 113 years running, Arapahoe County Fair draws more than 22,500 visitors for this exciting four-day community event.

The Mexican Rodeo (https://www.arapahoecountyfair.com/events/2019/...), also known as a charreada, celebrates cowboy pageantry with colorful costumes, lively music, dancers, and horsemanship skills. Mexican rodeo events at the Fair will include bull riding, horse and steer roping, bareback riding, and trick roping. Spectators will also enjoy a performance from world-class entertainers, Banda la Revuelta (https://www.facebook.com/BLaRevuelta/).

"We're thrilled to honor the Hispanic culture in our community with a charreada as part of this year's Arapahoe County Fair," said Matt Bixenman, fairgrounds site manager. "Rodeo fans will be blown away by the beauty and excitement."

Equally as exciting is the Butterfly Festival (https://www.arapahoecountyfair.com/events/2019/the-butterfly-encounter) where 350 butterflies spanning three different species envelop visitors inside the exhibit space. The Butterfly Festival showcases the life cycle of this magnificent insect - from egg to caterpillar and full-grown butterfly. Families of all ages are invited to this one-of-a-kind experience.

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Visitors 21+ can raise a glass in honor of homebrewers at the Home Brew & Food Festival. (https://www.arapahoecountyfair.com/p/events/home-brew-competition) Budding homebrewers and food vendors. Visit with festival-goers while providing beer samples recipes, tips, and tricks. Beer connoisseurs can also experience the Fair's Craft Brew Festival (https://www.arapahoecountyfair.com/p/events/cra...), sampling local brews and bites from more than 16 craft breweries.

Attendees can also vote for their favorite beer to potentially win prizes. Both events require a separate ticket from the Fair admission, and both are required for entry.

In addition to these new programs, the Fair continues to host classic activities such as a carnival, live entertainment, games, 4-H, rodeo, pie contest, woodworking, floriculture, horticulture, and more! Open-class competition (https://www.arapahoecountyfair.com/p/competitions) registration is now open to exhibitors interested in participating.

"The Arapahoe County Fair is a time-honored tradition for families across metro Denver," said Bixenman. "The skill and artistry in our Open-Class Competitions leave visitors in a state of awe which is probably why people come back year after year."

Daily tickets to the Fair are $10 online when purchased in advance of July 25. Tickets are $15 per day when purchased at the Gate. Online purchases are subject to processing fees, not included in the $10 cost. Special discounts are available until 4 p.m. July 25.

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About the Arapahoe County Fair

A summer tradition since 1906, the Arapahoe County Fair celebrates our heritage and offers family fun for all ages. For more information on the 2019 event, visit https://www.arapahoecountyfair.com/ and follow the event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ArapahoeCountyFair/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acfairgroundseventcenter), and Twitter (http://twitter.com/ArapahoeCoFair).

The event would not be possible were it not for the support of Arapahoe County Fair sponsors and volunteers. Sponsors include: City of Aurora, ConocoPhillips, Orica, Arapahoe Park and Recreation District (APRD), Potestio Brothers Equipment, Waste Management, Boot Barn Petting Farm, Global Travel Network, City of Littleton, City of Centennial, Xcel Energy, Alliance Construction, GH Phipps, Anadarko Petroleum, Breckenridge Brewery, E-470, Intergroup Architects,  HomeAdvisor, and ManCan Wine.

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Stay informed and give us your input about Arapahoe County Government. Sign up updates to our website via our Notify Me Link (http://www.arapahoegov.com/list.aspx) at www.arapahoegov.com or connect with us via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/arapahoecounty), Twitter (https://twitter.com/ArapahoeCounty), Nextdoor (https://nextdoor.com/) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/arapahoe-county).

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