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Open Class Horticulture – El Paso County Fair

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
El Paso County Fairgrounds
366 10th Street, Calhan CO

If you grow flowers, fruits, vegetables or herbs in your home garden, plan now to enter them in the Open Class Horticulture Competition for adults and youth.

Horticulture Day is Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Why enter?

  • Help keep our agricultural heritage alive in El Paso County.
  • Dazzle fair attendees with the beauty and bounty from your garden.
  • Share a favorite flower or super-sized vegetable.
  • Show off your gardening skills and accomplishments, as well as your artistic talents.
  • Inspire others to grow their own vegetables.
  • WIN prize money and ribbons.

How to enter

Decide what to enter – You can enter most flowers, fruits, vegetables houseplants and herbs that you have personally grown.

Pre-register your items. If you are planning to enter more than 5 items, you must pre-register. Entry forms must be turned into the Colorado State University Extension Office in El Paso County no later than Monday, July 17, 2017. Extension Office hours are 8:00 – 5:00 pm. The address is 17 N. Spruce St. Rm. 220.

For a complete list of rules and entry forms click here or visit the El Paso County Fair website at