DENVER - It's far from a typical county fair, but that's the point.
This year's Denver County Fair will feature a pot pavilion, which will include joint rolling and pot brownie tasting competitions. It also comes along with some limitations.
For many people, fairs are part of childhood memories. They are memories of good food, games, rides and family fun. However, the Denver County Fair may offer some different memories. Fair organizer and co-founder Tracy Weil says their mission is to bring the fair into the 21st century and one that reflects the city and state.
"We have speed text messaging. We've got a Geek pavilion. We have county fair drag queens. We're really trying to change it up," Weil said.
The website boasts a new beer pavilion that will be held upstairs in the facility and you have to be 21 years of age to enter. Right next to the beer is the bud. The organization says they have created a pot pavilion.
"It's legal now, so we decided to respond. Voters voted for it. We're going to have a pot plant competition, a clone plant competition. We're going to have speed joint rolling," Weil said.
Because state law prohibits marijuana in public, pot won't be allowed on the grounds.
The judging of plants will take place off site and the ingredient for joint rolling is oregano.
Whether you like pot or you don't, the Denver County Fair will create lasting memories just like the ones you used to know.
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