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Support 4-H Programs at the 2023 Boulder County Fair

Are you interested in helping support our 4-H members? The Boulder County Fair offers ways for our community to show their support of the countless hours our members have dedicated to their projects:

2023 Junior Livestock Sale – click on the link to discover opportunities to support our members and their livestock projects. The sale will be on Sunday, August 13. Here is what the schedule looks like:

  • 10:00 a.m. Cowboy Church (Indoor Arena)
  • 11:30 a.m. Buyers VIP Luncheon (ticket event)
  • 1:30 p.m. Parade of Champions
  • 2:00 p.m. LIVE AUCTION!

2023 4-H Product Sale – click on the link to discover which projects, selected by our judges, are being sold through this Silent Auction.

Teen Clerks – contact us to volunteer and help out at Interview Judging!
Absentee Interview Form for Interview Judging.

Questions? Please contact the Boulder County Fair office for more information 720.864.6460 or

2023 Fairgrounds Camping
Reservations for camping during the Boulder County Fair open on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Reservations will not be accepted before this date.
To reserve a site, please call Derek Kirkman, Campground Host, at 303-682-6762 or email  Campground Office hours are:  Tuesday-Saturday, 8 am-4:30 pm
The 2023 Fair reduced rates are available for:
4-H Youth/Families/Leaders/FFA/Fair Board Members/Volunteers/Superintendents
The 2023 Fair reduced rates per night are:
$18/both hookups
$12/1 hookup
$8/no hookups

If you want the reduced rates, you cannot pay at the PayStation; you must pay the campground host directly with cash or check only. If you pay at the PayStation, we will not be able to give a refund. Please note payment must be made at the time of check-in. Failure to pay upon arrival will result in losing your site. The dates available for reservations are Thursday-Sunday, August 3-13, 2023. Make a reservation early – spots fill up fast.

Calling All Future Royalty

Activities include building and decorating stick horses and crowns, stick horse races, and interacting with a live horse. R.S.V.P  at

Date – Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 9 am to 12 pm
Location – Boulder County Fairgrounds

Livestock Project? Find Specific Information Here

General Project? Information Below

Absentee Interview Form – If you are unable to attend Interview Judging but would like your project exhibited and judged send this form filled out with your project and record book.

Upcoming Timeline of General Events

7/20 – 7/30Interview Signups will open at 10 AM on July 20.  It is first-come, first-served.  The links will be sent out prior to the open date.  Signups will close on July 30 at midnight. 

THURSDAY  8/3   9:00 AM- 3:00 – Interview Judging Day, Exhibit Building

Please arrive for your interview on time.  Most interviews are scheduled for 15-minute intervals. Cloverbud interviews are shorter.  Superintendents and teen Clerks should arrive by 8:15.

See below for additional information.

  • 4-H Product Sale will take place online.  You will be notified of your eligibility following interview judging.  All participating entries must be confirmed by August 11.  Entries from the Fiber category will need to be dropped off during Interview Judging.

SATURDAY  8/12   6:30 PM – Public 4-H Fashion Revue, Exhibit Building.

SUNDAY  8/13   9:00 AM – General Project Awards, Exhibit Building- if you were a General Project Grand and Reserve Grand award winner – this is for YOU!

MONDAY  8/14   4:00-6:00 PM Exhibit Release & State Fair Check-in, Exhibit Building

If your item is a champion of the unit, it will be eligible for State Fair Exhibition.  You will need to bring your state fair bound project prepared to travel but not sealed, during the designated time. You may make edits suggested by the judge and remake any perishable items (cakes/ food).

Interview Judging Information – August 3, 9 AM- 3 PM

Use the Signup Genius links to plan your interview(s) times.  ALL the signups will appear as tabs to select, there are 12 tabs to choose from.  Please make sure you are on the CORRECT department signup before choosing your times.  This can be difficult to see on a mobile device.  Each signup tab is for a single judge that will be interviewing the projects listed.  If you have more than one project in a single department, you can schedule back-to-back interviews.  

Department listings can be found in the State Fair Exhibit Requirements/ Fairbook. Interview slots begin at 9 AM, judging break for lunch is scheduled at 11:30.

If members would like to have their projects evaluated but are unable to attend, they are invited to use the Absentee Interview Form and include it with their project and record book for evaluation during the Interview Judging Day.  Please make sure all items are labeled with name. 

All interviews will take place at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, which is located on the West side of the fairgrounds.  Please use the West or South parking lots and enter through the corresponding doors.  Find your check-in table and wait or continue to your interview. Open Class judging will also be taking place so please make sure you are in the right place.

If you have questions on project requirements, please refer to the following websites:

WANTED – Teen Clerks!

Looking for an opportunity to help at the Boulder County Fair? Consider being a Teen Clerk on Interview Judging Day! No experience necessary!

Throughout the day, 4-H members will be bringing their projects to the Exhibit Building on the Fairgrounds.  We need Teen Clerks – ages 13 and up – to help make the event run smoothly. 

Teen clerk responsibilities are:

  • Attend Interview Judging all day (9:00 AM- 5:00 PM or until your project area has completed assigning awards)
  • Act as assistant to the Superintendent
  • Check-in members projects
  • Help arrange the judged projects in their proper display area at the conclusion of judging
  • Confirm ribbons are accurate and attached
  • Be helpful, courteous and inviting as participants await their interviews
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided. Teen clerks will have time to interview for their own projects.  Scheduling time will be between the Superintendent and the clerk.
  • Serving as a Teen Clerk qualifies as a 4-h community service activity and is a great way tot help the organization. Time spent as Teen Clerk counts toward National Honor Society community service.

There are plenty of project areas in need of a teen clerk.  If you are interested, please send an email to Jeannie Torres,  Being a Teen Clerk is a fun way to kick off the Boulder County Fair activities!

Do you plan to go to a State Fair contest?  

Registration deadlines are August 7:   Contest Information

ContestRegistration DeadlineDate of ContestFee
State Cat ShowAugust 7August 28$15
Dog Trials ShowAugust 78/20-21 & 9/17-18$25
Cake DecoratingAugust 7August 28$10
Fashion RevueAugust 5August 20$45
Public PresentationsAugust 7August 27-28$10
Rocket Fly DayAugust 7August 21$10

Payment for contests should be made to the Boulder County 4-H Youth Council either online or at the Extension office.

Wristbands and daily gate admission passes for the Colorado State Fair are available for order here:, payment can be made at the above square site.   ALL orders/ payments must be received by August 7 or we will not place the order for you.  You will need to pick up any passes or wristbands during office hours after August 16.

All interviews will take place at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, which is located on the West side of the fairgrounds.  Please use the West parking lots and enter on the West side.   Find your check-in table and wait or continue to your interview. Come say “Hi” at Fort 4-H!

If you have questions on project requirements, please refer to the following websites:

Boulder County 4-H Padlet Marketplace

all 4-H members and families are invited to list project-related items and gently used wearables you no longer need or use.

Livestock – Use this for re-homing animals from fair, selling meat or processed animals, etc. Use the template and be specific in your animals.

General Interest Items Use this for re-homing 4-H equipment, show clothing, project materials, etc. – anything you might have outgrown or no longer need and think another 4-H member might use. Use the template and be specific in your product and description.

BULLETIN BOARD: 4-H Members, do you want to private treaty sell your animals? Public buyers, are you looking for an animal to purchase outside of the livestock sale? Check out our online bulletin board! (buyers and sellers welcome)