As you enter, you're greeted by Timothy C. Flood's "Stranger Reduction Zone" sculpture, encouraging people to get to know each other, thereby reducing stranger danger throughout the land.
|Directions for "Stranger Reduction Zone." When you press the button, funny phrases come out of the speaker, like "Hellooooo, baaaabe!"|
|Hi! We're now friends! Stranger reduced!|
The Denver County Fair does have the usual farm animals....
...but there also was a camel.
And a unicorn? Can't be the Denver County Fair without a unicorn.
Here, the ringmaster of the flea circus sets up the cannon that will shoot a flea that will supposedly be caught by...
...this adorably focused guy who was unwittingly plucked out of the audience. Look at his face! He looks like he's taking his job very seriously, mixed with a little fear that he's not gonna see this flea come out of the cannon and ruin the whole show. (Don't worry. The ringmaster peered really close and somehow tweezed the flea out from the center of the mitt after the cannon went off.)
The best part of the fair, in Robin's opinion, was the indoor racecourse they set up for people to race trikes that really do look like adult Big Wheels. The best part is when the trikes would spin out! They're called High Rollers, and people could race them for free, or give a donation to support people recovering from severe injuries.
The fair also had food trucks, lots of art, a "best tattoo" competition complete with male and female contestants doing catwalk runs to music, R2D2 roaming the grounds, a model train set that took 2 days to set up, and one artist's rendition of PeeWee Herman with crops.
The fair runs through this Sunday, 8/11. You've still got a few hours left.