The land was bought for a Denver County Fair in the 1800s. Suddenly that plan was interrupted by a little thing called the "Civil War" and no fair was ever launched... until this summer! It was a mixture of old fashioned fair goodness - think homemade goods, arts and crafts, carnival rides, pie eating competitons - with a twist of 21st Century sensibilities - fashion, green technology, drag queen competition, robotics, rocket building and launching, music and lots more.
So I was honored to win a First Place Blue Ribbon for Animalogy by Marianne Berkes in the illustration competition. Of course, I couldn't have done it without the help of my grandson, Konnor who posed for one of the illustrations in the book.
We're already looking forward to next year's fair.