Denver Drops Marijuana Exhibits From County Fair

COLORADO:  The Denver County Fair is dropping marijuana exhibits from the event — a year after some people said they were unwittingly served pot-infused chocolate in the “Pot Pavilion.”

The organizer of the county fair insists that the fair made the move because marijuana-related vendor sales were slow, not due to the incident at the pavilion.

Organizer Dana Cain says Denver has so many marijuana-related festivals that the drug has become kind of old hat.

The fair last year did not display actual marijuana, Instead, growers entered pictures of plants for competition.

Denver County Fair Expands ‘Pot Pavilion,’ Cancels Beer Pavilion

COLORADO:  The Denver County Fair is canceling its planned beer pavilion in it’s 21-and-older section and doubling the size of its pot pavilion.

This marks the first time in which newly legal marijuana will take center stage over Colorado’s famed craft beer industry.

The pot pavilion — where no actual pot will be allowed, either as plants or in its ready-to-use recreational form — will feature a variety of marijuana competitions, including speed joint-rolling contests, ribbons for best plants, and honors given for best homemade bong and best pot-brownie recipe.

This will be the third time the Denver County Fair has featured a pot pavilion, but it will be larger than ever this year during the August 1-3 event. It has steadily increased in popularity to the point where it’s now the fair’s headlining attraction.