Today, Trish and I -- and a couple helpers -- put together our Fresh City Life booth for the Denver County Fair. We had a great time, a lot of laughs and built something that will make fair-goers smile.
And the process, since we really only had a general idea of how it would come together, reminded me of the Stephen Sondheim classic, Putting It Together:
Bit by bit, putting it together
Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art
Every moment makes a contribution
Every little detail plays a part
Having just a vision's no solution
Everything depends on execution
Putting it together (That's what counts)
It is all finished and ready for inspection now. We tested out our carnival game and it work perfectly. When the fair opens for real tomorrow, we'll be there to entertain and add some fun -- even for ourselves! I'll take some photos, just in case you can't make it out. If you can, here's details on getting there, what you'll see -- and putting it together:
All events are free with fair admission, except where noted. Events and times subject to change.
Highlights for the fair schedule Friday, August 10 -- there are many more things to do and see, check out the full schedule of events.
Opening Ceremonies – Gazebo, Pie Judging – Kitchen Pavilion
Pandora Celtica – A dark faerie Celtic acappella band – Gazebo
Miniature Horse Demo starring Elf and Skwirt – Trademark Miniature Horses – Animal Pavilion
Holistic Pavilion Awards Ceremony - Holistic Pavilion Competition Display
Victorian Musical highlights by steampunk theatre troupe, Luminous Thread – Fashion Stage
Unicorn Rides & Photos - Animal Pavilion
Art Pavilion Awards Ceremony - Art Gallery
Live Competition – Pie Eating Contest sponsored by Village Inn, with Ruby Ann Boxcar. Go for the Blue Ribbon! – Kitchen Stage
Live Competition – All Ages Spelling Bee hosted by DPS Semantics – Show up and go for the Blue Ribbon! – Geek Stage
B. Sue – Live band, featuring Fashion Pavilion manager Brandi Shigley – Fashion Stage
Live Competition - Mini Cake Boss - Cupcake Decorating for kids 5:00 and 5:30 pm - 4H Stage
Denver Area Square Dancers – Demo and Audience Participation – Main Events
Ruby Ann Boxcar’s Temptin’ Trailer Treasures: Craftin’ with a Conscience demo – Fashion & Craft Stage
Miss Denver County Fair Drag Queen Competition, hosted by Nuclia Waste – Fashion Stage
Tiki Party, hosted by Denver Modernism Show. Enjoy tiki drinks, leis and hula girls – Gazebo
Cake Walk sponsored by The Denver Five. Hosted by Ruby Ann Boxcar. Show up to win cakes to take home! - Kitchen Pavilion
I LOVE that you and the Fresh City Life team are DPL's face at the fair! You all do such a great job connecting the larger community to DPL and vice-versa. Yes - many of us in the 'regular library' notice and appreciate all you do.....and how much work it takes to do those things!