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Last chance! The Denver County Fair wants your blue-ribbon entries!

Editors note: The deadline has been extended to Monday, July 29. You have until midnight.

Do you have a secret talent for brewing beer or throwing together nuts and seeds into a one-of-a-kind work of crop art? Do you love to recreate your grannie's recipe for elderberry wine? Perhaps your strengths lie in scrapbooking or stitching quilts. There's a category for that -- and a whole lot more, everything from gelatin molds to homemade robots -- at the Denver County Fair, which is declaring 2013 "The Year of the Win."

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But you'll have to act fast, because today is the last day to register your masterpiece fruit pie, artist trading cards and pet gerbils for the fair's countless blue-ribbon competitions. You have until midnight to slip under the wire.

To learn more, peruse the categories and register your entry, visit the Denver County Fair online; fees are $5 for online entries and $7 for walk-ins. And remember, you can still enter dozens of live competitions -- belly dance-offs, pie-eating pig-offs, beard and mustache contests, spelling bees, speed-texting sprints and more -- just by showing up fifteen minutes before show time.

Spend a glorious weekend at the Denver County Fair on August 9-11 at the National Western Complex. Now, giddyap! You've got the stuff!

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