The 2013 Denver County Fair comes with new poster, tattoo and expanded event schedule

It's not time for the Denver County Fair quite yet -- that won't happen until August 9-11 -- but it's time to start getting excited about it. To help you with your immediate pie cravings and future funnel-cake dreams, we present this year's Denver County Fair poster, the third in a fun and funky series from Denver artist Mark Penner Howell. While last year's (below) featured a goat and a young yellow chick, this year's flips the chick theme upside down with Warby Parkers, a unicorn and what appears to be a Denver County Fair tattoo. Continue reading for an update on this year's festival to help get you in the mood for your own ink.

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The same new-but-retro vide radiating from this poster will be echoed at the National Western Complex in August through the addition of a Denver History Pavilion, which promises a dinosaur-dotted look at the famous facts and figures of the county throughout time.

Pooches -- both prize-winning and otherwise -- will also benefit from changes to this year's fair. Although the event's animal pavilion expanded just last year, it will grow again in August with a longer schedule of dog- and owner-friendly events. The same thing goes for the kids' pavilion, which will share the spotlight with the 4-H pavilion at this year's fair. And when all those new additions inevitably tire you out, you can cool down with a beer at one of the new beer events the fair also promises to add to this year's schedule.

In the meantime, what do you think of this year's poster? Let us know below.

For more information, visit the Denver County Fair's website.

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