We are so excited for the 2022 “Governor’s Plate” competition!  This event is held during the Colorado State Fair on August 30th, 2022!  

The Governor’s Plate was created in 2021 to highlight Colorado’s diverse and unbeatable agricultural products and chefs. Five trucks competed last year, with Papa Mario’s Grilled Cheese from Pueblo taking home top honors. For the 2022 competition the theme is “Your take on fair food”. Each truck will put their creative spin on one of their favorite fair food’s!  Applications are now open and we plan to select 8-10 trucks to compete! Each truck will prepare and serve 500 sample size portions to guests and Governor Polis at the competition.  Tickets to attend the event, sample the food for yourself and place your vote for the “People’s Choice Truck” will be available soon!

Furthermore, the competing trucks will have to be registered as “Colorado Proud” which means they utilize any food or agricultural product that has been grown, raised or processed in Colorado.   By supporting registered Colorado Proud businesses you are helping Colorado’s economy, local farmers, ranchers, greenhouses, manufacturers and processors in your area.

Hey Colorado Food Trucks……think you have what it takes to win?  We invite you to apply!   Rules, information and application can be found below!  Still have questions, please contact Nicole Jones, Food Concessionaire Manager at 719.404.2222 or email

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022 | Selected Trucks will be announced Early July 2022!

2022 Governor’s Plate Application

2022 Governor’s Plate Rules