RBC | The fair books are out. The county fair will be in full swing in a few weeks. This year is One-oh-one, the 101st annual county fair. We have exciting new changes in the following areas:
Technology is taking hold. Find QR codes for rules, enter all exhibits on FairEntry.com, be sure to check Facebook (Rio Blanco County Fair) for helpful posts and updates, and read the monthly 4-H newsletter and Rolling Rock’s weekly Facebook posts by CSU.
This year marks the 101st Annual Rio Blanco County Fair with some new changes. | PHOTO BY CAITLIN WALKER
Open indoor courses will be registered through FairEntry.com, but paper registration tags will be used this year. Pick them up at the extension office or at check-in on Wednesday, August 3 or Thursday, August 4.
The Coloring Contest and Coloring Design Contest are open to all ages, with cash prizes for first place winners. Design the winning coloring contest for next year – Theme: The Best Days of Summer – and win $100.00 and bragging rights.
Pantries, Baked Goods, Miscellaneous and Agricultural Foods, and Quilts are their own departments this year. Rewards and prizes will be awarded in each division, so enter often!
PeeWee staging, including Beef, will be offered in all species. So here’s a chance to get your bold and confident Pre-4-Hers into the show ring with real animals.
The Salon du Cheval has been revamped and offers something for every exhibitor. In addition, 4-H classes will run concurrently with open classes. This provides excellent competition as well as exceptional performance in 4-H.
Swine displays and market courses will follow consecutively, and dairy goat and market goat displays will follow suit.
Due to the abundance of interior photography entries, exhibitors are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to submit their submissions by Wednesday evening August 3rd. This allows the superintendent of photography and assistants to organize exhibitions, highlighting each of them.
The Fair is looking for all FFA projects, whatever their size, to register in the Leisure and Crafts department. A record number of projects this year will encourage a potentially distinct area for FFA in the future. Additionally, any item that was crafted in school this year can be enrolled in Youth (8-14) or High School (15-18).
Professionals have their own age group. This age range is for you if you have sold some of your creations! And there are classes for the Municipal/Business Challenge. Decorative flower pots can be grabbed, or taken out of the pots and bring 4 cut flowers to the Fair.
Always popular events are the Summer Rodeo Series, the Sheep Lead Contest, Lil’ Buckaroo Rodeo, the Rabbit Chase for ages 2-5, and the Pet Rock and Rolling Rock Contests which are open to everyone.
The philosophy of the Fair is: Bring it. We will find a place for him. Creative, innovative and amazing entries await your enjoyment at the county fair. July 29 through August 6, 2022. Pick up your fair book at various locations in Meeker and Rangely or at the CSU Extension Offices at the Meeker Fairgrounds or the Rangely Annex.
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