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S U M M E R 2 0 14 Rodeo and Fair Events

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July 23-26 July 24-26 July 25-26 August 9-10 August 22-24

Burwell, Neb. Wahoo, Neb. Mitchell, Neb. Kimball, Neb. Hastings, Neb.

Kansas June 5-7 June 5-7 July 10 July 16-19 July 24-26 July 28-30 July 29-August 3 July 31-August 2 July 31-August 2 August 1-2 August 8-9 August 13-16 August 15-16 August 22-23 September 13

Strong City, Kan. Garden City, Kan. Herington, Kan. Pretty Prairie, Kan. Manhattan, Kan. Hill City, Kan. Dodge City, Kan. Abilene, Kan. Phillipsburg, Kan. El Dorado, Kan. Mound City, Kan. Coffeyville, Kan. Eureka, Kan. Topeka, Kan. Burden, Kan.

Utah June 6-7 June 12-14 June 13-14 June 18-21 June 26-28 July 2-5 July 3-5 July 10-12 July 10-12 July 19-24 July 21-24 July 22-26 July 24-26 August 1-2 August 7-9 August 8-9 August 15-16 August 21-23 September 11-13 September 18-21

Herriman, Utah Delta, Utah Cedar City, Utah Pleasant Grove, Utah Lehi, Utah Oakley City, Utah West Jordan, Utah Vernal, Utah Nephi, Utah Ogden, Utah Spanish Fork, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Castle Dale, Utah Heber City, Utah Logan, Utah Coalville, Utah Farmington, Utah Tremonton, Utah St. George, Utah Eagle Mountain, Utah


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June 26-July 6

Greeley Stampede • Island Grove Park, Greeley • www.GreeleyStampede.org Thursday, June 26 4-5 p.m. 5-7 p.m.

Scott Allen (97.9 Big Country Stage) Darned Thirsty Cowboys 97.9 Big Country Stage 7 p.m. PRCA Xtreme Bulls 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.Western Underground 97.9 Big Country Stag

Friday, June 27 4-6 p.m. 1 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-9 p.m. 8 p.m. 9-10:30 p.m. 10:30-1 a.m.

The Canyon Creek Band 97.9 Big Country Stage MRC Pageant Horsemanship Contest Tony Williams (The Corral Bar Stage) The Country Music Project 97.9 Big Country Stage Jake Owen with Charlie Worsham Stampede Arena Tony Williams (The Corral Bar Stage) The Sean Curtis Band 97.9 Big Country Stage

Saturday, June 28 9 a.m.

Kids Rodeo Stampede Arena 10:30 a.m. MRC Pageant Speech Contest 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Burrito Soup (97.9 Big Country Stage) 4-5:30 p.m. Knock Around Boy 97.9 Big Country Stage 5:30-8 p.m. Sonder (The Corral Bar Stage) 5:30-8 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Centennial Village 6-7:30 p.m. Ben Pu and the Crew 97.9 Big Country Stage 8 p.m. Three Days Grace with Devour the Day Stampede Arena 10:30-1 a.m. Winger (97.9 Big Country Stage)

Sunday, June 29 8-10 a.m. 9 a.m. 1-3 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast (Bunkhouse) Cowboy Church (Stampede Arena) PRCA Rodeo - First Responders Day Stampede Arena 1-4 p.m. Sonder (The Corral Bar Stage) 1-1:45 p.m. Jake Holliday (97.9 Big Country Stage) 5 p.m. MRC Fashion Show and Coronation Greeley Central High School - RSVP 6-7 p.m. Sonder (The Corral Bar Stage) 7-9 p.m. Zachariah Dean Band 97.9 Big Country Stage 8 p.m. Billy Currington with LoCash Cowboys Stampede Arena 9-10:30 p.m. Sonder (The Corral Bar Stage) 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.Richie Law (97.9 Big Country Stage)

Monday, June 30 4-5:30 p.m.

5:30-6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8-10 p.m.

Big Country’s Got Talent - Preliminaries 97.9 Big Country Stage Joel Kachel (The Corral Bar Stage) PRCA Pro Rodeo - TETW Pink Day Kimi Most (97.9 Big Country Stage)

Tuesday, July 1 4-5:30 p.m. 5:30-8 p.m. 7 p.m. 8-10 p.m.

Big Country’s Got Talent - Preliminaries 97.9 Big Country Stage Michael Reaux & The Outriders The Corral Bar Stage PRCA Pro Rodeo Zachariah Dean Band 97.9 Big Country Stage

Wednesday, July 2 4-5:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Big Country’s Got Talent - Finals 97.9 Big Country Stage The Aarrow Heart Band 97.9 Big Country Stage PRCA Pro Rodeo


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7:30-10:30 p.m.The Symbols The Corral Bar Stage, 97.9 Big Country Stage 9-10:30 p.m. Tyler Walker Band 97.9 Country Stage

Thursday, July 3 4-5:30 p.m.

5:30-6 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Orion’s Sword 97.9 Big Country Stage Kraig Brownlow The Corral Bar Stage Flip of a Coin 97.9 Big Country Stage PRCA Pro Rodeo Finals - Military Night

Friday, July 4 9 a.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30-3:30 p.m. 8-10 p.m. 1:30-3:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Independence Day Parade Starts at 10th Ave. & 9th St., Greeley JT Adams Band (97.9 Big Country Stage) PRCA Pro Rodeo Finals Burrito Soup 97.9 Big Country Stage Kimi Most (97.9 Big Country Stage) Austin Wahlert (97.9 Big Country Stage) Martina McBride w/The Damsels Stampede Arena Fireworks Display presented by PDC Energy 97.9 Big Country Stage Steve Havens and the Mad Cow Posse 97.9 Big Country Stage

Saturday, July 5 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 4-6 p.m. 7-9 p.m.

Michael Morrow (97.9 Big Country Stage) American Bullfighting Orion’s Sword (97.9 Big Country Stage) The Michael Scott Band 97.9 Big Country Stage 8 p.m. Big & Rich w/Cowboy Troy & Dallas Smith Stampede Arena 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. The Luke Wayne Band 97.9 Big Country Stage

Sunday, July 6 8-10 a.m. 9 a.m. 1-1:45 p.m. 2 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m. 9-10 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast Bunkhouse Cowboy Church Stampede Arena Grupo Son 5 (97.9 Big Country Stage) Demolition Derby Grupo Kaoba 97.9 Big Country Free Stage Dareyes de La Sierra 97.9 Big Country Stage


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July 4-12

Pueblo County Fair • Colorado State Fairgrounds • Pueblo, Colorado Friday, July 4 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.

Registration for Shotgun, Trap and Skeet Pueblo Skeet and Trap Shotgun, Trap and Skeet Competition, 5 Stand Follows - Pueblo Skeet and Trap

Saturday, July 5 7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.

2 p.m. 4 p.m.

Registration for Archery Livestock Pavilion Registration for Air Rifle and Air Pistol Dining Hall Archery Competition Livestock Pavilion Air Rifle and Air Pistol Competition Dining Hall Horse Show - Foal, Green horse, Miniature Horse Arena Horse Show - Gymkhana Horse Arena

Sunday, July 6 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.

9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 6 p.m.

Registration for .22 Rifle Pueblo West Shooters .22 Rifle Competition Pueblo West Shooters Horse Show – English, Gymkhana Horse Arena Horse Show- Western and English Horse Arena Registration for Muzzleloader, Competition after .22 Pueblo West Shooters Shooting Sports Awards Dinner Dining Hall

Monday, July 7 8 a.m.

Barn open for Equipment Set-up Only - NO ANIMALS - Sheep & Swine Barn

8 a.m.-12 p.m. 1:30-3:30 p.m. 6-9 p.m.

Horse Show – Working Ranch Horse Horse Arena General and Consumer Science Project Judging - Events Center Community Open Class Check-in Events Center Community Open Class Judging (Open to the Public) Events Center Barn open for Animal Inspections and Stalling - Do not unload animals until you have been inspected Sheep & Swine Barn

Tuesday, July 8 5-10 a.m.

6-8 a.m. 8-10 a.m. 9-10 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.

10 a.m. 6 p.m.

Barn open for Animal Inspections and Stalling - Do not unload animals until you have been inspected Sheep & Swine Barn Swine Weigh In - Sheep & Swine Barn Sheep and Goat Weigh In Sheep & Swine Barn Beef Weigh In Livestock Pavilion Dog Show – Registration Ag Palace All animals in place including breeding animals (except milking dairy) Events Center Open to Public Events Center Dog Show Ag Palace Fashion Revue Set-up/Practice Events Center

Wednesday, July 9 8 a.m.

10 a.m.

Sheep Show (Breeding then Market) Sheep & Swine Barn Events Center Open to Public Events Center


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1 p.m. 6 p.m.

Goat Show (Market then Breeding) Livestock Pavilion Final Drive – Sheep & Goat - Livestock Pavilion

Thursday, July 10

7 a.m. 8 a.m.

10 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Rabbit Check In - Livestock Pavilion Rabbit Show - Livestock Pavilion Swine Show - Livestock Pavilion Poultry Check In - Livestock Pavilion Events Center Open to Public Events Center Poultry Show - Livestock Pavilion Pack Goat Show Horse Arena 4-H/FFA Alumni BBQ Livestock Pavilion Final Drive – Swine Livestock Pavilion Beef Show & Final Drive Livestock Pavilion

Friday, July 11 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m.-Noon

11 a.m. 12 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.

8-10 p.m.

Dairy Goat Check In Livestock Pavilion Dairy Goat Show Livestock Pavilion Events Center Open to Public & Fun Day Events: Spinning Display, Petting Zoo, Other Activities Multiple Locations Fair Board Sponsored Livestock Pee-Wee Show Livestock Pavilion Ultrasound (sheep, beef, goat, swine) Livestock Pavilion Round Robin Clinic Livestock Pavilion Ultrasound Results Livestock Pavilion Fashion Revue (with judging) Events Center Family Barn Dance Outside of Livestock Pavilion

Saturday, July 12 7:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6 p.m. After Sale

Round Robin Judges Orientation Livestock Pavilion Round Robin - Livestock Pavilion Events Center Open to Public Events Center Mandatory Showcase Sale Meeting Events Center Showcase Sale Buyers BBQ Events Center Wool Lead - Events Center Showcase Sale - Events Center Market Animal Release - Events Center

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Cheyenne Frontier Days • Laramie County Fairgrounds, Cheyenne, Wyoming • www.CFDRodeo.com Friday, July 18

Monday, July 21

11 a.m. 8 p.m.

10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 11 a.m. 8 p.m.

8 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Old West Museum Carnival Midway Old Frontier Town Buckin’ A Saloon John Mellencamp

Saturday, July 19 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 11 p.m. 8 p.m.

Buffalo Stampede 10K and 5K Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade Behind the Chutes Tour Indian Village Carnival Midway Old Frontier Town Exhibits open Entertainment at CFD Amphitheater at Volunteer Square “Daddy of ‘em All” Rodeo Buckin’ A Saloon Lady Antebellum with Clay Walker

Sunday, July 20 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 11 a.m. 8 p.m.

Old West Museum Cowboy Church Service Behind the Chutes Tour Indian Village Carnival Midway Old Frontier Town Ft. D.A. Russell Days Security Forces Dog Presentation CFD Amphitheater at Volunteer Square “Daddy of ‘em All” Rodeo Buckin’ A Saloon Gary Allan with Chancey Williams & the Younger Brothers Band

7 a.m. 8 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast Old West Museum CFD Western Art Show Indian Village Carnival Midway, Old Frontier Town Behind the Chutes Tour CFD Amphitheater at Volunteer Square “Daddy of ‘em All” Rodeo Buckin’ A Saloon Championship Bull Riding World Finals

Tuesday, July 22 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m.

11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m.

Old West Museum Behind the Chutes Tour CFD Parade Indian Village Carnival Midway Old Frontier Town Behind the Chutes Tour CFD Amphitheater at Volunteer Square PRCA Rodeo Buckin’A Saloon Championship Bull Riding

Wednesday, July 23

7 a.m. 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 8 p.m. 11 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast Old West Museum Behind the Chutes Tour Indian Village Carnival Midway, Old Frontier Town Chuckwagon Cookoff Challenge Rodeo CFD Amphitheater at Volunteer Square “Daddy of ‘em All” Rodeo Florida Georgia Line with Colt Ford Buckin’ A Saloon


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Thursday, July 24 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 11 a.m. 8 p.m.

Old West Museum CFD Parade Indian Village Carnival Midway Old Frontier Town Behind the Chutes Tour Chuckwagon Cookoff Challenge Rodeo CFD Amphitheater at Volunteer Square “Daddy of ‘em All” Rodeo Buckin’ A Saloon Brad Paisley with Randy Houser and Leah Turner

Friday, July 25 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Noon 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 11 a.m. 8 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast Old West Museum Indian Village Carnival Midway Old Frontier Town Kid’s Chuckwagon Cookoff CFD Amphitheater at Volunteer Square “Daddy of ‘em All” Rodeo Buckin’ A Saloon Kid Rock with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Saturday, July 26 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. Noon 11 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 11 a.m. 8 p.m.

Old West Museum CFD Parade Indian Village Carnival Midway Old Frontier Town Behind the Chutes Tour Chuckwagon Cookoff Championship CFD Amphitheater at Volunteer Square “Daddy of ‘em All” Rodeo Buckin’ A Saloon Tim McGraw with Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope

Sunday, July 27 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

10 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

Old West Museum Cowboy Church Service Indian Village Carnival Midway Old Frontier Town Behind the Chutes Tour “Daddy of ‘em All” Rodeo Awards ceremonies

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Phillips County Fair • Phillips County Fairgrounds • Holyoke, Colorado • 970.854.3616 Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

Entries - Leland Miller Memorial Gymkhana Team Roping

Monday, July 21, 2014 7:00 p.m.

RACES- Monday Night Madness with NASCAR star Kenny Schrader

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Entry of General/FCS, 4-H Projects 4-H Interview Judging Judging of 4-H Projects and Club Booths

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

8:30 a.m.            Enter Horses and Tiny Tot Horse Show Entries 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Enter All Open Garden, Floriculture, Baked and Preserved Goods, Crafts, Fine Arts, Quilts, Special Themes                         Contests and Pre-K – 3rd Grade Arts and Craft Show 9 a.m.               4-H Horse Show/Gymkhana Noon-1 p.m. Lunch Break 1 p.m.                 Resume Horse Show/Gymkhana 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Market Animal Weigh in and Entry 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Enter All Rabbits and Poultry 7:30 p.m.    ATV Rodeo (Visit PhillipsCoFair.com for registration forms & rules)  

Thursday, July 24, 2014 9 a.m.

Judge Open Class Exhibits (Exhibit Buildings Closed until judging is finished) 9 a.m. Youth Mud Volleyball (Contact Shanda Willmon - 970-854-2328) 1 p.m.               Poultry and Rabbit Judging 1 p.m.              Enter Farm Mechanics and Judging 4 p.m.               Goat and Dairy Cow Judging                         Swine Judging immediately following Goat and Dairy Cow Judging 6 p.m. Pitch Tournament Ortner Room - Contact Steve Statz 5204554 6 pm Bingo Biesemeier Room

Friday, July 25, 2014 6-8 a.m.

7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.              9 a.m. 1 p.m.               1 p.m.               4 p.m.                                      

Breakfast: 4-H and FFA Exhibitors, Leaders and Parents (Free Breakfast sponsored by Phillips County Farm Bureau Enter Bucket Calves Beef Judging Exhibit Building Open Sheep judging Horseshoe Pitching Parade of Champions Show Arena Press Time 4-H/FFA Livestock and 4-H General


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5 p.m. Carnival Fun 5 p.m.               Barbecue Homesteader’s Park $6.00/plate.  Kid’s meal $2.00/plate 5:30 p.m. 4-H Fashion Review Homesteader’s Park during the Barbecue 7:30 p.m. Jake Gill Concert Beer Garden and Live Band Juke Joint Cruisers                        

Saturday, July 26, 2014

8:30 a.m. Parade Entries being judged in line and judged 9 a.m.                 Parade Entries not being judged registered and in line 10 a.m.               Parade 10 a.m.              Exhibit Building Open 11 a.m.              Pet Show (Show Arena) 11 a.m.              Carnival Fun Opens 11 a.m. Orphan Grain Train Brat Feed Biesemeier Room Event Center Noon Adult Mud Volleyball (Contact Shanda Willmon - 970-854-2328) Noon-2p.m. Jack’s Bean - Bean’ Your Best! Contest Ortner Room - See Special Themes Contests for Rules 12:30  p.m.       Cow Patty Bingo 12:30 p.m.         Pedal Tractor Pull 1 p.m.                Salsa Contest - Event Center 1 p.m.                Horseshoe Pitching 2 p.m.                Rabbit Bingo Contest Show Arena 2:30 p.m.            Jr. Livestock Sale                         Buyer’s Barbecue following Sale Biesemeier Room 7 p.m.                Bull Riding, Bull Fighting & Mutton Bustin!! Presented by Wild West Cattle, LLC Beer Garden and Live Band Juke Joint Cruisers

Sunday, July 27, 2014

9 a.m.                 Exhibit Building Open 9-10 a.m.           Community Church Service Homesteaders Park 10:30 a.m.         Round Robin Showmanship Show Arena 1-3 p.m.             Release of all exhibits & premium pay out and Antique Tractor Pull

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Friday & Saturday Immediately After Rodeo Performance

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July 23-28

Weld County Fair • Island Grove Park, Greeley • www.WeldCountyFair.com PRE-FAIR:

9 p.m.

Saturday, July 19th 8 a.m.

10 a.m.

Ranch Horse Sorting National Championship Grandstand Arena Open Quilt Show Judging Event Center West Rooms

9 a.m.

Thursday, July 24th 7 a.m.

Sunday, July 20th 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

Ranch Horse Sorting National Championship Grandstand Arena 4-H Dog Show Exhibition Building Open Boer Goat Show Event Center

Monday, July 21st 12 noon

4-H Horse Show - Halter Classes Grandstand Arena

Tuesday, July 22nd 8 a.m.

1 p.m. 1 p.m.

4-H Horse Show - Western Classes Grandstand Arena Weld County Bred & Fed Meat Goat Show Event Center Better Living Exhibit Judging Event Center West Rooms

FAIR: All Buildings open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily

Wednesday, July 23rd—Kick Off Day 7 a.m.

4-H Horse Show—Ranch and Timed Events Grandstand Arena

Market and Breeding Meat Goat Show Including Showmanship Event Center Tech Wizards Workshops Exhibition Building Lobby

8 a.m. 9 a.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

Free Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Farm Bureau In front of Exhibition Building Dairy Cattle Show Including Showmanship North Oval West Greeley Conservation District Workshop, Exhibition Building Dairy Heifer Sale North Oval Market and Breeding Sheep Show Including Showmanship, Event Center Blow-n-Go Beef Showmanship North Oval Rabbit Showmanship Event Center

Friday, July 25th—Noble Energy Senior Day 8 a.m.

9 a.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

Market and Breeding Beef Show North Oval Free Admission to Centennial Village Special Events Honoring Seniors Pavilion Poultry Showmanship Event Center Weld County Swine Breeders Association Swine Show Exhibition Building Weld County Fair Open Roping Grandstand Arena


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8 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 27th—Anadarko Family Fun day 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.

Inspirational Service, (non-denominational) Pavilion 2014 Vette Fest Corvette Car Show South East Oval All Around Large Animal Showmanship North Oval Rocket Fly Day Dirt Lot West of Centennial Village Bucket Calf Show North Oval All Around Small Animal Showmanship Event Center Free Admission to Centennial Village Weld County Fair Youth Rodeo Grandstand Arena Fair Parade (after Bucket Calf Show) Staging at Bunkhouse Free BBQ Pavilion Family Fun Fair Oval Fair Award Ceremony Immediately following BBQ Pavilion

Monday, July 28th 3 p.m.

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July 23-Aug. 2

Albany County Fair • Laramie, Wyoming • www.AlbanyCountyFair.com Wednesday, July 23

Monday, July 28

Thursday, July 24

8 a.m.-Noon 8 a.m-8 p.m.

5 p.m.

9 a.m.

5 p.m.

Junior Horse Show Hansen Arena 4-H Fashion Revue & Fabric & Fashion (PACT) judging 4-H Shooting Sports Contests - Shotgun & Parents shoot

Friday, July 25 8 a.m.

5 p.m.

Junior Horse Show Hansen Arena 4-H Shooting Sports Contests – Air Pistol & Rifle. Muzzle loader shoot (at rifle range)

Saturday, July 26 8 a.m.

1 p.m.

Junior Horse Show - Western Horse Show Performance, Roping 4-H Shooting Sports Contests .22 Pistols and Rifle 4-H Shooting Sports Contests – Archery Barns Open for Set-up 4-H Shooting Sports Contests – Air Pistol & Rifle

Sunday, July 27 8-9 a.m. 9 a.m.

5-7 p.m.

8 a.m.

4-H Dog Show Check In Dog Showmanship, Obedience & Rally Kathy Sherwood Memorial Gymkhana Open Rabbit Show Junior Show Rabbits due on grounds Following the open show

9 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Jr Rabbit Show - Showmanship: FFA, Jr. 4-H, Int. 4-H, Sr. 4-H Open Dept. Exhibits Due Hogs, Cattle, Sheep and Goats due on grounds. You must check in with a Superintendent and present your health inspections before you unload! Market & breeding animals due on grounds by 8 p.m. Open Superintendent’s Meeting Open Judges meeting Open Department Judging Junior Leader BBQ Supreme Cow Interviews FFA Indoor Exhibits due Livestock Superintendent’s meeting

Tuesday, July 29 7-9 a.m. 8 a.m.

Poultry Check In Market Lamb weigh Following Sheep - Market Goat weigh Following Goats - Market Swine weigh Following Swine - Market Beef weigh 9 a.m. 4-H and FFA Indoor Superintendents Meeting 9:30 a.m. 4-H and FFA Indoor Judges Meeting 10 a.m.-Noon 4-H Interview Judging FFA Indoor Exhibit Judging 1 p.m. Supreme Cow Contest preg check & weigh 4 p.m. Dairy Goat Milk Out 4-8 p.m. Family Night at the fair 4 pm. 4-H Dog Agility Classes 7:30 p.m. 4-H Fashion Revue Style Show


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Wednesday, July 30

Thursday, July 31 8 a.m.

9 a.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Junior Sheep Show - Market Lamb, Feeder Lamb, Breed classes 4-H Cat Show Pocket Pet Show-Activities Building Jr. Meat Breed Classes & Market Goat Show Ag Olympics Calcutta Ag Olympics

Friday, August 1 7 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

2 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

Cowbelle’s Pancake Breakfast Supreme Cow - Phase 2 Junior Beef Show - Market, Feeder Classes, Phase 1 Supreme Heifers, Breeding Beef, Breed Classes Sale Consignment Closes 4-H Small Animal Round Robin Showmanship State Fair Livestock Entries close 4-H Round Robin - Following Round Robin, Livestock Released Sale consignments must remain on the grounds 4-H Junior Leader Youth Dance - Non sale animals released

Saturday, August 2 11 a.m. Noon 3 p.m.

Barns open for buyers JLS Buyers Appreciation Lunch Junior Livestock Sale Indoor exhibits released

Sunday, August 3

Exhibit and Premium Check Pick up

Wednesday, August 6 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

4-H State Fair Exhibits due

Sunday, Aug. 10 8 a.m

4-H State Fair Food Exhibits due

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July 24-27

Arapahoe County Fair • Aurora, Colorado • www.ArapahoeCountyFair.com Thursday, July 25

4-9 p.m. 4-8:30 p.m. 4-11 p.m.

Gate hours Vendors open Carnival - Crabtree Amusements

Main Hall Barn/East Wing Event Tent Entertainment Stage Livestock Show Tent

Open Class and 4-H Project Displays 4-H Livestock Exhibits Boots not Suits (VIP Dinner)

Mutton Bustin’ Arena Rodeo Arena Petting Zoo

Main Hall

Open Class and 4-H Project Displays Pie Eating Contest Chocolate Cake Contest 4-H Livestock Exhibits

4-H Beef Show 4-H Goat and Sheep Show Mutton Bustin’ Junior Rodeo All day entertainment

4-H Arena South Lawn Tractor Pull Area

All day entertainment

11 a.m.-9 p.m. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Noon-Midnight 9:30 p.m.

Gate hours Vendors open Carnival - Crabtree Amusements Fireworks

Main Hall Barn/East Wing Entertainment Stage Family Tent Event Tent Livestock Show Tent

Open Class and 4-H Project Displays 4-H Livestock Exhibits

Rodeo Arena

All day entertainment All day entertainment Car Show 4-H Beef Fitting Contest 4-H Pee Wee Showmanship Contest 4-H Youth Livestock Auction and Buyers BBQ Stock Dog Demonstrations Rocky Mountain Dock Dogs Antique Tractor Pull (Rocky Mountain Tractor Pullers Association) 4-H Western Horse Show Open Rodeo

Mutton Bustin’ Arena Mutton Bustin’ Lil’ Arena/South Lawn Petting Zoo All day entertainment

Sunday, July 28

All day entertainment All day entertainment Craft Brew Contest

11 a.m.-9 p.m. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Noon-10:30 p.m.

Gate hours Vendors open Carnival - Crabtree Amusements

4-H Poultry Show 4-H Swine Show 4-H Rabbit Show National Sled Pullers Association 4-H English Horse Show Gymkhana Open Rodeo

Main Hall Barn/East Wing

Open Class and 4-H Project Displays 4-H Livestock Exhibits 4-H and Adult Round Robin

Mutton Bustin’ All day entertainment

Saturday, July 27 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Carnival - Crabtree Amusements Fireworks

Barn/East Wing Entertainment Stage Family Tent Event Tent Livestock Show Tent

Friday, July 26

Tractor Pull Area 4-H Arena 4-H Rodeo Arena Mutton Bustin’ Arena Petting Zoo

Noon-Midnight 9:30 p.m.

Gate hours Vendors open

Entertainment Stage Family Tent Event Tent Livestock Show Tent South Lawn Rodeo Arena 4-H Arena Mutton Bustin’ Arena Petting Zoo

All day entertainment All day entertainment Car Show 4-H and Adult Round Robin Rocky Mountain Dock Dogs Demolition Derby 4-H Goat Trail Pack Class Mutton Bustin’ All day entertainment


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July 25-August 2

Platte County Fair • Wheatland, Wyo. • 307.322.9504 • www.PlatteCountyWyoming.com

Friday, July 25 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Horse Show Beef Show Ring Entry deadline for Bucket Calf entries Extension Office

Saturday, July 26 6:30 p.m.

Demolition Derby Outdoor Arena

3:30-4:30 p.m. Beef weigh-in 5:30 p.m. Talent Show Pig Calling Contest Rooster Crowing Contest 7 p.m. PCHA Gymkhana

Wednesday, July 30 8 a.m. 9 a.m.

Monday, July 28

Noon

8 a.m.

1 p.m.

9 a.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. Midnight

Horse Show Outdoor Arena Rabbit Show Outdoor Arena Cat Show Exhibit Hall Fair Sponsor BBQ West of Exhibit Hall Businessman’s Challenge West of Exhibit Hall All Open Class entries due Online

Tuesday, July 29

All Open Class exhibits due, except flowers 8:30 a.m. 4-H Foods & General Projects judged 4-H Building 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All Livestock Due 2-2:30 p.m. Sheep/Market Goats weigh-in 2:30-4:30 p.m. Swine weigh-in

5 p.m.

Sheep Show Beef Show Ring All Open Class entries judged 4-H & Exhibit Halls Meat Goat Show Indoor Arena FFA exhibits due 4-H Building Swine Market Show Indoor Arena

Thursday, July 31 8 a.m.

All Open Class flowers due 4-H Building 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 4-H & Exhibit Halls open to public 9 a.m. Open Class flowers judged 9 a.m. Dairy Goat Show Indoor Arena 9 a.m. Beef Show Beef Show Ring Noon Supreme Cow contest Following Beef Show 1 p.m. Poultry Show Indoor Arena


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4 p.m. 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 9 p.m.

Swine Showmanship & Breeding Show Indoor Arena Pet Show West of Exhibit Hall Ice Cream Social West of Exhibit Hall Youth Fun Night Fun on the Go Blow Ups & Games Platte County Roping entries due Platte County Roping event Youth Dance

Friday, August 1 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 4-H & Exhibit Halls open to public 9 a.m. Dog Show West of Exhibit Hall 2 p.m. State Fair Exhibitor Meeting West of Exhibit Hall 5 p.m. Junior Livestock Sale, Buyers BBQ 7 p.m. Junior Livestock Sale Beef Show Ring 9 p.m. Dance with Cornerstone

Saturday, August 2 10 a.m.

Parade Downtown Wheatland 11 a.m.-9 p.m.4-H & Exhibit Halls open to public Noon Free BBQ provided by Safe Project Noon Platte County Roping Outdoor Arena 1:30 p.m. Pee Wee Showmanship West of Exhibit Hall 2 p.m. Dog Agility Show West of Exhibit Hall 3 p.m. Bucket Calf Contest Indoor Arena 4 p.m. Junior Ranch Rodeo Beef Show Ring 5-7 p.m. 4-H Building/Open Class exhibits released 6 p.m. Pig Wrestling Calcutta Fundraiser to replace 4-H Building furnaces 7 p.m. Pig Wrestling Outdoor Arena 9 p.m. Dance with Blue Light Special

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July 30-August 2

Montezuma County Fairgrounds • Cortez, Colorado • www.MontezumaCountyFair.com Wednesday, July 30 7 a.m. 8-10 a.m. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 4-8 p.m. 5 p.m.

4-H Rocket Launch Cloverbuds will launch their rockets after this Rabbit/Poultry Check-in Rabbit/Poultry Barn Exhibits Open to Public Silent Auction (Wranglers 4H) Main Barn Open Class Goat Show Main Barn 4-H/FFA Goat Show Main Barn Horticulture Entries Taken Main Barn 4-H/FFA Sheep Show Main Barn

Thursday, July 31 7-9 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.

Swine Check/Weigh-in Swine Barn 4-H & Open Rabbit Show Main Barn Horticulture Judging Main Barn Exhibits Open to Public Silent Auction (Wranglers 4H) Main Barn 4-H & Open Poultry Show Poultry Barn Scavenger Hunt Main Barn Jalapeno Eating Contest Main Barn Largest Squash Contest Main Barn Small Animal Round Robin Main Barn 4-H/FFA Beef Show - Main Barn

Friday, August 1 Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day 8 a.m.

4-H/FFA Swine Show Swine Barn Following 4-H Swine Show: Adult Swine Showmanship, (Round-Up 4-H) 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibits Open to Public 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Silent Auction Open (Wranglers 4H) 10 a.m. Scavenger Hunt Main Barn 10:30 a.m. Chubby Bunny ( Hoofbeats 4H) Main Barn 11 a.m. Arm Wrestling Main Barn 11 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament Sign Up Main Barn Noon 4-H Fine Arts Competition Main Barn Noon Man vs. Horse Tug-O-War Grandstands 12:30 p.m. Plunkett Main Barn 1 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament South of Rabbit/Poultry Barn 1 p.m. Rabbit Expo Rabbit/Poultry Barn 2 p.m. 4-H Demonstration Contest Main Barn 2 p.m. Premiere Exhibitor Testing Main Barn 3 p.m. Money Hunt Ages 3-4 Main Barn 3 p.m. Mud Volleyball Round Horse Arena 3:30 p.m. Money Hunt Ages 5-6 Main Barn 3:30 p.m. Mud Tug-O-War Round Horse Arena 4 p.m. Money Hunt Ages 7-8


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4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Main Barn Money Hunt Ages 9-10 Main Barn Public Taste & Vote Judging for Chili & Salsa Contests Main Barn Lawn Mower Races begin Behind Grandstand Barn closes for evening Cowboy Gathering of the Four Corners Concert Grandstand

Saturday, August 2 9 a.m. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Noon 12:30 p.m. 1-2 p.m. 2:15-2:45 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.

Mandatory Sale Meeting Main Barn Silent Auction (Wranglers 4H) Main Barn Exhibits Open to Public Corn Shucking Contest Main Barn Large Animal Round Robin Swine Barn Scavenger Hunt Main Barn United Blood Services blood drive (Wranglers 4H) Pie Eating/Bubble Blowing Contest Main Barn Citizen’s Money Hunt Ages 3-5 Main Barn Citizen’s Money Hunt Ages 6-9 Main Barn Color Run Main Barn Pet Parade Main Barn Tag Team Gunny Sack Race Outside Main Barn Buyer/Member Meet & Greet Barns 4-H/FFA Awards Program Main Barn New Buyer Orientation Main Barn Junior Livestock Sale Main Barn Ranch Rodeo Release Vendors and Open Entries Chuck Wagon Dinner Main Barn Dessert Auction Under Grandstand

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July 30-August 3 — 110th Anniversary Celebration

Adams County Fair • Brighton, Colorado • 303.637.8000 • www.AdamsCountyFair.com Wednesday, July 30 9-11 a.m.

4-H Goat Show Barn 4 9-9:30 a.m. Open Mini Rabbits Indoor Arena 9:30-10:30 a.m. 4-H Rabbit Judging Indoor Arena 4-5 p.m. Open Mini Swine Show Barn 4 5-6:30 p.m. 4-H Swine Showmanship - Senior & Junior Barn 4 5-9 p.m. American Furniture Warehouse “Relaxation Station” 5-7 p.m. Boogie Machine 6-9 p.m. Street Show Midway 7-8 p.m. 4-H Breeding Swine Show Barn 4 7:30-10 p.m. Hazel Miller United Water & Sanitation District Stage

Thursday, July 31 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Senior Day Waymire Dome Building 8:30-9 a.m. Open Mini Goat Dress Up Barn 4 8:30-9 a.m. Open Mini Poultry Indoor Arena 9-9:30 a.m. 4-H Goat Showmanship - Senior & Jr Barn 4 9-9:45 a.m. 4-H Poultry Showmanship Indoor Arena 9-9:30 a.m. The Denver Swing Project Waymire Dome Building 10-10:45 a.m. 4-H Goat Show - Marketing & Breeding Boer Barn 4

11-11:30 a.m. 4-H Cavy Showmanship North Exhibit Hall 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Open Mini Cavy Dress A Cavy North Exhibit Hall 1-1:30 p.m. 4-H Cavy Show North Exhibit Hall 1-1:30 p.m. 4-H Dress a Cavy North Exhibit Hall 1-3 p.m. Miniature Aerosportsters Flight Demonstration East Park Area 1-1:30 p.m. The Yellow Designs Stunt Team - BMX & MTB Show North of the Indoor Arena 1:30-2 p.m. 4-H Sheep - Producer, Futurity, Open Mini Sheep Lead and Sheep Lead Barn 4 3-3:30 p.m. The Yellow Designs Stunt Team - BMX & MTB Show North of the Indoor Arena 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bill Barwick United Water & Sanitation District Stage 5-5:30 p.m. The Yellow Designs Stunt Team - BMX & MTB Show North of the Indoor Arena 5-6 p.m. 4-H Market Swine - Barrows, Gilts, Groups & Pens Barn 4 6-9 p.m. Street Show Midway 7-7:30 p.m. The Yellow Designs Stunt Team - BMX & MTB Show North of the Indoor Arena 7-10 p.m. Budweiser CPRA Rodeo United Power Grandstand Arena 7-8 p.m. United Power Mutton Bustin United Power Grandstand Arena 7:30-10 p.m. Buckstein United Water & Sanitation District Stage


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Friday, August 1

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.The Yellow Designs Stunt Team - BMX & MTB Show North of the Indoor Arena 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Catch-a-Calf Seminar 12-1:30 p.m. 17th Avenue Allstars Indoor Arena United Water & Sanitation District Stage 8-9 a.m. 4-H Market Sheep Show - Showmanship 12-1 p.m. Open Class Alpaca Show & Expo & Market Classes Indoor Arena Barn 4 12:30-1:30 p.m. 4-H Celebrity Livestock Show 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. 4-H Movie Night Barn 4 Extension Office 1:30-3:30 p.m. Junior Livestock Sale Buyers BBQ 9:30-10 a.m. Open Mini Pocket Pets Waymire Dome Building North Exhibit Hall 2-3:30 p.m. Urban Island 12:30-1 p.m. Selection of Grand Champion Market United Water & Sanitation District Stage Lamb Barn 4 2-2:30 p.m. The Yellow Designs Stunt Team 1-1:30 p.m. The Yellow Designs Stunt Team - BMX 4-4:30 p.m. BMX & MTB Show & MTB Show 6-6:30 p.m. North of the Indoor Arena North of the Indoor Arena 3-10 p.m. Street Show 2-2:45 p.m. NWSS Catch-a-Calf Show Midway Indoor Arena 4-7 p.m. Junior Livestock Sale 3-3:30 p.m. The Yellow Designs Stunt Team - BMX Sale Barn & MTB Show 4-7 p.m. Deja Blue North of the Indoor Arena United Water & Sanitation District Stage 4-5 p.m. Open Mini Bucket Calf Contest 7-10 p.m. DDRA Demolition Derby Indoor Arena United Power Grandstand Arena 4:30-5:30 p.m. 4-H Beef Show - Market, Showmanship, 7-9 p.m. Denver Nuggets Dancers Feeder & Breeding United Water & Sanitation District Stage Indoor Arena 9-11 p.m. 4-H Dance 5-5:30 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Hopping Competition Waymire Dome Building North Exhibit Hall 9:30-11:45 p.m. Swerve United Water & Sanitation District Stage 5-5:30 p.m. The Yellow Designs Stunt Team 7-7:30 p.m. BMX & MTB Show North of the Indoor Arena

Sunday, August 3

7-10 p.m.

NSPA Truck Pull United Power Grandstand Arena 7-10 p.m. Street Show Midway 7:30-9:30 p.m. Chris Daniels and the Kings United Water & Sanitation District Stage 10-11:45 p.m. That 80s Band United Water & Sanitation District Stage

Saturday, August 2 7-11:30 a.m.

Funnel Cake 5 & 10 K Race Adams County Regional Park 9:30-10 a.m. Open Mini Cat Show North Exhibit Hall 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Open Class Crops, Vegetable & Flower Show Good Luck Building 10-11 a.m. 4-H Cat Show North Exhibit Hall

8-10 a.m.

4-H Olympics Adams County Regional Park

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. The Yellow Designs Stunt Team 2-2:30 p.m. BMX & MTB Show 4-4:30 p.m. North of the Indoor Arena 6-6:30 p.m. 12-5 p.m.

Street Show Midway 1-3 p.m. Chicano Heat United Water & Sanitation District Stage 1-7 p.m. La Tricolor & Univision Colorado y Presentan Dia de la Familia United Power Gradnstand Arena 2-4 p.m. 4-H Awards Indoor Arena 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sangre Nueva United Water & Sanitation District Stage 6-8 p.m. Rick Garcia Band United Water & Sanitation District Stage


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Performing Arts

MCC Jazz Ensemble.............Jul 24 MCC Platte Valley Band......Jul 31 Morgan County Chorale....Dec 6-7 UNC Musical Theatre Showcase...Feb 7 Don Richmond & the Drifters...Mar 14 Morgan County Chorale....Apr 25-26

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WESTERN ART, ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES SHOW Buy. Sell. Trade. 200 dealers & exhibitors in antique and contemporary authentic Western merchandise. Art, antiques, jewelry, apparel, memorabilia, antique & historic firearms, saddles, spurs, Indian artifacts, and more.

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Summer Events 2014

Lazy H Ranch offers:

Summer Events 2014:

• Equine Events including ranch

sorting, working cow, team penning & barrel races

• Clinics, Camps & Training groups or individual sessions

• Performance Horse Sales

• Corporate Events & Weddings at our beautiful mansion

• Horse Boarding; indoor heated barn or outdoor pasture

• Over 1200 acres for Trail Riding Follow us on Twitter @STK_Productions Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/STKproductions

June: 21 - Beginner Sorting Clinic I 25-27 - Youth Ranch Sorting Summer Camp July: 13 - RSNC Ranch Sorting & Team Penning Competition 19 - Beginner Sorting Clinic II August: 9 - Beginner Sorting Clinic III 15-17 - NBHA District Finals Barrel Race

For all event details, times and up-to-date information, visit our website at: www.lazyranchcolorado.com or call us at 720-506-5300 We are adding new events weekly, so check back often.

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August 1-7

Morgan County Fair • Brush, Colorado • www.Extension.ColoState.edu/Morgan Friday, August 1 7:30-9 a.m.

8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Enter Rabbit Exhibits Rabbit Barn Enter Poultry Exhibits Poultry Barn Poultry Judging Multi-Purpose Building Rabbit Judging Multi-Purpose Building Ranch Horse Event Outdoor Arena Vet Check, Gymkhana Events Gymkhana Outdoor Arena

Saturday, August 2 8 a.m.

8-10 a.m. 9 a.m.-Noon 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. Noon 1 p.m.

5 & 7 p.m.

6-8 p.m. 8 p.m.

Junior Rodeo Performance Grandstands Enter Goats and Breeding Sheep Goat/Sheep Barn Enter Open Floriculture Exhibits Mark Arndt Event Center Weigh Market Goats Breeding Sheep Judging Multi-Purpose Building Goat Showmanship Judging Multi-Purpose Building Open Floriculture Judging Mark Arndt Event Center Following Showmanship: Market Goat Judging Multi-Purpose Building Following Market Goats: Breeding Goat Judging Multi-Purpose Building Non-Sale Goats released after show Morgan County 4-H Foundation Dinner Two serving times - Contact Foundation Board Members for tickets Mark Arndt Event Center Enter and Weigh Market Lambs All Market Lambs must be at Fairgrounds

Sunday, August 3 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 9-10:30 a.m.

Horse Vet Check 4-H Junior Horse Show - Indoor Arena Enter Junior and Open Field Crops Mark Arndt Event Center 9-11 a.m. Enter Junior and Open Garden Mark Arndt Event Center 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Check-in Livestock (Excluding Swine) Animals/Tack not accepted before 10 a.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Weigh Market Swine upon arrival 11 a.m. Judging of Junior and Open Field Crops Mark Arndt Event Center 1 p.m. Judging of Junior and Open Garden Mark Arndt Event Center 4 p.m. All Swine must be at Fairgrounds 5 p.m. Market Sheep Showmanship followed by Show Multi-Purpose Building 7 p.m. Church Service Multi-Purpose Building

Monday, August 4

7:30-10:30 a.m. Check in Livestock entries 8-11 a.m. Enter Open Class Home Economics Mark Arndt Event Center 8-11 a.m. Enter Farm Mechanics West of North Grandstands 9:30 a.m. Weigh Market Beef 10:30 a.m. Livestock Vet Check 12:30 p.m. Open Home Economics Judging begins Start time will vary by department Mark Arndt Event Center 1 p.m. Open Class Home Economics Bake Sale Mark Arndt Event Center Farm Mechanics Judging West of North Grandstands 4 p.m. Market Swine Judging Multi-Purpose Building 4 p.m. Pork Burger Concession Open 7 p.m. Open Class Home Economics Exhibits Open for Public Viewing


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Tuesday, August 5 7-9 a.m.

8-10 a.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Free Breakfast, Sponsored by the Morgan County Farm Bureau Check in Open Class Bottle Calf, Lamb, Kid Entries Indoor Arena Open Class Bottle Calf, Lamb, Kid Show Indoor Arena Breeding and Market Beef Judging Indoor Arena Applications Due for 2014 Catch-it-Animals Fair Office

Wednesday, August 6 8 a.m. Noon 1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 2 p.m. 5-7 p.m. 5-7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 9 p.m.

Dairy Cattle Judging Indoor Arena Catch-it-Dairy Heifer Sale Indoor Arena Master Showmanship Contest Indoor Arena Cricket Races Multi-Purpose Building Pedal Tractor Pull Contest Multi-Purpose Building Steak Fry and Entertainment Indoor Arena Ag Olympics Competition Outdoor Arena Catch-it-Contests Outdoor Arena Wild West Carnival 4-H Building Release non-sale animals (starts 15 minutes after Catch-It Contests finish and goes until 9 p.m.)

Thursday, August 7 8-10 a.m.

8 a.m. 9 a.m. 11 a.m. 4-5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

All 4-H and Open Class Exhibits Released Picked up by 10 a.m. or premium may be forfeited Mark Arndt Event Center Ultrasound: Sale Hogs, Goats and Lambs All Livestock, except sale animals, must be picked up by 9 a.m. or premiums can be forfeited Meeting for exhibitors selling in junior market sale Indoor Arena Junior Livestock Sale Barbecue Mark Arndt Event Center Junior Livestock Sale Multi-Purpose Building


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South River Real Estate CHARMING RANCHETTE IN COAL CREEK 17.11 Acres • Montrose County, Colorado 12 irrigated acres; 3,384 sq. ft. 5-bedroom, 4-bath home features an adobe fireplace in the office, southwest design picture window, wet bar; beautifully landscaped yard; large colored concrete tiered patio overlooking the valley floor and surrounding mountains plumbed for gas grill; separate building with hot tub; in addition to the 2-car attached garage, there is another garage which has electricity and foam insulation; 24x120 metal building containing a 24x40 shop area with electricity, 220 power, gas stove, fluorescent and flood lighting, 16x10 door with opener, 4 outside pipe rail pens and hay storage area; plus 4 additional outside pens located by the roping arena; 5 automatic frost free waterers; you must take a look at this captivating location in order to appreciate the country appeal. M.L.S. #662734/#662737 Price: $689,000.00

PRIVATE, SECLUDED PROPERTY WITH RIVER FRONTAGE 15.52 Acres • Olathe, Montrose County 3,468 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 3-bath home, gourmet kitchen, rock gas fireplace, hardwood and tile flooring, office and bonus room; 6x12 storage shed; 32x64 shop with 2-10’ doors and man door, concrete flooring, electricity and two storage rooms; white vinyl fencing outlines the yard and driveway; rock borders separating the gravel circular driveway and yard; immaculate condition; large deck with Pergola; back patio with fire pit; pond; wildlife traverses the property; exceptional views of pristine mountains; irrigation water; take a look at this little piece of heaven. M.L.S. #692057/#692069 Price: $695,000.00

SECLUDED RANCH 45 Acres • Montrose, Montrose County Plush hay meadows is located southeast of Montrose; 30 irrigated acres with ample irrigation water; good habitat for wintering cattle and for the wildlife; great horse set-up featuring a 39x58.5 open hay shed and a 60.5x156 wood-sided barn with indoor arena, electricity, workshop, office and tack room with a swivel iron saddle rack; 1,606 sq. ft., 2-bedroom, 1-bath home with 2 pellet stoves, RO water system, tongue and groove paneling and ceiling; yard surrounding the home features large mature trees, rock water way, boulder accents and flowers; borders BLM on two sides; put this all together and this truly is the place you have dreamed about. M.L.S. #681014 Price: $650,000.00

VERSATILE PROPERTY 14.26 Acres • Olathe, Montrose County Approximately 13 irrigated acres; plenty of irrigation water; includes side roll sprinkler; beautiful 1.5 story 1,964 sq. ft., 4-bedroom, 3-bath home with lots of wood work, custom made Birch kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, large patio, two-car attached garage with a guest bedroom and bath upstairs; 66x50 shop, with 2-12x14 doors, office, living quarters with appliances, 2-bathrooms, concrete floor, 220 electricity, in-floor heat, outside wash rack; wood-sided pump and storage building; 12x30 loafing shed with tack room; two separate fenced pastures; access immediately off a county road; small amount of river frontage; amazing landscaping; sound like a place you can enjoy life from, then it is waiting for you. M.L.S. #684200/#684209 Price: $649,000.00

18101 Woodgate Road, Montrose, CO 81403 email: mlowry@soriver.com


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Mike Lowry, Broker/Owner • 970-209-4312 • 970-249-2662 Debra E. Kane, Associate Broker • Cell: 970-275-2791 Travis W. Wofford • Cell: 970-209-0321

PRISTINE MOUNTAIN PROPERTY 590 Acres * Montrose * Montrose County Talk about magnificent mountain property! This property features several expansive open irrigated parks, irrigation water, 4 ponds, 2 decreed springs, Pinion and Juniper trees, abundant wildlife, rustic cabin that may be utilized for a hunting camp or cow camp, extremely good access as the county road traverses the entire length of the property and borders BLM on three sides. The most outstanding grazing and hunting property in the area. The potential radiating from this unique mountain property is something you can only appreciate once you take a look. M.L.S. #691023 Price: $720,000.00

GREAT LITTLE HORSE SET-UP 4.71 Acres * Olathe * Montrose County This wonderful, neat and clean ranchette features: 2 story, 2,000 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 3 bath, handicap accessible home with tiered decking, beautiful landscaping, fruit trees; a 36x50 insulated shop with concrete floors, office, loft storage area, ceiling fans, electric heaters, 220 power outlets; attached to shop are two 16x50 steel beam lean-to’s; a 50x70 barn with an insulated tack room, 4 panel pens, two 10x20 hay storage areas; corrals; loafing shed; and riding arena; approximately 2.5 irrigated acres; so if this sounds like something you have always dreamed about, come take a look. M.L.S. #672042 Price: $380,000.00 Price Reduction: $359,900.00

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INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL IRRIGATED LIVESTOCK RANCH 413 Acres * Cedaredge * Delta County 413 contiguous acres; approximately 350 irrigated acres; set of tie and pipe working corrals; semi loading chute; well; 2 Orchard City water taps; year round live water out of Surface Creek making this the perfect investment for hay production, livestock grazing, calving, and hunting; excellent development potential due to the abundance of valuable priority irrigation water for converting to domestic water taps and the fact there are county roads or state highway frontage on three sides; 2,315 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 3 bath home featuring a 26x30 family room with a gas fireplace, mud room, stand alone shower and jetted bath tub in the master bedroom, and a 30x40 attached oversized garage; home has lots of windows from which to enjoy the phenomenal unobstructed views which include not only the treasured snow capped mountains but the famous Grand Mesa and the plush hay fields and wildlife traversing the meadows; come take a look at this pristine property. M.L.S. #687734/#687739 Price: $2,975,000.00

WELL ORGANIZED HORSE FACILITY 37.52 Acres * Montrose * Montrose County This horse ranch features: 2,128 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 3-bath home; 2-car detached garage with workshop; 87 x 140 ft. indoor stall barn and riding arena; 130 x 200 outdoor arena; 3 inside pens and 13 outside pens; 7 automatic waterers; 1-bedroom studio/ bunkhouse; 37.52 acres with 29 irrigated acres and is close to town as well as being connected to the city sewer system. The landscaping consists of beautiful flowers and trees around the house, a pole fence around the front yard, and in the back yard a rock patio with concrete fire pit in the middle from which to enjoy those late night barbecues with family and friends. So if you are looking for a highly functional, efficient horse ranch, then you must take a look at this exceptional ranch property. MLS #667559 Price: $490,000.00

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August 1-10

Boulder County Fair • Longmont, Colorado • 303.772.7170 • www.BoulderCountyFair.org Friday, August 2 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 5-8 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7-9 p.m. 9 p.m.

4-H/FFA Horse Show IA, OA & Practice Arena 4-H/FFA Horse Ranch Show IA Carnival Open Cowgirl’s Ball FG Draft Horse Show OA Exhibit Building Closed

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7-10 a.m.

7 a.m. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m.

Kids Day Activity - Salute to Sirens & Safety (FG) - Squiggly Art Robots (EB) Adult and Junior Open Class Field Crops, Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers Check-In EB Longmont Twin Peaks Rotary Chuckwagon Breakfast Roosevelt Park 4-H/FFA Horse Showmanship/Halter IA Salute to Sirens and Welcome Home Troops 5K Race Gallup at the Fair Parade Check In/Line Up Roosevelt Park - Longmont, Colo. Open Fleece Judging EB Parade sponsored by the Kiwanis Downtown Longmont Exhibit Building Open - Craft Show

10 a.m.-6 p.m. FFA Petting Zoo Kid’s Corral 12-2 p.m. Kids Day Activity - Squiggly Art Robots Boulder History Museum EB 12-5 p.m. 4-H/FFA Horse Western IA/OA 1 p.m. Adult and Junior Open Class Field Crops, Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers Judging EB 1 p.m. Carnival Open 2-4 p.m. Bakersfield Band FG 3-7 p.m. Poultry Check-In Barn A 5-6 p.m. 4-H/FFA Horse Freestyle Reining IA 5-7 p.m. Bonnie and the Clydes FG 7 p.m. Mexican Rodeo OA 8-10p.m. The Canyon Creek Band FG 9 p.m. Exhibit Building Closed

Sunday, August 3 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m.

Kids Day Activity - Squiggly Art Robots (EB) 4-H/FFA Horse Show Champion of Champions IA CPRA Rodeo Slack OA Exhibit Building Open


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10 a.m.-6 p.m. FFA Petting zoo Kids Corral 1-3 p.m. Kids Day Activity - Squiggly Art Robots Boulder History Museum EB 1 p.m. Carnival Open 1-3 p.m. The Buck Tones Band FG 4-6 p.m. Giddy up Kitty Band FG 5 p.m. CPRA Rodeo OA 6-8:30 p.m. 4-H fashion revue show EB stage 7-9 p.m. The Tyler Walker Band FG 9 p.m. Exhibit Building Closed

Monday, August 4 All day

9 a.m.-12 p.m. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 12-1 p.m. 2-3 p.m. 3-6 p.m. 4 p.m. 4-7 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 7-8 p.m.

Exhibit Building, Kid’s Corral and Carnival Closed 4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Vet Check-in Barn A 4-H/FFA All Goat Check-in Barn A 4-H/FFA Breeding/Fiber/Utility Goat Vet Check-in Barn A 4-H/FFA Sheep Check-in Barn A 4-H/FFA Alpaca Check-in Barn A 4-H/FFA Market Goat Weigh-In Barn A 4-H/FFA Market Sheep Retinal Scan & Weigh-In Barn A 4-H/FFA Utility Goat/Alpaca Show IA Colorado Draft Horse Classic Shire Halter Show - OA 4-H/FFA Rabbit Vet Check-in EB Market Rabbit Weigh-in EB Farm to Table Dinner Fair Garden 4-H/FFA Gymkhana IA Dairy Goat Milk Out Barn A

Tuesday, August 5

Kids Day Activity - Investigating Dinosaurs WOW Children’s Museum 8-10 a.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Vet Check-in Barn D 6-9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Market Swine Vet Check-in, Weigh-In Barn B 6-9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding Swine Vet Check-in Barn B 8-10 a.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding Beef Vet Check-in Barn C 8-10 a.m. 4-H/FFA Market Beef Vet Check-in Barn C 8 a.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Showmanship Barn A 8-9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Dog Show Check In 9-11 a.m. 4-H/FFA Market Goat, Sheep, Swine Ultra Sound Barn B 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dog Show IA 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Boulder County Queen’s Clinic Extension Office 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 4-H/FFA Poultry Show Barn A 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Kids Day Activity - Investigating Dinosaurs WOW Children’s Museum 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FFA Petting Zoo Kids Corral 10 a.m. Colorado Draft Horse Classic OA 11 a.m. Pee Wee Livestock Dairy Goat Show Barn A 12-2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Market Beef Weigh-In & Ultrasound Barn C 12 p.m. Dairy Goat Milking Barn A 1-4 p.m. 4-H/FFA Poultry Showmanship Barn A 1 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Utility Show Barn A 3 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Awards Barn A 4 p.m. Exhibit Building Open SEE BOULDER COUNTY FAIR | Page 46


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Tuesday, August 5 ... 5 p.m.

6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 9 p.m.

Colorado Draft Horse Classic OA Westernaires & Goin to the Dogs IA 4-H/FFA Swine Showmanship Barn B Exhibit Building Closed

Wednesday, August 6

Kids Day Activity - Adventures with Agriculture Boulder Research Conservation EB 8:30 a.m. 4-H/FFA Market/Breeding/Utility Goat Showmanship Barn A 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Boulder County Queen’s Clinic Horsemanship Nelson Road Arena 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 4-H/FFA Poultry Show Barn A 10 a.m. 4-H/FFA Market Goat Show Barn A (immediately following showmanship) 10 a.m. Exhibit Building Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FFA Petting zoo Kids Corral 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Kids Day Activity - Goin Green Boulder Research Conservation EB 2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding/Utility Goat Show Barn A (immediately following fiber goat show) 12-3 p.m. 4-H/FFA Market Rabbit Show - EB 1-4 p.m. 4-H/FFA Poultry Showmanship Barn A 3 p.m. 3-D Jackpot Barrel Race & Gymkhana Check-in - OA 4-6 p.m. Lightly Toasted Band - FG 4-6 p.m. Chuckwagon Dinner - PA 5 p.m. Carnival Open 5-7 p.m. 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show Barn B 5 p.m. Gymkhana - OA 7-9 p.m. Usual Suspects Band - FG 7 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Showmanship IA 8 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Show IA (immediately following dairy cattle showmanship) 9 p.m. Exhibit Building Closed

Thursday, August 8

Kids Day Activity - Adventures with Ag Ollin Farms 7-10 a.m. Commercial Adult Field Crops, Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers Check-in - EB 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding Rabbits Show - EB 8:30 a.m. 4-H/FFA Owned & Bred Swine Show Barn B 9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding Swine Show Barn B 10 a.m. Exhibit Building Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FFA Petting zoo Kids Corral 10 a.m. Kids Day Activity - Adventures with Ag Ollin Farms 11 a.m. 4-H/FFA Sheep Showmanship Barn A 12 p.m. 4-H/FFA Market Lamb Show Barn A 1 p.m. Commercial Adult Field Crops, Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers Judging 1 p.m. Carnival Open - Kids Day Discount 2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding Sheep Show Barn A 4 p.m. Ballet on Horseback - IA 4-6 p.m. Back Woods Galaxy Band - FG 6 p.m. Pee Wee Novice Market/Fiber Goat Show (public may participate) Barn A 6-8 p.m. Enerjazz Band - FG 6:30 p.m. Kid’s Rodeo - OA 7 p.m. Goin’ to the Dogs - IA 7-9 p.m. The Woftones Band - FG 7 p.m. 4-H/FFA Poultry Awards Barn A 7:30 p.m. Ballet on Horseback - IA 9 p.m. Exhibit Building Closed

Friday, August 8

Kids Day Activity - Super Science NOAA & NIST EB & FG 9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Beef Showmanship - IA 10 a.m. 4-H/FFA Market Beef Show - IA 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Open Highland Cattle Check In Barn C


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10 a.m. Exhibit Building Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FFA Petting zoo Kid’s Corral 10 a.m. Fiber Goat Showmanship Barn A 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Mountain View Fire Rescue Barnyard Safety Buddies Kid’s Corral 10 a.m. Kids Day Activity - Super Science NOAA & NIST - EB & FG 11 a.m. Fiber Goat Show Barn A 12 p.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding Beef Show - IA 12-8 p.m. Pet a Bunny Wagon - EB 1 p.m. Poultry Sale - IA 1 p.m. Open Highland Show - IA 2 p.m. Dress a Bunny Contest - EB 3 p.m. Pee Wee Rabbit Show - EB 3 p.m. Highland Costume Contest - IA 3 p.m. 4-H/FFA Swine Awards - Barn B 4-6 p.m. Pee Wee Sheep Show (public may participate) Barn A 5-7 p.m. Lee Thomas Band - FG 5 p.m. Carnival Open 4-6 p.m. Swine Awards BBQ Barn B 7 p.m. 4-H/FFA Round Robin Large Animal Showmanship - IA 7 p.m. Freestyle Bull Fighting & Pro Bull Tour OA 8-10 p.m. The Country Music Project - OA 9 p.m. Exhibit Building Closed

Saturday, August 9 6-11 a.m.

Annual Optimist Club Breakfast Picnic Area 8 a.m. 4-H/FFA Round Robin Small Animal Showmanship - IA 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bucket Calf Check-in Barn D 10 a.m. Exhibit Building Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FFA Petting Zoo - Kid’s Corral 10 a.m. 4-H General Projects Awards - FG 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 4-H Product Sale - FG 12-2 p.m. Livestock Market Sale Buyer’s BBQ IA 12-8 p.m. 4-H Pet-A-Bunny Wagon - EB

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 2-6 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 5 p.m. 5-7 p.m. 8-10 p.m. 9 p.m.

Round Robin Awards IA, during Buyer’s BBQ Carnival Open Parade of 4-H/FFA Market Livestock Champions - IA, during Buyer’s BBQ Craft Distillers Festival - FG Livestock Market Sale - IA Mojo Mama Band - FG Demolition Derby - OA Richie Law Band - FG The Fab 4 Band - FG Exhibit Building Closed

Sunday, August 10

10 a.m. Exhibit Building Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FFA Petting zoo open Kid’s Corral 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Pee Wee Swine Fun Show and Games (open to public - adults, alumni and youth) Barn B 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Cowboy Christian Fellowship with Rinn Church - IA 1-2 p.m. Bucket Calf Show - IA 12 p.m. 4-H/FFA Rabbit Awards - EB 1 p.m. 4-H/FFA Beef Awards - Barn C 12-4 p.m. 4-H/FFA Poultry Sale - Barn A 12-4 p.m. 4-H Pet-A-Bunny Wagon - EB 12:30-2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Costume Contest Barn A 1 p.m. Carnival Open 1-3 p.m. Boulder Chorale 2 p.m. Truck & Tractor Pull - OA 2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Rabbit Dress-A-Bunny Costume Contest - EB (*) 2 p.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding/Fiber/Utility Goat Awards - Barn A 3 p.m. 4-H/FFA Poultry Check Out -EB 3-5 p.m. Los Chavos Dun Dun Band - FG 3:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Awards - BA 4-7 p.m. Livestock Release - All Species 5 p.m. Exhibit Building Closed EB = Exhibit Building FG = Fair Garden IA = Indoor Arena OA = Outdoor Arena / Jack Murphy Stadium


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August 2-6

Yuma County Fair • Yuma, Colorado • www.YumaCounty.net/county_fair.html Saturday, August 2 8 a.m.

11 a.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.

Jr. and Open Horse Show ( Jr. pre-entries required. Open pre-entries encouraged.) Open entries close 7:30 a.m. Weigh Market Swine Open Class Swine Judging, Junior Market Swine Showmanship, Junior Market Swine Judging Ranch Rodeo Calcutta Ranch Rodeo

Monday, August 4 6:30-8 a.m. 7:30-9 a.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m.

Sunday, August 3

9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

9 a.m.

11 a.m. 2 p.m.

7 a.m. 8 a.m.

10 a.m. Noon 1 p.m.

1-3 p.m. 1-4 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m.

Cowboy Church Services (Grandstands) Gymkhana Events for Junior Horse Exhibitors only Dairy Goat Judging (Hog & Sheep showring), Dairy Cattle Judging (Dairy Cattle Judging immediately following the Dairy Goat Judging) Weigh Junior Market Sheep; Weigh Junior Market Goats Weigh Market Beef and brand inspection Open Class Sheep Judging; Junior Sheep Showmanship, Junior Breeding and Market Sheep Judging; Open Market Goat Judging; Junior Market Goat Showmanship; Junior Breeding Market Goat and Market Goat Judging Crops & Garden Entry Open Class Home Ec Exhibit Entry Rabbit and Poultry entry. Home Grown Beef Class; Junior Beef Showmanship Yuma County Ministerial Associations Program “Deaniel Christian Band” Grandstands

4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

6:50 p.m. 7 p.m.

Junior Exhibitor & Leader breakfast courtesy of Yuma County Farm Bureau Open Class Home Ec Exhibit Entry Open/Junior Crops and Garden Exhibit Entry Junior Market Beef Judging; Junior Breeding Beef Judging Poultry Judging and Farm Mechanics Judging Open Class Home Economics Judging Crops & Garden Judging Junior Bucket Calf Interviews Begin (show at 2 p.m. in the hog & sheep showring) Rabbit Judging Junior Bucket Calf Show Hog & sheep showring (Open class baby calves will follow bucket calves in showring) Pictures for Home Ec & General Projects General Projects Building Grand Champion Award Recipients only. Pictures for Livestock, Plant Science & Small animals East end of beef barn Grand Champion Award Recipients only. Hogs in hog & sheep showring (Showmanship pictures are not taken) Recognition of Meritorious Individual & Business and Outstanding 4-H Homemakers - Sale ring Jr. Livestock Sale (Consignments must be submitted to the Extension fair office as stated on each species express consignment form)


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Tuesday, August 5 10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Parade. Theme: “Childhood Memories of Yuma County” Downtown Yuma Barbeque - $5/person ( Junior Exhibitors, 4-H Leaders, Ag Education Instructors and Superintendents free – must have a token. Tokens available in the fair office.) Sponsored by Premier Farm Credit, Murphy Brown, Yuma Dairy, CNF Foods, Inc., Shop-All & Y-W Electric. Horse Racing (Ticket required) PRCA Rodeo – Ram Series Rodeo Admission $10 Round Robin Showmanship Judging Chili Cook-off Frankie Ballard with Austin Wahlert Grandstand Show Admission $20. Standing room $25.

COWBOY POETRY A Year to Honor the Ranch Woman

October 2-5, 2014 ~ Durango, Colorado with TOM RUSSELL~JUNI FISHER~KRISTYN HARRIS~TRINITY SEELY and many more Poetry~Music~Art~History~Parade~Train Ride~Trail Ride

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Wednesday, August 6 7:30 a.m. 8-10 a.m. 8-11 a.m. 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

PRCA Rodeo Slack “Senior Day” Continental Breakfast and Activities “A Day at the Fair” - Showring: “Making the world of showing a reality for all.” Youth Tractor Pedal Pull (front of grandstand) Junior County Events. (Entry deadline along with fees for Junior County Events: Monday of fair – 5 p.m.) Horse Racing Yuma County Fair Queen Announcement Senior County Events (Entry deadline along with fees for Senior County Events: Monday of fair – 5 p.m.) All exhibits released PRCA Rodeo – Ram Series Rodeo – Admission $10.

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August 2-9

Laramie County Fair • Cheyenne, Wyoming • www.LaramieCountyFair.com Saturday, August 2 7 a.m.-10 a.m.        9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.

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Sunday, August 3 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 9 a.m.        11 a.m. Noon-8 p.m. 1 p.m.

Exhibit Hall open to public Youth Dairy Goat Show Sheep Barn Centennial Antique Tractor & Engine Club Show Parade of Tractors Midway Attractions Centennial Antique Tractor & Engine

2 p.m.       3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

Club Show Rodeo Lovable Mutt Contest (Open) 4-H Cat Show Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis Bling a Bad Contest Centennial Antique Tractor & Engine Club Show - Antique Tractor Pull Mutton Bustin’ Entries Taken Contestants MUST be present for weighing and measuring Midway Judging of Scarecrow Contest Serendipity Poets Exhibition Hall Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis

Monday, August 4 8 a.m.

All Market Beef, Sheep, & Swine due on the grounds 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Exhibit Hall open to public 10 a.m. All FFA Market Lamb weigh in and ultrasound    Market Goats weigh in and ultrasound    4-H weighs-in’s and ultrasound Sheep Barn  11 a.m.-8 p.m. Midway Attraction(s) Young Guns Wild West FREE Kids Park opens 11:30 a.m. Caricatures by Connie Brooks Midway Noon All FFA Market Swine weigh-in    4-H Market Swine weigh-ins         Swine Barn 1-5 p.m. Poultry Check-In         McCallister Barn 


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1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.        3 p.m.         3:30 p.m. 5-7 p.m.

5 p.m.

       5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.

Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis All FFA Market Beef weigh in and ultrasound 4-H Market Beef weigh-ins and ultrasound Beef Barn Breeding Beef Check-In Beef Barn Free Entertainment Knitting Basics with “Mary” Fiber Arts Booth Open Class Floriculture & Horticulture entries released Caricatures by Connie Brooks Market Goat Bred & Fed Sheep Bred & Fed Swine Bred & Fed Sheep Barn Free Entertainment Alpacalypmics Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis

Tuesday, August 5 7:30 a.m.-Noon        9 a.m.-8 p.m. 9 a.m.                           

Open Class Culinary Exhibits due Exhibition Hall Exhibit Hall open to public FFA Market Sheep Showmanship FFA Market Sheep Show Sheep Barn Supreme Cow Record Books due to Beef Superintendent Poultry Show Judging         McCallister Barn  11 a.m.-8 p.m. Midway Attraction(s) 11 a.m. 4-H Market Sheep Showmanship 4-H Market Sheep Show         Sheep Barn 11:30 a.m. Entertainment - “Aggie, From Down on the Farm” 11:30 a.m. Caricatures by Connie Brooks 12:30 p.m. Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis 1 p.m. Open Class Culinary Judging         Exhibition Hall 2:30 p.m. Free Entertainment 4 p.m. Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis 5 p.m. Bead/Metal Work – Diane Baldwin         Exhibition Hall Entertainment          Midway Stage 5-7 p.m. Fiber Preparation with “Barbara” Fiber Arts Booth

5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.       

Youth Supreme Cow Contest Beef Barn Cupcake Decorating Contest Game Night Mutton Bustin & Stick Horse Barrel Racing CFD Arena

Wednesday, August 6 7:45-8:45 a.m.        9 a.m.  

6-Class Rabbit check in Under the CFD Grandstands FFA Market Swine Showmanship FFA Market Swine FFA Breeding Swine 4-H Swine Showmanship 4-H Swine Show Breeding Swine Light & Heavyweight Classes         Sheep Barn Rabbit Show         Under the CFD Grandstands   10 a.m. Beef Bred & Fed Beef Barn Show Ring 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Exhibit Hall open to public 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Midway Attractions 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Weaving Demonstration Fiber Arts Booth 11:30 a.m. Entertainment - Kenn Serrano Noon & 5 p.m. Weaving with “Let’s Spin Group” 12:30 p.m. Entertainment - Kenn Serrano Magic Act Exhibit Hall Stage 1 p.m. Youth Bucket Calf Contest   Youth Feeder Calf Contest -Beef Barn 2:30 p.m. Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis 3 p.m. Youth Breeding Beef Show Beef Barn 4:30 p.m. Free Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis 5 p.m. Cardboard Loom/Amulet Exhibit Hall Extension Seminar Series Kenn Serrano - Balloon Tying 5:30 p.m. PeeWee Sheep Lead - Sheep Barn    4-H Rabbit Showmanship FFA Rabbit Showmanship Under the CFD Grandstands 6:30 p.m. Check-In for Pig Wrestlin’ - CFD Arena Kenn Serrano - Juggling Act 7 p.m. Pig Wrestlin’ - CFD Arena  SEE LARAMIE COUNTY FAIR | Page 56


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Thursday, August 7

11:30 a.m.

7:45-8:45 a.m. 4-Class Rabbit check in (Show starts immediately following check in) - Under the CFD Grandstands 9 a.m. FFA Market Beef Showmanship FFA Market Beef Show - Beef Barn 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Exhibit Hall open to public 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Midway Attractions 11:30 a.m. Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis, Kenn Serrano 1 p.m. 4-H Market Beef Showmanship 4-H Market Beef Show - Beef Barn 1:30 p.m. Kenn Serrano - Magic Show 4:30 p.m. FFA Market Goat Showmanship FFA Market Goat Show   Breeding Show   4-H Market Goat Showmanship   Market Goat Show - Sheep Barn 4 p.m. Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis 5 p.m. Spinning with “Barbara Iverson” Fiber Arts Booth Exhibition Hall Youth Pie Eating Contest - Midway Stage 5:30 p.m. Judging of Apron Contest 6 p.m. Market Sheep Jackpot followed by Market Swine Jackpot Sheep Barn Show Ring 6:30 p.m. Laramie County Fair Youth Exhibitor Social Gathering Livestock Barn Area 7 p.m. Best of Laramie County Pie Contest Judged by the Laramie County Elected Officials         Exhibition Hall  Fair Scavenger Hunt

Noon

Friday, August 8 8 a.m.

FFA Large Animal Round Robin 4-H Large Animal Round Robin, Junior and Intermediate will show together as one class following FFA Round Robin. Beef Barn 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall open to public          Exhibition Hall 10:30 a.m. Kenn Serrano - Magic Show 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Midway Attraction(s)

               12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.         2 p.m.         2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

8 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

Basket Weaving with “Barbara Mincer” Fiber Arts Booth Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis Rabbit Fun Classes (no premiums) Dress your Bunny Contest Rabbit Agility Course Bunny Poster Class Under the CFD Grandstands Robotics Competition Exhibition Hall Stage Entertainment - Kenn Serrano Rocketry Competition CFD Arena 4-H Small Animal Round Robin Sheep Barn People’s Choice Scarecrow Contest Winner Announced Exhibit Hall Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis Entertainment - Juggling Show - Balloon Sculpting Midway Stage Kiwanis Livestock Sale Cheyenne Ice & Event Center Demolition Derby CFD Arena     Entertainment - Comedian/Magic Show Midway Stage Dance (weather permitting) Midway Stage

Saturday, August 9 9 a.m. 9:15 a.m.

Exhibit Hall open to public Entertainment - Kenn Serrano - Balloon Sculpting 10 a.m. 4-H Livestock Sale Feed Sack Food Drive Contest Judged 10:30 a.m. Entertainment - Kenn Serrano Juggling 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Midway Attractions Entertainment - Kenn Serrano 11:30 a.m. Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis 1:15 p.m. Feed Sack Food Drive Contest Winners announced 1:30 p.m. Entertainment - Singer Marty Davis 3-5 p.m. All Entries & Exhibits Released


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

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August 2-10

Logan County Fair • Sterling, Colorado • www.LCFair.org • 970.522.3200 Saturday, Aug. 2 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

Calcutta Logan County Exhibit Center Cowboy Ball Logan County Exhibit Center

Sunday, Aug. 3 8 a.m.

11 a.m.

Meshawa Memorial Open Horse Show North Arena Jim Mason Memorial Roping Main Arena

Monday, Aug. 4 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m.

Horse Show Exhibit Center Farm Boy Olympics Exhibit Center

Tuesday, Aug. 5 10 a.m.

Horse Show Exhibit Center 5 p.m.-11 p.m. BINGO Pavilion 7 p.m. NextEra Pro Bull Riding Main Arena

Wednesday, Aug. 6 8 a.m.

Sheep & Goat Show Exhibit Center 6:30-7:30 a.m. Cowboy Breakfast Sterling Elks Lodge

5 p.m.-11 p.m. BINGO Pavilion 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Carnival America 6 p.m. Logan County Junior Rodeo Main Arena

Thursday, Aug. 7 8 a.m.

Swine Show Exhibit Center 12 p.m. Poultry Show Exhibit Center 4 p.m. Catch-It Contests 5 p.m.-11 p.m. BINGO Pavilion 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Carnival America 7 p.m. Dick Stull Memorial PRCA Rodeo         Main Arena (4H/FFA Night)

Friday, Aug. 8 8 a.m. 8 a.m.

Beef Show - Exhibit Center Dog Show BINGO - Pavilion 8:30 a.m. Rabbit Show Exhibit Center 8 a.m. Steer Roping Main Arena, Free Admission 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Carnival America 5 p.m.-11 p.m. BINGO - Pavilion 7 p.m. Dick Stull Memorial PRCA Rodeo, Miss Rodeo Logan County Coronation Main Arena


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Saturday, Aug. 9 7 a.m. 9 a.m.

“4-H Race of the West” 5k Parade Downtown Sterling 10 a.m. Korrey Family Watermelon Feed Pavilion 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Carnival America 12 p.m. NJC Young Farmer’s Pedal Tractor Pull Pavilion 12:30 p.m. Bud Van Berg Memorial Junior Livestock Sale Exhibit Center 1 p.m. Kiwanis Club Curtis Long Memorial Pet Rock Show & Race Pavilion 1 p.m. Robotics Showcase & Contest Under North End of Grandstands 1 p.m. Hobby Wine Judging Beer Pavilion 1:30 p.m. Kiwanis Club Cricket Show Pavilion 2 p.m. Lion’s Club Friendly Dog’s “Tail Wagging” Contest East End of Pavilion 3 p.m. Straw Rocket Contest Grass North of Pavilion 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. BINGO Pavilion 8 p.m. East Cheyenne Gas Storage LLC, Night Show Featuring: Chris Young with Special Guest Daneille Bradberry Main Arena

Sunday, Aug 10

1 p.m.-8 p.m. Carnival America 2 p.m.-6 p.m. BINGO Pavilion 2 p.m. Farm Boy Olympics Exhibit Center 5:30 p.m. DDRA Demolition Derby Main Arena

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August 3-9

Moffat County Fair • Craig, Colorado • www.MoffatCountyFair.com Sunday, August 3 8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.

Cowboy Church - Fred Ellis - CPA Open Dog Rally sponsored by Paddy Whack Pets - GA

Monday, August 4 8 a.m.

4-H & FFA Halter & Performance Horse Show -A

Tuesday, August 5 8 a.m. 5 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

4-H Dog Show -LB Pen assignments for livestock posted - LB Accept open class entries -P

Wednesday, August 6 8-11 a.m.

Entry of Youth and Open Class, Home Economics, Jr. Crops, Horticulture, and Wool exhibits. - P 10 a.m.-Noon Weigh-in market sheep & market goats - LB East end of the Livestock barn 12:30 p.m. Judging of Pavilion entries -P Pavilion will be closed until Thursday a.m. 1-3 p.m. Weigh-in of market beef - SB 5 p.m. Sheep Show- LB Junior Division (4H/FFA) Showmanship (Sr., Int., Jr.) Market Classes, Open Division 6 p.m. Black Mountain Junior Rodeo Series - A

Thursday, August 7 8 a.m.

Goat Show - LB Junior Division (4-H/FFA) Showmanship (Sr., Int., Jr.) Market Classes Breeding Meat Goats Dairy Goats Open Division 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Grandstands & Pavilion open 9-11 a.m. Check-in Jr. Division poultry & rabbits -RP 10 a.m. Judging of wool entries -UGS 10 a.m.-Noon Check-in market swine -SB Noon-2 p.m. Weigh-in of market swine - SB Noon Live entertainment and games 3 p.m. Crumb & Get It Baked Goods Sale - MW 4 p.m. Beef Show - LB Junior Division (4-H/FFA) Showmanship (Sr., Int., Jr.) Market Classes, Breeding Beef Classes, Dairy Beef Classes, Open Division 6 p.m. Craig Roping Club - A

Friday, August 8 7 a.m.

Check in of open class rabbits and poultry (bring your own cages) -RP 8 a.m. Rabbit Show - RP Junior Division (4-H/FFA) Showmanship (Sr., Int., Jr.) Rabbit Show Open Division 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Grandstands & Pavilion open 10 a.m. Live Entertainment, games, music 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Moffat County Older American Day Lunch for Seniors. Sponsored by V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary - CPA


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11 a.m.

Poultry Show - RP Junior Division (4-H/FFA) Showmanship (Sr., Int., Jr.) Poultry Show Open Division 1:30-3 p.m. Canned Food Drive Bingo - CPA 3-5 p.m. Buckle Distribution (Pending Thank You) - LB 4:30 p.m. Small Animal Round Robin Showmanship Contest - LB 5 p.m. Root Beer Floats - CPA Sponsored by Elaine Sullivan & Friends 6-8 p.m. Accepting homemade beverage entries - P 5 p.m. Catch-a-Pig Registration - T 6 p.m. Catch-a-Pig Contest - T 7 p.m. Rocky Mountain Bronc Riders Association Bronc Match and Mini-Bronc Riding -A 9 p.m.-Midnight Street Dance - MW

Saturday, August 9

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July 25: Horse Show July 26: Demo 7:3-9 a.m. Free Pancake Breakfast - CPA July 25: Horse Show It’s a Family Aff July 28: Busine 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Grandstands & Pavilion Open July 26: Demolition Derby July 30 8:30 a.m. Large Animal Round Robin July 28: Businessman’s Challenge July • 4-H Shows Begin Showmanship Contest - T 29 Talent Show 10 a.m. Antique Tractor Pull• registration • Livestock Shows • Rooster Crowing East end of track • Exhibit Halls Open • Pig Calling Contest July 25: Ho 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Buckle distribution (Pending Thank You) LB July 30 PCHA Gymkhana • 10 a.m. FFA Tractor Driving Contest -July A 30 www • 4-H Shows Begin July 31 • 4-H Shows Begin 30 July 25: Horse Show July 26: D 10 a.m. Rabbit Fun Day• Livestock - GAJuly Shows • Livestock Shows • Livestock Shows • 4-H Shows Begin • Exhibit Halls Open August 1: Rock Rolling Olympics - MW • Exhibit Halls Open July 29 July 28: Bu 30Shows • Exhibit Halls Open •July Livestock • Dog Show 10 a.m. Live entertainment, games, music - MW www.plattecountyfair.org www.plattecountyfair.org • Talent Show •• Exhibit Halls Open • Platte County Roping 4-H Shows Begin • Round Robin Entries due for Cowboy Baby29 Contest - BO • Rooster Crowing July • Youth Night • Livestock Shows www.plattecountyfair.org • Livestock Derby Sale & BBQ July 25: Horse Show July 26: Demolition 10-11 a.m. Entries for Homemade SalsaShow Contest -P • Pig Calling • Dance •• Talent • Youth Dance Contest Exhibit Halls Open July 28: Businessman’s Challenge 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Entries for Homemade• Beverage • PCHA Gymkhana Rooster Contest Crowing- P July 31 - July 25: Ho www.plattecountyfair.org 10 a.m. Lawnmower Race Registration - AContest • Pig Calling July 29 -Old Geezer Showmanship • Livestock Shows - LB Gymkhana • PCHAContest A August 2 July 30 • Exhibit Halls Open • Talent Show July 31 11 a.m. Antique Tractor Pull - T • • Pancake Breakfast • Platte County Roping 4-H Shows 29 Shows -Begin • Rooster Crowing • ••July Livestock 11 a.m. Cowboy Baby Contest - LB • Parade 1: August • Youth Night • Livestock Shows • • Pig Calling Contest July 30 Talent Show • Exhibit Halls Open 11:30 a.m. Homemade Salsa Contest Judging - P • Dog Show • Dog Show • • Youth Dance • Exhibit Halls Open • PCHA Gymkhana Rooster Crowing County Roping • Platte 4-H Shows Begin • Round Robin 1 p.m. Watermelon Eating •Contest - MW • Jr. Ranch Rodeo July •31 Pig Calling •• Youth Night Contest • Livestock SaleContest & BBQ • Bucket Calf 12-2 p.m. Set-up for Sale - LB Livestock Shows www.platteco • Livestock Shows PCHA Gymkhana • • Dance • Youth Dance • Exhibit Halls Open August 1: 2:30July p.m. 30 -Homemade Beverage Contest Judging - P July•• Tractor 31Wrestling - Pull & • Exhibit Halls Open • Dog Show Pig by•Yampa Valley Brew Club www.plattecountyfair.org Platte County Roping • 4-H Shows Sponsored Begin • Livestock Shows • Round Robin Calcutta A 4-6:30 p.m. Community Barbecue CPA July 30 • Youth Night • Livestock Shows to help fund 4-H building furnaces • Livestock Sale- & BBQ • Exhibit Halls Open • Free Coke Floats -CPA • Dance • Youth Dance • Dance • Exhibit Halls Open County Roping • Platte • 4-H Shows Begin • 5:30 p.m. 4-H & FFA Awards - LB • Youth Night • Livestock Shows • www.plattecountyfair.org 6:30 p.m. 4-H & FFA Junior Livestock Sale - LB • • Youth Dance • Exhibit Halls Open 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Dance sponsored by Fair Board and www.platteco www.plattecountyfair.org Moffat County 4-H Council - CPA

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August 7-10

Douglas County Fair • Castle Rock, Colo. • www.DouglasCountyFairandRodeo.com • 720.733.6941 Thursday, August 7

Friday, August 8

7-11 a.m.

9-11 a.m.

9 a.m.

1 p.m.

4 p.m. 4-8 p.m.

5 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 5-7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Open Division Ag & Floriculture exhibit entry receiving - Kirk Hall Junior Division Breeding & Market Sheep Show - Pavilion Junior Division Poultry Show starting with meat classes followed by showmanship and finally followed by all other breeds Poultry Barn Junior Division Market Goat followed by Meat Breeding Goat Show Pavilion Open Division Ag & Floriculture judging - Judging open to public Kirk Hall Junior Division Market Beef Show Pavilion Open Division Fine Arts, Home Ec., Home Arts, Quilts & Senior Citizen exhibits on display - Events Center Llama Exhibitor Meeting Open Mutton Bustin’ - Indoor Arena Chamber Night at the Fair Indoor Arena Xtreme BULLS - Bull Riding - Ticketed Event Indoor Arena

Junior Division Master Showmanship Pavilion 12:30-8 p.m. Entertainment All Day Expo Stage and Midway Bandstand 1 p.m. Cricket Races Kirk Hall 4-5 p.m. Open Mutton Bustin’ Outdoor Arena 4:30 p.m 4-H/FFA Scholarship Awards and Commissioner’s Cookie Jar Presentation Pavilion 6:30 p.m. Junior Livestock Sale Pavilion 7:30 p.m. Medved P.R.C.A. Rodeo Patriot Night Ticketed Event Outdoor Arena 9 p.m. Entertainment Midway Bandstand

Saturday, August 9 9 a.m.

Fair Parade Wilcox St. Downtown Castle Rock 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Entertainment All Day Expo Stage and Midway Bandstand 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull Indoor Arena


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11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cowboy Mounted Shoot Competition Outdoor Arena 11:30 a.m. Douglas County Commissioners Tractor Pull Indoor Arena 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Junior Division and Open Llama & Alpaca Show Pavilion Noon Pie Eating contest Discovery Ranch 1 p.m. Junior Division Beef Fitting Contest Beef Barn 2 p.m. Junior Division Quick Draw Milkout & Costume Contests Midway 2-4 p.m. Free face painting and pictures taken with a bunny Rabbit Barn 3-4 p.m. Open Mutton Bustin’ Outdoor Arena 3 p.m. Open Division Sheep Lead Competition Pavilion 4 p.m. Queens Barrel Race Outdoor Arena 6:30 p.m. Medved P.R.C.A. Rodeo Ticketed Event Outdoor Arena 9 p.m. Barn Dance - Ticketed Event Indoor Arena

Sunday, August 10 8 a.m.

Dutch Oven Cookoff Midway Church Service Indoor Arena

Free Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Castle Rock Bank Midway Medved P.R.C.A. Slack Outdoor Arena Entertainment All Day Expo Stage and Midway Bandstand 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Discovery Ranch Exhibits and Activities 9-10 a.m. Stick Horse Rodeo Discovery Ranch Corral 9-9:30 a.m. Douglas County Fair Foundation - 2014 Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony Midway Bandstand 10 a.m. Draft Horse Performance Show Indoor Arena 10-11 a.m. Open Mutton Bustin’ Outdoor Arena 10 a.m. Junior Division Small Animal Round Robin Pavilion 10 a.m. Pie Eating Contest Discovery Ranch 11 a.m. Blindman’s Tractor Drive Outdoor Arena Noon Cowpie Bingo Discovery Ranch Corral 1 p.m. Medved P.R.C.A. Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo Ticketed Event Outdoor Arena 1:30 p.m. Dutch Oven Cookoff Judging and samples Midway 4 p.m. Junior Division exhibits close 6 p.m. EXPO closes, Carnival closes


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Celebrating over 90 Years of Community Support! AUGUST 7-10, 2014

2014 Southeast Weld County Fair & Rodeo Thursday, August 7th

8:00 a.m. Horse Check-in/Goat Weigh-In 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Home Ec/General & Natural Project Check-in 9:00 a.m. Horse Show/Goat Show Begins 10:00 a.m. Home Ec/General & Natural Judging (Building closed to public) 3:00 p.m. Tractor Driving Contest 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Hog Weigh-in 7:00 p.m. SEWC Team Roping (Entries 6:30 p.m.)

Friday, August 8th

8:00 a.m. Livestock Weigh-in (No Reweighs) Ag Mechanics Check-in Livestock Show begins Sale Ring: Hogs & Sheep Open Area: Dairy & Beef Rabbits/Poultry/Crops/Vegetable Judging 10:00 a.m. Fair Exhibits open in Building 6:00 p.m. Home Ec/General & Natural Awards 7:00 p.m. Rodeo (Sheep Ride) - Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 9th

7:00 a.m. Parade Registration (Keene Clinic parking lot) 8:30 a.m. Fair Parade begins (Schey Park) 10:00 a.m. Fat Livestock Sale (Sale Ring) 10:30 a.m. Sporting Events (East of Sale Ring) 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Barbecue 2:00 p.m. Rodeo (Rabbit Catch) - Gates open at 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Projects released 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Fair Dance (American Legion)

Sunday, August 10th

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Family Rodeo Registration 12:30 p.m. Family Rodeo Contact person: Sandi @ 303-536-4389;Tyler @ 303-435-6317


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Wyoming State Fair set to celebrate 102nd year

Drill team performances by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are always a crowd favorite.

BY ROBYN SCHERER | KIOWA, COLO. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF JAMES GOODRICH

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here are many fairs held throughout Wyoming, but none are as big as the Wyoming State Fair. Held from Aug. 9-16 at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas, the fair offers a variety of events for attendees. “We think the Wyoming State Fair is pretty true and representative of the heritage of the state because of the networking amongst the exhibitors and attendees. It’s about agriculture and showmanship. Moreover, it’s about agricultural people, and it’s a gathering place. We have all of the standard things that you hear about — free entertainment, fair food and concerts, but the thing that we still have that is unique is the park-like setting and the laid back, slow paced family environment where people can come to just visit,” said James Goodrich, director of the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo. The livestock shows offer competitions for youth in the market classes, and competition for adults in the open breeding classes. Youth can compete in market hogs, lambs, goats and cattle. Open exhibitors can compete in a variety of different breeds for cattle, sheep and goats. Youth exhibitors can also exhibit animals in the open breeding classes. The market goat show will be held on Aug. 12, and the market swine show will be held on Aug. 14. The market lamb show will be held on Aug. 15, and the market beef show will be held on Aug. 16. All of the grand champion selections will take place on the day of the show. The 4-H Dog show will take place on Aug. 11, as well as the start of the Youth Horseman competitions.

“We have a big focus on the youth. We have dormitories and a cafeteria for the 4-H and FFA exhibitors, where they can stay for free, due to the sponsorship of Cameco Resources. The cost for a lot of people to attend an event and be able to stay in a hotel and eat in a restaurant for that length of time, there are a lot of our attendees that wouldn’t be able to do that because of cost,” said Goodrich. Last year more than 500 youth competed at the fair. The open class sheep show will be held on Aug. 16, and open class beef cattle shows will be held throughout the duration of the show. The open boat goat show will be held on Aug. 9, and the dairy goat show will be held on Aug. 10. The fair is always striving to be better, and this year the commercial heifer show will be a little different. It will be moved to Friday, Aug. 15, and there is going to be a steak grilling competition in conjunction with that. That is an invitation event,” said Goodrich. The fair is about more than competing, however. It’s also about connecting. “The Wyoming State Fair gives youth and residents from around the state an opportunity to educate, learn and showcase their quality animals and exhibits. It also gives everyone who attends a chance to spend time with others from around the state to reconnect, share ideas and create new friendships. From young to old, there is truly something here for everyone in the family,” said Jason Fearneyhough, Director, Wyoming Department of Agriculture. In addition to the livestock shows, the fair also offers concerts, rodeos, a demolition derby, and many other daily events.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.WYSTATEFAIR.COM The antique tractor show is a popular event. A family poses with their antique tractor at the fair.

Several young kids talk with a Wyoming military person at the State Fair.

“The Wyoming State Fair staff and numerous others have worked hard to make the 102nd celebration an experience to remember. Countless hours have been spent planning the event and preparing the grounds for the best possible experience at the Wyoming State Fair,” said Fearneyhough. He continued, “This year’s theme is “A Wyoming Cowboy Tradition” and we have many special events planned. From the Demolition Derby to the State Ranch Rodeo Finals, and concerts by country stars Trace Adkins and Chris Cagle, we have grandstand events for everyone. Along with this, you can also attend our three PRCA events — Extreme Bulls and the Friday night and Saturday afternoon rodeos that always provide great rodeo action at an affordable cost.” One popular event in its second year is called Dock Dogs. “It’s for both professional and amateur diving dogs. They dive off the dock into a large pool and they compete for distance. Some people have dogs who do it on a circuit, and people with dogs who have never done it can come. It was very popular last year,” said Goodrich. There have been many improvements on the fairgrounds the last several years. “We have worked hard to continually improve the State Fair facilities and grounds since the very first State Fair. Specifically, over the last several years there have been multiple upgrades and renovations made to the Wyoming State Fairgrounds. These renovations provide more functionality and events during the fair, and throughout the year. I hope you all take the time to see these renovations during your visit and enjoy everything we have to offer,” stated Fearneyhough.

Most of the construction is complete. “We’ve been in a construction and improvement phase for seven to eight years now. This year we don’t have any big changes in construction. The repeatability of traffic and schedule from one year to the next is a big plus,” said Goodrich. They have also added a new small animal area this year. “We are in the process of getting those cages installed and making that a separate area. It will be dual purpose. For kids that are here with rabbits and poultry, it will give them a place to keep their animals for the rest of the week, and it will give us more of a chance to display small animals. We haven’t been able to do that in the past,” he said. The Wyoming State Fair started in 1886 in an event called the “First Annual Wyoming Territorial Fair” conducted by the Board of Trustees of the Wyoming Fair Association. The Wyoming State Fair provides education, competition, and entertainment by showcasing Wyoming youth and the products, services and innovations of agricultural and non-agricultural industries with an educational and competitive environment; and by providing an annual quality entertainment package, which appeals to a wide variety of clientele. “We work hard on providing families of the state wholesome, fun and educational experiences and entertainment while maintaining the culture, heritage and youth competition that makes the Wyoming State Fair great. We are excited to bring you another event while we look toward the promising future of the Wyoming State Fair for generations to come,” said Fearneyhough. ❖


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xpect a few upgrades in the near future at the Colorado State Fair, thanks to the recent efforts of Colorado lawmakers. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spent May signing a number of bills, among them was House Bill 14-1300 — sponsored by Rep. Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo, and Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, which would allocate $300,000 for renovations and improvements for facilities and programs at the Colorado State Fair that benefit 4-H clubs and the Future Farmers of America. The bill calls for transferring the money from the general fund to the State Fair Authority Cash Fund to renovate and improve a pair of dilapidated dormitories at the State Fairgrounds that are used throughout the year by state 4-H clubs and the Colorado branch of the FFA. The money also will be used to install new air fans in the Livestock Pavilion and the Palace of Agriculture, add a new sound system for the Livestock Pavilion and purchase new portable goat pens. The bill was carried in the Senate by Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver. “We all know how important the state fair is to Pueblo and Southern Colorado,” Rep. Garcia said after Hickenlooper signed the bill in May. “These facilities and programs will ensure that the next generation of farmers, ranchers and other rural Coloradans will have the resources they need to be successful.” The legislative support and funding comes as a relief to fair organizers. In January, an audit presented to a legislative committee showed that the Colorado State Fair was losing $2.8 million a year and could no longer afford to continue without an injection of cash. As a result, the legislature was

asked to pony up more money to keep the fair going, along with finding new streams of earned income and donations. While the 11-day fair itself turns a profit, the yearround staffing, operations and maintenance at the 80-acre fairgrounds and buildings in Pueblo County push the budget into the red, explained Jeff Stalter, the director of budget and business operations for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, which oversees the fair. According to the Denver Post, the Colorado State Fair has lost money for a decade, but in the past budget year lost $400,000 more than the previous year and had to get a loan from the state treasury, the audit noted. Liabilities now exceed assets by more than $600,000, and the fair is “unable to absorb future losses,” auditors concluded. The fair already gets $2 million from state and local subsidies and attracts about 500,000 visitors each year. In addition to existing subsidies, the fair is funded by gate receipts, space rental, sponsorships, parking fees, a share of the take from carnival ticket sales, as well as sales of concessions. Its losses include about $450,000 in free events and programs for 4-H and Future Farmers of America students, said John Salazar, the state agriculture commissioner. However, in return, the state receives an estimated $33 million economic impact from the event. In addition to being pleased with the state’s approved funding injection, State Fair General Manager Chris Wiseman said he was impressed with the margin of victory HB 14-1300 gained. “I am elated with the strong support shown by the 28-7 vote,” he told the Pueblo Chieftain, when referring to the margin by which the measure was passed by the Colorado Senate. HB 14-1300 also passed by a wide margin in the Colorado House, with a 47-17 vote. “This shows the statewide support the Fair has in the Legislature.” ❖

THE COLORADO STATE FAIR The 2014 Colorado State Fair is set for Aug. 22-Sept. 1 at the State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. Tickets for the Colorado State Fair go on-sale June 7 at 10 a.m. For more information please visit www.ColoradoStateFair.com.

STATE FAIR WON’T BE CASHLESS THIS YEAR Organizers say the cash-free system that debuted at the Colorado State Fair last year is too expensive to be brought back this year, according to an Associated Press report earlier this year. Last year, fair-goers were able to use pre-loaded smart cards to buy snacks, drinks and tickets to shows at the fairgrounds in Pueblo. Fair general manager Chris Wiseman said Wednesday the California-based vendor Cashless earned about $60,000 by charging users $1 per card in fees. Wiseman says Cashless presented a proposal that would boost its earning close to $200,000 this year. He says officials want to cut the costs to fairgoers this year. Wiseman says he would like to bring back a cashless system, but is not sure when that will be possible.

FAIR WANTS TO CUT ELECTRICITY BILL The Colorado State Fair wants to reduce its electricity costs as its utility bill surges toward $1 million a year. The Pueblo Chieftain reported in April the fair’s managers say electricity is the main cause of the soaring costs. The fair’s overall utility bill has already exceeded $815,000, and the fiscal year doesn’t end until July. Electricity alone cost more than $500,000 through March 31. Joe Dean, director of fairgrounds facilities, says he will meet with representatives of Black Hills Energy, the fair’s electricity supplier, to discuss options. Dean says Black Hills will do an energy audit of the fairgrounds, which could find potential savings.


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