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Boulder County Fair

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Mea French helps her daughter Liz French, 15, adjust her helmet before competing in classical dressage on Gemini during the first day of the 2018 Boulder County Fair. Lewis Geyer • Staff Photographer

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Faces from the 2018 fair

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Amber Nusser shows the first place ribbon she earned during the Level III/IV Show Hack event on the first day of the 2018 Boulder County Fair.

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Nickie Lafferty has a laugh with a cow during the Boulder County Fair in Longmont on Aug. 7, 2018. 4 • JULY 28, 2019•BOULDER COUNTY FAIR GUIDE

Stella King waits for the obstacle course competition to begin during the Boulder County Fair in Longmont on Aug. 9, 2018.


Celebrate our fair, our history, our community The Boulder County Fair turns 150 this year! In honor of the Boulder County Fair’s 150th “sesquicentennial” anniversary, the fair is pulling out all the stops to be the best and biggest fair in its history. Each day, from Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 11, there will be family-friendly events, concerts, carnival rides and food vendors along with entertaining and educational activities taking place throughout the fairgrounds. As always, there is no charge for parking or gate admission. True to its mission, the oldest and longest-running fair in Colorado promotes the importance of agriculture in our community and encourages local youth to continue the heritage of farming and ranching in Boulder County. It also

demonstrates the values of Boulder County with a focus on zero waste, resource conservation and land preservation. The fair offers many activities for kids with a petting farm, music, a Kids Farm to Table Picnic, and fun scientific and educational experiences. Throughout the event, area 4-H & FFA youth will show and present their livestock and club projects for judging and awards. Local law enforcement, emergency responders, and firefighters will demonstrate the use of critical lifesaving and public safety equipment. For adults, nightly bands, rodeos, and entertainment will fill various arenas. If you haven’t tried goat yoga yet, there’s even an opportunity for that! Ever since the first Boulder County Fair was held in 1869, this long-running event has offered a local, talent-filled affair that is

enjoyable for all ages and interests. Plus, this year, the featured “Farm Family of the Year” is none other than the Domenico family of Lafayette, Colorado, honoring former Boulder County Commissioner Cindy Domenico! As your Boulder County Commissioners, we welcome you to join us as we celebrate this ongoing tradition in Boulder County. With so many great activities planned, we encourage you to visit more than once during the fair’s 10 days of fun, celebration, and learning. For a full list of events and more information, visit BoulderCountyFair.org. Sincerely, Boulder County Commissioners Deb Gardner, Elise Jones, Matt Jones

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Katie Richardson carries the American flag at the 2010 Boulder County Fair.

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Fair Family of the Year has multigenerational farming history............Page 6 County Fair is like home to this year’s royalty ..... Page 8 It all begins with pancakes and a parade.............Page 10 Tell your friends, ‘I ate a bug!’ .............Page 14 Gymkhana marks 25 years at the fair .... Page 16 Plenty of free activities at the fair..................Page 17 2019 fair schedule .........................Pages 18-23

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Domenico family continues farming tradition By Robert Tann For the Times-Call

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n the 1880s, Cindy Domenico’s greatgrandfather arrived in the Lafayette area and founded an 80-acre farm that would go on to withstand the Great Depression and serve as a legacy for three generations of families. Now the Domenico family has been named 2019 Boulder County Fair Family of the Year, a title that Domenico is “honored and humbled” to accept. “To have the folks select us for Family of the Year was a real special honor. … We were surprised,” Domenico said. When her great-grandfather first set foot on the Front Range, the mountains reminded him of his hometown in Molise, Italy, according to Domenico. More than 100 years later, his passion for agriculture and community lives on as the Domenico family has spent years with the 4-H program. The nonprofit offers youths education and leadership skills in various fields such as agriculture and civic engagement. Domenico herself, along with her sister and brother, took part in 4-H programs during their childhood, finishing when they were 18 years old. She remembers working on beef and dairy projects as well as general home economic projects. In 2007, Domenico became a Boulder County commissioner, and as such, she worked closely to support the growth of the county fair. She also served as a delegate for the 4-H citizenship short course in Washington,

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Cindy Domenico served as a Boulder County commissioner for 12 years. D.C., as well as a dairy judge for the county. The family was nominated as part of a collaboration between fair office staff and volunteers on the livestock sales committee. Once nominated, nine fair board members voted to award the Domenico family the title of Family of the Year. While not a voting member, Laura Boldt, who works in the fair office, aided in nominating the family who she said have given time and value to the fair. “The fair relies on volunteers that not only help during the fair but help throughout the year,” Boldt said. “A lot of them give freely of their time for many, many years. And I think that the (family of the year) is a way of recognizing their support

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for the fair.” She said that fair staff looks for families who have spent a number of years involved with the fair community as well as their contributions when deciding on who should hold the title. Boldt called the Family of the Year the “voice” of the fair. When asked why being a part of the agricultural community of Boulder is so important to her, Domenico said she is reminded of the figures of a miner and a farmer that are chiseled into the facade of the Boulder County Courthouse. “To me, it’s a historic connection to folks who came here to build a community and agriculture is part of that foundation,” Domenico. “We’re honoring heritage at

the fair and keeping people connected to that agricultural perspective.” Her family’s farm has a long history of giving, serving as a source for food in the area and bringing people together in a tight-knit community. Relatives from Denver and beyond came to stay on the land, “working hard and playing hard” to continue a productive farm. “It just kind of gets into your blood. …,” Domenico said. “I’ve always felt that that’s the community that I came from and we have a wonderful, vibrant agricultural community in Boulder.” For Domenico, her greatgrandfather’s farm was a “fantastic place to grow up.” She believes that it gave her an understanding of responSee DOMENICO, pg. 7


DOMENICO from page 6 sibility, whether it be taking care of animals or working on the property. “There’s both that sense of responsibility and a sense of freedom and trust,” Domenico said. “You have this idea of the cycle of life that is pretty direct and helps you with challenges you may have when you yourself grow older and have a family.” Domenico is looking forward to seeing familiar faces at the fair while meeting new ones. One of her favorite parts is seeing the livestock which she said reminds her of when she and her family would prepare their cows for show, giving them baths and walking them to the showroom. And she said she would be sure to stop by the 4-H dairy bar for one of the “best ice cream shakes in the world.”

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This photo was taken on the Domenico family farm in the late 1930s, of Joseph Domenico on the left, with his uncle Nick Domenico and his cousin Raymond Domenico.

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Boulder County Fair has been home to 2019 royalty

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From left: The 2019 Boulder County Fair & Rodeo royalty are Princess Desiree Shaklee, Lady-in-Waiting Amber Nusser, Queen Kaitlyn Faye, and Princess Makayla Little. By Robert Tann For the Times-Call

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tanding in the shade of a tree beside a large barn, four women dressed in button-downs and cowboy hats proudly displayed their newfound titles of “Queen,” “Princess” and Standing in the shade of a tree beside a large barn, four women dressed in button-downs and cowboy hats proudly displayed their newfound titles of “Queen,” “Princess” and “Lady in Waiting” written on large sashes which they wore. The women are Boulder County Fair’s 2019 Roy-

“It’s a great honor for all of us. Especially it being such a landmark year for the oldest and the largest county fair in the state of Colorado.” Kaitlyn Faye Boulder County Fair queen alty, and they are looking to use their regal status to promote the fair’s long-standing community. “Lady in Waiting” written on large sashes which they wore. The women are Boulder County Fair’s 2019 Royalty, and they are looking to use their regal status to pro-

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mote the fair’s long-standing community. “It’s a great honor for all of us,” said Kaitlyn Faye, this year’s queen. “Especially it being such a landmark year for the oldest and the largest county fair in the state of Colorado.” This year will be Faye’s

10th and final year partaking in the fair. This year’s royalty has a longstanding enjoyment of the festivities. “We’ve all been a part of the fair for many, many years,” said Lady-in-Waiting Amber Nusser, who has been a part of the fair for the past eight years. “To be able to represent one of the most amazing fairs in Colorado, it’s really unique.” “The fair is my favorite part of summer, it always has been,” said Desiree Shaklee, one of Ashley’s princesses. Shaklee has spent the past See ROYALTY, pg. 9


ROYALTY from page 8

fair,” said Michelle Faye, Kaitlyn’s mother. “People have asked her if she would run for other titles and she seven years at the fair, showsaid, ‘Nope, I did this ing off horses through the because I love my fair.’” 4-H program, a learning and Makayla Little As the fair approaches, education program for Boulder County Fair princess the royalty is looking foryouths. The royalty serve as ward to a host of fun activiambassadors for the fair, A love for agriculture and though it might not seem ties. including at the livestock all things western is a main that prevalent in today’s “One of my favorite things show and rodeo. But the drive for the four women. modern world, (agriculture) is the vendors because I title of royalty was no easy “Agriculture is the base of is the nation’s strongest love myself a good 4-H dairy feat as the candidates had to the world,” said Faye, who is industry and the backbone go through rigorous interpursuing a degree in agricul- of who we are as a country.” farm milkshake,” Nusser laughed. “It also, in turn, views, a written test, and tural education and commuRoyalty does not mean supports the 4-H clubs.” horsemanship competitions. nications at the University of these women catch a break “I love seeing the constant Makayla Little, another Wyoming. “You eat, you while others do the work for transition of shows and seeprincess, has been trying for drink, you have clothes, you them. In fact, it is quite the ing all the people you’ve royalty for the past three have a roof. Ultimately, that opposite. years. She said three times all comes from agriculture, “Leadership is a huge part known throughout the year all in one place,” Shaklee is a charm. so I think that it is very of (royalty),” said Annette said. “It’s really cool for me to important to advocate and Nusser, Amber’s mother. As Nusser put it, the fair is be able to take time and represent an agricultural “They are learning how to a “huge family.” really go for something that thing like (the fair).” be leaders and have “No matter who it is I can I had a passion for, not only “What is so cool about the accountability.” walk up to a random person agriculture but learning,” royalty program is that it And the women have a said Little, who has now has allowed me a platform to strong connection with their in a random barn and they been with the fair for four be able to educate the public community because of their will answer my questions and help me with what I years and recently bought about agriculture and rodeo fair involvement. need, and it’s really aweher own horse, Koko Kimiand our western heritage,” “(Kaitlyn) would only do some,” she said. na. Nusser added. “Even this fair because it’s her

“It’s really cool for me to be able to take time and really go for something that I had a passion for, not only agriculture but learning,”

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County fair kicks off with pancakes, parade By Sarah Baines For the Times-Call

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ancakes, eggs, sausage and coffee from the Chuckwagon Breakfast will help kick off the Boulder County Fair’s 150th year on Saturday, Aug. 3. The chuckwagon, operated by the Longmont Twin Peaks Rotary, will serve up breakfast platters from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m at Fourth Avenue and Kimbark Street as a precursor to the Boulder County Fair Parade. At 5 a.m., Rotarians will begin the preparations to feed 600-800 people. The breakfast has been a staple for years. Ted Schey, a member of Twin Peaks Rotary, was the chair of the Chuckwagon Breakfast for 18 years, before taking a break. Following former Chairman Jim Marty, Schey will return to fill his familiar spot as one of the three co-chairs of the breakfast. For Schey, his affiliation with the Chuckwagon Breakfast goes back to the ’50s, when the Junior Chamber of Commerce ran the event during his childhood. “When I was a little kid, my parents used to take my brother and sister and I back to the pancake breakfast before the parade,” Schey said. “It’s a nostalgia thing. Everybody that comes enjoys it, you can eat all you want, and it’s good food.” More than 20 years ago, long after the breakfast dissolved under the Junior Chamber, Schey, on a fishing trip with some Rotarian friends, took part in the discussion to revive the fair’s chuckwagon tradition.

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From left: Brielle Upchurch, Cayley Sheyne, Rori (who couldn't spell her last name) and Caden Tesch wave to the crowd as future fair princesses during the 2018 Boulder County Fair Parade in Longmont.

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Garcia and Hugo Esquibel of Mexico Lindo dance during the 2018 Boulder County Fair Parade in Longmont. Schey is of the belief that the breakfast encompasses many of the defining qualities that comprise Long-

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mont’s core. “For one thing, the breakfast gives you a chance to see a lot of old friends,”

Schey said. “It’s a nice place for people to come down, have coffee, and have a chance to talk with neighbors. It gets people involved in the fair and in the parade — people get excited.” Each plate served at the chuckwagon will cost $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will go toward college scholarships for local high school students. The Boulder Evening Optimist Club is also celebrating this year’s fair in similar fashion, serving a pancake breakfast in its 35th year at the fairgrounds. While the

See PARADE, pg. 11


PARADE from page 10 Rotarians’ chuckwagon will begin the fair festivities, the Optimists will wrap them up with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. on the last Saturday of the fair, Aug. 10. The club, in its 72nd year in Boulder County, will serve unlimited breakfast at the fairgrounds’ gazebo, for $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will support local youths and public service activities.

Parade

When the chuckwagon turns off the griddles at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the parade will be in its final stages of preparation. It is set to start at 10 a.m. The parade, which had its first run in 1869, will start Roosevelt Park, then head south on Main Street toward Third Avenue. For its 150th year, Kiwanis International is at the helm of

Stacy Cornay and Rich Schenker flips pancakes for the Twin Peaks Rotary pancake breakfast before the start of the 2017 Boulder County Fair parade. Times-Call file

planning and preparations for the parade. The Kiwanis work to improve the lives of children in various communities, putting on events around the local community. Ken White, the coordinator of the parade on behalf of the Longmont chapter of the Kiwanis, said that during this landmark year, the parade will showcase Longmont’s agricultural history as well as feature the parade’s age-old traditions. Out of its current 30 entries, the parade will host a variety of color guards, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the

Military Order of the Purple Heart, fair royalty, local businesses, and horse-riding groups. The parade is still accepting entries. “It’s been a pleasure to do, dealing with all of the people who have an interest in it and have an interesting presentation,” White said. “It’s really exciting stuff.” The greater significance of the event, White said, lies within the impact on Longmont’s community and the history it’s able to represent. “It has an impact on the culture here. The history is the main thing — I like to see people have a good time.”

This year’s parade marshall, Matt Eldred, serves as the executive director for the TLC Learning Center, which was founded in 1956 by local families. Since then, it has evolved into an early childhood education center for children of all developmental abilities and backgrounds, preparing children for kindergarten through literacy and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This year’s parade will highlight one of TLC’s most influential families, the Ludlow family. The Ludlows have been longtime supporters of the center. The Ludlow family will spearhead the parade with Eldred and will be followed by TLC’s parade float. “One of the most rewarding things at TLC is seeing kids grow every day,” Eldred said. “It’s amazing to know the impact that you have, not only on the lives of kids today but on them as the leaders of tomorrow.”

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New at the fair: Edible bugs

Sample some of the sustainable proteins at the Bug Bar, at Bug Ology. By Sarah Baines For the Times-Call

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ll things creepy, crawly and slimy will be in attendance at Boulder County Fair’s first-ever Bug Ology exhibit, where kids of any age are invited to view both live and animatronic bugs, mingle with butterflies in a butterfly feeding garden, and even feast on bugs at a bug bar. The free rainforest-like exhibit, put on by California’s Pacific Animal Productions, will debut from 5 to 7 p.m. on the fair’s first day, Friday, Aug. 2, and will continue to host an estimated

“It’s very colorful, it’s set in a rainforest, and I think the kids will have a better understanding and appreciation for bugs after visiting. We hope they will walk away realizing some aspect they didn’t know before.”

25,000 visitors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from until the fair’s last day, Sunday, Aug. 11. The bugs can be seen and eaten at the Boulder County Fairground’s Exhibit Building at 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. Laura Boldt, the Boulder

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to Bug Ology,” Boldt said. “It’s very colorful, it’s set in a rainforest, and I think the kids will have a better understanding and appreciation for bugs after visiting. We hope they will walk away realizing some aspect they Laura Boldt didn’t know before.” Although admission to the Boulder County Fair director event is free, children will have the opportunity to purchase and sample edible County Fair director, first thought to bring the educa- bugs through a science, technology, engineering, tional exhibit to Longmont after experiencing it herself and mathematics learning at a trade show, and immedi- experience, while learning about different bugs and ately recognized its educational potential and benefits. their respective sustainable “I think it’s the education- proteins. See BUGS, pg. 15 al part that drew us


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Bug Ology is a hands-on experience with creatures such as tarantulas, walking stick bugs and huge hissing roaches.

BUGS from page 14 Bug Ology will feature a variety of bugs, including a tarantula, walking stick bugs, June bugs, hissing

roaches, crickets, and three large animatronic bugs. After planning for its Longmont showcase since November 2018, Boldt hopes that the preparation

will pay off in the minds of visitors to the fair. “We are always looking for new and educational exhibits. We want them to walk away with greater edu-

cation and appreciation with some additional knowledge,” Boldt said. “I’m hoping that everyone will be as excited and enthusiastic as I am.”

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Gymkhana celebrates 25 years

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Lilly Palermo of Firestone has her helmet adjusted by her father, Jared Palermo, at gymkhana competition at the 2017 Boulder County. By James Burky For the Times-Call

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hen the Boulder County Fair is in the throes of its 150th iteration, Bill Jesser will be celebrating equestrian sports for the 25th year on Aug. 7 with the Wrangler Roundup Jackpot Gymkhana. Jesser is president of the St. Vrain Roundup Club, the group that organizes the Gymkhana. In some capacity, he has been involved in the Gymkhana since its inception a quarter-century ago. The Gymkhana is open registration for an $8 fee.

Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. People in five age groups — 10 and under, 1113, 14-18, 19-49 and 50 and older — will compete across five events. “We’re a unique club that’s family-oriented, and we have people that come from all walks of life,” Jesser said. “We have kids from 5-6 years old, to people all the way into their 80s.” Those age groups will battle for first place and a small cash prize in barrel racing, pole bending, keyholes, flags, and a stake race. The cash prizes aren’t notable, they can range between $5 to $20 depend-

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ing on their placing, but Jesser thinks it’s enough to reward hard work in a funfocused competition. Jesser said that the Wrangler Roundup is treated seriously, but it isn’t a professional competition. In its early days, Jesser said, the Gymkhana would begin around 3 p.m. and would regularly run until 1-2 a.m. In the last decade, however, the event has seen dwindling attendance thanks to rodeos and similar local competitions. Laura Boldt, the fair coordinator, expects a 15% growth in attendance this year, which may help the Wrangler Roundup experi-

ence a surge in attendance, but Jesser isn’t worried about the dwindling participation. “It’s all about fun,” he said. “In fact, little numbers makes it easier to handle.” Throughout the 25 years, Jesser has stuck with St. Vrain and the Gymkhana. When the gates open at the Jack Murphy Outdoor Arena, it’ll be a continuation of providing activities for kids to make a lifelong memory. “When you see kids come in from other counties that don’t have these, it feels great,” Jesser said. “It feels great seeing kids get ribbons and cash for their hard work.”


Fair offers 10 days of free fun By James Burky For the Times-Call

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here isn’t a lot that local bands, Irish dancers, a bugoriented science exhibit and Pippi The Clown have in common. One of the few common denominators between the lot is that they’ll be at the disposal for the public for 150th Boulder County Fair from August 2-11. There will be 10 unique performers across the 10 days of the fair, as well as other free entertainment throughout the fairgrounds. Laura Boldt, fair coordinator, said that planning and booking for 150th began two years ago. They’re anticipating a 15% attendance spike, which rounds out to approximately 15,000 people. “We had to plan all of these two years in advance,” Boldt said. “We made sure that the entertainment was all-inclusive.” The standout event, according to Boldt, will be the Bug Ology exhibit, which will be free and open every day of the fair. The exhibit will have a show that’s divvied up into three facets: the good, the bad and the “yummy.” The good details the positive ways bugs like butterflies and bees affect the ecosystem and how vital they are. The bad teaches the audience about the detrimental effects that creatures like mosquitoes, ticks and other pests have on people and local agriculture. The yummy is billed as being the most delectable of the three. All audience members will be offered samples of protein-rich, edible bugs. Other intractable bugs will be out for show as well as six animatronic ones. The myriad of

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Pippi the Clown will perform Monday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Boulder County Fair. Enjoy non-competitive games for those big and those small, flags, rainbow parachutes, and giant beach ball. knowledge waiting to be found makes it an attractive option for everyone, young or old. “Bug Ology is something different than we’ve had. It’s so colorful,” Boldt said. “It accommodates all ages, but children are sponges for education.

They’ll love it.” A full calendar of free entertainment can be found on the fair’s website. Among the other entertainment includes performances from School of Rock – Boulder, the Moriarty Dance Group and performances from Mojo’s Music Academy.

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Boulder County Fair schedule

Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

The horses were high steeping to the traditional Mexican music at the 2015 Boulder County Fair Parade. Band Camp Blow Out 5 p.m. Bug Ology Exhibit Carnival Kick Off Opening Ceremony Sunday, July 28 Celebration 9 a.m. Queen’s BBQ Queen For A Day - Queen for 5:30 p.m. the Day 4-H Horse - Working Ranch Thursday, Aug. 1 Horse Show 9 a.m. Firefighter Combat Challenge Creative Living Projects - Open Opening Ceremonies and Kid’s Class Creative Living arts, Challenge Area Projects, and Fleece Show Richie Law Band Judging 6 p.m. 10 a.m. Firefighter Combat Challenge 4-H General Projects - CheckIndividual and Team In & Interview Judging (Must be Competition and Kid’s by 3 p.m.) Challenge Area Friday, Aug. 2 8 p.m. 8 a.m. Lauren Alaina Concert 4-H Horse - Western and Lauren Alaina & Tegan Marie Classical Dressage and English Saturday, Aug. 3 Horse Show 3 p.m. 6:30 a.m. Free Entertainment - Mojos Longmont Twin Peaks Rotary To view the list of events online, go to bouldercountyfair.org/events.

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Chuckwagon Breakfast 8 a.m. 4-H and FFA Rabbit Showmanship 4-H Dairy Bar - Open 4-H Horse - Showmanship/ Halter Horse Show Firefighter Combat Challenge Emergency Responders Day Salute to Sirens & Safety Salute to Sirens 9 a.m. Kid’s Fishing 10 a.m. Boulder County Fair Parade sponsored by the Kiwanis Parade FFA Petting Barn Kid’s Corral 11 a.m. 4-H and FFA Fiber Goat Showmanship 4-H and FFA Rabbit - Market Rabbit Show Bug Ology Exhibit; Free

Entertainment - Sing Off Noon: 4-H and FFA Fiber Goat - Show 4-H Horse - Western Horse Show 12:45 p.m. Free Entertainment - Baile de mi Tierra 1 p.m. Carnival - Carnival Creative Living Projects - Adult and Junior Open Class Field Crops, Fruit, Vegetables, Herb and Flower Judging Firefighter Combat Challenge Tandems and Relays and Kid’s Challenge Area 2 p.m. Free Entertainment - Moriarty Irish Dancers 3 p.m. 4-H and FFA Rabbit - Dress-ABunny Show Free Entertainment - Mexico

See SCHEDULE, pg. 19


CONTINUED FROM PG. 18 Lindo Dancers 3:30 p.m. Kids Pee Wee Livestock Showmanship - Rabbit 4 p.m. 4-H and FFA Dairy Goat Costume Contest 4-H and FFA Utility Goat Costume Contest Pet A Bunny Wagon 4:30 p.m. 4-H Horse - Reining Horse Show 5 p.m. 4-H and FFA Dairy Goat - Goat Pee Wee Showmanship 4-H and FFA Fiber Goat Novice Showmanship Craft Distillery Festival - Craft Distillery Kids Pee Wee Livestock Showmanship - Goat Margarita Brothers Band 7 p.m. Free Entertainment - Moriarty Irish Dancers Mexican Rodeo 8 p.m. Triple Nickel Band

Sunday, Aug. 4

8 a.m. 4-H and FFA Dairy Goat - Show

Matthew Jonas / Staff Photographer

Carnival rides light up the night at the 2015 Boulder County Fair. 4-H and FFA Rabbit - Breeding Rabbit Show 4-H Dairy Bar - Open 4-H Horse - Champion of Champions Day Horse Show 9 a.m. Goat Yoga - Goat Yoga.1st

Session 10 a.m. FFA Petting Barn Kid’s Corral 11 a.m. 4-H and FFA Cavy - Show

Bug Ology Exhibit Noon Free Entertainment - Kindred Spirits & History Makers

See SCHEDULE, pg. 20

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Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

Anna Thomas hugs her goat after finishing the goat obstacle course during the 2018 Boulder County Fair.

CONTINUED FROM PG. 19 1 p.m. Carnival Wolf Sanctuary 2:30 p.m. Colorado Heritage Community Choir 4 p.m. Mono Verde Collective Band Pet A Bunny Wagon 5 p.m. 4-H Fashion Review - Show CPRA Rodeo 6 p.m. 4-H and FFA Cavy - Dress-ACavy to follow Cavy Awards 7 p.m. Wood Belly Band

Monday, Aug. 5

Carnival Closed All Day 8 a.m. 4-H Dairy Bar - Open 10 a.m. 4-H and FFA Utility Goat Showmanship FFA Petting Barn Kid’s Corral 11 a.m. 4-H and FFA Utility Goat Show (following Showmanship) Bug Ology Exhibit

3 p.m. Pippi the Clown 6 p.m. 4-H Horse - Gymkhana Farm to Table Dinner - Farm to Table 6:30 p.m. 4-H and FFA Swine - Owned and Bred Swine Show 7 p.m. 4-H and FFA Swine - Breeding Swine Show-following owned and breed show Project Foreigner Tribute Band

Tuesday, Aug. 6

8 a.m. 4-H Dairy Bar - Open 4-H Dog Show - Dog ShowJudging Showmanship, Obedience & Rally Trials 10 a.m. FFA Petting Barn Kid’s Corral Senior Day - ConductorciseSponsored by UCHealth 11 a.m. Bug Ology Exhibit 11:30 a.m. Senior Day - Free Lunch Sponsored by UCHealth 1 p.m. Senior Day - Ice Cream Social

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provided by Twisted Roots Ice Cream & Yogurt Sponsored by Longmont United Hospital 2 p.m. Senior Day - Dancing with Wild Road Band Sponsored by Longmont United Hospital 3 p.m. Pippi the Clown 5 p.m. Carnival - Carnival 6 p.m. 4-H and FFA Swine Showmanship 7 p.m. The Brothers Footman Band Westernaires

Wednesday, Aug. 7

8 a.m. 4-H Dairy Bar - Open 8:30 a.m. 4-H and FFA Goat Showmanship (Market and Breeding Goats) 9 a.m. 4-H and FFA Goat - Market Goat Show 10 a.m. FFA Petting Barn Going Green with RCD - Going Green Kid’s Corral

11 a.m. 4-H and FFA Goat - Breeding Goat Show (following Market Bug Ology Exhibit 1 p.m. 4-H and FFA Poultry Showmanship Creative Living Projects Commercial Field Crops, Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers Judging 2:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 3 p.m. Pippi the Clown 4 p.m. 4-H and FFA Sheep - Showing Sheep and Wearing Wool Class Ballet on Horseback - Ballet on Horses 4 p.m. 4:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 5 p.m. Carnival Wrangler Roundup Jackpot Gymkhana - Outdoor Arena 6 p.m. 4-H and FFA Swine - Market Swine Show

See SCHEDULE, pg. 21


CONTINUED FROM PG. 20 6:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 7 p.m. HomeSlice Band 7:30 p.m. Ballet on Horseback - Ballet on Horses 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8

8 a.m. 4-H Dairy Bar - Open 9 a.m. 4-H and FFA Poultry - Show 4-H and FFA Sheep Showmanship 10 a.m. 4-H and FFA Poultry - Egg Poduction & Market Judging FFA Petting Barn Jeff and Paige Kid’s Corral Kids Day - Pedal Tractor Pull 10:30 a.m. 4-H and FFA Sheep - Market Sheep Show (following showmanship) 11 a.m. Bug Ology Exhibit Kids Day - BookCycle Longmont Library

Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer

Bullfighter Ryder Rich gets taken down by a bull on Aug. 10, 2018, at the Boulder County See SCHEDULE, pg. 22 Fairgrounds in Longmont.

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CONTINUED FROM PG. 21 Kids Farm to Table Picnic Kids Farm to Table 1 p.m. 4-H and FFA Sheep - Breeding Sheep Show Carnival - Kids Day Carnival Free Entertainment Pedalpalooza Kids Day - Explore HistoryLongmont Museum Pedalpalooza Pippi the Clown 2:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 3 p.m. 4-H and FFA Beef Showmanship Free Entertainment Raptorettes Dance Team Kids Pee Wee Livestock Showmanship - Swine 4:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 5 p.m. Kids Pee Wee Livestock Showmanship - Dairy 6 p.m. 4-H and FFA Dairy Cattle Showmanship

6:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 7 p.m. 4-H and FFA Dairy Cattle Show (following Showmanship) Extreme Jousting Raising Cain Band

Friday, Aug. 9

8 a.m. 4-H Dairy Bar - Open 9 a.m. 4-H and FFA Poultry - Costume Contest 10 a.m. 4-H and FFA Beef - Market Beef Show 4-H and FFA Poultry - Agility Contest FFA Petting Barn Free Entertainment - NIST Kid’s Corral NIST Super Science - NIST Super Science Guy 11 a.m. 4-H and FFA Beef - Breeding Beef Show (following Market Show) Bug Ology Exhibit 2 p.m. Open Livestock Shows - Open Highland Show Pippi the Clown

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2:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 3 p.m. Mutton Bustin - Kids Rodeo & Mutton Bustin’ 4 p.m. Kids Pee Wee Livestock Showmanship - Sheep 4:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 5 p.m. Carnival Free Entertainment - School of Rock Band 7 p.m. 4-H and FFA Round Robin Large Animal 7:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 8 p.m. Last Men On Earth Band Pro Bulls Tour - Freestyle Bullfighting & Bullriding

Saturday, Aug. 10

7 a.m. Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast - Optimist Club Pancake Breaksfast 8 a.m. 4-H and FFA Round Robin -

Small Animal 4-H Dairy Bar - Open 10 a.m. 4-H General Projects - 4-H General Project Awards FFA Petting Barn Flower Club - Display Kid’s Corral 11 a.m. 4-H General Projects - 4-H Product Sale 4-H Product Sale Bug Ology Exhibit Noon 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale Junior Livestock Market Sale Buyers BBQ Open Livestock Shows Bucket Calf Show 1 p.m. 4-H and FFA Round Robin Large & Small Animal Awards Carnival 1:30 p.m. 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale Junior Livestock Parade of Champions 2 p.m. 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale Junior Livestock Market Sale Pippi the Clown 2:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog

See SCHEDULE, pg. 23


CONTINUED FROM PG. 22 Show - Canine Stars 3 p.m. Randall Dubis Singer 4:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 5 p.m. Demolition Derby South to Cedars Band 7:15 p.m. Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show - Canine Stars 8 p.m. The Country Music Project Band

Sunday, Aug. 11

Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer

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