Keeping the county fair on track

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Keeping the county fair on track

Angela Fountain’s desk is nerve center behind the biggest show in La Plata County
Angela Fountain, right, talks with Lilli Goltz, 11, about her horse, Tee, an America quarter horse, on Saturday at the Pavilion on the Fairgrounds. Fountain is an administrative assistant with La Plata County in charge of handling secretarial duties for La Plata County Fairgrounds, La Plata County Fair and the La Plata County Extension Office of Colorado State University. Lilli is the daughter of Joanne and Greg Goltz.
Angela Fountain, administrative assistant with La Plata County in charge of handling secretarial duties for La Plata County Fairgrounds, La Plata County Fair and the La Plata County Extension Office of Colorado State University, works Thursday in the Extension Building.

Keeping the county fair on track

Angela Fountain, right, talks with Lilli Goltz, 11, about her horse, Tee, an America quarter horse, on Saturday at the Pavilion on the Fairgrounds. Fountain is an administrative assistant with La Plata County in charge of handling secretarial duties for La Plata County Fairgrounds, La Plata County Fair and the La Plata County Extension Office of Colorado State University. Lilli is the daughter of Joanne and Greg Goltz.
Angela Fountain, administrative assistant with La Plata County in charge of handling secretarial duties for La Plata County Fairgrounds, La Plata County Fair and the La Plata County Extension Office of Colorado State University, works Thursday in the Extension Building.
La Plata County Fair Schedule

Wednesday

4 p.m.: 4-H sheep show, all classes, judging open class sheep show. After sheep show: swine showmanship.

6:30 p.m.: True West Rodeo.

7 p.m.: Livestock sale verification sheep cards due.

Thursday

8:30 a.m.: Judging 4-H/FFA breeding swine, market swine. After 4-H/FFA: open class swine, all classes.

9 a.m.-8 p.m.: Exhibits open to the public.

9 a.m.: Judging open class home economics, horticulture, floriculture, creative arts.

9 a.m.: Judging 4-H/FFA and open class fleeces.

9 a.m.: 4-H Poultry judging followed by open class.

1 p.m.: Judging 4-H/FFA goat show, all classes. After 4-H/FFA: Open class goat, all classes.

5 p.m.: Fair royalty speeches and modeling.

7 p.m.: Livestock sale verification swine and goat cards due.

Friday

9 a.m.-8 p.m.: Exhibits open to the public.

9 a.m.: Judging 4-H/FFA rabbits.

10 a.m.: 4-H/FFA breeding beef. After: beef showmanship – 15 minutes.

1 p.m.: 4-H/FFA Market beef, grand champion and reserve grand market beef, champion selection.

2 p.m.: Dairy cattle, all classes.

4 p.m.: 4-H/FFA Livestock round robin. After: all-around showmanship – 15 minutes.

3:15 p.m.: Pee Wee showmanship.

7 p.m.: Talent contest, patio.

7 p.m.: Livestock sale verification beef cards due.

8 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: *Chevel Shepherd Concert (Gates will open at 5 p.m.).

Saturday

9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: Exhibits open to public.

9 a.m.: Judging open class beef all classes.

10 a.m.: Rooster crowing contest.

10 a.m.: FFA Showmanship.

11 a.m.: Open class dairy cattle, all classes.

Noon: *Demolition Derby (Gates will open at 10 a.m.).

Noon–4 p.m.: 4-H Marketplace (4-H youth products for sale - Senior Center lawn)

Noon-4 p.m.: *Community 4-H barbecue cook off (Senior Center lawn).

2 p.m.: Rabbit costume contest (costume parade of animals to follow).

2 p.m.: Poultry costume contest.

5 p.m.: Silver steaks, silver loin and silver chop award presentation.

5:45 p.m.: Fair royalty crowning.

6 p.m.: Junior livestock sale, pavilion.

9 p.m.-midnight: *Fair family dance, patio.

Sunday

8:30 a.m.: Cowboy Church, pavilion.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Exhibits open to the public.

10 a.m.: Carcass animals loaded.

11 a.m.: Mental Health Awareness foam party.

1:30 p.m.: 4-H/FFA catch-it contest.

2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Payment of premiums.

2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Exhibits released in all departments.

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Booths taken down.

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Poultry and rabbit exhibits released.

2 p.m.: Animals released.

Carnival open: Wednesday through Sunday.

Beer Garden open: Thursday through Sunday.


* Admission charge for starred events

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