Hard work rewarded at La Plata County Fair

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Hard work rewarded at La Plata County Fair

Judges rate livestock, baking, handicrafts and more
Kelton Lee, 11, gets instructions from Kenna Patcheck, 16, about how to show a hog Thursday before he competes in the round-robin where he has to show swine, goat, sheep, cattle and horse in the La Plata County Fair at the fairgrounds in Durango.
Beth Vincent relaxes with her son, James Vincent, 3, on a busy Thursday at the La Plata County Fair.

Hard work rewarded at La Plata County Fair

Kelton Lee, 11, gets instructions from Kenna Patcheck, 16, about how to show a hog Thursday before he competes in the round-robin where he has to show swine, goat, sheep, cattle and horse in the La Plata County Fair at the fairgrounds in Durango.
Beth Vincent relaxes with her son, James Vincent, 3, on a busy Thursday at the La Plata County Fair.
La Plata County Fair schedule

The La Plata County Fair is held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.
Friday

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

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

10 a.m., 4-H/FFA breeding beef, beef showmanship.

1 p.m., Livestock award presentation.

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

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

4 p.m., 4-H/FFA livestock round robin, all-around sportsmanship.

7 p.m., Talent contest (patio), livestock sale verification beef cards due.

8-10:30 p.m., Chevel Shepard concert.**

Saturday

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

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

10 a.m., Rooster crowing contest, FFA showmanship.

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

Noon, Demolition Derby.***

Noon-4 p.m., 4-H Community BBQ (Durango/La Plata Senior Center lawn) with 4-H Marketplace.

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

5 p.m., Silver Steaks, Silver Loin & Silver Chop Awards presentation.

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

6 p.m., Junior Livestock Auction (pavilion).

9 p.m., 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 Foam Party.

1:30 p.m., 4-H/FFA Catch-It Contest.

Carnival open through Sunday Beer garden open through Sunday* The True West Rodeo is not a part of the fair but happens to fall on the same week and is listed on the fair’s schedule of events
** Gates open at 5 p.m.
*** Gates open at 10 a.m.

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