La Plata County Fair kicks into high gear

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La Plata County Fair kicks into high gear

Demolition Derby and Jr. Livestock Auction main attractions for Saturday
Grace Howell, 10, describes her rabbit, Gizmo, to judge Jim Conyers during the rabbit breeding category Friday at the La Plata County Fair at the fairgrounds in Durango.
Rylie Zufelt, 17, blow dries and brushes Sweet Tart, a Maintainer, which is a cross-bred Maine Anjou and Roxburghs breed, before they take to the arena Friday for showmanship during the La Plata County Fair.

La Plata County Fair kicks into high gear

Grace Howell, 10, describes her rabbit, Gizmo, to judge Jim Conyers during the rabbit breeding category Friday at the La Plata County Fair at the fairgrounds in Durango.
Rylie Zufelt, 17, blow dries and brushes Sweet Tart, a Maintainer, which is a cross-bred Maine Anjou and Roxburghs breed, before they take to the arena Friday for showmanship during the La Plata County Fair.
La Plata County Fair schedule

La Plata County Fair is held at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.
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.* Gates open at 10 a.m.

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