Saturday, the Chaffee County Fair hosted more muttin’ bustin’ and steer riding for the younger kids. This was followed by the crowing of the new Rodeo Court. The 2021-2022 Queen is Adrianna VonAllmen, the princess is Emma McWhirter and the new attendant is Faith Coleman.
The 2020-2021 court had a chance to take their last ride around the arena after not being able to attend the fair in-person last year due to COVID-19. It was a bittersweet moment for the court that was backed with cheers and tears.
Participants and audience members then took a moment to reflect on the ability to all be together as Americans to celebrate the great tradition that is the rodeo.
The Colorado Pro Rodeo Association hosted mini-Bronc riding with younger kids holding on for dear life. This was followed by such classic events as Tie-down roping, Breakaway roping, saddle Bronc, mixed team roping, open team roping, barrel racing, and finally bull riding.
The Fair continues today with the 4-H Dog Show at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday’s events include the 4-H and Open Class Poultry and Rabbit Check-In from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday’s schedule is as follows:
- 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 4-H Market Livestock Weigh-In
- 9:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall open to public
- 9:30 a.m. 4-H and Open Poultry Judging
- 10:00 a.m. Information Booth Opens
- 2:00 p.m. 4-H and Open Rabbit Judging
- 5:00 p.m. Rancher’s Dinner
- 5:30 p.m. Open Equine Gymkhana
Featured image: Maia Lee, the 2020-2021 Queen welcomes the new court. Queen Adrianna VonAllmen, Princess Emma McWhirter, Attendant is Faith Coleman. Photo by Brooke Gilmore.