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2021 Grand Champion Goat and Sydney Rohrich. Photo by Brooke Gilmore.

The final weekend of the Chaffee County Fair brings three days of fun and frenetic activity. The star event for Friday, July 29 is the all-important Junior Market Livestock sale; where the hard work of county 4-Hers in raising their livestock nets them sale prices that often help fund their college education.

FRIDAY, JULY 29
9:00 a.m. 4-H Round Robin
11:00 a.m. Adult Round Robin
1:30 p.m. Garden Tractor Race
6:30 p.m. 4-H Awards
7:00 p.m. Junior Market Livestock Sale
9:00 p.m. Silver Sage Band

 

2021 Reserve Champion Market Poultry. Brooke Gilmore photo

Morgan Nichols and her 2021 Grand Champion Rabbits. Photo by Brooke Gilmore.

 

Kids and pigs go flying during the “Catch a Pig” contest at Chaffee County Fair. Jan Wondra photo

Saturday there is activity from morning through night, from the stock dog demonstration and Catch a Pig contest to the Queens Barrel Race, and the Grand Entry Mountain States Ranch Rodeo.

They won’t bite, but some are not so sure. Jan Wondra photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even the littlest ones like to feel the fur. Jan Wondra photo

SATURDAY, JULY 30 (kids fun day)
9:00 a.m. Stock Dog Demonstration
10:00 a.m. Horseshoe Pitching (Single & Doubles)
10:00 a.m. Sawdust Pile w/$$$ Coins
10:30 a.m. Catch a Pig Contest (20 entries/age 4 & 5), Catch a Pig Contest (20 entries/age 6 & 7) and
Catch a Pig Contest (20 entries/age 8 – 10)
11:00 a.m. Antique Tractor Pull
11:00 a.m. Queen For a Day

 

Trying her hand at archery at Chaffee County Fair. Jan Wondra photo

 

 

 

 

Rodeo Clown For a Day
Stick Horse Rodeo
Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Corn Challenge
Marble Challenge
12:00 p.m. Garden Tractor Race
12:00 p.m. Antique Engine Demonstration Tack Sale
2:00 p.m. Hot Dog Eating Contest
2:00 p.m. Queen’s Barrel Race
6:30 p.m. Grand Entry Mountain States Ranch Rodeo & Calcutta
9:00 p.m. Ahgadaze Live Music

Watermelon eating contest attracts everyone at Chaffee County Fair. Jan Wondra photo

SUNDAY, JULY 31
10:00 a.m. Cowboy Church Service (grandstands)
10:00 a.m. Antique Tractor, Pull Archery Contest, and Melon Eating Contest
11:30 a.m. Catch a Pig Contest (20 entries/age 4 & 5),Catch a Pig Contest (20 entries/age 6 & 7) and
Catch a Pig Contest (20 entries/age 8 – 10)
11:45 a.m. Corn Hole (north building)
12:00 p.m. Antique Engine Demonstration
1:00 p.m. Circle 3 Gymkhana
3:30 p.m. 4-H & Open Class Exhibit Release; 4-H Animal Exhibit Release
5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes (all exhibits must be picked up)

Featured image: 2021 Winner Tanner Shellabarger and his Grand Champion Swine with Ben Scanga who purchased the prize porcine. Photo by Brooke Gilmore.