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It’s that time of year again — the Chaffee County Fair is back starting on July 23 and runs until August 1. After checking on current COVID-19 protocols, the fair committee decided to hold all the events in-person as per the current health guidelines. The events for July 23 are as follows:

  • 3:00 p.m. Gates open
  • Tack Sale – Small Animal Building
  • 5:00 p.m. Muttin’ Bustin’ 35 Entries. To register go to the small animal building
  • 5:45 p.m. Steer Riding 10 Entries. To register go to the small animal building
  • 7:00 p.m. CPRA Rodeo
  • 9:00 p.m. Dance —Chaffee’s favorite local,  Carin Mari

    Hang on muttin’ buster. Image courtesy of Ark Valley Voice media library.

To view the full schedule of events, click here.

The Junior livestock sale will take place on August 1, in-person with livestock animals arriving on July 27 for rabbits and poultry and July 28 for Beef, Sheep and Swine. The committee made the decision to hold the sale in person because there were some issues for minors last year during the virtual sale.

Admission cost 10 dollars for adults and eight dollars for youth 5 to 14 years old. Children four and under are free.

The Fair is sponsored by Central Colorado Title and Escrow, Rocky Mountain Cabinets, The Salida Gunshop and Central Colorado Dermatology.