Rio Blanco County Fair kicks into full gear on Friday night

On July 12, Rhett Long of Vernal, Utah, visited the Rangely 4-H Community Pens to teach the 4-H members how to shave a pig, what to expect in showmanship at the Rio Blanco County Fair and offer advice for feeding 4-H swine. There were more than 30 4-H members and parents, some from as far as Grand Junction, present to listen to Long. Bonnie Long, who organized the event, said, “Rhett did a great job and we had a great turnout from Rangely and Grand Junction 4-H members and parents. Thank you to Encana for adding monetary support for activities such as this.” In 2015, a new 4-H club called Elite 8 will be exploring livestock, leadership and will be putting together another clinic to inform 4-H members, she said. Every 4-H member at the event received a prize. The Rio Blanco County Fair officially begins Friday and runs through Aug. 2.

RBC I All the fun and work involved in the annual Rio Blanco County Fair officially begins Friday with the equestrian events and runs through Aug. 2 at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker.

RBC Fair starts July 25

RBC I The Rio Blanco County Fair will take place July 25 through Aug. 2 at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker, and the fair should be filled with fun events for the entire family.

Fair will offer wide variety of equestrian events; Monday deadline to enter

RBC I Rio Blanco County Fair will play host to many equine events July 25-26 in the main arena at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker. Cowboys and cowgirls can enter in the team roping, horse show and all-around competition throughout the event. All equine entries are due Monday to the CSU Extension Office […]

RBC County Fair Results 2013

RBC Fair Sale…


Bryce Purkey of Meeker worked his heart out at the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction on Saturday evening as part of the closing event of the Rio Blanco County Fair.

Bee display…


With a terrific display that offered visitors a roll-up of fresh clover honey, Meeker’s Jason Dunham captured first place and grand champion for his display at the Rio Blanco County Fair, which wrapped up on Saturday evening. The exhibit demonstrated the importance of bees to pollination as well as the

RBC Fair 2013


People young and old were wandering around the exhibition barn, so this young goat decided it was time to stretch, get a better look around and find out what all the noise was about. The exhibition barn held ducks, turkeys, rabbits, and chickens as well as the bigger critters like beef, swine and goats.

— RBC Fair competition begins —

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Lori Ann Klinglesmith captured first place in the working cow horse competition, and here she is seen working the cows on Friday night as a pre-Rio Blanco County Fair event held at the county fairgrounds in Meeker.

RBC | The Rio Blanco County Fair kicked off its horse competition Friday night with the working cow horse competition followed by several team roping events.

Rio Blanco County Fair to close with spectator favorites

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Jaicee Simmons wouldn’t be able to see through the windshield if he was driving a car, but she did well navigating her horse through the obstacle course as part of the peewee competition at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds on Saturday. It took this young lady a little while to navigate her big horse through the course, but she made it.

RBC | The Annual Rio Blanco County Fair officially opens Monday, but there are a number of fair events that remain today, Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds in Meeker.

2013 Pre-Fair Contest results

RBC | Results from the pre-Rio Blanco County Fair: Team Cake Decorating Challenge First Place Team: 
Linda Lombardi, Jadynn Archuleta
,Cori Mohr; Second Place Team: 
Brynlee Williams,
Savana May; 

Third Place Team:
 Lisa Lombardi,
Mikayla Cardile

Monday new deadline for RBC fair booths

RBC | The booth and vendor sign-up deadline has been extended to Monday to encourage people of the community to sign-up for a booth at the 2013 Rio Blanco County Fair, which will carry the theme of “Red, White and Moo!”

2012 Rio Blanco County Fair Results 4-H | Open | Livestock | Indoor Exhibits

Best of Show Horticulture Placing Exhibitor Notes 1st Elaine Jordan Donor: Bill and Debbie Jordan Most Blue Ribbons in Department 11 & 12