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.

The theme of the 2014 Rio Blanco County Fair will be “Wheels and Squeals.”
Fair events start July 25 with a few classes of the All-Around Horse Show Competition and will conclude on Saturday Aug. 2 with the annual Junior Livestock Sale.
Many different events throughout the week give the community a chance to participate in the fair and to see some of the great work the local 4-H and FFA members have been working on.
Fair Event Highlights
■ Sheep Lead: Friday, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. The Sheep Lead will feature either a ram or ewe that is conditioned, fitted and trained to show at halter, which will be led by a contestant wearing an outfit made out of at least 60 percent wool. This fun contest gives the opportunity to showcase the entrants’ purchased or made wool outfit.
■ Rio Blanco County’s Got Talent: Friday, Aug: 1, following the Beef Show. This is a chance to showcase your talents on the stage during the fair.
■ Little Buckaroo Rodeo: Saturday, Aug. 2, following Round Robin competition: Youth ages 3-12 can try their luck at mutton bustin’, calf riding, pole bending, barrel races,and goat tying (or the ribbon pull for the younger buckaroos).
■ Pet Rock Contest: Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.: The Pet Rock Contest is open to any and all rock owners who are willing to publicly claim and name their pet rocks and compete in a costume and rolling contest.
■ Silent Auction: Bidding open until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2: Bring anything and exhibit it at the fair and bring home a little hard-earned cash when you enter it in the silent auction.
These events, along with many more, are great opportunities to show off your projects or animals and to participate in the community.
For a complete schedule of events, check out the 2014 RBC Fair Book. For more information and to get your Fair Book, visit the Meeker or Rangely Extension offices.
Some of the early deadlines have already passed. Monday is the booth/vendor sign-up deadline and the the deadline for orse show entries. All entries after this date will be assessed a $10 late fee.
Check the Fair Book for the complete listing of contests and entry information. If you have questions, please contact the Extension Office at 878-9490 in Meeker or 878-9495 for Rangely.