Rio Blanco County­ Fair: “Come Rock with the Stock!”

RBC I Rio Blanco County Fair Books are ready! New this year, there are two fair books to choose from: a Livestock and Dog edition and Indoor Exhibit edition. Livestock books come with a blue cover and the Indoor books are green. Pick up your fair books up today at either extension office, the post offices and the grocery stores.
Plan to attend the Rio Blanco County Fair July 30-Aug. 4 with your canned goods, sewing and needlework projects, photography, art and other open class fair exhibits. Open class exhibits will be accepted at the Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m., photography exhibits will be accepted on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m., indoor exhibit entries will also be taken the following morning, Thursday, Aug. 2 from 7-9 a.m.
The Rio Blanco County Fair Board encourages everyone to enter exhibits that showcase their talents. This county is full of talented people and it is wonderful to see those talents exhibited. Make sure you pick up a Fair Book and see all the classes that are available including cream pies, cheesecakes, custard pies, milks and cheeses. Exhibitors may choose to donate their entries to the baked goods sale again this year. Boxes of baked goods and grand champion baked goods will be auctioned off on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m., just prior to the junior livestock sale. Proceeds of the baked goods auction will go to the RBC Extension Office 4-H Scholarship Fund. The silent auction also makes its return to the exhibit halls where exhibitors are encouraged to enter their work and keep the profits!
Open livestock classes are a great way to show off your prized hens and roosters, rabbits, goats, wool fleece, dairy and beef cattle, sheep, and even your pig. Bring your dog to the fair Monday, July 30 at 1 p.m. for the Dog Star Competition and Saturday, Aug. 4 for the Dog Agility Competition where you can showcase your dog’s knack for tricks or athletic ability!
There are plenty of fun contests for the whole family to participate in such as: Rio Blanco County’s Got Talent competition, the classic car show, pet rock contest, rabbit chase, little buckaroo rodeo, sheep lead, and more.
Fair is just around the corner, so give us a call if you have any questions. Entry forms and tags are available at the extension offices. Food and vegetable trays are here for your baked goods and farm fresh veggies. We look forward to seeing you and your work at the 2012 Rio Blanco County Fair, “Come Rock With the Stock”!

RBC 2012 Fair Contests Entry Information:
n Rio Blanco County’s Got Talent entries close Tuesday, July 10. Entry forms are available at the extension offices.
n Dog agility entries close Thursday, July 12.
n Open livestock class entries close Monday, July 16.
n Sheep lead entries close Wednesday, July 18. No late entries accepted!
n Horse show entries close Monday, July 23. Any entries after this date will be assessed a $10 late fee.
n Indoor open class exhibits accepted Wednesday, August 1 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 2 from 7-9 a.m.
n Little buckaroo rodeo entries will be taken in the indoor arena during the Round Robin Saturday, Aug. 4.
See the Fair Book for complete listing of contests and entry information!
Meeker Extension Office 878-9490 or Rangely 878-9495.