Fair offers a plethora of activities
From the first livestock weigh-in to the final check-out and ribbon awards there are weeks of activities and exhibits to see, smell and taste at the Moffat County Fair. Even if your child has no livestock entry being prodded, groomed and judged, there are still plenty of don’t-miss activities, especially during the last weekend of events.
Friday, Aug. 8
Grandstands open early with rabbit and swine shows, but the midway entertainment kicks off around 10 a.m. leading up to the senior citizens lunch running from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The Canned Food Drive Bingo begins at 4 p.m. and leads into the root beer float party put on by Elaine Sullivan and friends at 5 p.m.
At 6 p.m. settle in to the grandstands for the evening as the Catch-A-Pig Contest pits local youth against oiled and perky porkers, leading up to the Bronc Match and Mini-Bronc Riding an hour later. Street Dance on the midway at 7 p.m. until midnight to mountain bluegrass music provided by Old River Road.
Saturday, Aug. 9
Get up early for the free Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the covered picnic area and watch the Large Animal Showmanship Contest until 10 a.m. when the FFA Tractor Driving Contest and Rock Rolling Olympics kick-off.
The Antique Tractor Pull gets underway at 11 a.m. at the arena. At noon catch Old River Road performing live on the midway, with lawnmower races nearby in the arena and the watermelon eating contest at 1 p.m.
The community Barbecue at 4 p.m. is geared more toward the livestock buyers than the general public, and has a fee. The 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Sale Begins at 6:30 p.m. and leads into the dance at 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 10
Antique Tractors will pull a final performance at 9 a.m. on the track in case you missed Saturday’s contest.
Don’t miss the sounds and smells of yesteryear with the very vehicles that broke the first sod in the west.
For a fair book and schedule of events visit http://www.moffatcountyfair.com or call the extension office at 970-824-9180.