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Eagle County Fair offers friendly competitions

Glenda Wentworth, County Extension Director, 970-328-8630,

July 7, 2016 – The Eagle County Fair & Rodeo is set for July 20 – 23, and CSU Extension is offering ways for all community members to join in the fun. From handcrafted quilts and knitted items to gardening and baked goods, the Open Class competition offers something for everyone. Several friendly competitions are also scheduled during the fair. 

Open Class Exhibits
All open class non-perishable exhibits must be entered at the Eagle River Center between noon and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 18. All perishable exhibits must be entered at the Eagle River Center between 7 and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19. Judging will begin at 9 a.m. on July 19. The Open Class exhibits will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 through Saturday, July 23.

Green Acre Award
A special class for adults to show their all-around skills. Enter five items, one exhibit from the following categories: Horticulture, Food Preservation, Baked Goods, Fiber Arts, and Hobbies and Crafts. The exhibitor with the highest total points will receive the special designation of the “2016 Eagle County Fair & Rodeo Green Acre Awardee.” Green Acre Award exhibits must be entered at the Eagle River Center between noon and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 18.

Largest Zucchini Contest
Monday, July 18 at the Eagle River Center 
Registration: Drop off  zucchinis between noon and 6:30 p.m. 

This is a special class that will be judged separately from the classes in the garden department. Zucchinis will be judged by weight. 

Piggy Bank Contest
Wednesday, July 20 at the Eagle River Center
Registration: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Judging will take place at 6 p.m. 

Learn the importance of saving money and setting personal goals by entering the Piggy Bank Contest. Banks must be made by youth from materials such as milk cartons, soda bottles, or other items of their choice, or they may decorate an existing piggy bank with markers, crayons, picture cutouts or fabric. Contestant may use the county fair animal of their choice; it does not have to be a pig. Banks must hold coins and bills, and cannot be larger than 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide. CSU Extension will donate a “Money Savvy Pig” to the winner in each age group. 

Pretty Baby Contest
Saturday, July 23 at the Eagle River Center
Registration: 9 – 9:30 a.m. 
Contest will take place at 10 a.m.

Any child up to two years old may enter the Pretty Baby Contest. Categories include: Best Dressed for the Fair, Looks Most Like Mom/Pop, Best Beach Wear Ensemble, Best Hairdo, Prettiest Smile in Eagle County and Most Patriotic. Contestants can enter all six categories, but can only win once. Winners in each category will receive a $25 Visa gift card. 

For a complete list of Eagle County Fair & Rodeo events or to download open class entry forms and the contestant handbook, visit For more information, contact the CSU Extension office at 970-328-8630.