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80th annual Eagle County Fair & Rodeo begins Wednesday

Contact: Kris Widlak, Director of Communications, 970-328-8617, kris.widlak@eaglecounty.us
July 22, 2019 – The 80th annual Eagle County Fair & Rodeo begins Wednesday, July 24 and runs through Saturday, July 27 at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Fair & Rodeo attendees can celebrate the county’s western heritage and support youth education with 4-H shows, carnival rides, exhibits, racing pigs, a petting zoo and contests, as well as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo and Junior Livestock Auction.
The action kicks off Wednesday with “Lil’ Buckaroo Night,” which offers $1 rodeo tickets for kids 4 to 12. Families are encouraged to come down early to view the Open Class exhibits beginning at 9 a.m., enjoy carnival rides starting at 3 p.m. and to sign up for mutton bustin’. Don’t miss the other daytime activities including a family fun zone and more.
Thursday night is “Western Heritage Night,” and attendees are invited to sport their finest western attire for the occasion. The high-octane thrill of Carve Wars will treat attendees to a brief chainsaw wood carving demonstration Thursday night and be on-site carving all day Friday and Saturday, culminating in an auction Friday and Saturday evening before the rodeo action. 
In addition to activities and entertainment, the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” tradition continues on Friday, July 26 with a portion of proceeds from rodeo ticket sales benefitting the Shaw Cancer Center. Attendees may choose to add a donation to the purchase of a Friday night ticket and are encouraged to wear pink to the event. Following the rodeo, guests will have the opportunity to kick up their heels to the tunes of Buck Ford at a free concert.
Saturday, July 27 brings the rodeo to a close with “Patriotic Night,” and its special recognition of local veterans. Before the rodeo kicks off, guests are invited to the Eagle River Center at 1 p.m. to attend the annual 4-H Junior Livestock Auction, where 4-Hers show their animals to be auctioned off to earn money for future projects or education. After the final rodeo event, Buck Ford will again treat guests to tunes to close out the night.
For a complete schedule, visit www.eaglecountyfairandrodeo.com.