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The 78th annual Eagle County Fair & Rodeo begins tomorrow

Contact: Olivia Snider, Communications Specialist, 970-328-8601, olivia.snider@eaglecounty.us

July 18, 2017 – The 78th Eagle County Fair & Rodeo begins tomorrow and runs through Saturday, July 22 at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Visitors can celebrate the county’s western heritage and support youth education with 4-H shows, carnival rides, exhibits and contests, as well as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo, Junior Livestock Auction and Country Showdown. 

The action kicks off Wednesday, July 19 with Lil’ Buckaroo Night, which offers $1 rodeo tickets for kids 4-12. Visitors are encouraged to bring their families 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 free daytime activities including face painting, kid’s crafts, and more.

Thursday night is “Western Heritage Night,” and attendees are invited to sport their finest western attire for the occasion. At 5 p.m. on both July 19 and 20, local performers will take the stage as Country Showdown returns for its seventh year. The top contestants will advance to the state finals. 

In addition to activities and entertainment, the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” tradition continues on Friday, July 21 with a portion of proceeds from rodeo ticket sales benefitting the Shaw Regional 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 Jake Worthington, runner up from The Voice Season 6. 

Saturday, July 22 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, CMT’s Next Superstar, Matt Mason, will perform for guests at the Dirt Dance. 

The PRCA-sanctioned rodeo begins at 7 p.m. each night, and will feature world-champion bareback riders, barrel racers and bull riders.  Rodeo tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the gate beginning at 5 p.m. nightly. Free parking is available west of the fairgrounds, with free shuttle transportation available to the rodeo grounds. 

For a complete schedule of events and to purchase rodeo tickets online, visit www.eaglecountyfairandrodeo.com.