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The 79th annual Eagle County Fair & Rodeo begins July 25

Contact: Olivia Snider, Communications Specialist, 970-328-8614, olivia.snider@eaglecounty.us

July 25, 2018 – The 79th Eagle County Fair & Rodeo begins July 25 and runs through Saturday, July 28 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 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 4-12. 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 free daytime activities including kid’s crafts 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 Saturday evening before the rodeo action.

In addition to activities and entertainment, the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” tradition continues on Friday, July 27 with a portion of proceeds from rodeo ticket sales benefiting 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 Mark Powell & Lariat at a free concert.

Saturday, July 28 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, Mark Powell will again treat guests to tunes to close out the night.

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