Although the opening event of the fair itself is Friday, August 2, there have been several months of events and hard work leading up to the fair.
Two royalties have been named, animals have been carefully fed, fruits and vegetables have been raised and arts and crafts have been created.
A new covered grandstand and new lighting for the rodeo grounds will be a highlight for those who have not seen the new building project at the fairgrounds.
Blue Mountain Round-up events will open the first weekend of the fair with bull riding on Friday, August 2 and bronc riding on Saturday, August 3. Both events begin at the San Juan County Fairgrounds at 8 p.m.
A country hoe down dance will be held after the bull riding.
Everyone will have a chance to get dirty on Saturday, August 3 with a series of events in the mud. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. with a mud bog event featuring vehicles large and small.
If that isn’t enough mud, there will be mud wrestling at the mud volleyball pit beginning at 2 p.m.
A Family Game Show Night begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 5. Afterwards, a family movie will be broadcast on a giant grandstand screen.
The Farm Bureau Talent Find begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6. Soon afterwards, the fair exhibits will open to the public.
Country Western star Phil Vassar will be live in concert at the fairgrounds on Thursday, August 7.
A host of additional events, culminating in the annual Jr. Livestock Auction, will take place on the final weekend of the fair.
See the San Juan Record website, at www.sjrnews.com, for a full listing of fair events.
The Miss San Juan Royalty is Queen Erin Hurst, First Attendant Shaeli Black, Second Attendant Kaitlin Clark and Third Attendant Kayla Frank.
The Blue Mountain Roundup Rodeo Royalty is Queen Kelsey Backus, Attendant Krista Grover, Princess Megan Grover, and Attendant Kendall Harris.
The San Juan County Fair requires volunteer service from a host of area residents.