“Sew it, grow it, show it” is the theme of the 2014 San Juan County Fair, which begins a run this week that extends through August 9.
The fair represents several months of hard work and preparation by local residents to showcase some of the best talents and skills the county has to offer in a variety of events.
Two royalties have been named, animals have been carefully fed, fruits and vegetables have been raised, and arts and crafts have been created.
The fair is a great place to meet friends, learn about the latest developments in the area, see the handiwork of local artisans, and have a great time. There are scores of fun opportunities and vendors willing to meet your latest craving.
The Blue Mountain Round-up Rodeo events will open the first weekend of the fair with roping on Friday, August 1 at 5 p.m. and bronc riding on Saturday, August 3 at 7 p.m.
Both events take place at the San Juan County Fairgrounds
Spectators are encouraged to wear pink on Saturday night to support breast cancer awareness.
Friday at 6 p.m. will begin the all-night softball tournament, held at the Monticello Softball fields. The playing will go on, you guessed it, all night until a champion is declared.
Saturday will have an early start with a 3D archery shoot beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing until 10 a.m.
Everyone will have a chance to get dirty on Saturday, August 2 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 1 p.m.
A Family Game Show Night begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 4. “Minute to Win It” games will be played, providing fun for the whole family.
On Tuesday, August 5 at 5 p.m. is the annual Mud Volleyball Tournament.
The Farm Bureau Talent Find begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6. Soon afterwards, the fair exhibits will open to the public.
The Country Western group Little Texas will perform live in concert at the fairgrounds on Thursday, August 7.
A host of additional events, culminating in the annual Jr. Livestock Auction and the Blue Mountain Youth Rodeo, will take place on the final weekend of the fair.
The Lions Club will serve breakfast Saturday morning and the Junior Livestock auction takes place around noon on Saturday.
See the San Juan Record website, at www.sjrnews.com, the ad in the paper, or the special insert for a full listing of fair events.
The Miss San Juan Royalty is Queen Brittney Macdonald, First Attendant Denae Carter, Second Attendant Sydnee Felstead and Third Attendant Jessica McDaniel.
The Blue Mountain Roundup Rodeo Royalty is Queen Amanda Grover, Attendant Krista Grover, Princess Jordyn Moon, and Attendant Jeanette Halls.
The San Juan County Fair requires volunteer service from a host of area residents.