There’s magic in the air at the San Juan County Fair starting this Saturday

“There’s Magic in the Air at the San Juan County Fair” is the theme of the 2019 San Juan County Fair, which runs August 3-10 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Monticello.
The fair is a culmination of months of hard work and preparation by local residents and will showcase the talent and skill the county has to offer in a variety of events, displays, and competitions.
Royalties have been named, animals have been fed, fruits and vegetables have been cultivated, and arts and crafts have been created.
Everyone is encouraged to wear pink on Saturday as the fair once again honors breast cancer awareness on opening day with “Pink Day at the Fair.”
The fair gets underway with the Down ’n Dirty Mud Bog at 10:30 a.m. at the fairgrounds.
The mud bog is free for spectators and will feature several classes of competition, including super modified, modified, super stock, and street stock.
Ranch Roping is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, and at 7 p.m. the Blue Mountain Roundup Rodeo will fill the fairgrounds with the sights and sounds of broncs, barrels, and bulls.
Opening night concludes with a family-friendly dance from 9 to 11:30 p.m., featuring music from many genres.
Door prizes will be given throughout the night and dance instructors will be on hand.
On Monday, August 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. the annual Monticello High School Wrestlers Navajo Taco Dinner will raise funds for the team. It’s at the fairgrounds food pavilion.
The “Fair”ly Fun Game Show Night begins at 7 p.m. with Minute to Win It games, cash prizes, and fun for the entire family.
Monday night concludes with Family Movie Night at the Fair, beginning at dark (around 9 p.m.).
The movie will be shown outdoors on a giant screen on the grass. Make sure to bring your own blankets, pillows, and chairs.
The highly-anticipated annual Mud Volleyball Tournament is Tuesday, August 7 at 5 p.m.
It’s free to attend and participate, and prizes will go to the top teams.
Wednesday night, August 8 brings the Farm Bureau Talent Find. It begins at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds and will showcase the talents of some local stars. Following the talent find, fair exhibits will open to the public.
From 7 to 9 p.m. a “Tasters Table” will give attendees a chance to sample the delicious fair food entries and vote on favorites for a People’s Choice award.
Also Wednesday night, Junior Livestock Showmanship Training will take place in the livestock barn at 7 p.m. and Pick ’n Draw Jackpot Team Goat Roping closes out the night at the Junior Livestock pavilion at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 9 is definitely a day for the kiddos as the inflatable playground opens at 10 a.m., 4-H Fun at the Fair activities begin at noon, and the Children’s Fair kicks off on the grass at 2 p.m.
Up-and-coming country music star Easton Corbin hits the fairgrounds stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night for the annual San Juan County Fair live concert. Opening for Corbin is Moab’s own Bubba and the RedRock Outlaws.
The pace won’t slow on Friday, August 9 as livestock shows, strolling entertainment, and family fun games fill the fairgrounds throughout the day.
An Archery Shoot runs from 4 to 8 p.m. at the back parking lot. The All-Night Softball tournament begins at 6 p.m. at the Monticello ballfields.
Local Rodeo and Horse Games will give folks a chance to watch local cowboys and cowgirls in fun games and roping events. It’s Friday at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds and is free for participants and spectators.
A host of additional events, culminating in the annual Junior Livestock Auction and Blue Mountain Youth Rodeo, will take place on the final weekend of the fair.
The recently-crowned Miss San Juan is Aspen English. Her First Attendant is Delaney Palmer and Second Attendant is Shelbie Musselman.
The 2019 Blue Mountain Roundup Rodeo Royalty includes: Queen Kiley Tracy, First Attendant Kaia Noyes, Second Attendant Tayia Bennett, and Junior Queen Kinley Noyes.
Little Miss Wrangler is Carolina Lessner, daughter of Luke and Crystal Lessner. Little Mister Wrangler is Bryson Adair, son of Todd and Ashley Adair.
Each year, the San Juan County Fair requires the quiet and steady volunteer service of a host of area residents, under the direction of Fair Manager Anna Fredericks.
Fair board members are Katherine and Sherry Sallee, JJ Grover, Chris and Kent Adair, Susan Reeve, Logan Monson, Cheryl Wheeler, Art and Crystal Adair, Jennifer Hoggard, Cheyenne Low, Robin Garner, Gloria Eberling, Sarah English, DeeAnn Hunt, Brenda Freestone, Paige Wray, Reagan Wytsalucy, Dayna Young, Staci Lou Hoggard, Jackie Steele, Unique Creations, Krieg Adair, Patty Christensen, Cheyenne and Jens Grover, Karah Nay, Draper Towing, Royalty, RL Wilcox, Shaylee Adair, Emily Tuttle, Elise Thayn, Ashley Adair, Julian Atencio, and Tyler Thayn.
For a full listing of fair events, check the back page of the San Juan Record or visit
Fair guides were mailed to county residents and will also be available at the fairgrounds.

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