“Home grown, hand-made, ranch raised” at the San Juan County Fair
“Home grown, handmade, ranch raised” is the theme of the 2017 San Juan County Fair, which runs August 4 to 12 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Monticello.
Months of hard work and preparation by local residents will showcase some of the best talents and skills the county has to offer in a variety of events.
Three royalties have been named, animals have been carefully fed, fruits and vegetables have been raised, and arts and crafts have been created.
See the spadea page of the San Juan Record, or the SJR website at www.sjrnews.com, for a full listing of fair events. A fair guide has been mailed to county residents and will also be available at the fairgrounds.
A dance will open the fair on Friday, August 4 at the fairgrounds. There will be dance instruction from 8 to 9 p.m. with dancing going until 11:30 p.m.
The free instruction will include swing, two-step, and line dancing. The free event will include door prizes and music for all ages. Bring the entire family!
Blue Mountain Round-up Rodeo events will open the first weekend of the fair on Saturday, August 5 with Pro-Am Ranch Roping at 1 p.m. and Ranch Bronc and Brahma Bull Riding 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.
Spectators may want to wait until the evening to put on their pink shirts, as getting covered in mud is likely Saturday morning.
The Down ‘N Dirty Mud Bog starts Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. The event features vehicles large and small.
There is a pop-up archery shoot on Friday and Saturday sponsored by La Sal Mountain Outfitters.
On Monday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. is the annual Monticello High School wrestling team Navajo Taco dinner.
Afterwards, a Family Game Show Night begins at 7 p.m. with Fairly Fun and Minute-To-Win-It games, providing fun for the whole family.
A family movie night begins at dark (about 9 p.m.) on Monday evening.
Tuesday, August 8 at 5 p.m. is the annual Mud Volleyball Tournament.
The Farm Bureau Talent Find begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9. Afterwards, the fair exhibits will open to the public.
Pick and Draw Jackpot Team Goat Roping will take place at the Junior Livestock pavilion on Wednesday night beginning at 7 p.m.
Country Western legend Collin Raye will be live in concert at the fairgrounds on Thursday, August 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Maddie Wilson is the opening act.
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.
Miss San Juan is Queen Carlyn Goodwine and Attendant Ashley Adair.
The Blue Mountain Roundup Rodeo Queen is Kiley Tracy, and Junior Queen is Tayia Bennett.
Little Miss Wrangler is Elsie Grover, and her attendant is Elianna Goble.
The San Juan County Fair requires volunteer service from a host of area residents, under the direction of Fair Manager Anna Fredericks.
Fair board members include Katherine Sallee, Cindy Sallee, Sherry Sallee, JJ Grover, Chris Adair, Kent Adair, Susan Reeve, Jim Keyes, Jason Shumway, Cheryl Wheeler, Art Adair, Crystal Adair, Cheyenne Low, Gloria Eberling, Paige Wray, Jennifer Hoggard, Sarah English, Brenda Freestone, Karah Nay, Dayna Young, Staci Lou Hoggard, Ginger Tracy, Kim Tracy, Sarah Pipkin, Kreig Adair, Steve Draper, Janice Attwood, RL Wilcox, Shaylee Adair, Emily Tuttle, Katie Boyle, Millie Boyle, Jake Freestone, Matt Freestone and Easton Bowring.