Important Dates

Schedule is subject to change.

The Fremont County Fair Board meets the second Tuesday of every month. All meetings are open to the public.

Fremont County Fair Schedule - 2017

Thursday, July 6
5:00 p.m. Deadline for 4-H/FFA Fair Entries to Extension Office

Saturday, July 15
Shooting Sports Competition
8:30 a.m. Check in for the 4-H Trap at the Cactus Flats Gun Club.
9:00 a.m. The 4-H Trap Competition will begin. The public is welcome to watch this event.
12:30 p.m. Check in for 4-H Skeet at the Cactus Flats Gun Club.
1:00 p.m. The 4-H Skeet Competition will begin. The public is welcome to watch this event.

Sunday, July 16
Shooting Sports Competition
8:30 a.m. Check in for the 4-H Sporting Clays will begin at the Cactus Flats Gun Club.
9:00 a.m. The 4-H Sporting Clays Competition will begin. The public is welcome to watch this event.
2:30 p.m. Check in for the 4-H Air Rifle will begin at the 4-H Building.
3:00 p.m. The 4-H Air Rifle Competition will begin. The public is welcome to watch this event.

Saturday, July 22
Shooting Sports Competition
8:30 a.m. Check in for the 4-H Archery &
Muzzleloading will begin at the Royal Gorge Gun Club.
9:00 a.m. The 4-H Archery & Muzzleloading Competition will begin. The public is welcome to watch this event.
Sunday, July 23
Shooting Sports Competition
7:30 a.m. Check in for the 4-H .22 Rifle will be at the Royal Gorge Gun Club.
8:00 a.m. The 4-H .22 Rifle Competition will begin. The public is welcome to watch this event.
6:00 p.m. The 4-H Shooting Sports Awards Ceremony and Potluck will be held at the 4-H Building.

Tuesday, July 25
5:00 p.m. 4-H Shooting Sports Record Books, State Fair & Shirt Fees are due in the Extension Office.

Thursday, July 27
6:00 p.m. Shooting Sports Record Books will be judged at Cactus Flats Gun Club.

Friday, July 28
6:00 p.m. Junior Rodeo includes Mutton Bustin’, Mini Bronc Riding, Mini Bull Riding and Calf Scramble. Pathfinder Park gates open at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $5.

Saturday, July 29
7:30 a.m. Check in and Vet Check for the 4-H Horse Show will begin at Pathfinder Park.
8:30 a.m. Check in will close for the 4-H Horse Show.
8:30 a.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony at Pathfinder Park will officially open the 2017 Fremont County Fair. The public is welcome to watch this ceremony.
9:00 a.m. 4-H English Showmanship will begin at the Pathfinder Park Arena. The 4-H English Performance Class will follow Showmanship. English Showmanship and Performance Awards will be given immediately following the Show.
9:00 a.m. 4-H Building and grounds cleanup will begin. The Fremont County CattleWomen will serve lunch to the cleanup crew.
6:00 p.m. Ranch Rodeo at Pathfinder Park. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Western State Sanctioned Rodeo with Bronc Riding. Event includes Wild Cow Milking, Trailer Loading, Calf Branding & more. Admission is $5.

Sunday, July 30
8:00 a.m. Check-in and Vet Check for the 4-H Horse Show will begin at Pathfinder Park.
8:30 a.m. Check-in will close for the 4-H Horse Show.
9:00 a.m. 4-H Western Showmanship will begin at the Pathfinder Park Arena. 4-H Western Performance Class will follow Showmanship. Western Showmanship and Performance Awards will be given immediately following the Show. The public is welcome to watch this event. The riding portion of the 4-H Royalty Contest will begin upon completion of the Western riding competitions. The public is welcome to watch this event.
4:00 p.m. 4-H General Project, Consumer Science, Cloverbuds and Open Fair entries will be accepted at the 4-H Building.
4:30 p.m. Check-in and Vet Check for 4-H Gymkhana Events will begin at Pathfinder Park.
5:30 p.m. Check-in for 4-H Gymkhana Events will close.
6:00 p.m. 4-H Horse Gymkhana Events begin at Pathfinder Park. The public is welcome to watch these events.
6:00 p.m. 4-H and Open Fair check-in will close.
6:00 p.m. 4-H Building closes.

Monday, July 31
7:00 a.m. 4-H General Project, Home Economics, Natural Resources,
Gardening, Clothing and Heritage Arts check-in will begin at the 4-H Building.
8:30 a.m. 4-H Project check-in will close. The 4-H Building will be closed to the public.
9:00 a.m. 4-H interview judging begins for all 4-H projects to include Clothing & Heritage Arts at the 4-H Building.
5:00 p.m. Open Fair entries will be accepted at the 4-H Building. Building not open to the public other than to accept entries.
6:30 p.m. Check in for 4-H and Open Fashion Revue at the Evangelical Free Church.
7:00 p.m. Open Fair check-in will close.
7:00 p.m. 4-H Building closes.
7:00 p.m. 4-H and Open Fashion Revue judging will be held at the Evangelical Free Church. The public is welcome to watch this event.
Tuesday, August 1
7:00 a.m. Open, Golden Age, Homemade Wine and Novice Youth entries will be accepted at the 4-H Building.
8:30 a.m. Open check-in will close.
9:00 a.m. 4-H Building opens to the public. Open judging (except for Quilting) begins at the 4-H Building. The public is welcome to attend open judging.
10:00 a.m. 2018 4-H Royalty interviews and modeling contests will be held in the Entertainment Tent. 2018
4-H Royalty will be announced following the interview and modeling contests. The public is welcome to watch this event.
5:30 p.m. Homemade wine will be judged, at the Four Mile Community Bldg., corner of East Main & Steinmeier. The public is welcome to watch this event.
7:00 p.m. 4-H Building closes.

Wednesday, August 2
Dairy Day
8:00 a.m. 4-H Building opens to the public.
9:00 a.m. 4-H Dog Show begins at First Southern Baptist Church, 303 E 3rd St., Florence, CO. The public is welcome to watch this event.
9:00 a.m. Open Quilt Judging will begin in the 4-H Building. The public is welcome to watch this event.
1:00 p.m. Check-in and Vet Check for
4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goat begins.
2:00 p.m. Check-in for Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goats ends.
4:00 p.m. Dairy Day activities will be held in the Entertainment Tent. Events end at 5:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Check-in for 4-H/FFA Rabbit and Poultry will begin in the Small Animal Barn.
6:00 p.m. 4-H Dairy Goat judging will begin in the Show Ring. 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle judging will follow. Awards will be given immediately following the Dairy Shows. The public is welcome to watch this event.
7:00 p.m. Check-in for 4-H/FFA Rabbit and Poultry will close.
10:00 p.m. 4-H Building closes.

Thursday, August 3
8:00 a.m. 4-H Building opens to the public.
8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Rabbit judging starts in the Small Animal Barn. Rabbit Showmanship will follow. The public is welcome to watch this event.
8:00 a.m. Equipment Road-e-o will begin at Pathfinder Park. The public is welcome to watch this event.
11:00 a.m. Check-in for 4-H/FFA Livestock begins.
1:00 p.m. Poultry judging starts in Small Animal Barn. Poultry Showmanship will follow.
4:00 p.m. Check-in for 4-H/FFA Livestock will close.
4:30 p.m. Weigh-in for 4-H/FFA Livestock will begin with Market Goats, followed by Market Sheep, Market Beef and then Market Swine.
6:30 p.m. 4-H Rocket Launch will start at Pathfinder Park. The public is welcome to watch this event.
Dusk Free movie ‘Secret Life of Pets’ under the stars provided by Charter – Rodeo Grounds Arena.
10:00 p.m. 4-H Building closes.

Friday, August 4
Family & Celebrate Seniors Day
7:30 a.m. In honor of our Senior Citizens a complimentary breakfast of biscuits and gravy will be served to individuals over the age of 65 on a first come, first served basis. The Beta Zeta Sorority and the Fremont County Fair Board sponsor the event. 4-H Ambassadors will be available to visit with Seniors and offer tours of the fair.
8:00 a.m. 4-H Building opens to the public. Senior Citizen Activities begin in the Entertainment Tent.
9:00 a.m. Senior Breakfast ends.
9:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Sheep Showmanship judging will begin in the Show Ring. Market Sheep and Breeding Sheep classes will follow. Sheep Livestock awards will be given immediately following the Sheep Shows. The public is welcome to watch this event.
9:00 a.m. Open Gardening entries will be accepted in the 4-H Building. Exhibitors having more than
5 entries, please enter before 10:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Check-in for Pee-Wee Rabbit Show will begin in the Small Animal Barn.
10:00 a.m. Family Day Activities will begin at the Fair Grounds. Children will have the opportunity to visit educational booths and participate in games and other activities. There will be entertainment for the entire family.
10:00 a.m. Pee-Wee Rabbit Show begins in the Small Animal Barn. Dress a Bunny/Poultry contest will follow the Pee-Wee Rabbit Show.
10:30 -11:30 Pocket Pets Showcase in the
Entertainment Tent.
Noon Check-in for Open Gardening will close. No entries will be taken after 12:00 p.m.
Noon “Lunch in a Jiffy”, which consists of either a hot dog or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink will be available for $2.50 each.
1:00 p.m. Open Gardening judging will start in the 4-H Building. The public is welcome to watch this event.
1:00-6:00 Colorado Country Music Association artists will perform on the Entertainment Stage. This event is free for the public to attend.
2:00 p.m. Watermelon eating contest starts in the Entertainment Tent. Family Day activities will close with this event.
5:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Swine Showmanship judging will begin in the Show Ring. Market Swine classes will follow. Swine Livestock awards will be given immediately following the Swine Show. The public is welcome to watch this event.
10:00 p.m. 4-H Building closes to the public.

Saturday, August 5
8:00 a.m. 4-H Building opens to the public.
9:00 a.m. Entries for Open Floriculture will be accepted in the 4-H Building. Exhibitors having more than 5 entries please enter before 10:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Goat Showmanship will start in the Show Ring. The
4-H/FFA Breeding Goat and Market Goat shows will follow. Goat Livestock awards will be given immediately following the Goat Shows. The public is welcome to watch this event
Noon Check-in for Floriculture will close. No entries will be taken after 12:00 p.m.
Noon-4:00 Colorado Country Music Association artists will perform on the Entertainment Stage.
1:00 p.m. Floriculture judging will begin in the 4-H Building. The public is welcome to watch this event.
4:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Breeding Beef Show will begin in the Show Ring. Breeding Beef awards will be given following the Breeding Beef Show. 4-H/FFA Market Beef judging will begin 30 minutes from the completion of the Breeding Beef judging. Beef Showmanship will follow the Market Beef Show. Market Beef Livestock awards will be given immediately following the Market Beef Show. The public is welcome to watch this event.
Sunday, August 6
Buyers’ Day
7:30 a.m. 4-H Building opens to the public. Cowboy Church will start in the Entertainment Tent. The public is welcome to participate in this event.
8:30 a.m. Mandatory meeting in the Show Ring for 4-H/FFA members and parents who will be participating in the Master Showmanship.
9:00 a.m. The 4-H/FFA Master Showmanship Competition will begin in the Show Ring. During this competition the County Fair’s 4-H/FFA Showmen show Sheep, Swine, Goats, Beef, Dairy Cattle and Horses for the title of Master Showman. The Reverse Showmanship Competition will follow Master Showmanship. In this competition, the parent of 4-H/FFA members competing in Master Showmanship will have the opportunity to prove their showmanship skills. The public is welcome to watch this event.
Noon The Parade of Champions Award Ceremony will be held in the Entertainment Tent. The public is welcome to watch this event.
3:00 p.m. The Buyers’ Barbeque will be held in the Entertainment Tent.
4:00 p.m. The 4-H Family of the Year and other special awards will be presented in the Show Ring.
4:30 p.m. The 4-H/FFA Market Livestock Sale will begin in the Show Ring.
6:00 p.m. Open and 4-H Fair Exhibits will be released. Open premiums will be awarded when exhibits are checked out. No exhibits will be released before 6:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. 4-H Building closes to the public.
Monday, August 7
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Release of Open & 4-H Exhibits.

Saturday, August 12
8:00 a.m. Clean Up for County Fair.