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Games for all ages at the fair

A number of special events are planned by the local Kiwanis Club for the kids at this year’s Archuleta County Fair. Check them out at the booth by the sand box.

Prizes and Materials for Kid’s Games have been graciously donated by Wells Fargo Bank, RE/Max Eagles Nest and City Market uptown.

Friday, July 31

10:30 a.m. — Hula Hoop Contest.

11:30 a.m. — Three-legged Race.

12:30 p.m. — Needle in the Haystack.

1:30 p.m. — Egg Toss.

2:30 p.m. — Bobbing for Apples.

Saturday, Aug. 1

10:30 a.m. — Sand Castle Building.

11:30 a.m. — Bubble Gum Contest.

12:30 p.m. — Pie Eating Contest.

1:30 p.m. — Bean Bag Toss.

2:30 p.m. — Water Balloon Toss.

Adult games are back this year and materials have graciously been sponsored by a donation from Ears 2U Hearing Aid Center. These adult “redneck” style games will be at the following dates and times.

Thursday, July 30, 5 p.m. — Nail Driving.

Friday, July 31, 5 p.m. — Redneck Game

Saturday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. — Aluminum Can Toss.

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m. — Pigs Feet Dive.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m. — Watermelon Seed Spitting.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 1:30 p.m. — Beer Can Crush.

Enjoy the exhibits in the Exhibit Hall and 4-H Room, booths in the Education Tent as well as soaking your neighbors and major community leaders in the Dunking Booth. The Dunking Booth starts Friday at noon with Sheriff Pete Gonzalez, followed by Undersheriff, John Weiss. Midafternoon you can dunk Father Carlos Alvarez, Father Doug Neel, and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Jo Coulehan. At 4 p.m. help County Commissioner John Ranson get soaked and at 4:30 it is Commissioner Bob Moomaw’s turn in the tank. Our thanks to all of these good sports for helping the Kiwanis club raise money for local kids’ events and activities.

There will be a juggler, kiddie train, shows, animals, live entertainment and family activities throughout the weekend. Entry to the fair is $2 each day for adults and $1 for children. See you at the fair!