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Show your Open Class livestock at the county fair

Have you ever thought about showing an animal at the Archuleta County Fair but aren’t in 4-H?

Do you feel you are too young or too old to do this?

If the answer is yes to either of these questions — or even if it’s not — here’s how you can show your prize animal at the Archuleta County Fair.

There is a class called Open Livestock and it has a requirement of at least three animals per species entered in order to be held at the fair. There are openings for steer, heifers, poultry, swine, rabbits, sheep and goats.

Pre-registration is required on or before Friday, July 30. No entries will be accepted after 5 p.m. that day.

Call the Extension Office at 264-5931 if you are interested in learning more about showing Open Class livestock. You can also read more about this in the Fair Exhibitor’s Book at

Come and get it

Get your tickets now for the annual 4-H Chuckwagon Dinner, Aug. 7 at the Archuleta County Fair.

We’ve listened to your comments and added more serving lines with less wait time.

The planned menu includes: barbecue beef, sausage, cowboy beans, potato salad, mixed salad, bread and cobbler. All that and a drink for $10 for ages 13 and up, and $5 for ages 12 and under.

Tickets can be purchased from any 4-H member, at the Extension Office and at the Activity Tent that Saturday night at the fair. So come out from 4-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, for an excellent meal and stay for the excitement of the 4-H Livestock Auction starting at 6:30. Everyone is invited to participate in this year’s auction as a buyer or add-on by registering at the livestock tent before or during the auction. Livestock animals can also be “split” for purchasing, so you and your family or friends can get together and purchase some top-quality meat.


July 15 — 4:-7:30 p.m., 4-H Record Book help.

July 16 — 2 p.m., 4-H Rabbit project.

July 16 — 3:30 p.m., 4-H Turkey project.

July 16 — 4:15 p.m., 4-H Poultry project.

July 19 — 3 p.m., 4-H Beginning Sewing project.

July 19 — 6:30 p.m., Back Country Horsemen meeting.

July 20 — 10 a.m., 4-H Entomology project.

July 20 — 6 p.m., 4-H Council meeting.

July 21 — 10 a.m., Mountain High Garden Club meeting.

July 21 — 5:30 p.m., 4-H Vet Science project.

July 21 — 6 p.m., Fair Board meeting.

July 21 — 6 p.m., 4-H Livestock weigh-in.

July 22 — 6 p.m., League of Women Voters meeting.

Check out our webpage at for calendar events and information.