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Jul 03

Saddle Up

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 8:39 AM by Sonia Dumas

The Montrose County Fair and Rodeo is always something the agricultural community looks forward to every summer, but you don’t have to be a farmer or rancher to enjoy all the fun and exciting events on offer, as the entire community is invited to the brand new Montrose County Fairgrounds and Event Center to partake in the events and activities on offer! Poster Saddle Bronc-Tom Korr

(Photo by Tom Korr)

Monday, July 23

Kick off the week with a day of fun including a kiddie tractor pull and mutton busting eliminations. The first day ends with an evening parade through historic Montrose Downtown at 7pm.

Tuesday, July 24th

The whole community will want to attend the events on offer today and see Ty Gallenbeck as he takes to the stage with his magic show in the morning and afternoon. There is also a Black Canyon Gymnastics demonstration, cupcake decorating, a rabbit show, a dog show, a community night BBQ, and all kinds of other entertainment that evening in the arena.

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(Photo by Tom Korr)

Wednesday, July 25th

Bacon fanatics won’t want to miss the bacon eating contest today. Get there early to sign up and remember to bring along a hearty appetite! Ty Gallenbeck will dazzle the crowds with his magic act, and local singers Donny Morales and Rusty Wouters will perform through the afternoon. The evening will see the Wild Game Cook-Off Contest where contestants will bring the heat and compete for a variety of prizes!

Thursday, July 26th

Spectators can enjoy the wild mustang performance and team roping in the evening while kids and families will find plenty to do throughout the day. Donny Morales will be performing again this afternoon.

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(Photo by Tom Korr)

Friday, July 27th

The penultimate day of the fair and rodeo will offer a great selection of round robin events during the day and will be accompanied by Donny Morales and Rusty Wouters. There will also be a pig scramble! Speed freaks and daredevils will love the Vince Morgan Brigade FMX extreme motorsports show in the arena this evening (tickets required for entry).

Saturday, July 28th

The final day of the fair and rodeo could be the most action-packed of the week. Events throughout the day include a junior livestock auction, a demonstration from Montrose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a fiddle contest. In the evening, the crowning of the royalty takes place followed by the Flower Motor Company RAM CPRA Rodeo at 7pm (tickets are available at Mudroch’s, West Slope Ag Center, Junk N Sisters and Montrose Daily Press). The evening will be capped off by a performance from Colorado native and country singer Clare Dunn.

Bull Rider-Tom Korr
(Photo by Tom Korr)

On top of the plethora of events and activities all week, there will also be plenty of vendors selling all kinds of things, including great food and drinks.

Ready to enjoy the festivities? Click here for a full schedule.

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