Welcome to the 85th Garfield County Fair & Rodeo
I love all the experiences that the fair brings to our communities; for me it’s all about the kids and families, agriculture and sharing this way of life. – President, Kate Lewis
What the fair means to me: To me it’s a way of giving back to the people of the county. It’s about family, friends, and a way to show off talent and hard work of the people of Garfield County. – Vice President, Duston Harris
“I am looking forward to the 2023 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo! We have made some exciting changes and look forward to seeing the community have a fun time!” – Secretary Leah Bergener
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone to our Garfield County Fair and Rodeo. Your fair board has been working to bring you a great 2023 event. We want everyone to join us in our theme ‘Imagine the Future of the Fair,’ as we look ahead to a great future for Garfield County. Come with friends and family and enjoy a great 2023 fair.” – Levy Burris
“Look forward to seeing you all at the 85th annual Garfield County Fair!” – Klayton Costanzo
“I’m looking forward to another amazing year at fair and to give back to our county. See you at fair!” – Donna Marye
“Each year, the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo brings our diverse, valley-wide communities together through long-standing traditions and programs, combined with thoughtful innovation and collaboration to reflect our shared Colorado heritage and to celebrate our rich and uniquely western way of living. For me, the Garfield County Fair has always been an opportunity to celebrate the culture, hard work, and talents of our collective Colorado communities. I, alongside my team members on the Garfield County Fair Board, Garfield County staff, and many volunteers, am proud and honored to present our county’s 85th annual Garfield County Fair!” – Blair Bracken
We, your Fair Board, hope you will enjoy the 2023 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo! Our focus has been to bring a strong program for every age, person & culture of our wonderful county – from a bigger Carnival, great food, some new events to exciting program favorites! We welcome you, your friends & family to your Garfield County Fair and Rodeo! – Eileen Sheets
As a Colorado native the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo is one of my favorite summer past times. I’m excited to be behind the scenes to help bring you another amazing event. This is such an important time for our community to come together. Enjoy a rodeo, listen to some music, smell a horse, and celebrate our hardworking kids and families I look forward to seeing dreams come true this year, at the Garfield County fair and rodeo. – Oliviya Daugherty
“I am looking forward to the 2023 Garfield County Fair and Rodeo! We have made some exciting changes and look forward to seeing the community have a fun time!” – Leah Bergener
Garfield County Fair & Rodeo mission statement
The purpose of the Fair Board is, in collaboration with Garfield County Administration, to ensure the successful promotion, production, and execution of the Fair each year.
The Fair Board shall ensure Fair programming is of high quality and that programming improves annually, as needed. Fair programming:
• Shall embrace all ages, persons, cultures, and entities within Garfield County
• Shall foster a spirit of community values
• Shall promote the Western and agricultural heritage and history of Garfield County.
Join the Garfield County Fair Board
Garfield County Fair Board members are needed for 2023/2024 and future years. In collaboration with Garfield County Administration, volunteer fair board members assist in ensuring the successful promotion, production, and execution of the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo. The fair is held the last week of July most years.
Fair board members serve three-year terms and the board typically meets the first Tuesday evening of each month, rotating between the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle and the Garfield County Administration Building in Glenwood Springs.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2023.
Please contact Garfield County Fair and Events Manager through our online contact form with questions. Please mail your completed form to Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, 1001 Railroad Avenue, Rifle, CO 81650.