Fair Board

Back row; L to R; Levy Burris, Klayton Costanzo, Duston Harris
Front row; Megan Wussow, Donna Marye, Eileen Sheets, Kate Lewis, Shannon Stowe

Welcome to the 82nd Garfield County Fair & Rodeo

The Garfield County Fair Board wants to welcome all our fair attendees and participants to the 2020 Garfield County Fair & Rodeo. We hope the continued growth and improvements to the fair and fair programming makes this an enjoyable and memorable visit. We would like to thank everyone that contributed to the success of the 2019 Fair, all Participants, Attendees, Sponsors, Volunteers and Partners. We recognize that the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo can’t happen without the outpouring of community support, again a big “Thank You” to everyone.

The following comments are from our Fair Board Members and explains what the fair is to them;

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 it’s a way to show off the talents and hard work of the people in the county. – Duston Harris

Fair Board is a challenge! It’s a coming together of cross-county minds. We work to design, build, and execute exciting new ideas, and we continuously re-evaluate and re-vamp our standard events ensuring that this impressive week represents, supports and exemplifies the ideals and interests of this expansive county. – Megan DeNev Wussow

Slip on your boots, round up the kids and mosey on down to the 82nd Garfield County Fair & Rodeo. I look forward to seeing you all there! – Klayton Costanzo

I am so excited to be a new member of the Fair Board this year, I love the all-American experience of the county fair!  For me it’s all about the kids and family, life-long experiences and giving back to the community. – Kate Lewis

I’m honored and proud to be part of such an amazing community that we have in Garfield County. – Donna Marye

I’m a 7th generation Coloradoan and have called Garfield County home for nearly 30 years. I look forward to fellowship, entertainment and education at County Fair & Rodeo. I welcome all of you to enjoy this fun filled week at Fair! – Shannon Stowe

Welcome to the Fair!  With our focus on making the Garfield County Fair the best in Colorado, your Fair Board has worked hard to bring a program that offers a variety of quality events for the enjoyment of every family member.  We love our County, its people and the Garfield County Fair.  It has been my honor to serve you and to work with a great crew of volunteers. – Eileen Sheets

We are looking forward to another great year with our 4H youth in the Livestock and General Projects. It couldn’t be done without our 4H, FFA, CSU Extension, all our volunteer leaders, parents and our youth. Stop by South Hall and see all the local talent on display in our Open Class Projects. The handmade items, delicious baked goods, quilting and home grown produce, showcases our self-sufficient pioneer lifestyle. The Midway will once again feature vendors, entertainment and a Carnival. Come and enjoy your favorite fairs foods and treats while listening to good music and visiting with family and friends.

I want to give special “Thank You” to our volunteers who spend countless hours helping to ensure a successful fair experience for everyone. The county staff works around the clock with the Fair Board to ensure that all areas are ready for the spectators and participants to enjoy events in a safe and worry-free environment.

We would like to recognize our Board of County Commissioners and thank them for all the great support for the Fair. When you get the chance, please thank them personally, none of this could be done without their support.

The 2020 Garfield County Fair Board invites you to our 82nd Garfield County Fair & Rodeo as a participant, a sponsor, a volunteer, an exhibitor or a spectator!

We hope to see you at the Fair.

Levy Burris, Fair Board President


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.


Fair Board members

Community members are currently invited to apply to serve on the 2020 Garfield County Fair Board.

Fair Board member application form Fair Board bylaws

Please contact Garfield County Fair and Events Coordinator through our online contact form with questions. Please mail your completed form to Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, 195 14th Street, Bldg. D, Rifle, CO 81650.