Fair Board

Welcome to the 2017 Garfield County Fair & Rodeo!

Garfield County Fair Board, from left in back - Rick Shaffer, Art Fields, Duston Harris, Loren Woody, Levy Burris; in front- Eileen Sheets, Lindsey Ellsworth, Courtney Jenkins, and Donna Marye.

Welcome to the 80th Garfield County Fair & Rodeo

The Garfield County Fair Board wants to welcome all of our fair attendees and participants to the 2018 Garfield County Fair & Rodeo. This year’s theme is “Fun for the Whole Herd.” We hope the continued growth and improvements to the fairgrounds, fair programming, and events make this an enjoyable and memorable visit.

We would like to thank everyone that contributed to the success of the 2017 Fair, including 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.

We are looking forward to another great year with our youth in the livestock and general projects. Our Junior Livestock sales have been some of the highest in the state, and reflect the time, energy and commitment to successfully completing these projects. It couldn’t be done without 4H, FFA, CSU Extension, volunteer leaders, parents and our youth.

Once again, we hope to entertain you with the Family and Princess & Lil’ Buckaroo Rodeos, PRCA/WPRA Rodeo’s, Xtreme Bulls and another fantastic concert showcasing national talent. We will also bring you the ever popular demolition derby and Summer of Thunder car show. 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 free music on our back stage. Come and enjoy your favorite fair foods and treats, while listening to good music and visiting with family and friends.

We would like to recognize our Garfield County Board of County Commissioners and thank them for all the great support for the fair. The BOCC provides the funding for the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo and the capital improvements to the fairgrounds. Their commitment to excellence has been instrumental in making our fairgrounds one of the premier event centers on the West Slope. When you get the chance, please thank them personally, as none of this could be done without their support.

In closing, 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.

The 2018 Garfield County Fair Board invites you to our 80th Garfield County Fair & Rodeo as a participant, sponsor, volunteer, exhibitor or a spectator!


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 2018 Garfield County Fair Board.

Fair Board member application form

Please contact Garfield County Fair and Events Coordinator Doreen Herriott through our online contact form for instructions on submitting a completed form.