Fair Board

Welcome to the 2017 Garfield County Fair & Rodeo!

Garfield County Fair Board, from left - Duston Harris, Courtney Jenkins, John "Brock" Hedberg, Lindsey Ellsworth, Rick Shaffer, Eileen Sheets, Levy Burris, Donna Marye, and Paul Gieselman.


The 2017 Garfield County Fair Board is excited to present the 79th Annual Garfield County Fair & Rodeo with our patriotic theme “Stars, Stripes & Fair Delights”.

We would first like to tip our hats in appreciation to our Garfield County Commissioners, our valued Sponsors, each and every Volunteer, Partner and Guest that made your 2016 Garfield County Fair & Rodeo one for the “record books”. Your support, encouragement and willingness to work closely with your Fair Board make the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo the best fair on the Western Slope.

Planning the Fair & Rodeo is a year-long process…as your Garfield County Fair Board was completing the final debriefing and reports on the 2016 Fair & Rodeo, we had already set in motion plans for the 2017 Fair & Rodeo.

We are thrilled to invite you all to join us at the 2017 Fair & Rodeo July 31st thru August 6th. We are pleased to offer some of your favorite fair activities as well as new and exciting entertainment for the whole family.

The Family and the Youth Rodeos continue to be local favorites in our community. 4-H and FFA enrollment is up across the county. Exhibits will highlight the hard work our youth commit to all year long. We continue to enjoy incredible support from our community and local businesses at our livestock shows and sale. Once again we are proud to have booked top talent this year for our big Friday night concert, one of the most anticipated concerts on the western slope. Popular newcomer Scotty McCreery is the headliner with county music veterans Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan opening the concert with their Grits & Glamour tour. Our Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) rodeos celebrate our western heritage…participation in both the Xtreme Bulls and ProRodeo increased substantially last year. Rifle, Colorado is undeniably on the map with professional cowboys.

Our free stage will debut a packed schedule of music and entertainment to delight and captivate our multicultural audiences of all ages.

Our partners at the City of Rifle will continue to provide shuttle transportation from downtown Rifle to the Fairgrounds Wednesday thru Saturday for your convenience.

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, Volunteer and/or Partner please visit our website at www.garfieldcountyfair.com. We would love to have YOU be a part of the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo!

Eileen L. Sheets
Garfield County Fair Board Member

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.