Back row; L to R; Levy Burris, Klayton Costanzo, Duston Harris
Front row; Megan Wussow, Donna Marye, Eileen Sheets, Kate Lewis, Shannon Stowe
not pictured; Grant Wright
Welcome to the 82nd Garfield County Fair & Rodeo
The fair board has worked diligently with the support of the BOCC and county staff to put on a great 2020 fair. However, because of events beyond our control, it is with a great deal of regret that the Garfield County Fair Board has had to make the decision to cancel all in-person events at the fairgrounds this year. This is to abide by the recent Public Health order issued by the Governor on June 2, 2020 that all “fairs, rodeos and festivals and parades are not authorized to occur”. Per the governor’s health order, the fair board has no option but to cancel these events for the safety of our families, friends, community and visitors to avoid any further spread of COVID-19
We would like to thank all of our sponsors and participants for their past and continued support, and remind everyone that we are still having the 4-H Virtual livestock and open class shows and virtual livestock sale. There is a great need to support our 4-H youth this year more than ever; please get involved with these events. Sponsors and buyers are needed to make this a success. Thank you to all who have supported and sponsored our fair in the past; please consider sponsoring the fair and these programs in the future.
The Garfield County Fair Board is hopeful that if opportunities are available by the end of the year, possibly we can have a community celebration of sorts on our road to recovery.
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.