A sense of community will brighten our days


In 2021, we’re looking at getting back to normal. We’ve been through a lot in Garfield County over the past year, and our citizens are focused on moving past the dark days and again having a sense of normalcy and fun. What we need is a community celebration, and what better way to accomplish this than by coming together once again for the annual Garfield County Fair and Rodeo, which takes place July 27 – August 1.

While we’re not out of the woods yet with this pandemic, Garfield County is planning a very special fair and rodeo, and all safety precautions will be met. This year’s theme is “Roaring into the ‘20s,” an homage to the resilience of our people in overcoming all challenges and coming through with a better appreciation for one another. Our goal is to have all our citizens out once again at the fairgrounds in Rifle for a celebration of our western and agricultural heritage.

“Hey Garfield County! After having cabin fever for way too long, let’s have a big breakout and celebrate with the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo and all things good,” said Commissioner Mike Samson. “I look forward to seeing you all again.”

This is the 83rd year Garfield County has held the fair and rodeo and we’re certain it will be one of the most celebrated and appreciated events in quite some time. Returning this summer are the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo and Xtreme Bulls excitement; the always fun Friday night concert; and the thrills of the family rodeo, which is an opportunity for locals to show off some of their skills. Throw in the amazing carnival, monster trucks, great food, the parade on Railroad Avenue and much more, and it’s something you sure won’t want to miss.

The fair is also the culmination of countless hours of hard work by our local 4-H kids. The Junior Livestock Show and Sale puts these kids’ animals on display and helps them earn some money back for their effort. Swing on into the indoor arena and support our local youth – they are the future of Garfield County!

“The Garfield County Fair and Rodeo is the county’s opportunity to celebrate our western heritage and the strong ranching and farming culture of our community,” said Commissioner Tom Jankovsky.

We are looking forward to better days ahead and to seeing you all at the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo for a celebration of our community.

“Brighten your world – please attend,” added Commissioner John Martin.

Your Garfield County Commissioners:
Tom Jankovsky
John Martin
Mike Samson