SPRINGER — The 72nd Colfax County Fair with the theme “Cowboy Boots and County Roots” kicked off with a Queen contest on Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 3-4) and continues through Sunday (Aug. 9) with a 4H and FFA Livestock Show, Jr. Livestock Sale, Indoor Exhibits, Parade, Barbecue, Rodeo, Entertainment, Colfax County Master Gardeners demonstrations, and more.
For complete information, see http://colfaxcountyfair.org/.
Wednesday (Aug. 5): 7:30 a.m. Horse Show Entries, East Arena Gate; 8-10 a.m. Quilt Show Entries, Exhibit Hall; 8:30 a.m. Horse Show; 9 a.m. Display Booths Set Up; 10:30 a.m. Quilt Judging; 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes.
Thursday (Aug. 6): 7 a.m.-noon Livestock Check In; 8-10 a.m. Indoor Exhibit Registration; 11 a.m. to noon Swine Weigh In; 1-2 p.m. Cattle, Sheep, Goats Weigh In; 3-4 p.m. Commercial Vendors Set Up, Exhibit Hall; 4:30-7 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open; 6 p.m. Swine Judging.
Friday (Aug. 7): 8 a.m. Sheep and Goats Judging; 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open; 11:30 a.m. Poultry and Rabbits Judging; 1 p.m. Cattle Judging Round Robin Showmanship Contest; 1 p.m. Doubles Horseshoe Tournament (contact Leo Laumbach 575-447-7046); 1:30-6 p.m. Vermejo 4-H Blood Drive (make an appointment with Melissa Cruz at 505-643-9210); 3 p.m. Pet Show Registration (Pet Show will follow the Round Robin); 5:30 p.m. Co-Ed Mud Volleyball Tournament (contact Patches Trujillo 505-980-1977); 7 p.m. Rodeo; 9 p.m.-midnight Dance and Colfax Reunion at the Springer Rec Center ($6/person).
Saturday (Aug. 8): 7:30 a.m. Fallen Heroes Run/Walk, City Hall; 8 a.m. Rodeo Slack; 9 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open Knights of Columbus Cake Walk; 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Vermejo 4-H Blood Drive (make an appointment with Melissa Cruz at 505-643-9210); 9:45 a.m. Parade Registration; 10 a.m. Pie, Cake, & Coffee, Methodist Church; 10:15 a.m. Kid’s Parade Judged; 10:30 a.m. Colfax County Parade Line-Up; 10:45 a.m. Kid’s Parade Starts; 11 a.m. Colfax County Fair Parade; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bar-B-Q served, Miller-Lark Barn, $6; 1 p.m. Rodeo; 1 p.m. People’s Choice Quilt Voting Closes; 1:30 p.m. Co-Ed Mud Volleyball Tournament (contact Patches Trujillo 505-980-1977); 3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Exhibits Released from Exhibit Hall; 7:30 p.m. Jr Livestock Sale, Miller-Lark Barn; 9 p.m.-midnight Dance and Colfax Reunion at the Springer Rec Center ($6/person).
Sunday (Aug. 9): 8 a.m. Cowboy Church, All Welcome.
Tuesday (Aug. 11): 8 a.m. Cow Dog Trials (contact Garland King, 505-360-0295).