County Fair continues through Sunday

Rising Cimarron High School senior Jessica Pittman, left, was named the 2014 Colfax County Fair and Rodeo Queen. (Chronicle photo by Kimberly Adams)
Rising Cimarron High School senior Jessica Pittman, left, was named the 2014 Colfax County Fair and Rodeo Queen. (Chronicle photo by Kimberly Adams)

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/.

Schedule

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).