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Grand champion market beef rings in at $9,000

Just under 200 market animals and pens and several cheese baskets were offered for sale by 4-H and FFA members at the 2017 Junior Market Livestock Sale, held on the final day of the county fair.

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Fair results: Needlework, crafts, ceramics

open class needlework

SEWING

Skirt

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Fair results: Open class flowers, art

OPEN CLASS FLOWERS

Arrangements

Lasting Beauty

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Fair results: Open pantry, agriculture

open class horticulture

Peaches, Middle Season

Suncrest

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Fair results: 4-H clothing, food, general

CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION

STEAM 1 - Simple Top, Junior

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County fair results: Shooting sports

.22 CALIBER RIFLE

50-Foot Hunt, Junior Individual

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County fair results: 4-H Horse Show

Written Test - Senior

1st Kaitlyn Sharpe Delta

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County fair results: Junior animals

JUNIOR GOAT SHOW

Goat Showmanship

Showmanship - Senior

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Delta County Fair Livestock Champs
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Delta County Fair has a rich and storied history

The Delta County Fair wasn't always in Hotchkiss. The Colorado Historical Newspaper website reveals that the first official Delta County Fair was held in September of 1897 in Delta.

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Delta County Fair hits full stride
Delta County Fair hits full stride

The Delta County Fair hits full stride this week, with livestock shows, Heritage Hall exhibits, rodeos, a concert, coronation of the 2017 fair royalty and the junior market livestock sale.

The fairgrounds in Hotchkiss have been hopping for several days.

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Harness club carries on a rich tradition
Harness club carries on a rich tradition

When grand marshal Richard Bailey rides through downtown Hotchkiss in the Delta County Fair parade this Aug. 12, he'll ride in a carriage pulled by a team of Brabant red roan draft horses.

They're not what some would consider a show breed, said Eunice Ward of the Brabants. They were bred for their strength.

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Up and coming singer to perform at the fair

One of the country's most up and coming singers will perform at the Delta County Fair Friday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m.

Concertgoers will recognize his number one hit, "I Met a Girl," and other grew new music off his album "Vinyl."

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Shooting sports contest is a popular event for youth
Shooting sports contest is a popular event for youth

One of the first events of the 2017 Delta County Fair took place Saturday, July 22, at the 4-H Shooting Sports facility in Tongue Creek Valley.

Local 4-H members competed in various disciplines including archery and the Western Heritage shooting sports event.

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Fair board member, 4-H leader named parade grand marshal
Fair board member, 4-H leader named parade grand marshal

A longtime Delta County Fair Board member and 4-H leader was chosen as the grand marshal of the 112th annual Delta County Fair parade.

For 20 years, Richard Bailey and wife Marilyn were active with the fair. They were on the Delta County Fair Board, were 4-H leaders, and served as sheep superintendents.

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Demolition Derby returns this Saturday
Demolition Derby returns this Saturday

One of the most popular big events of the Delta County Fair is back.

After a three-year hiatus, the fairgrounds arena will once again fill with the thrill of cars smashing into one another when the Demolition Derby kicks off the 112th annual Delta County Fair this Saturday night at the fairgrounds in Hotchkiss.

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Volunteer, community support are key to the fair's success
Volunteer, community support are key to the fair's success

The Delta County Fair Board is a hardworking bunch, but without the support of additional volunteers, event sponsors and livestock buyers, it would be impossible to pull off this annual event.

"Every person on the fair board is on a committee, or is a chairman of a committee," said Gary Peebles, fair board president. "You're not on there for the prestige, that's for sure."

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Self-guided small acreage pasture tour at fairgrounds
Self-guided small acreage pasture tour at fairgrounds

Tri-River Area small acreage landowners are invited to a "Management of Small Acreage Pastures Self-Guided Tour," during the 2017 Delta County Fair, scheduled for August 6-12 at the Delta County Fairgrounds, 403 S. 4th Street, Hotchkiss. The 2-acre plot is located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, by the river.

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County fair is a family tradition for the Lubins and Homedews
County fair is a family tradition for the Lubins and Homedews

If you've been a 4-H'er or have been involved in FFA, you know the weeks leading up to the Delta County Fair are always a little hectic. Between fashion revues and shooting sports competitions, animal weigh-ins and other events, kids in Delta County are in a flurry of activity, fine tuning and tweaking their exhibits in the hopes of bringing home the big prize.

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County fair: It isn't just for kids

Are you interested in the possibility of making a couple of bucks, taking home a ribbon or two, and earning bragging rights? Then you should enter the Delta County Fair.

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Register now for demolition derby

After a three-year hiatus the popular Demolition Derby is returning to the Delta County Fair.

Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss, the derby promises a great night of mayhem and destruction. The event includes a car division and a truck division, plus an ATV Barrel Challenge.

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Demolition derby returns to Delta County Fair

After a three-year hiatus the Demolition Derby returns to the Delta County Fair. The derby will kick off the fair beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.

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Rodeo action set for Delta, Hotchkiss and Montrose

Rodeo action is heating up in western Colorado. The Delta Area Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for the Deltarado Days rodeo Saturday, July 29, which will include a free concert by Derringer at the conclusion of competition.

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County 4-H'ers gearing up for fair

The Delta County 4-H Council met June 12 at the Maloney House and the discussion was focused on the upcoming county fair.

Items discussed included:

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Team Aniya takes up the fight against brain cancer
Team Aniya takes up the fight against brain cancer

Eight-year-old Aniya Corona is battling brain cancer, but she's not alone. She's supported by medical professionals, concerned friends and loving family members, all of whom make up "Team Aniya."

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Junior Market Livestock Sale brings in $239,475

A total of 211 market animals and pens and three cheese baskets were offered for sale by 4-H and FFA members at the 2016 Junior Market Livestock Sale, held Saturday, Aug. 13, at the county fair.

Sales totaled $239,475.00, including $95,400 for 30 beef animals, averaging $3,180 per head;

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County fair results: Junior animals

JUNIOR GOAT SHOW
Goat Showmanship
Showmanship - Senior

1st Katie Hyke Austin

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County fair results: 4-H Horse Show

Written Test - Senior

1st Evelyn Shenk Hotchkiss

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County fair results: Shooting sports

.22 CALIBER RIFLE
50-Foot Hunt, Junior Individual

1st Wylee Lorimor Eckert

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Fair results: 4-H clothing, food, general

CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION
STEAM 1 - Simple Top, Junior

1st Aspen Hilterbrand Austin

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Fair results: Open pantry, agriculture

open class horticulture
Apples, Fall Variety
Transparent

1st Mavis Scherrer Crawford

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Fair results: Open class flowers, art

OPEN CLASS FLOWERS
Arrangements
Lasting Beauty

1st Frances Hunt Hotchkiss

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Fair results: Needlework, crafts, ceramics

open class needlework
SEWING
Women's Dress

1st Sarah Pope Hotchkiss

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Scenes from the fair
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A royal year for Rachel Huerkamp
A royal year for Rachel Huerkamp

Looking back on the year, 2015-2016 Delta County Fair & Rodeo Queen Rachel Huerkamp said that while being ambassador for Delta County and the fair was challenging, she is grateful for the opportunity.

Huerkamp is the daughter of Peggy and Dave Huerkamp of Delta.

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Self-guided pasture management tour available
Self-guided pasture management tour available

Landowners are invited to the "Pasture Management Self-Guided Tour" during the 2016 Delta County Fair, scheduled Aug. 6-13 at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss. The plot is located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds by the river.

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Hard work of 4-H, FFA members pays off at sale

The 2016 Junior Market Livestock Sale is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the fairgrounds in Hotchkiss. Plan to attend and support the efforts of area 4-H and FFA youth by purchasing quality market livestock animals over the auction block.

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Braslin has long ride with 4-H
Braslin has long ride with 4-H

After completing his showmanship pattern Saturday at the Delta County Fair Horse Show, Jayden Braslin led his horse, Malibu, out of the arena. He was carrying a red ribbon, but that's not what he was hoping for.

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Forty years of blue ribbon gardening
Forty years of blue ribbon gardening

It's fair to say that Frances Hunt knows about the hours and hours it takes to grow beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables. "If you do a good job in the garden, it's time-consuming," said Hunt.

Over the last 40-plus years, Hunt has spent countless hours weeding, watering, planting and planning in preparation for entering her flowers, fruits and vegetables in the annual Delta County Fair, and she has a lot of ribbons to show for it.

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X Games athletes open fair
X Games athletes open fair

The Delta County Fair opened last Saturday with some thrilling endurocross action at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss.

Montrose Motomayhem put on the second annual event, which featured motos for kids in the afternoon and for pros and adults in the evening.

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Live music will fill the grandstands Friday night

The Delta County Fair has something for everybody. Just take a look at the evening events -- a nonstop lineup of endurocross, team roping, barrel racing, mutton bustin' and on Friday, live music.

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Parade grand marshals are committed to ag, the fair

Parade grand marshals are Les and Dorothy Mergelman. Both are multi-generational residents of western Colorado.

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Fair: 'Where the Road Ends and the Fun Begins!'

Where can you go to watch dirt bikers maneuver their bikes around obstacles, catch two nights of mutton bustin', cowboy up for Rodeo Night, ooh and ahh at a fashion show, pick your favorite at an antique tractor pull, scoot your boots to some live music, watch a tail waggin' good dog show, get your hands on some great food, grab the perfect spot to watch a parade, and maybe meet the queen? Why the Delta County Fair, that's where!

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County 4-H council discusses upcoming fair

Delta County 4-H Council met July 11 outside the Maloney house at 7 p.m. We had an informal meeting due to the meeting room inside not being available.

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