“Summer sun, fair time fun” is the theme of the 2015 San Juan County Fair, which runs from July 31 to August 8 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Monticello.
Months of hard work and preparation by local residents will showcase some of the best talents and skills the county has to offer in a variety of events.
Two royalties have been named, animals have been carefully fed, fruits and vegetables have been raised and arts and crafts have been created.
Blue Mountain Round-up Rodeo events will open the first weekend of the fair, with roping on Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m. and bronc and bull riding on Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
Both events take place at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.
Spectators are encouraged to wear pink on Saturday night to support breast cancer awareness.
Spectators may want to wait till the evening to put on their pink shirts, as getting covered in mud is likely Saturday morning.
The Down ‘N Dirty Mud Bog starts Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. The event features vehicles large and small.
That show of power will be followed up by the Big 4 Tractor Pull at the fairgrounds.
On Monday August 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. is the annual Monticello High School wrestling team Navajo Taco dinner.
Afterwards, a Family Game Show Night begins at 7 p.m. Minute-To-Win-It games will be played, providing fun for the whole family.
On Tuesday, August 4 at 5 p.m. will be the annual Mud Volleyball Tournament.
The Farm Bureau Talent Find begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5.
Afterward, the fair exhibits will open to the public.
A family movie night begins at dark on Wednesday evening.
Country Western singer Jo Dee Messina will be live in concert at the fairgrounds on Thursday, August 6.
A host of additional events, culminating in the annual Jr. Livestock Auction, and the Blue Mountain Youth Rodeo will take place on the final weekend of the fair.
See the back page of the San Juan Record, or the SJR website at www.sjrnews.com, for a full listing of fair events.
The Miss San Juan Royalty is Queen Bailey Goodwine, with Sierra Monson as her attendant.
The Blue Mountain Roundup Rodeo Royalty is Queen Kesley Backus, Attendant Megan Grover, Junior Queen David Bowring, and Attendant Kiley Tracy.
The San Juan County Fair requires volunteer service from a host of area residents, under the direction of Fair Manager Anna Fredericks.
Fair board members include Katherine Sallee, Cindy Sallee, Jaylee Franklin, Janalee Grover, Chris Adair, Kent Adair, Susan Reeve, Jim Keyes, Preston Palmer, Logan Monson, Gloria Eberling, Sherri Sallee, Jennifer Acox, Jennifer Hoggard, Cheyenne Low, Robin Garner, Brenda Freestone, Lou Mueller, Dayna Young, Staci Lou Hoggard, Sarah English, Ginger Tracy, Kim Tracy, Sarah Pipkin, Kreig Adair, Scott Carhart, Lenore Carhart, Steve Draper, Janice Attwood, RL Wilcox, Shaylee Adair, Emily Tuttle, David Boyle, Hannah Boyle and Katie Boyle.