2021 San Juan County Fair set to begin this Monday, August 2
The annual San Juan County Fair is set to begin this Monday, August 2, with a host of activities throughout the week.
“Country Nights, Arena Lights” is the theme of the 2021 San Juan County Fair, which runs August 2-7 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Monticello.
The fair is a culmination of months of hard work and preparation by local residents and will showcase the talent and skill the county has to offer in a variety of events, displays, and competitions.
Budgets for the fair have been limited, but the fair board, under the guidance of Anna Fredericks, has put together a full week of activities.
Opening night at the fair includes the annual Monticello High School Wrestlers Navajo Taco Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds food pavilion.
The “Fair”ly Fun Game Show Night begins at 7 p.m. with Minute to Win It games, cash prizes, and fun for the entire family.
Monday night concludes with Family Movie Night at the Fair, beginning at dark (around 9 p.m.).
The movie will be shown outdoors on a giant screen on the grass.
Make sure to bring your own blankets, pillows, and chairs.
The highly-anticipated annual Mud Volleyball Tournament highlights the events on Tuesday, August 3, with the action set to begin at 5:30 p.m.
It’s free to attend and participate, and prizes will go to the top teams.
A Goat Roping competition will highlight the day on Wednesday, August 4, beginning at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4 is also the last preparation day for fair entries. While organizers will accept general entries on Monday and Tuesday at the fair building, only items such as baked goods, produce, flowers and small animals will be accepted on Wednesday.
In addition, Wednesday is weigh-in day for the Junior Livestock and Mini Livestock competitions.
There will be a full day of events on Thursday, August 5, beginning with opening of the fair exhibits at 9 a.m. Events include livestock and showmanship judging, 4-H fun at the Fair, and a Children’s Fair.
In the evening is the annual Farm Bureau Talent Find at 6:30, showcasing the talents of local stars. The talent find is followed by a free concert by Rough Stock.
The pace won’t slow on Friday, August 6 as livestock shows, strolling entertainment, and family fun games fill the fairgrounds throughout the day.
The All-Night Softball tournament begins at 7 p.m. at the Monticello ballfields, while the Local Rodeo and Horse Games will give folks a chance to watch local cowboys and cowgirls in fun games and roping events. It’s also Friday at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds and is free for participants and spectators.
The culminating day of the fair is Saturday, August 7. In addition to the exhibits, children’s fair, and a Kids Money Dig, the annual Junior Livestock Auction and Barbecue will fill the day. The barbecue is set to begin at 11 a.m. and the auction will begin at 1 p.m.
On Saturday night, the Blue Mountain Youth Rodeo will take place, with a host of events. The rodeo begins at 6:30 p.m.
For a full listing of fair events, check the back page of the San Juan Record or visit sjrnews.com.