Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mesa County Fair 2010

There is something for everyone.

Comfort Quarters complete with
mists and fans

This pig did ot want to go for a wash.

Weaving was part of open class.

Throughout the country, most states host county fairs. Mesa County Fair is always a special event to visit. This year's program gave evidence of that.
This summer brought some very high temperatures but Wednesday saw enough rain and over cast clouds to bring a
pleasant temperature for exploring the fair grounds.
The shows at the grandstand include fireworks, the Centennial band, the Antique tractor Pull, Lawnmower races, a Demoition Derby and of course the popular professional
 Bull Riding Show and Team Roping. Roping. 
If you miss this year's show, make it a point not to miss next years. You won't be disappointed. And, while you are at it, make some jam or jelly, cakes, quilts, leatherwork, art and enter the open category divisions.
The judge spoke so fast, he should have been given a speeding ticket, but everyone tried to listen.

Shoveling the you know what.

Every size of quilt was displayed in the Open class Building.

does everyone in Mesa county quilt?
Lee's art place tops at the fair.

Wendy Huston, Fruita, took judges" choice
and best of show in photography.

Cheryl Harley walked away with the adult best of show in painting.

Rides a plenty were all round the fair grounds.

The grand champion winner in photography created a great booklet.S

Showtime Productions entertained Wednesday
afternoon at the outdoor stage.

China painting is an art. The eagle plate
was fired at least 18 times by
its creator,  Patty Mendelssohn
of Fruita

Gregg King, Delta Master Gardner and
aline La Forge local BLM archeologist
were available to answer questions based
on our arid climate.

Cyndi Albers was on hand to promote
curbside recycling helping us to be "green" conscious.

The 4-Hers created some incredible leather works.

Kaila won the championship
award for her hummingbird
cake. She belongs to Grand
Valley 4-H Club She not only
did cakes, but goats, child
development, pigs and shooting,
a most busy gal.

Many 4-H animals are loved
and treated as part of the family.
This makes sale day very teary.

A 4-Her sewed this jacket.
There were formals, skirts,
shirts and many more
wonderful sewing projects.

Funnel cakes, all kinds of "healthy" foods
games, and of course, balloons helped
everyone fill stomachs and have fun.

The Fair Ground barns were filled with all kinds of animals
during the Fair week. Armed with fans and cool mist machines,
people and their animals were relatively comfortable.

This staffer in the fair office is one of many
making the fair a success.
Good reading if you are not
familiar with 4-H.

This flower pot, saucer and roses were created by
the artist as she used only sugar. Only the stems and
leaves are of some other material. This was
a most exciting entry in the arts catagory.

Ambassadors are chosen from submitted resumes. These young adults
field all types of questions, anticipate what is needed as they
make everyone they meet feel welcome. Pictured left to right are:
Kate Stevenson, Anna Faskey, Kiffany Binkley, Brittany Hudson,
and Teanna Thomison. Missing were Jordan Hamm and Taylor

The Fairway was filled with bright color,
rides, food and games for all.

Steers and cows will be shown Friday
July 22. The owners of these
beautiful animals work very hard
for this day.

Open Class hosts everything from handiwork
canning, flower arrangements, crafts, quilts and so
much more. It is important to support all this
hard work by attending the fair. You will
definitely learn somethng.

Under the fans, mist, families find time
to sit, visit and enjoy each other, even
take a nap.

This information booth found under the grandstand with other
informational booths stressed the huge importance of bees
in our environment. Besides helping the food we eat get pollinated,
the honey they produce sweetens our food.

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