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Salida Colorado Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo

Salida Colorado Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo
The first week of August is time for our annual fair and rodeo. Colorado has deep roots in agriculture and ranching -- the heart of the fair and rodeo. Straw hats in town sell out, the fairgrounds fill up and folks find a variety of ways to enjoy themselves.

The two main activities for youth in town include 4-H and sports. Many do both. 4-H stands for the following:
I pledge My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and My health to better living, For my club, my community, my country, and my world.
Kids get involved in projects over the year, whether it is cooking, sewing, art, raising animals, or  performing on horses. Fair time is when they show the community what they have accomplished over the past year.
We have several parts to our rodeo including the Gymkhana, Gambler’s Choice, Cutting Horse Competition, NRP Rodeo, and an ongoing Kid's Rodeo.
We have a youth horse competition that includes activities that take skill in working with their horse. Most involve a combination of skill and ... more

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