San Luis Valley Fair is underway


Photos by Brian Williams There was plenty of activity at the San Luis Valley Fair on Monday at the Ski-Hi Complex in Monte Vista as a goat receives a trim prior to competition. The washing station at the San Luis Valley Fair in Monte Vista was full of people washing their swine for the breeding show and showmanship later in the afternoon. Two pigs appear to be sleeping on Monday in the McMullen Building at the San Luis Valley Fair in Monte Vista. Vendors were set up inside the Outcalt Event and Conference Center while open class and 4-H-FFA projects were being judged on Monday at the San Luis Valley Fair. Young horse riders put their horses to work during the 4-H Horse Show in the Ski-Hi Complex Arena on Monday of the San Luis Valley Fair. Young horse riders wait their turn on Monday at the San Luis Valley Fair.

MONTE VISTA — The San Luis Valley Fair was buzzing with activity on Monday, Aug. 8, inside and out.

The fair setup took place early Saturday, Aug. 6, morning followed later that night with the ever-popular Ranch Rodeo — buckles and cash went to Almost Singleton’s, Johnson Ranches, Day Thugs and ARJ Ranches.

There were also children and adults who have been working hard on other items for the fair, including homemade cakes, home-grown produce, woodworking, pictures, and other handiwork that will be judged and on display at the fair through Aug. 12.

The fair got rolling on Sunday with the 4-H Dog Show, followed by Dairy Goat judging and Milking competition and the Mike Kelley Memorial Open Barrow Show.

The fair continued Monday with the Open Class and 4-H-FFA Project judging inside the Outcalt Event and Conference Center.

Outside in the Livestock Pavillion the Breeding Beef Show-Dairy Calf Show began shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday, followed by the Breeding Sheep Show, Production Meat Goat Show, Breeding Swine Showe and Swine Showmanship.

Tuesday’s schedule included the 4-H Fashion Revue from 10 a.m. to noon and the 4-H Fashion Show at 7:30 p.m. indoors; 4-H Working Ranch Horse Show at 9 a.m. in the arena, and the Market Swine Show at 5:30 p.m. in Pavillion.

Wednesday will see the 4-H Gymkhana in the arena at 8 a.m.; the Rabbit Show at 10 a.m. in the McMullen Building; the Market Lamb Show at 5 p.m. in the Pavillion; and the 101st Country Band inside the event center.

The Meat Goat Show and the Market Beef Show are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively in the Pavillion on Thursday.

The Junior Livestock Auction takes center stage at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Pavillion, followed by a street dance.

The SLV Fair runs from Aug. 6-13 in Monte Vista. For more information, visit online

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