Rio Arriba County Fair Now Until Sunday

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Rio Arriba County Fair Now Until Sunday

Rio Arriba County continues the tradition of celebrating our western culture and heritage with the annual Rio Arriba County Fair, Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2. This year’s fair theme is “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” and the Rio Arriba County Fair Association (RACFA) promises to present the best of the best of local fair competitors. This event is organized by RACFA, Rio Arriba Corporative Extension, 4-H Youth and Future Farmers of America and offers something for every age. RACFA encourages you to join them at the Rural Events Center in Abiquiu as they support our local youth and celebrate Rio Arriba County.  

Rio Arriba County Fair Schedule

Friday, July 31
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.    Indoor Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 a.m.    Beef Shows
11:00 a.m.    Cloverbud Show-n-Tell
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.    Poultry Show
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.    Rabbit Show
4:00 p.m.    ALL Livestock Pulls Reporter
7:30 p.m.    Bull Riding
9:30 p.m. – Midnight    Family Dance

Saturday, August 1
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Indoor Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.    Pancake Breakfast
8:30 a.m.    Horse & Llama Show
10:00 a.m.    Elk Bugling Contest
10:30 a.m.    Chili Cook-off Contest
Noon    Ice Cream Social
1:30 p.m.    Awards Program
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.    Auction Buyers Sign-Up
5:00 p.m.    Livestock & Homemade Delights Auction

Sunday, August 2
7:30 – 10:30 a.m.    Release of Indoor Exhibits
9:00 a.m.    Secondary Livestock Auction
1:00 p.m.    Release Animal Exhibits & Fair Grounds Clean-up

On Thursday pigs, lambs and goats were judged.

Michael Purdy (pictured above) took first place  for Lamb Showmanship Thursday afternoon. Valley Daily Post image

Mateo Leyba from Canjilon took 2nd place with his pig Charlie the Chosen One. Mateo also competed with 15 indoor projects, took first place with 14 of them and qualified for the State Fair in 9!

Alyssa Guerrero from Servilleta (who will soon be 10 years old) with her rabbit