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Morgan County Extension
914 E Railroad Ave
PO Box 517
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Phone: (970)542-3540 
Fax: (970) 542-3541

2017 Morgan County Fair

Dates - August 4-10, 2017

August 3 – 9, 2018
August 2 – 8, 2019
July 31 – August 6, 2020

2017 Morgan County Fair - Schedule of Events

2012 MCF IJ ScheduleSchedule of Events*

Sunday, July 9                                  
7:30 a.m.            Shotgun Contest check-in, Wildcat Trap Club
8:00 a.m.            Shotgun Contest, Wildcat Trap Club

Saturday, July 15                             
8:00 a.m.            .22 (All Four Divisions) Contest, Morgan County Gun Club
1:00 p.m.            Muzzleloading Contest, Morgan County Gun Club
2:00 p.m.            Skeet and Five Stand Shoots, Washington County Gun Range, Akron

Sunday, July 16                                
8:00 a.m.          Archery Contest Morgan County Fairgrounds, Outdoor Arena
8:30 a.m.          Air Rifle and Air Pistol Contests Morgan County Fairgrounds,Multi-Purpose Building

Wednesday, July 19
4:00 p.m.           Entry forms for Fashion Revue, Creative Cooks and Demonstration Contests due to Extension Office.
*All animal record books (except dogs and cats) due to Extension Office

Thursday, July 20
6:00 p.m.    Shooting Sports Banquet, Morgan County Fairgrounds,4-H Bldg
Tuesday, July 25
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Fashion Revue Practice and Workshop, First Christian Church, Fort Morgan

Saturday, July 29
8:00 a.m.               Open Horse Show, Indoor Arena

Monday, July 31
1:00 p.m.               Fashion Revue Judging, (Contestants Only) First Christian Church, Fort Morgan
4:00 p.m.               Interview Judging Absentee Questionnaire Form due to Ext Office
6:00 p.m.           Public Fashion Revue, First Christian Church, Fort Morgan

Wednesday, August 2
8:30 a.m.           Interview Judging of all 4-H General and Family & Consumer Projects and Dog Obedience, Multi-Purpose Building
Interview Judging of All Catch-it-Animals (except 1st year Catch-it-Dairy participants), 4-H Building
8:30 a.m.            Rocket Fly Contest, North of Mark Arndt Event Center
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon     Cloverbud Display Entries, Multi-Purpose Building
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon   Enter Scrapbook, Community Service, Secretary and Treasurer Books, Mark Arndt Event Center
12 noon          Bake Sale - 4-H Foods and Cake Decorating Exhibits, Multi-Purpose Building

Thursday, August 3 
8:00 a.m.        Enter Dog Obedience, Indoor Arena
8:30 a.m.        Dog Obedience Show, Indoor Arena
3:00 p.m.        4-H Creative Cooks Contest, Mark Arndt Event Center
5:30 p.m.        Creative Cooks Awards & Tasting, Mark Arndt Event Center
6:00 p.m.        4-H Demonstration Contest, Mark Arndt Event Center  
6:30 p.m.        Event Center Exhibits Open for Viewing                                           
Friday, August 4
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.     Vet Check in Trailer, Breeding and Market Poultry
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.     Vet Check in Trailer, Breeding and Market Rabbit
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.     Enter Poultry Exhibits, Poultry Barn
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.     Enter Rabbit Exhibits, Rabbit Barn
8:30 a.m.                       Poultry Judging, Multi-Purpose Building
10:00 a.m.                     Rabbit Judging, Multi-Purpose Building
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Vet Check in Trailer, Ranch Horse/Gymkhana
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Enter Ranch Horse/Gymkhana with Superintendent
2:00 p.m.Ranch Horse Event, followed by Gymkhana, Outdoor Arena         

Saturday, August 5  
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.     Vet Check in Trailer, Breeding Sheep, Market and Breeding Goats
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.     Enter Goats and Breeding Sheep, Goat/Sheep Barn
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon  Enter Open Floriculture, Jr. and Open Field and Garden Crop Exhibits, Mark Arndt Event Center
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.     Weigh Market Goats after Vet Check
9:30 a.m.      All Market Goats and Breeding Sheep must be at Fairgrounds
10:00 a.m.    Breeding Sheep Judging, Multi-Purpose Building
10:00 a.m.    Buckers Unlimited LLC Bull Competition, Outdoor Arena, Free
12:00 p.m.     Market Goat Showmanship, followed by Show, with Breeding Goat Judging Immediately following Market Goat,  Multi-Purpose Building
*Non-Sale Goats Released after Show, must be out by 5:00 pm
1:00 p.m.       Open Floriculture, Jr. and Open Field and Garden Crops Judging, Mark Arndt Event Center
5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.     Morgan County 4-H Foundation Dinner, Mark Arndt Event Center Two serving times - 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Contact 4-H Foundation Board Members for tickets
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.      Vet Check in Trailer, Market Lambs
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.      Enter and Weigh Market Lambs, Sheep Barn
6:00 p.m.        Gates open for Buckers Unlimited LLC Bull Riding, Outdoor Arena, Tickets Available at Gate
7:00 p.m.        All Market Lambs must be at Fairgrounds
7:00 p.m.        Buckers Unlimited LLC Bull Riding, Outdoor Arena, followed by Concert

Sunday, August 6
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.      Vet Check in Trailer, Horse
8:00 a.m.                        4-H Junior Horse Show, Indoor Arena
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.    Enter Open Class Home Economics, Mark Arndt Event Center
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Vet Check in Trailer, Market Swine
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Weigh Market Swine upon arrival after Vet Check
12:30 p.m.                       Open Home Economics Judging begins*, Mark Arndt Event Center *Start time will vary by Department
1:00 p.m.        Open Class Home Economics Bake Sale, Mark Arndt Event Center
1:00 p.m.        All Swine must be at Fairgrounds
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.      Vet Check in Trailer, Breeding and Market Beef
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.      Optional Check in, Breeding and Market Beef
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.      Vet Check in Trailer, Dairy Cattle
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.      Optional Check in, Dairy Cattle
4:00 p.m.   Market Sheep Showmanship followed by Show, Multi-Purpose Building
7:00 p.m.       Church Service, 4-H Building
7:00 p.m.       Open Class Home Economics Exhibits Open for Viewing
Monday, August 7
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.       Vet Check in Trailer, Breeding and Market Beef
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.      All Breeding and Market Beef must be checked in
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.       Vet Check in Trailer, Dairy Cattle
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.      All Dairy must be checked in 
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     Enter Farm Mechanics, West of North Grandstands
9:30 a.m.             Weigh Market Beef
1:00 p.m.             Farm Mechanics Judging, West of North Grandstands
1:00 p.m.             Cake Decorating Contest, Mark Arndt Event Center
4:00 p.m.             Market Swine Judging, Multi-Purpose Building
4:00 p.m.             Pork Burger Concession Open

Tuesday, August 8
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.   Free Breakfast, Sponsored by the Morgan County Farm Bureau
10:00 a.m.        Breeding Beef Judging, followed by Market Beef Judging, with Beef Showmanship immediately following, Indoor Arena
12:00 p.m.        Morgan County Cattlemen’s Beef Sandwich Concession
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Arrival of Open Class Bottle Calf, Lamb, Goat Entries
3:00 p.m.       Open Class Bottle Calf, Lamb, Goat Show, Indoor Arena
4:00 p.m.       Kickball Tournament, Joslin-Needham Softball Park, Brush
6:00 p.m.       Applications Due for 2018 Catch-it-Animals, Fair Office
7:30 p.m.  -  9:30 p.m.     The Tyler Walker Band at the Fairgrounds, sponsored by City of Brush!, City of  Fort Morgan and Morgan County Fair Board

Wednesday, August 9
9:00 a.m.       Dairy Cattle Judging, Indoor Arena
12:00 noon    Catch-it-Dairy Heifer Sale, Indoor Arena
12:30 p.m.     Mud Volleyball, Location Doty Ponds
1:00 p.m.       Master Showmanship Contest Meeting, Multi-Purpose Bldg
1:30 p.m.       Master Showmanship Grooming Contest, Indoor Arena/Multi-Purpose
2:00 p.m.       Master Showmanship Contest, Indoor Arena
2:00 p.m.       Cricket Races, Multi-Purpose Building
3:00 p.m.       Pedal Tractor Pull Contest, Multi-Purpose Building
4:00 -7:00 p.m.      Ag Olympics Competition, Outdoor Arena
5:00 -7:00 p.m.      Steak Fry and Entertainment, Indoor Arena
6:00 p.m.               Dog Demonstration, Outdoor Arena
7:00 p.m.               Catch-it-Contests, Outdoor Arena
8:00 p.m. Wild West Carnival, 4-H Building
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Release Non-Sale Animals (Starts 15 minutes after Catch-It Contests finish and goes until 9 pm)
8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.       Early release of 4-H projects from the Event Center
8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.       Early release of Open Class projects from the Event Center

Thursday, August 10
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.          All 4-H and Open Class Exhibits Released, Mark Arndt Event Center
Picked up by 10 a.m. or premium may be forfeited
8:00 a.m.      Ultrasound: Sale Hogs, Goats and Lambs, Pig & Goat/Sheep Barn
9:00 a.m.      All Livestock, except sale animals, must be picked up by 9 a.m. or premiums can be forfeited.
11:00 a.m.    Meeting for exhibitors selling in junior market sale, Indoor Arena
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.   Junior Livestock Sale Barbecue, Mark Arndt Event Center
5:30 p.m.             Junior Livestock Sale, Multi-Purpose Building

 Friday, August 18
8:00 - 4:00 p.m.        Livestock Sale Buyer information available, Extension Office

Tuesday, August 22 to Friday, September 30
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Premiums Available, Morgan County Extension Office

Sunday, September 10
2:00 p.m.     Carcass Awards, Multi-Purpose Building









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