Because the Grand Foundation provided a grant to the Middle Park Fair & Rodeo, the fair had no gate fee this year which allowed visitors to stroll the midway, experience adventures, visit the Exhibit Hall, attend the Pioneers and Citizens luncheon-celebration, and enjoy their County Fair. Many families took advantage of the opportunity to connect with Grand County heritage.   

County Fair Royalty are encouraged to volunteer in their community and at the fair. Here Taylin Harthun, helps out at the Pioneers & Citizens luncheon. Taylin attends West Grand High School.

The Pioneers & Citizens award lunch was packed with community members supporting this year’s honorees, Pioneers Lois Lynch and from Drowsy Water Ranch, Ken and Randy Sue Fosha. Citizens of the Year are Lurline Curran, Penny Hamilton and Caroline Smith.

One of the important goals of the County Fair is to recognize and develop the talent of our youth. Here 4-H member from Parshall, Penny Myer, earned Grand Champion status for her cake decorating in her age group.

And don’t miss the Demolition Derby this Saturday night at the fairgrounds in Kremmling!