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Events & Contests at the Moffat County Fair

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Ranch Horse Versatility Show - Camp Drafting

Sunday, August 6th - Open to all ages

Registration 8:00 AM

Show Starts 9:00 AM

Registration Form


5th Annual Derby

Get in on the action of the Annual Moffat County Fair Derby!

Saturday August 12th

Dog Races 1:00 PM

Horse and Pony Races 3:00 PM

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Open Dog Agility

This contest will be open to any dog and handler, adult or youth.

Sunday August 6th

10:00 AM


All Breeds Open Horse Show


Friday August 4th 6:00 PM


Saturday August 5th 8:00 AM

Entry Form

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Sheep Lead Contest

Sponsored by Yampa Valley Fiber Works

Saturday August 12th

10:30 AM

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Cowboy Baby Contest

Cutest kids in Moffat County!

Sponsored by the Moffat County Cattlewomen

Saturday August 12th

10:00 AM


Bucket Calf Contest

Sponsored by the Moffat County Cattlewomen

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Note: Calves must be born after Jan 1, 2023

Saturday August 12th

11:00 AM


3rd Annual BBQ Smokeout Jackpot

Sponsored by the Moffat County Cattlewomen

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Saturday August 5th

5:30 PM


Lawn Mower Pulls

Bring your lawnmower to the fair, lets see who has the strongest lawnmower in the County! We're excited to have one of our 4H leaders for mechanics take this on & build a sled for lawn mowers.

Saturday August 12th

Area TBD

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Freestyle Motorsports Show

Friday August 11th

Gates open at 5:00 PM • Tickets can be purchased at the gate

$20.00 Adults

$10.00 5-16 yrs old

4 & under free

Family Pack - $50.00/5 tickets

Tickets are available at the gate or presell at the Extension Office

These are per-event fees.


Karl Huntsman Pie Eating Contest

Annual Pie Eating Contest

Sponsored by KS Creations • Prodigal Sons • Walmart • City Market

Saturday August 12th

In the midway 12:00 PM


Annual Guacamole & Queso Contest

Bring a container of your tastiest homemade guacamole and queso to the fair this year.

Saturday August 12th

Submit entries 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Judging starts 11:30 AM


19th Annual Salsa Contest

Bring a container of your sassiest homemade salsa to the fair this year to see how it stands up to the rest!

Saturday August 12th

Submit entries 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Judging starts 11:30 AM

Additional Open Contests

Division 604

Special Contests:

The following contests are open to MOFFAT COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY - with the exception of the Recreational Agility Demo.


Wheel Barrow/Container Garden Contest

Class#             Description

O806                Wheel Barrow/Container Garden Contest

1. Plant or arrange your flower, herb, vegetable, or mixed garden in a wheelbarrow or movable container (kids wagon, barrel, etc.) and enter it in the fair!

2. Vegetables and flowers will be judged in the wheelbarrow/container at fair.

3. Standard Moffat County rules will apply for judging criteria.

Vegetable Critters Contest

Class #          Description

O807             Vegetable Critters Contest

Animal made from fresh fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, grasses, etc. Judging will be based on imagination and creativity. Include a 3"x5" index card with explanation of entry.

Most Unique "Canned" Entry

Class #           Description

O808              Most Unique "Canned" Entry

Can up something unique in a standard canning jar and uniquely label it. What can you CAN?

Best Dressed Rock Contest

Class #          Description

O809              Best Dressed Rock Contest

Dress up your favorite pet rock and bring it to the fair. Unadorned rocks must weigh at least 2 ounces but no more than 3 pounds. Fair goes will vote on their favorite 'pet' on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They will be looking for originality, best use of natural rock shape, texture, and creativity - for most outstanding costume. The winner will be announced Saturday afternoon. 

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