FAIR BOARD

The Delta County Fair & Rodeo is run by a dedicated group of volunteers who are appointed to the Fair Board on rotating terms from across Delta County including the areas of Delta, Surface Creek and the North Fork Valley. Below is the current slate of Board Members for 2017-2018. 


2017-2018 BOARD
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

President - Lance Kappel (970) 778-2855

Vice-President - Ryan Bates (970) 216-8252

Secretary- Kristi St. Clair  (970) 201-8946

Treasurer - Kelly Korth (970) 301-9978


2017-2018
BOARD MEMBERS

DISTRICT 1 - DELTA AREA MEMBERS:

Heather Braslin: Royalty, Camper Parking, Beer Garden, Junior Rodeo, Rules

Andy Braslin: Sheep Superintendent, Vendors, Beer Garden, Advertising, Security

Kristy Spaedt: Banners, Camper Parking

DISTRICT 2 - SURFACE CREEK AREA MEMBERS:

Dr. Jennifer Craig: Swine Superintendent, Advertising, Sponsorship, Tickets, Fair Book

Chance Fischer: Demolition Derby, Rodeo, Swine Superintendent

Mariah Wood: Camper Parking, Small Animal Barn, Demo Derby

Amy Shiflet: Junior Rodeo, Royalty

DISTRICT 3 - NORTH FORK VALLEY MEMBERS:

Teresa Burns: Royalty, Horse Show Superintendent, Rules, Judges, Fair Book, By-Laws

Kay Adams: Heritage Hall Superintendent, Banners

Kirby Clock: Camper Parking, Beer Garden

Amy Miller: Fairbook, Sponsorship, Swine Superintendent, Rules, Fair Book, By-Laws

Kris Stewart: Sponsorship, Website/Social Media, Fairbook, Advertising, Rules, By-Laws

Chad Mitchell: Sponsorship, Judges, Sheep Superintendent


EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS - 4-H/FFA ADVISORS

Jackie Shea: Delta County 4-H CSU Extension Agent
Coley Wondra: Hotchkiss FFA Advisor
Katie Greenwood: Cedaredge FFA Advisor
Kendal Butterfield: Delta FFA Advisor

FAIR BOARD COMMITTEES

Below is a list of Fair Board Committees. Contact Us to learn more about the 2018 Delta County Fair! 

The Junior Market Livestock Sale Committee (JMLSC) is a sub-committee of the Fair Board that has its own by-laws and bank account and is open to members of the public, business owners and parents to join.  The role of the JMLSC is to annually plan and direct the Junior Market Livestock Sale at the Delta County Fair and coordinate with buyers and ensure the sale runs smoothly.  The JMLSC makes recommendations for rules to the Fair Board related to the Sale and Livestock Shows and they receive all funds from the Market Livestock Sale and issue all checks. 
President - Gary Peebles
Vice President- Joyce Conger
Secretary - Teresa Burns
Treasurer - Dorothy Jean Mergelman 

The Rules Committee meets and reviews the Rules & Regulations of the Delta County Fair each year to add, delete or modify rules to address issues, or adjust to industry standards for livestock.  The Rules Committee also hears official complaints as outlined in the Grievance Section of the Fair Book.  
Chair: Jarod Keller
Members: Lance Kappel, Kris Stewart, Chad Mitchell, Amy Miller, Ryan Bates, Mariah Wood & Teresa Burns

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for drafting the annual sponsorship packet and sending it out to businesses and individuals to sponsor the fair. Upon receipt of funds, the Sponsorship Committee designates the funds per event and reports back to the board of how much money has come in for each event so we the board can stay on budget for the management of the Fair. 
Chair - Kris Stewart
Members: Amy Miller, Dr. Jennifer Craig, Chad Mitchell

The Entertainment Committee is responsible for the Planning and Coordination of all main entertainment events that take place at the Delta County Fair. This includes everything from the Ticket Booth to the planning of the Rodeos and Demolition Derby. 
Rodeo Chair: Ryan Bates
Tickets: Kelly Korth
Royalty: Teresa Burns
Junior Rodeo: Amy Shiflet
Demolition Derby: Kristi St. Clair and Chance Fischer

The Beer Garden Committee is responsible for the coordination and planning of the Beer Garden at the Delta County Fair. 
Chair: Kirby Clock 
Members: Kristi St. Clair, Heather Braslin, Andy Braslin

Mobirise

FAIR BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

The Fair Board meets on the first Tuesday of every month on the following rotational schedule.  Please note the time difference for Winter months.  

CEDAREDGE STOLTE SHED @ PIONEER TOWN - 7:00 pm

January, March, November


DELTA COUNTY COURTHOUSE ROOM 234 - DELTA - 7:00 PM


February, October, December


MALONEY HOUSE - FAIRGROUNDS - HOTCHKISS - 7:30 PM


April, May, June, July, August, September

FAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

Vendor Coordinator:
Kristi St. Clair          
vendors@deltacountyfair.com      970-201-8946

Sponsor Committee Chair:
Kris Stewart 
sponsors@deltacountyfair.com       970-589-7848

President/Buyer's Pool Manager:
Gary Peebles
970-234-5386

Heritage Hall Superintendent:
Kay Adams
kjadams@tds.net                       970-872-2132

Demolition Derby:
Kristi St. Clair                     970-201-8946
Chance Fischer                  970-361-7872

Tickets:
Kelly Korth                          970-301-9978

Rodeo Events:

Ryan Bates                         970-216-8252

Contact Us! We're Here to Help!

A list of the most common Fair Board Members and Superintendents to answer questions and resolve issues related to vendors, sponsorship/banners, the Jr. Market Livestock Sale, Media Inquiries, Heritage Hall and Entertainment at the Fair are available at the right.  

If you have a general question or don't know who to contact, you can always reach us by sending an email to info@deltacountyfair.com and we will then get you in touch with the person who can best assist you. 

Mailing Address:
Delta County Fair Board
PO Box 2084
Hotchkiss, CO 81419

Livestock Office: 970-872-2161
Livestock Office Fax: 970-872-2164

The Delta County Fairgrounds are managed by Les Linman. Questions related to grounds use, Heritage Hall rental, issues with the grounds or facilities should be directed to Les Linman or Delta County Grounds Supervisor Skip Slaughter. The Fair Board DOES NOT have control over the grounds or make improvements to the grounds. Those issues need to be brought to the attention of Delta County staff or the Delta County Commissioners. 
Les Linman - Fairgrounds Manager - 970-234-3971
Skip Slaughter - Grounds Supervisor - 970-874-2109

Livestock Office | Fair Office

The Delta County Fair is a non-profit organization run entirely by a volunteer Board of Directors. As such, our Board Members work from their homes except during the week of fair and we do not have a central Fair Office that is staffed.  

The Livestock Office at the Delta County Fairgrounds is only staffed during the Delta County Fair and is open starting on Tuesday of Fair between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm.  If you need assistance during Fair and no one is at the office, find a Superintendent or Fair Board Member. 

MINUTES & BY-LAWS 

Below are the Meeting Minutes and the By-Laws. 

JAN (PDF)           FEB (PDF)          MAR (PDF) 


2018 FAIR SUPERINTENDENTS

Division:                                                     Superintendent(s)

Agriculture and Horticulture                   Kay Adams & Michelle Widner
Art                                                               Beverly Shiftlet
Sponsorship                                               Kris Stewart, Amy Miller, Jen Craig, Chad Mitchell
Banners                                                      Kay Adams
Beef                                                             Kelly Korth, Lance Kappel
Beer Garden                                               Kirby Clock, Andy & Heather Braslin
Entertainment/Publicity                           Andy Braslin, Kris Stewart, Jen Craig
Concessions/Vendors                               Andy Braslin, Kristi St. Clair
Crafts                                                          Waneta Widner
Dairy                                                           Sarah Morgan
Dog                                                             Judy Leonard
Demolition Derby                                      Kristi St. Clair, Chance Fisher
Exhibit Hall - Junior Division                    Cristen Chermak, Joyce Conger
Fashion Revue                                           Cristen Chermak
FFA                                                              Katie Greenwood, Coley Wondra, Kenda Butterfield
Field and Forage                                       Katie Greenwood, Coley Wondra, Kenda Butterfield
Flowers  
Goats                                                          Ryan Bates, Heidi Simpson
Grounds                                                     Les Linman
Heritage Hall                                             Kay Adams
Horses - 4-H and FFA                              Katie Greenwood, Teresa Burns, Josh Roeling
Livestock & Barn                                       Ryan Bates
Needlework                                               S&B Quilters
Pantry Store                                              Janice Cooper
Parade                                                       Cristen Chermak, Sheila Maki
Parking - Cars                                          Jarod Keller
Parking - Campers                                   Kirby Clock
Police                                                         Sheriff Fred McKee & Marshall Dan Miller
Small Animal Barn                                   Amy Miller, Mariah Wood, Joyce Conger, Mary Haining
Rodeo                                                         Ryan Bates, Chance Fisher
Sheep                                                         Andy Braslin, Chad Mitchell
Shooting Sports                                        George Baier
Swine                                                         Jen Craig, Amy Miller, Chuck Miller, Chance Fisher
Website & Social Media                           Kris Stewart

CONTACT FAIR BOARD

Have a general question or issue to bring to the Fair Board? Send us a Message and we will get back to you or put you in touch with the Fair Board Member / Superintendent who you need to speak with!