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Open Class & Junior Division

2018 Delta County Fair Book Cover

2018 Fair Book

The Delta County Fair Book is the official guide to the Delta County Fair & Rodeo. Published by the High Country Shopper in Paonia, 4,000 copies are distributed across Delta County and Montrose starting in June of each year. The Fair Book serves as the general public and exhibitor's guide to the Delta County Fair. 

New Layout for 2018!

Please note that rules were consolidated/re-organized in 2018 to save space in the Fair Book and make rules easier to find. Please be sure you review all the rules, especially those for your division(s)!

View the entire fair book online!


Download a PDF of the Offical Livestock/Junior Division Rules.


4-H/FFA and Open Class

Horse Show

4-H & FFA Horse Show

Exact dates and times TBD.

Poultry Show

4-H, FFA & Open Poultry Show

Exact dates and times TBD.

Rabbit Show

4-H, FFA & Open Rabbit Show

Exact dates and times TBD.

4-H/FFA Wristbands

Check back in early summer 2019 for more information on 4-H/FFA Discounted tickets and camping wristands. 

Swine Show

Swine Show

Exact dates and times TBD.

Goat Show

Goat Show

Exact dates and times TBD.

Sheep Show

Sheep Show

Exact dates and times TBD.

Beef Show

Beef Show

Exact dates and times TBD.


Open Class Alpaca Show

Date to be Announced


Dairy Show

Exact dates and times TBD.


Project Pre-Entry

ALL 4-H/FFA Exhibitors and Open Class Livestock Exhibitors - MUST pre-enter your projects otherwise you will not be allowed to exhibit at the 2019 Delta County Fair. If you have questions about pre-entry requirements, refer to the Delta County Fair Book or contact the Delta County CSU Extension Office.

Livestock Sale Buyer Invitation Form
All 4-H and FFA Members exhibiting Market Livestock projects at the Delta County Fair:

The Junior Market Livestock Sale Committee voted in 2016 to require ALL 4-H and FFA Members selling an animal/cheese at the Delta County Fair Junior Market Livestock Sale to complete a form showing you have invited two (2) buyers to the Sale.

Failure to complete the form and return it with your pre-entries with signatures from two individuals/businesses will result in the Sale Committee taking $25 per invitation not completed, up to $50 from your sale check!

Click here to download the 2018 Sale Invitation Form. (PDF)

Round Robin Showmanship Contest | Friday, August 9th @ 5:00 pm - Show Ring
The Round Robin is the premier showmanship contest of the Delta County Fair and is comprised of the First Place Showpersons in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior classes of Market Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat as well as Dairy and Horse. These champion showpersons are automatically entered in the Round Robin Contest to determine a Grand Champion Showman in each age group.

Pee Wee Showmanship Contest
On Friday, August 9th at 3:00 pm in the Events center, we will host the Pee Wee Showmanship Contest. This Exhibition is open to all 4-H and non 4-H Members between the ages of 5 and 7. All animals exhibited must be born in 2019. Lambs, calves and goat kids must be halter broke. All animals must be checked in at the Livestock Office no later than 2:00 pm on the day of the show. No Overnight accomodations are available for open class exhibitors. Pre-Entry is required.

For more information on the Round Robin, please review the Delta County Fair Book.


The Delta County Fair has the following Open Class non-livestock divisions which are open to any resident of Delta County. Projects are exhibited in Heritage Hall, our exhibit hall at the Delta County Fairgrounds. Each exhibitor who enters a project at the County fair earns points for their community. 

 - Apples, Apricots, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, Berries

- Grasses and Hay, Culinary Herbs, Medicinal Herbs, Roots and Vegetables, Largest/Oddest Produce

- Jelly/Jams/Butters, Homemade Honey, Preserved Fruits/Veggies/Meats, Pickles/ Relishes and Vinegars, Frozen Foods, Dried Foods, Cheese, Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Baked Goods, Candies & Homemade Soap, Homemade Wines, Beer & Mead, Homemade Wines/Beer/Spirits. 

- Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Stamped Embroidery, Embroidered Samplers, Counted Thread Embroidery, Other Embroidery, Other Needlework, Afghans, Quilts - Hand Quilted, Quilts - Machine Quilted, Quilts - Machine Quilted, Quilts - Other Techniques & Items, Quilts - Wall Hangings

- Handicrafts, Textile Painting, Home Furnishing, Dolls

- Fired Finishes, Unfired Finishes, Other

- ART: Landscape, Portrait/Figure, Architecture, Still Life/Floral, Animal/Wildlife, Abstract, Sculpture
- PHOTOGRAPHY: Landscape, Portrait/Figure, Architecture, Still Life/Floral, Animal/Wildlife, Abstract

- Arrangements, Beauty of Youth, Miniature Rose, Floribunda Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses, Gladiolus, Dahlias, Annuals & Biennials, Houseplant, 

Entries in Heritage Hall take place on Tuesday, August 6th from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Make sure you are aware of the entry requirements and restrictions in your division/class prior to arriving with your project(s). 

Open Class Livestock Exhibitors - You MUST pre-enter your project(s) at the CSU Extension Office to show livestock at the 2019 Delta County Fair. For more information review the Livestock Rules or contact the Extension Office. Pre-entry forms will be uploaded as soon as the Extension Office has them available.