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EXHIBITORS

Open Class & Junior Division

"A TOUCH OF COUNTRY"

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!

2018 LIVESTOCK RULES

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

Count-Down to Pre-Entry Deadline

Pre-Entries are due by 4:30 pm on July 6th to CSU Extension in Delta. 

LIVESTOCK SHOWS

4-H/FFA and Open Class

Horse Show

4-H & FFA Horse Show

Sunday, August 5th & Monday, August 6th

Poultry Show

4-H, FFA & Open Poultry Show

9:00 AM - Tuesday, August 7th

Rabbit Show

4-H, FFA & Open Rabbit Show

1:00 PM - Tuesday, August 7th

4-H/FFA Wristbands

4-H/FFA Members buy your wristbands online! Wristbands are required for everyone camping at the fairgrounds. 

Swine Show

Swine Show

Showmanship - Wednesday, August 8th
Market Show - Thursday, August 9th

Goat Show

Goat Show

1:00 PM - Wednesday, August 8 th

Sheep Show

Sheep Show

2:00 PM - Thursday, August 9th

PREMIER EXHIBITOR SYLLABUS

The Premier Exhibitor Program is back for 2018 with new rules. 30 exhibitors must sign up or the program will be canceled for 2018. 

Beef Show

Beef Show

9:00 AM - Friday, August 10th
Showmanship, Market, Breeding/Open
**NEW times for 2018**

Alpaca

Open Class Alpaca Show

Date to be Announced

Dairy

Dairy Show

8:00 AM - Friday, August 10th
**NEW time for 2018** 


4-H & FFA ENTRY INFORMATION

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 2018 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.

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE IS JULY 6, 2018 AT 4:30 PM. ENTRIES NOT RECEIVED BY THIS DATE/TIME WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO EXHIBIT AT THE 2018 DELTA COUNTY FAIR!

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 10th @ 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 10th 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 2017. 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 due by 4:30 pm on July 6, 2018.

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

HERITAGE HALL / OPEN CLASS ENTRIES

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. 

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

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

PANTRY STORE
- 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. 

NEEDLEWORK
- 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

CRAFTS
- Handicrafts, Textile Painting, Home Furnishing, Dolls

CERAMICS AND POTTERY
- Fired Finishes, Unfired Finishes, Other

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

FLOWERS
- 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 7th 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 by July 6, 2018 at 4:30 PM to show livestock at the 2018 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. 

OPEN CLASS ENTRY FORM