Another county fair is in the record books.
While complete results will be out in a special section of the paper in a few weeks time, we wanted to take the time to share some of our favorite fair photos and to learn how it went.
We caught up with President-Elect of the Moffat County Fair Board Doug Winters to learn more about this year’s fair and to get a preview of what to expect in 2018 when the fair turns 100 years old.
Craig Press: How did fair go this year?
Doug Winters: I thought this year’s fair was a great fair, all the way around. I felt we had great kids and community involvement.
CP: What was new this year?
DW: It was the first year in a long time having a PRCA rodeo and concert. And we are hoping to take it to the next level for next year. We are looking at continuing the PRCA rodeo and possibly adding a second day.
CP: Was attendance up or down?
DW: I thought we had great turn out. I believe for our livestock sale that our numbers were up from last year.
CP: Were there any challenges that occurred?
DW: There are always things that pop up throughout fair, but everything worked out and it ended up being a tremendous fair.
CP: Did you have any serious injuries or accidents reported?
DW: Not to my knowledge.
CP: When is the best time to start planning for next year’s fair?
DW: We’ve started planning. We’ve gathered a committee that Mardi Anson is heading for the 100th Anniversary. We will have a brief time to reflect, but then we will move forward very quickly for next year’s fair.
CP: What is planned for the 100th Anniversary celebration?
DW: One of the things we are trying to do is something in Maybell, since that is where a lot of the events took place prior to coming here. So we are trying to get something put together as a tribute to those folks out there in Maybell.
CP: What else would you like readers to know?
DW: I want to take the time to thank the community and the families who supported the fair. A big thanks to the 4-H Foundation and the Extension office, who were behind the scenes making this work. And the fair board, we had good turnout and everyone made it run smoothly. Our volunteers also deserve thanks, such as superintendents and people who help out in general, as we couldn’t do it without the volunteers that help out every year. And one last plug, thanks to the commissioners for coming out in support of the fair.
Competition isn’t over for those who advanced to state fair and will compete in shooting sports, animal projects and general projects. I hope people will continue to get out and support those kids going to state.