Yuma County Fair update

After a lengthy meeting of the Yuma County Fairboard, the future of the Yuma County Fair is a little clearer.
It was obvious by the attendance and conversations at this meeting that keeping our fair as normal as possible was forefront in everyone’s minds, but as we all know, normal is not probable.
What we know as of Monday, June 22, is that the parade, the Diamond Rio night show and the carnival have been canceled. The Rabbit show (due to Rabbit Homorganic Disease), and the Tuesday Horse Races (due to scheduling conflicts on the Front Range) have also been taken off of the fair schedule.

FFA and 4-H Livestock and Horse Shows will continue with only immediate family members allowed as spectators. Youth open class events will also remain but horse and livestock adult open class will be canceled. Open class Home Ec and General entries will still be taken, but pre-entries for these will be required by Friday July 24. Horse and livestock record books and pre entry cards for Jr and Open entries will be due by July 17 and can be found at https://goldenplains.extension.colostate.edu/programs/4-h-youth-development/yuma-county-4-h/. Please print off your card and turn it in to the Extension Office with your record book.
Open class pre-entry forms can be picked up at the Yuma County Extension Office in Wray, Outback Feed in Idalia, and First National Bank of Kirk. In Yuma, they can be found at Bank of Colorado, Premier Farm Credit, Federal Credit Union and TBK Bank. The forms will need to be filled out and turned in to the Extension Office by Friday, July 24.
All forms will also be available on the Yuma County website at http://yumacounty.net/county-fair/.
We understand the frustration of not being able to have the Yuma County Fair that we all know and love, but appreciate your flexibility this year and being understanding that the Yuma County Commissioners and Fairboard are doing everything they can to make this a memorable week for as many of you as is possible.

Finally, the only thing that we can guarantee is that things will be certain to change a few more times before our Aug 1-5 event, so please keep updated by checking the Yuma County website, the Yuma County Fairgrounds Facebook page, or the Yuma County Colorado 4-H Facebook page. We will try to update the public via these platforms as we learn new information.