. Ag Olympics Is Coming to Grand Junction!
The Mesa County Fair Board is excited to announce a NEW Community Night at the 2019 Mesa County Fair “Where Hard Work Meets Fun” presented by Barnes Electric.
Come join us for the Ag Olympics to benefit the Grant A Wish Program! Featuring a relay style race with teams of six competing to see who can complete a round of agricultural tasks the quickest. Categories like: roping a steer, navigating a wheelbarrow through gates, baling hay, and even a barrel race, all while making sure you “dress” the part! Costumes encouraged!
Process: Two teams compete head-to-head.
- Irrigating – First team member must run to the pile of boots, find a pair, put ’em on, climb over fence panel, run to the end, return to their team, pass off boots.
- Pounding – Second team member must put on boots, run to the pile of hats & put one on, run to post driver, pound designated t-post to the required depth, return to their team, pass off boots and hat.
- Digging – Third team member must put on the boots & hat, run to the pile of overalls & put a set on, run to the post hole digger, dig to the required depth, finally return to their team pass off boots, hat, & overalls.
- Barrow – Fourth team member must put on boots, hat & overalls, run to the freshly dug post hole and shovel the dirt into a wheelbarrow, then navigate the wheelbarrow through an obstacle course to return to their team to pass off boots, hat, overalls & wheelbarrow.
- Bailing – Fifth team member must put on the boots, hat & overalls, run to bales of straw, choose a piece to dangle out of their mouth, then move 6 bales of hay from one circle to the other (can use the wheelbarrow), then return to their team, pass off boots, hat, overalls & straw.
- Riding – Sixth team member must put on the boots, hat, overalls, don’t forget the straw for your mouth, then run to corral, choose a bouncy pony, then complete the obstacle course on it.
The top two teams with the best times will then compete in our bouncy pony barrel race for 1st & 2nd place.
- Each team member must have the required clothing items with them at the end of each relay for time to count.
- Good sportsmanship is expected.
- Have fun, be silly, but safe.
- No cheating allowed, but creativity is encouraged.
- In case of questions, conflicts, ties, teams will mud wrestle to determine the winner. Just kidding, the best 2 out of three for Rock, Paper, Scissors will determine the winner. The judges’ decisions are final. Bonus point may be awarded for style.
Rules & Schedule subject to change
Register your teams of SIX beginning Friday, May 17th at noon for only $300
You don’t need ANY experience to participate!
For more information visit our website at https://mesacountyfair.com. Media Contact: Mackenzie Dodge 970-234-9808 firstname.lastname@example.org Mesa County Fairground Manager: Donna Redd 970-256-1532 email@example.com
Annual 3rd of July Celebration Powered by Family Health West!
to benefit the Grant a Wish Program
Wednesday, July 3rd, 5p to 9p at the Civic Center Park in Fruita!
Don’t forget to show your patriotic side for a chance to win prizes for the top 3!
5:00 Vendors, activities, & food sponsored by 5 M Ice Cream available for Purchase
6:00 Lisa Lingo followed by Wave 11
9:00 National Anthem & COLOR EXPLOSION! The fireworks will kick off with our very own COLOR EXPLOSION at 9pm. Colored powder will be available for purchase on site for only $2 per bag
Sponsorship opportunities contact Mackenzie Dodge at (970) 234-9808.
Booths are $25 and all proceeds benefit local youth.
Please be aware we have moved to the Civic Center.
Don’t Just Give a Gift, Grant A Wish
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