2022 Routt County Fair Events Calendar

Sorting ducks is new at this year’s Routt County Fair.
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The 2022 Routt County Fair will be held at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden from Friday August 12th to August 21st.

This year’s show is bigger than ever and will feature a live country performance by Ned Ledoux. The show is under new management this year and Noel Neal, Exhibition Center Manager and Exhibition Coordinator, said she is looking forward to the upcoming events.

She added that poultry shows will feature stuffed animals to help prevent the spread of bird flu – unlike in years past – but it will still be an adorable photo op.



“We hope the community really enjoys it so we can continue to run the larger conference for years to come,” said Neal.

Table of Contents

event calendar

Friday 12 August

8 a.m. – 4-H/FFA stabling



8:00 am – Home Arts setup

8:30 am – Open/4-H ​​Ranch Horse Eventing

18.00 — Open Horse Show Freestyle Reining

Saturday August 13th

8 a.m. – 4-H/FFA stabling

9 am – Open horse show

6:00 pm – sorting at the ranch, sorting of the chickens

The 2021 Routt County Fair Grand Champion Bull sold for $8,750 during the Junior Livestock Sale. It was bought by Mountain West Insurance.
Bryce Martin/Steamboat Pilot & Today Archive

Sunday 14 August

8 a.m. – 4-H/FFA stabling

9am – Open Horse Show/Gymkhana

Monday 15 August

8 a.m. – 4-H/FFA stabling

9 am – 4-H Western Horse Show

9am – Home Arts Superintendent Setup

Tuesday 16 August

8 a.m. – 4-H/FFA stabling

8:30 am – 4-H Dog Show

9am – 4-H English Show

Noon – 4-H Gymkhana

12.00pm – 4 hour rabbit and poultry check-in

6:00 p.m. – 4-H/FFA pigs weigh

Wednesday 17 August

8am – 4-H/FFA Poultry Show

Open poultry show (directly after the 4-hour show)

9am – Fancy Future Fair Royalty Fun

10 am — 4-H/FFA sheep and goat weigh-ins

11 a.m. — Egg toss

11:30 am – Steer weigh-in

1pm – 8pm — Home Arts check-in

3pm – 4-H/FFA breeding pigs

3pm – 4-H/FFA Swine Showmanship

17:00 – 19:00 – FFA Fundraiser BBQ all are welcome

6pm – Steamboat Motors Power Wheels Derby

7:00pm – 7:30pm – Ice Cream Social

7:30pm – Open Jackpot Team Roping (with Breakaway), Muley Roping

Judge Terena Thomas reacts while interacting with Lukas Znamenacek during the showmanship portion of the 4-H dog show at the Routt County Fair. Znamenacek was Reserve Champion in the Senior Showmanship class.
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Thursday 18 August

“Ride Free Fun Day” courtesy of Mountain Valley Bank

8 am – Exhibition hall open

8am – 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show

Open Rabbit (directly after 4-H Show)

9am – Home Arts Judging begins

10am – 6pm – FM Light & Sons Ag Experience

12:30 p.m. — Bucket Calf Show

12:30pm – 4-H/FFA Dairy/Beef Breeding Show

14:00 — 4-H/FFA Beef Showmanship (MBP) Market Beef (coming soon)

5 p.m. – 10 p.m. beer garden

7pm – Mountain Valley Bank under those western skies BONFIRE

Friday 19 August

“Ride Free Fun Day” courtesy of Mountain Valley Bank

8 am – Exhibition hall opens

9am – Cloverbud for a day

9am – 6pm – FM Light & Sons Ag Experience

10:00 am – Dress Your Animal Contest

11 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Goat Show

2pm – Bum Lamb Contest

2 p.m. — 4-H/FFA breeding sheep

4-H/FFA Sheep Showmanship (coming soon)

4-H/FFA market lamb show (to follow immediately)

5 p.m. – 11 p.m. — beer garden

6 pm – Wine and beer competition

7:30pm – Hill Petroleum Demolition Derby, Stick Horse Rodeo, Royal Coronation

Lilly Venzke watches the action during the 4-H Horse Show Junior Showmanship Contest at the Routt County Fairgrounds.
John F. Russell/Steamboat Pilot & Today

Saturday August 20th

“Ride Free Fun Day” Courtesy of the City of Hayden

8 am – Exhibition hall opens

8:30 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Round Robin Showmanship

10am – Lion’s Club Parade, downtown Hayden

10am – 4pm FM Light & Sons Ag Experience (LB)

11 am — YVEA’s Mutton Bustin’ (T)

3-5 p.m.-4-H Bobby Robinson Sr. Memorial Community BBQ Sponsored Alpine Bank and the Paoli Group

3pm — KRAI Free Coke Floats (B)

15:30 – 23:00 — beer garden

4pm – Exhibition Hall closes

4:30pm – Routt County Junior Livestock Sale Sponsored by Master Petroleum

8:30pm – Live music by Ned LeDoux, courtesy of the Routt County Fair Advisory Board

Sunday 21 August

“Ride Free Fun Day” Courtesy of the City of Hayden

8 am – Exhibition hall opens

8:30 a.m. – Chuck Fulton Memorial Open Draft Horse Competition

9am – 4-H/FFA Pen Teardown – MPB closed to the public

10am – Pretty Baby Contest

10am – Open Barrel Race, Youth Bull Riding, Mini Broncs

11am – YVEA’s Mutton Bustin’

12:00pm – 4:00pm – Home Arts Exhibit Released, Open Class Payout (EH)

1pm — Adopt-A-Pig, advance notice and fee required (T)

1:30pm – Adult Adopt-A-Pig Contest, advance registration and fee required (T)

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