Welcome to the 107th Annual Routt County Fair – after a crazy year of pandemic safety measures and limited 2020 Fair, we are BACK IN THE SADDLE!
The Routt County Fair is a tradition that continues to bring together the community members of Routt County and many visitors each year for a week of summer fun! Over the many decades the fair has been held, countless community volunteers and local businesses have worked together to bring us all closer to our county’s agricultural heritage and provide an event where people can meet up with their friends and neighbors. For many area residents, this is a unique event where children, young adults, parents, and grandparents have been coming together every year since they were children.
With continued County support and literally tens of thousands of hours from dedicated volunteers, today’s Routt County Fair is held on the same tract of land as it was 107 years ago.
The Routt County Fair was born of a time when “children did chores, arrowheads could be found on the back 40, and ice was cut from the river. Since then we’ve seen the outhouse hauled away, the plow horse replaced by a John Deere and farm kids majoring in agribusiness.” The Fair honors the pioneers who gathered at the Routt County Fairgrounds for the last 107 years to “share laughter and lies.”
With County support, today’s Fair is organized by the Routt County Fair Advisory Board, a nine-member volunteer board appointed by the County Commissioners. While this board works closely with the County Commissioners, it is the board members who spend countless volunteer hours to produce the annual Routt County Fair for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike. They truly deserve our thanks for a job well-done in a sometimes thankless position.
Routt County dedicates lottery dollars to improvements at the fairgrounds. With the addition of the new bath house in 2012, a new sound system in 2014, two pedestrian bridges crossing Dry Creek, new RV Park with full hook-ups, paved midway, upgraded electrical in the midway, and new RV Dump, improved pedestrian pathways and a sand volleyball court. GOCO grants, and lottery dollars we continue to improve the facilities at the fairgrounds according to the 2010 master plan. You will also notice some significant improvements in the Exhibit Hall. Thanks to the Routt County Fair Cookbook Committee and their generous donations, the hall has received a facelift.
We encourage you to take some time to participate in, appreciate and enjoy the 107th Annual Routt County Fair. It truly is the culmination of Routt County citizen pride and efforts. Please remember to thank a Fair Advisory Board member when you see them - they deserve it!
Timothy V. Corrigan, Chair