Sublette County Fair
by Clint Gilchrist
August 8, 2004
The Sublette County Fair ended its 10 day run on Sunday evening, August 8, 2004 with a concert by Confederate Railroad. As usual the heart of fair activities were the livestock shows and competitions mainly involving 4-H students who in many cases have spent a year preparing and training their livestock. By far the most entered livestock was beef and horse, but there was also swine, sheep, llamas, rabbits, and poultry. The 4-H and FFA livestock programs take a major commitment by students, parents and volunteers. They provide a valuable learning experience for the students in our rural agriculture community.
Besides the traditional livestock shows, the Fair Committee did a great job organizing other exhibits, events and bringing in entertainment to provide something for everybody. Community fair entries for judging included flowers, vegetables, sewing, art & crafts, photography, cooking, and many other items. The crowd favorite events were the pig wrestling contest, little buckaroo rodeo, greased pig contest, talent show, tractor pull and Confederate Railroad concert. Other entertainment included the Ron Brown band, Indian dancers, Amazing Authur magic & comedy, Jacko & the Jís magic & comedy, Legends of the Pioneers. Other competitions included dog show, cat show, coloring contest, painted rocks, dutch oven cookoff, chocolate dessert bake-off, horseshoe tournament, and car & truck show.
The fair was well attended and ran very smoothly thanks to all the hard work of the fair committee, lots of volunteers, and the contestants. A big thanks to all those who made the fair a big success.