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For immediate release:

09:00 am – Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Pueblo County Fair is introducing its first ever virtual fair.

All contestants have been given the opportunity to make a video submission of the project(s) they have been working on. Once submitted, each project will be judged. Then, those who place will be awarded ribbons. Though the video submissions will not be available to the public, results will be announced on July 20th via the fair website at pueblocountyfair.com/results.

The Livestock Sale will be the main event for those who are interested in participating in fair activities. On July 28th – July 31st, the public can visit StockShowAuctions.com to view the animal selection and make a bid.

Pueblo County Fair Round Robin Leader, Jennifer Furney, describes the preparation for this year’s fair as a learning experience. However, it was important to be creative to present some version of fair for kids to participate in.

“The top values for these kids are the lessons they learn, including hard work, perseverance, sportsmanship, public speaking, leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Perhaps the most valuable takeaway is the lasting friendships they create,” said Furney.

Youth growth and development are core principles of the county fair. Donations from community organizations like San Isabel Electric are essential to keep non-profit educational programs like these thriving. In 2020, San Isabel Electric and power supplier Basin Electric Power Cooperative donated a combined $2,000 to the Pueblo County Fair.

“Cooperatives know the importance of continued education, as we strive to keep our members and employees always learning. The county fair is an opportunity for students to continue to strengthen their minds while on break from school. We love to contribute to those programs that keep our youth engaged and growing,” said Jacque Sikes, San Isabel Electrics Board of Directors President.

In past years, 4-H and FFA members who participate in the fair looked forward to not only showcasing their skill in their individual events, they also could enjoy concerts, a ranch rodeo, roping contests and the livestock sale. This year, most of these events will be cancelled to comply with health department social distancing standards due to COVID-19. However, the competition and all-important livestock sale will take place but in a virtual fashion.

An experience, such as a virtual fair, rarely occurs.  Be a part of something special and support the hard work that has been put into making the year 2020 yet another successful Pueblo County Fair.

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