Sublette County Fair 2006
Tandy Petersen is shocked to win Grand Champion market lamb. Carie Whitman presented the award donated by the Sublette Examiner.
Fun for the whole family!
by Pinedale Online!
August 6, 2006
The 2006 Sublette County Fair took place from Saturday, July 29 to Sunday, August 6 at the Sublette County Fairgrounds north of Marbleton.
The Fair had something for everyone. The central theme focused on agriculture and livestock events for cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats, horses, llamas, rabbits and poultry. There were a variety of 4-H and FFA exhibits and competitions to showcase the efforts of kids over the past year.
The Fair highlight event was the John Conlee concert, opening with the band Exile. The kids were thrilled by the 4-man extreme BMX bike/inline skate stunt show by Creative Sports. There were performances throughout the week by J.D. Blanton, cowboy singer; magician Sean Watson; and hypnotist Andrew Becker. The Reptile Adventures let fairgoers see a collection of live snakes, alligators, snapping turtle and lizards. Tiny the Clown did balloon and bead twisting, puppets and sleight of hand family magic.
Other fun events included Team Roping, the Little Buckaroo Rodeo and the Rocky Mountain Horsepullers, the Fiddle Jam session, 4-D Barrel Racing, and the Pig Wrestling and Greased Pig Contest.
Competitions included the annual Quilt Challenge, Chocolate Dessert Bake-off, the Dean Luce Memorial Dutch Oven Cook-off, the old Cowboy Hat and Boot contest, Wind Chime Contest
The fair held their annual Talent Contest where inspiring entertainers, young and old, had their chance to appear on the stage to show off their talent. The kids could enter the coloring contest or paint a rock for the Rock Painting contest. Families could even enter their dogs and cats into special shows and contests for pets.
Entries in the Exhibit Hall included artwork, photography, baking, crafts, textiles, sewing and clothing, woodworking, leather craft, knitting and crocheting, food and nutrition, breads, candies, cookies, canning, preserves, pickles and relishes. The horticulture and floriculture exhibits included fresh flowers, cut flowers, floral arrangements, potted plants, greenhouse raised plants, garden vegetables.
Photos by Clint Gilchrist and Dawn Ballou of Pinedale Online! Editor's Note: We have made every effort to correctly identify all the winners and fair participants, but errors do sometimes occur, especially with so many entries and categories. If we have mislabeled any of these photos, please let us know and we'll correct the photo captions. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us which photo and the correct names. More photos of the Fair can be found on Tara Bolgiano's BlushingCrow.com website.
More Photo Galleries of events from the Sublette County Fair:
Real Rodeo - Team Branding (36 photos)
Pig Wrestling and Greased Pig Contest (40 photos)
Little Buckaroo Rodeo (30 photos)
Extreme Stunt Show – BMX Bike & Inline Skating (11 photos)