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Alls Fair in Love and Rodeo

Ted AlvarezVail, CO, Colorado
CVR Rodeo SM 8-3-06
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With all the trappings a resort town can offer first-class dining, golf, fifteen types of yoga its sometimes easy to forget one thing: This is the West, dagnabbit. Im talking about the land of cowboys and Indians, ranches and endless pastures of grazing livestock. Luckily, the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo comes around once a year to remind us to switch out our hiking boots (or Manolos, as the case may be) for cowboy boots and get down to the fairgrounds to see all manner of ranch-born sports and livestock.But thats not all: Theres food galore, including funnel cakes, barbecue, kettle corn and everything you could want on a stick. Bootkickin bands like All Strung Out, Walker Williams, The Railbenders and Cowboy Hersh will be on hand, providing the appropriate aural ambience. The centerpiece, of course, is all the 4-H youth with their prize livestock, but in between, therell be plenty of carnival madness to keep you busy. Admission to the fair is free, and rodeo ticket prices are indicated below. Forthwith, your handy-dandy cheat sheet to make sure you dont miss any of the rootin-tootin action. Yee-haw!

9 a.m. – 8 p.m.: 4-H and Open Class Exhibits open to public at the Eagle River Center 11 a.m.: 4-H: weigh in of Sale Animals begins 12 p.m.: Carnival opens12-2:30 p.m.: Free performance from Too Young to Know12-4 p.m.: Childrens entertainment, including face painting, a bubble tower and stilts giant)3-4:30 p.m.: Free performance by Cowboy Hersh 3 p.m.: 4-H Poultry Show3-5 p.m.: Childrens entertainer Bonnie Phipps and Bill Colemans Bubble Machine 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Free performance by Derringer 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.: Register cookie jars in the Eagle River Center for the Cookie Jar Contest6:30 p.m.: Free dessert sponsored by Columbine Market7 p.m.: Judging of the Cookie Jar Contest 8 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo. Details: Free Parking. Adults $15; Seniors (62+) $10 Children (6-12) $6; 5 and under Free 10 – 11 p.m.: Free encore performance by Derringer

9 a.m. – 8 p.m.: 4-H and Open Class Exhibits open to public at the Eagle River Center 9 a.m.: 4-H Market Hog Show 11 a.m.: Carnival opens12-2:30 p.m.: Free performance from All Strung Out 2 p.m.: 4-H Lamb Show3-4:30 p.m.: Free performance from Airborne 4 p.m. : 4-H Goat Show5-7:30 p.m.: Free performance from Walker Williams 6:30 p.m.: Free dessert sponsored by Columbine Market 8 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo. Details: Free Parking. Adults $15; Seniors (62+) $10Children (6-12) $6; 5 and under free 10-11 p.m.: Free encore performance from Walker Williams



9 a.m. – 8 p.m.: 4-H and Open Class Exhibits open to public at the Eagle River Center 9 a.m.: 4-H Beef Show 11 a.m.: Carnival opens12-2:30 p.m.: Free New Shoes 2 p.m.: 4-H Round Robin showmanship3-4:30 p.m.: Free performance from Train 455-7:30 p.m.: Free performance from The Railbenders 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Craft time at the Eagle River Center6:30 p.m.: Boots on Broadway Boot Auction at the Free Stage. Benefits the Shaw Center , the Vail Valley Charitable Fund and Eagle Valley HS Art Program 6:30 p.m.: Free dessert sponsored by Columbine Market 8 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo Tough Enough to Wear Pink Details: Free Parking. Adults $15; Seniors (62+) $10 Children (6-12) $6; 5 and under Free 10-11pm: Free encore performance from The Railbenders

9 a.m. -8 p.m.: 4-H and Open Class Exhibits open to public at the Eagle River Center9-11 a.m.: Salsa Contest Registration9:30 a.m.: Pretty Baby Contest registration at the Free Stage 10 a.m.: Pretty Baby Contest (Free Stage) 10 a.m.: Carnival opens 12 p.m.: Salsa Contest in the Eagle River Center 12-2:30 p.m.: Free performance from Jonny Magombo3-4:30 p.m.: Free performance from Barbie Campbell 4 p.m.: Junior Livestock Auction at the Eagle River Center5-7:30 p.m.: Free performance from Triple Nickel 6:30 p.m.: Dessert sponsored by Columbine Market 8 p.m.: PRCA Rodeo/Junior Livestock Buyer Night. Details: Free Parking. Adults $15; Seniors (62+) $10 children (6-12) $6; 5 and under free 10-11 pm: Free encore performance from Triple Nickel



7:30 a.m.: Load out of 4-H sale animals 9 a.m. -2 p.m.: Checkout of exhibits from the west end of Eagle River Center10 a.m.: Carnival opens 1 p.m.: 4-H Dog ShowArts & Entertainment writer Ted Alvarez can be reached at 748-2939 or talvarez@vaildaily.com.Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado


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