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Nonprofit Spotlight on the 105th Routt County Fair & Local 4-H Club

4-H is for kids ages 8 to 18, with the goal to empower youth to reach their full potential. Working and learning in partnership with caring adults, participants learn communication, citizenship, decision-making, leadership, interpersonal relations and community and global awareness.

4-H members learn by doing through guided projects ranging from rocketry, shooting sports to raising livestock, veterinary science to cooking, food preservation to heritage arts and more.

Routt County 4-H has 300 youth members and 85 adult volunteers with nine community clubs in Hayden, Steamboat Springs and the rural north and south edges of the county.

Each year when the Routt County Fair rolls around, local 4-H members are excited and ready to showcase the culmination of their summer’s work. Last year’s fair took a hiatus due to the pandemic, so 2021 event organizers are proudly using the tagline Back in the Saddle. With live music, a community barbecue, a youth livestock auction, horse shows and demolition derby, this year’s fair promises fun and wholesome multi-generational entertainment.

“For 105 years the Routt County Fair has brought families, friends and neighbors together for fun, exhibition and competition,” says Adonna Allen, president of Alpine Bank Steamboat Springs. “It’s never the same fair twice, so come down to Hayden to see something that’ll surprise you!”

Plan to attend one, some or all of these attractions, programs and events:

  • August 13-15 – Open Horse Shows
  • August 16-21 – 4-H/Future Farmers of America Livestock Exhibit Hall & Small Animal Barn
  • August 19 – Home Arts Entries Check-In
  • August 20 – Demolition Derby
  • August 21 – Barbecue, Junior Livestock Sale & Barn Dance

Learn more about Routt County 4-H here, and find full Routt County Fair details and ticket information here.

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