140th Arkansas Valley Fair 
August 16-20, 2017 
"Country Pride..........Valley Wide" 
FREE FRONT GATE ADMISSION / ENJOY ALL THE EXHIBITS      
 
 
 
    PRE-FAIR EVENTS 
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 
        9:00 AM  AVF YOUTH RODEO- Grandstand Arena 
       NEW 1:00 - 4:00 PM - FIESTA ROYALTY CONTEST - Grand Theater 405 South Main St, Rocky Ford 
       5:00 PM  REGISTRATION FOR SCCHA JACKPOT CUTTING HORSE - Grandstand Arena 
        6:00 PM  SCCHA JACKPOT CUTTING HORSE- CONTACT - J R STANSELL 719-456-0567 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 
     9:00 AM   AVF YOUTH RODEO- Grandstand Arena 
MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017 
     5:00 PM TO 8:00PM  ENTRIES FOR THE OPEN CLASS NEEDLEWORK - Roundhouse Contact Pebble Pearl 245-6131 
        7:00 PM  AVF OPEN JACKPOST BARREL RACE - Grandstand Arena -Contact Dayla Elliott 719-267-3550 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017 
7:30 AM TO 9:30 AM ENTRIES FOR THE OPEN CLASS NEEDLEWORK - Roundhouse Contact Pebble Pearl 254-6131 
11:00 AM-7:00 PM ENTRIES FOR THE CRAFTS, FINE ARTS, & PHOTOGRAPHY - Exposition Building NO entries will be accepted after this time 
11:00 AM-7:00 PM ENTRIES FOR OPEN CLASS FOODS  Exposition Building NO entries will be accepted after this time 
6:00 PM RANCH SORTING-  Arena - Contact JOSH BARRATT 719-688-9105 
SILVER DAY  
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017 
6:45 AM  WAKE-UP BREAKFAST - Gobin Building, Downtown Rocky Ford, 105 N Main St -  
Sponsored by Arkansas Valley Fair, RF Chamber of Commerce, and the Rocky Ford Rotary Club  
7:00 AM  EXPOSITION BUILDING OPEN FOR EXHIBITORS' SETUP 
7:00 AM TO 10:00 AM ENTRIES FOR CROPS & VEGETABLES WILL BE ACCEPTED  
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM  OPEN CLASS NEEDLEWORK EXHIBITS -Roundhouse - Sponsored by RF Garden Club  
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM  EXPOSITION BUILDING OPEN - CRAFTS FINE ARTS/OPEN CLASS FOOD AND CROPS ALSO ON DISPLAY  
11:00 AM JUDING OF OPEN CLASS CROPS & VEGETABLES 
11:00 AM  SILVER KING/QUEEN Luncheon/ program - Gobin Building, 105 N Main St, RF - Sponsored by PHCC OF ROCKY FORD 
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN / PAVILION (-Sponsored by American Legion Post #8) 
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN OPEN UNDER GRANDSTAND 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  HAPPY HOUR- BEER GARDEN / PAVILION-Sponsored by American Legion Post #8  
NEW 4:00 PM   JALAPENO, WATERMELON AND ENCHILADA EATING CONTEST / PAVILION 
NEW 6:00 PM   KOSHARE INDIAN DANCERS / PAVILION 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  BINGO -  
6:00 PM  RIDES OPEN ON THE MIDWAY WRISTBANDS $25.00 
6:30 PM GRAND PIE SOCIAL- West of Grandstand - Sponsored by RFHS FBLA  
NEW 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM   FIESTA ENTERTAINMENT -Marichi music - PAVILION 
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM  FAMILY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT - Grandstand - The Armouraires Quartet & Frankie Valens - Southern Gospel 
8:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  FIESTA ENTERTAINMENT –BEER GARDEN/ PAVILION- (DJ Tommy V) Sponsored by American Legion Post #8   
8:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEER GARDEN - Country Music TBA 
KIDS' DAY  
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017 
    ****** Crabtree, Inc.*********  
   Ride all you want from 12 noon to 6:00 pm- $15.00 Wristband 
  Regular admission $25.00 each day carnival wristband (12 noon to midnight) 
8:30 AM  FOR TRICYCLE RACES...... SIGN-UP - WEST SLAB GRANDSTAND 
9:00 AM  TRICYCLE RACES......WEST SLAB  GRANDSTAND - Sponsored by La Junta Tribune Democrat 
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM  OPEN CLASS NEEDLEWORK - ROUND HOUSE   
9:30 AM   FOR BIKE RACES....SIGN-UP - Infield  
10:00 AM  BIKE RACES - Infield  
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  ENTRIES FOR FLOWER SHOW – Roundhouse 
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM  EXPOSITION BUILDING OPEN -  
CRAFTS FINE ARTS / OPEN CLASS FOODS / CROPS ALSO ON DISPLAY IN EXPOSITION BUILDING   
11:30 AM  TURTLE RACES -   GRANDSTAND 
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN / PAVILION / Sponsored by American Legion Post #8   
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN UNDER GRANDSTANDS  
12:30 PM STICK HORSE RODEO - Ages 1- 6  - INFRONT OF CALCUTTA BLEACHERS  
1:00 PM  SAND BOX TREASURE HUNT - Ages 4-7 - Sponsored by The State Bank   
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM BINGO - BINGO BUILDING 
2:00 PM  JUNIOR CAR SHOW - ALL KIDS AGES 1-13  
2:30 PM  FLOWER SHOW OPEN JUDGING  - Roundhouse 
3:00 PM  BABY LOOK-A-LIKE CONTEST -  PAVILION - Sponsored by KBLJ/KTHN 
3:30 PM  BABY CRAWLING CONTEST - PAVILION - Sponsored by KBLJ/KTHN 
4:00 PM  KIDS' TALENT SHOW - PAVILION -  
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  HAPPY HOUR- BEER GARDEN /  PAVILION -Sponsored by American Legion Post #8  
7:00 PM  TRUCK TRACTOR PULL – Grandstand Arena– Sponsored by Colorado Truck & Tractor Pullers Association 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM  REGISTRATION FOR HORSE RACE MEET - Race Office   
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEER GARDEN - Country Music TBA 
7:30 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT - BEER GARDEN  - PAVILION – (featuring "TBA") Sponsored by American Legion Post #8   
PARADE DAY 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017 
    ****** Crabtree, Inc.*********  
  Regular admission $25.00  carnival wristband (11:00 am to midnight) 
10:00 AM  AVF GRAND PARADE - Downtown Main Street - Sponsored by RF LIONS CLUB  
11:00 AM TO MIDNIGHT... RIDES OPEN ***** RIDE ALL YOU WANT $25.00 WRISTBAND 
1:00 PM to 10:00 PM  FLOWER SHOW OPEN/OPEN CLASS NEEDLEWORK EXHIBITS -Roundhouse - Sponsored by RF Garden Club  
11:00 AM  to 10:00 PM  EXPOSITION BUILDING OPEN - CRAFTS FINE ARTS/OPEN CLASS FOOD AND CROPS ALSO ON DISPLAY  
11:00 AM AVF QUEEN MAYOR'S LUNCHEON - by Invitation 
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN / PAVILION Sponsored by American Legion Post #8   
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN UNDER GRANDSTANDS  
1:00 PM GRAND ENTRY- - RANCH RODEO/Contact Trent Sharon 719-469-3675 & HORSE RACES/CALCUTTA - Grandstand Arena Track    
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM BINGO - BINGO BUILDING 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  HAPPY HOUR- BEER GARDEN / PAVILION -Sponsored by American Legion Post #8 
5:30 PM - 9th ANNUAL HORSEBITE MUTTON BUSTIN LIMITED TO 25 CONTESTANTS -Grandstand Arena 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM   REGISTRATION FOR HORSE RACE MEET - Race Office  
7:00 PM   AVF RODEO (CPRA)    - Grandstand Arena  
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEER GARDEN - Country Music TBA 
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT   ENTERTAINMENT - BEER GARDEN /  PAVILION - (Featuring TBA) Sponsored by American Legion Post #8   
WATERMELON DAY  
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 
      ****** Crabtree, Inc.*********  
   Ride all you want from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm- $20.00 Wristband 
  Regular admission $25.00  carnival wristband (1:00 pm to midnight) 
6:30 AM 5K & 10 K RUN Registration - Rocky Ford City Hall 
7:00 AM  5K & 10 K RUN - Rocky Ford City Hall Sponsored by T-Shirt Palace 
8:00 AM  2 MILE KIDS' RACE – Rocky Ford City Hall 
8:00 AM RODEO SLACK - ARENA 
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM  FLOWER SHOW - Roundhouse Sponsored by Rocky Ford Garden Club  
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM  NEEDLEWORK EXHIBITS – Roundhouse  
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM  EXPOSITION BUILDING OPEN/CRAFT FINE ARTS/OPEN CLASS FOODS/CROPS ALSO ON DISPLAY  
10:00 AM WATERMELON CARVING CONTEST -In front of the Roundhouse Sponsored by Hollar & Company 
10:30 AM  WATERMELON SEED SPITTING CONTEST - Sponsored by  R F Rotary Club -INFIELD 
11:00 AM  OPEN WATERMELON PILE  - Infield 
11:30 AM  Registration- Horseshoe Pitching -  Pavilion Sponsored by American Legion Post #8  
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN/ PAVILION Sponsored by American Legion Post #8   
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN UNDER GRANDSTANDS 
12:30 PM  GRAND ENTRY/2018 AVF QUEEN CORONATION  
1:00 PM HORSESHOE PITCHING -  PAVILION Sponsored by American Legion Post #8   
1:00 PM  AVF RODEO (CPRA)HORSE RACES/CALCUTTA – Grandstand Arena  
1:00 PM to 10:00 PM BINGO - BINGO BUILDING 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  HAPPY HOUR- BEER GARDEN / PAVILION-Sponsored by American Legion Post #8  
7:30 PM  DEMOLITION DERBY - Grandstand Arena  
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEER GARDEN - Country Music TBA 
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT -BEER GARDEN /- PAVILION (Featuring-TBA) Sponsored by American Legion Post #8   
CHALLENGE DAY 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017 
No Carnival Rides 
10:00 AM to NOON  ATV CHALLENGE & SLED PULL REGISTRATION - Infield 
10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM ANTIQUE CAR SHOW - WEST OF MIDWAY ACROSS FROM ROUNDHOUSE 
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM  EXPOSITION BUILDING OPEN  
NOON to 4:00 PM  BEER GARDEN OPEN UNDER GRANDSTAND 
12:30 PM   K’NEX BUILDING TRUST CONTEST –EXPOSITION BUILDING – Sponsored by Tri-County Family Care Center  
1:00 PM ATV  CHALLENGE & SLED PULL - Grandstand Arena - Sponsored in part by J.M. Tucker Excavating 
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  PICKUP CRAFTS, FINE ARTS, & PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRIES -NEEDLEWORK - OPEN CLASS ENTRIES-FOOD & CROPS, and FLOWER SHOW ENTIRES - Exposition Building / ROUND HOUSE