145th Arkansas Valley Fair
August 17-20, 2022
"The Best is Yet to Come"
FREE FRONT GATE ADMISSION / ENJOY ALL THE EXHIBITS     
 
 
   PRE-FAIR EVENTS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2022
10:00 AM AVF YOUTH RODEO- Grandstand Arena
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2022
10:00 AM   AVF YOUTH RODEO- Grandstand Arena
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2022
5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM ENTRIES FOR THE OPEN CLASS NEEDLEWORK - Roundhouse Contact Pebble Pearl 719-980-9983
5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM ENTRIES FOR THE CRAFTS, FINE ARTS, & PHOTOGRAPHY - Exposition Building
7:00 PM AVF OPEN JACKPOST BARREL RACE-Grandstand Arena -Contact Dayla Elliott 719-980-3365
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022
7:30 AM TO 9:30 AM ENTRIES FOR THE OPEN CLASS NEEDLEWORK - Roundhouse Contact Pebble Pearl 719-980-9983 NO entries will be accepted after this time
8:00 AM TO 10:00 AM ENTRIES FOR THE CRAFTS, FINE ARTS, & PHOTOGRAPHY - Exposition Building NO entries will be accepted after this time
11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM ENTRIES FOR OPEN CLASS FOODS - Exposition Building NO entries will be accepted after this time
NEW 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM ENTRIES FOR CROPS & VEGETABLES WILL BE ACCEPTED 
6:00 PM
RANCH SORTINGArena - Contact JOSH BARRATT 719-688-9105
 
SILVER DAY 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2022
CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN AT 6:00PM ON THE MIDWAY ~ WRISTBANDS $35.00
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 
1:00 PM 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 JUDGING 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 OPEN UNDER GRANDSTAND
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN / PAVILION 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM HAPPY HOUR Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM   ENTERTAINMENT BEER GARDEN-PAVILION- JALAPENO & WATERMELON EATING CONTEST / PAVILION
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  BINGO - BINGO BUILDING
6:30 PM GRAND PIE SOCIAL- West of Grandstand - Sponsored by RFJSHS FBLA
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEER GARDEN -Cornhole Tournament-
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
FAMILY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT - Grandstand -Colorado Springs Community Choir  - Sponsored by The Ministerial Alliance
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT ENTERTAINMENT BEER GARDEN-PAVILION-Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation - Featuring DJ Rivas Music
 
KIDS' DAY 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022
    ****** Crabtree, Inc.********* 
Ride all you want from 12 noon to 6:00 pm- $25.00 Wristband
Regular admission $35.00 each day carnival wristband
(12 noon to midnight)

8:30 AM  FOR TRICYCLE RACES...... SIGN-UP - PAVILION EAST END OF MIDWAY
9:00 AM  TRICYCLE RACES......WEST SLAB  GRANDSTAND - 
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 -  PAVILION EAST END OF MIDWAY
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN / PAVILION / Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation
NOON to MIDNIGHT 
BEER GARDEN UNDER GRANDSTANDS 
12:30 PM STICK HORSE RODEO -
Ages 1- 6  - PAVILION EAST END OF MIDWAY
1:00 PM  SAND BOX TREASURE HUNT - Ages 4-7 - Sponsored by The State Bank
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 - 
5:00 PM
HULA HOOP CONTEST - INFRONT OF EXPOSITION BUILDING- Sponsored by Black Hills Energy
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  HAPPY HOUR- BEER GARDEN/PAVILION -Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation Featuring DJ Rivas Music
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BINGO - BINGO BUILDING
7:00 PM  
FIGURE 8 JUMP START- Grandstand Arena- 6:00PM CALCUTTA  
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM  REGISTRATION FOR HORSE RACE MEET - Race Office  or call 719-316-1004 between 6-8:00 pm ONLY
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEER GARDEN - Country Music TOMMY V
7:30 PM to MIDNIGHT 
ENTERTAINMENT-BEER GARDEN  - PAVILION - Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation - Featuring CascaBel Band
 
PARADE DAY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022
10:00 AM  AVF GRAND PARADE - Downtown Main Street - Sponsored by RF LIONS CLUB 
11:00 AM TO MIDNIGHT
... CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN ***** RIDE ALL YOU WANT $35.00 WRISTBAND

1:00 PM to 10:00 PM  FLOWER SHOW OPEN/OPEN CLASS NEEDLEWORK EXHIBITS -Roundhouse - 
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 Danny Boy Foundation
NOON to MIDNIGHT 
BEER GARDEN UNDER GRANDSTANDS 
12:00PM to 5:00 PM - BEER GARDEN / PAVILION sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation-featuring Ark Valley Baggers Cornhole Tournament
1:00 PM
GRAND ENTRY- - AMERICAN FREESTYLE BULLFIGHTING/RANCH BRONC RIDING & HORSE RACES/CALCUTTA - Grandstand Arena Track   
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
BINGO - BINGO BUILDING
1:00 PM TO 7:00 PM BEER GARDEN / PAVILION Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation-featuring DJ Rivas music
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM HAPPY HOUR- BEER GARDEN / PAVILION -Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation
5:30 PM-13th ANNUAL HORSEBITE MUTTON BUSTIN LIMITED TO 25 CONTESTANTS-Grandstand Arena
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM   REGISTRATION FOR HORSE RACE MEET - Race Office -or call 719-316-1004 between 6-8:00 pm ONLY
7:00 PM   AVF RODEO (CPRA)  - Grandstand Arena
 
Following Rodeo Concert featuring Clare Dunn with opening act by Nate Burnham from Texas

7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEER GARDEN -  Country Music TOMMY V
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT   ENTERTAINMENT - BEER GARDEN / PAVILION - Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation-featuring The Bluntful Band
 
WATERMELON DAY 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022
      ****** Crabtree, Inc.********* 
Ride all you want from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm- $30.00 Wristband ~ 
Regular admission $35.00 carnival wristband (1:00 pm to midnight)

6:30 AM 5K & 10 K RUN Registration - Rocky Ford Junior Senior High School Track Field
7:00 AM 
5K & 10 K RUN - Rocky Ford Junior Senior High School Track Field Sponsored by T-Shirt Palace
8:00 AM  2 MILE KIDS' RACE - Rocky Ford Junior Senior High School Track Field
8:00 AM
RODEO SLACK - ARENA
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM  FLOWER SHOW - Roundhouse 
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 CARVED WATERMELON CONTEST -In front of 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  - in front of Event Center
11:30 AM  Registration- Horseshoe Pitching -  Pavilion Sponsored by Howard Tafoya 719-468-8366
NOON to MIDNIGHT BEER GARDEN/ PAVILION Sponsored by  Danny Boy Foundation
NOON to MIDNIGHT  BEER GARDEN UNDER GRANDSTANDS
12:30 PM  GRAND ENTRY/2023 AVF QUEEN CORONATION 
1:00 PM HORSESHOE PITCHING -  PAVILION Sponsored by Howard Tafoya  719-468-8366
1:00 PM  AVF RODEO (CPRA) & HORSE RACES/CALCUTTA - Grandstand Arena 
1:00 PM TO 7:00 PM BEER GARDEN / PAVILION Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation-featuring DJ Rivas music
1:00 PM to 10:00 PM BINGO - BINGO BUILDING
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  HAPPY HOUR- BEER GARDEN/PAVILION-Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation
7:30 PM  DEMOLITION DERBY - Grandstand Arena & CALCUTTA 6:30PM
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT IN THE BEER GARDEN - Country Music TOMMY V
7:00 PM to MIDNIGHT  ENTERTAINMENT -BEER GARDEN /- PAVILION  Sponsored by Danny Boy Foundation-featuring Los Amantes Del Norte
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2022   No Carnival Rides
1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM  CAR SHOW - RAILROAD PARK, DOWNTOWN ROCKY FORD
8:00 AM to NOON 
EXPOSITION BUILDING closed vendors teardown
12:30 PM   LEGO CONTEST -BINGO BUILDING - Sponsored by Tri-County Family Care Center 
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  PICKUP CRAFTS, FINE ARTS, & PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRIES -NEEDLEWORK - OPEN CLASS ENTRIES-FOOD & CROPS, & FLOWER SHOW ENTIRES - Exposition Building / ROUND HOUSE