2020 Elmore County Fair and Rodeo

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
In the current environment of daily protests, the Jr. Bull Riders all lined up and kneeled for a prayer with the American Flag on display in front of them.
Davee Derosier

In a year when nothing has been quite like we’ve expected and many of the yearly traditions that we may have taken for granted in the past have been cancelled due to the current world events it is always nice to have a bit of our normal back. This past week the youth of Elmore County were able to do just that when the Elmore County Fair and Rodeo was able to take place. The Fair Board, Fair Manager, University of Idaho Extension Office and the Elmore County Commissioners did make some changes this year and took extra precautions to keep participants and spectators safe including streaming the youth livestock shows live on Facebook for the first time.

People were appreciative of the chance to partake in a community event and it really showed during Saturday morning’s livestock sale. Buyers came out in full force to support the youth and it was a tremendous sale with it being reported that it was the best sale and the highest prices per pound in the history of the county fair.

Other activities during the week included a Jr. Bull Riding and Barrel Racing on Thursday night and the open rodeo which took place on Friday and Saturday night. Unfortunately the carnival which was scheduled for the fair cancelled last minute due to unforeseen circumstances, but people could still enjoy free horse drawn wagon rides around the fairgrounds. To see more images from fair week pick up a paper and take a look at our online photo gallery. If you have pictures from the fair feel free to share them with the newspaper at editor@mountainhomenews.com and we will add them to our online gallery.

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