2016 Holly Gateway Fair, “Farm Hands to Grandstands, Where Champions are Grown”


There’s always plenty to see and do at Colorado’s final fair of the summer in Holly. The theme for this year’s Gateway Fair is, “Farm Hands to Grandstands, Where Champions are Grown” and begins with the goat show on Thursday at 1pm, followed by the swine show at 6:30pm.

The Holly junior class provides an early breakfast on Friday, the 22nd with biscuits, gravy, pancakes and sausage from 7am to 9am at the fairgrounds.  Events of the day include the 8:30am rabbit show, followed by the poultry show, the 9am sheep show and the beef show at 11am.  Round Robin Showmanship starts at Noon and cattle sorting begins at 6pm.

The traditional parade works its way along Main Street beginning at 10am on Saturday and the exhibit building will open following the parade and kid’s games kick off at Shanner Park. The royalty contest will be held at Noon, followed by the Ranch Saddle Bronc Riding at 1pm, followed by the Open Gymkhana.  A BBQ will be served at 5pm at the fairgrounds, followed by the 6pm Small Fry Show and the Market Animal Sale begins at 6:30pm.  DJ Manny provides the dance music from 9am to midnight.  A Three Event Ranch Rodeo Scramble will begin at 1pm on Sunday.  Call 719-940-1099 for general information on the fair.

By Russ Baldwin


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