For the 100th celebration of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, people came rain or shine — showers drenched people at the annual cattle drive on July 27, for example, and again the afternoon of …
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For the 100th celebration of the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo, people came rain or shine — showers drenched people at the annual cattle drive on July 27, for example, and again the afternoon of Aug. 3 — to celebrate the county's heritage and agricultural roots.
In the words of Elizabeth resident Cash Roberts, the fair is “Better than Christmas.”
“It's the best time of the year,” he said. “I love how it brings everyone together.”
Maddy Rohr, of Elbert, agreed, saying her favorite aspect of the fair is spending time with friends and “being part of the livestock industry.”
Livestock shows ran throughout the annual event in Castle Rock, which ended Aug. 5. Many 4-H participants also showcased their best baking, photography and quilting, among other projects displayed in the fairgrounds event center.
Entertainment included a 14-ride carnival and there was a modern approach to eateries with the arrival of food trucks. And, of course, there was plenty of rodeo action throughout the event.
Cynda Dyer, of Castle Rock, attended Aug. 3 with her two children, Cooper, 10, and Taylor, 9. Dyer trains horses and uses the fair as a way to spend time with clients, she said, but it also serves up fun for her children, who waved to her from carnival rides once the rain slowed down.
“We try to come every time,” she said. “It's a great family place.”
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