|DATE 06/01/2006 7:15 AM|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
This is part of an occasional series by the Sanpete Country Travel and Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance on the people and places along U.S. Highway 89.
Piute County Fair 2006
|The Piute County Fair committee is currently gearing up for their upcoming fair scheduled for July 25-29, 2006 in Junction. Activities scheduled in conjunction with the fair include junior rodeos, 4-H Horse Shows, the Miss Piute Scholarship Pageant and the Butch Cassidy Days Rodeo Queen Contest.
Two junior rodeos, scheduled for June 9th and June 17th will give contestants a chance to be eligible to compete in the final rodeo of a series, that will be held during the Piute County Fair on July 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the arena in Junction. Entries for the July 9th rodeo are due June 2nd to avoid late fees, and those wishing to compete in the July 17th rodeo should have their entries in by the 9th of July. Events include barrels, stick horse barrels, dummy roping, poles, goat ribbon pull, goat tying and keyhole. Age groups are 6 and under (parents may help), 7 to 9, 10 to 13 and 14 to 18. Fees are $5 per event, and 80% of the money is jackpotted back to the contestants. If there are 8 entries in each division, in each event, it will be 2D with a 2 second split. Average prizes for the series will be given for 5 places, including a buckle for 1st. Contestants must attend half of the rodeos to be eligible for awards and must get a $10 sponsor due by the 28th of July. To pre-enter, call Holly at 435-577-2073 or 435-676-3655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Late fee money will go towards awards. The junior rodeos are open to contestants in and outside Piute County.
The Piute County 4-H will be holding their horse shows June 24, July 8 and will conclude at the County Fair on Saturday, July 30. The horse shows are held at the Piute County Fairgrounds in Junction. This year, the participants will be competing in poles, halter, barrels, gymkhana, western equitation, western pleasure and a written test. The shows are closed to Piute County residents only and will include prizes and awards at the Fair.
The Butch Cassidy Days Rodeo Queen Contest, open to girls ages 14 and up from Piute, Garfield, Iron, Wayne, Beaver and Sevier counties, will be held June 10th beginning at 2:30 at the Piute Community Center, where they will compete in modeling and interview. They will then move to the arena, where they will compete in horsemanship at 5:30 p.m. The reigning Rodeo Queen is Miss Callie Jacobs of Sevier County, along with Kaylie Bagley, 1st attendant and Shalleece Ruby, 2nd attendant.
For more information see the website atwww.butchcassidydays.com
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