The Colorado State Fair, known for its classic events like cattle and horse competitions, adds a new competition to its list this year: the inaugural Colorado Master Showmanship Competition. The competition will give 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and versatility by showcasing five different livestock species and passing a written exam demonstrating their industry knowledge of each species and agricultural expertise. overall.
The new competition category is only open to participants between the ages of eight and 18 who have won their county’s Master Showmanship class or equivalent to participate. Participants will be invited to present a steer, goat, lamb, pig and market horse as well as take a written exam. A Grand and Grand Master Showman Reserve Champion will be selected based on the highest combined scores of the Live Show Classes and the Written Exam. The winner of the Master Showman award will be announced on Saturday September 4 at the exhibition center.
Scott Stoller, general manager of Colorado State Fair, said the new competition was part of the fair’s ongoing efforts to encourage young people to stay in agriculture.
“The Colorado State Fair is proud to support the next generation of farmers and ranchers and the youth competitions bring out the most talented and promising young farmers in Colorado,” said Stoller.
After a clean-lined event in 2020, the Colorado State Fair returns this year as a favorite family destination. Families can purchase tickets online or at the box office to enjoy this year’s fair food, live music, carnival rides and more. In addition to providing traditional entertainment for guests, the Colorado State Fair hosts over 50 competitions and hundreds of different competition and participation opportunities for young people. Admission to the exhibition grounds grants guests access to all agricultural shows, including the Master Showmanship competition.
The theme for this year’s State Fair is “All Roads Lead to Colorado State Fair.” The event will take place from August 27 to September 6, 2021. For more information, visit the website, Facebook or call 719-404-8484. For more information on how to enter the Master Showmanship competition, please visit the Livestock Market Shows page.