County 19 Fair in 2019 was a top draw for residents

Kelsey Giorgis, Fort Bridger, topped the show at the Uinta County Fair as she earned the Grand Champion market steer award last week. PIONEER PHOTO/Virginia Giorgis

EVANSTON — Dedication, hard work and perseverance paid off in the show ring at market sale last week at the Uinta County Fair as thousands of dollars filtered through the ring from bidders to exhibitors.

Friday’s action also served as a slowing down of the fair with fewer activities and people strolling the area. The halls were open to showcase the home improvement, photos, artwork, flowers and many other projects. A knife juggler, stunt dog show and pirate’s parrot show played to people as they leisurely enjoyed the day at the fair. The top draw of the day was the livestock sale Friday evening, which stretched into the hours of the night. The youth dance was held following the sale.

Saturday proved to be the windup of the fair. It included showmanship contests for sheep, goats and a round robin. There tent shows and other shows were also in place. Arena action at 6 p.m. closed out the fair with the Arena Cross. Other activities during the week at the arena included the team branding and sorting and the junior rodeo.

During the livestock sale Friday night, auctioneer Bryce Westlake kept up a constant drone while exhibitors were in the show ring waiting for the spotters to claim a bid flashed with a numbered card. Throughout the auction, the dollars rolled out in bids from the pockets of the buyers to the pockets of the exhibitors. The final bid for the exhibitors was the reward for a long season of work and dedication to their projects.

During the livestock sale Friday night, auctioneer Bryce Westlake kept up a constant drone while exhibitors were in the show ring waiting for the spotters to claim a bid flashed with a numbered card. Throughout the auction, the dollars rolled out in bids from the pockets of the buyers to the pockets of the exhibitors. The final bid for the exhibitors was the reward for a long season of work and dedication to their projects. This year, 167 projects circled through the market sale ring.

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