The curtain came down on “It’s Showtime,” the 2017 Uinta County Fair Saturday

EVANSTON — A large crowd of buyers turned out for the livestock sale last Friday as the 2017 Uinta County Fair in Evanston showered dollars on quality animals, which took the top prizes in the arena earlier in the week.

Friday’s action was a winding 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. There was a time for kids as they competed in the games on the grass in back of the Roderik Hall or as they posed for pictures or competed in the games at the Wild West Fun Park. The top draw of the day was the livestock sale Friday evening, which stretched into the hours of the night.

Saturday was the denouement of the 2017 Uinta County Fair as the curtain was drawing down on the showtime. But, the day also included activities like the Round Robin Showmanship contest, the catch-it-calf contest, the exhibit halls, little kids’ sheep leads, the children’s pet show and more.

. 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 Bridger Valley again took many top prizes. Valley 4-H members again captured both the grand champion and reserve champion market beefs. The Grand Champion steer, at 1,357 pounds, was shown by Brandon Vitt. The Reserve Champion steer, at 1,356 pounds, was shown by Emalee Bugas.


Brandon Vitt, Fort Bridger, topped the show at the Uinta County Fair as he earned the Grand Champion market steer award. Vitt also claimed two other grand champion awards at the 2017 county fair. He took grand champion in both 4-H and FFA showmanship. PIONEER PHOTO/Virginia Giorgis

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