EVANSTON — A summer of hard work, perseverance and dedication by county youth paid off in the show ring at market sale last week at the Uinta County Fair as thousands and thousands of dollars filtered through the ring from bidders to exhibitors.
The theme for this year’s fair, “County nights and Carnival Lights” helped to set the tone for this year’s back to normal fair. The fair kicked off on July 29 and ran through Aug. 7. The Uinta County Fair was back in full swing and proved to be days of fun and activity and nights of fun and camaraderie and a time to set back and enjoy. The carnival provided rides for all to enjoy and the rides lighted the sky in front of the fairgrounds as the days came to an end.
The sale ring on last Friday night was the place to be for exhibitors, families and bidders. This year the sale was back at the traditional sale ring, unlike last year when it was moved to the rodeo grounds to accommodate spacing due to the pandemic.
Bryce Westlake, auctioneer, lent his voice in a constant drone to drum up the bids for exhibitors while spotters looked for bids signaled by a colored card or wave of a hand. The final bid for the exhibitors was the reward for a long season of work and dedication to their projects.
As for the market steers, Trexx Day, topped the show at the Uinta County Fair as he earned the Grand Champion market steer award with a 1,300 Black Angus steer and received a final bid of $7,500. The reserve champion was exhibited by Michael Newton, a Black Angus steer weighing 1,343 pounds and brought a bid of $8,000.
In the lamb division, Kassadee Lym earned the Grand Champion ribbon and sold her lamb for $2,000. The lamb weighed 136 pounds.
Preslee Jones topped the goat entries with her 96-pound goat and earned the grand champion ribbon in the goat division at the fair. Her goat sold for $1,600.
Tharyn Barker’s 267-pound pig took the grand champion ribbon in the swine category at the county fair last week. His pig sold for $3,000.