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Montezuma County Fair Brings Exhibitions, Contests, and Entertainment

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Austin Cope
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KSJD

If you’ve been perfecting your chili or salsa recipes this summer, you have a place to test them out this weekend. The Montezuma County Fair has been happening all week at the County Fairgrounds, with a long list of events scheduled from Wednesday until Saturday. Exhibits will be open from 9 am to 5:30 pm on all four days, and prizes will go to the top rabbit, goat, sheep, bird, cow, and pig, plus many other contest categories. The fair also offers a long list of competitions, from a rooster crowing contest on Friday morning to a chili and salsa cook-off on Saturday afternoon. It will wrap up with a concert by the High Rollers on Friday night, a livestock sale on Saturday afternoon, and a demolition derby on Saturday evening. A full lineup of the events can be found at the venue.

Austin Cope is a former Morning Edition host for KSJD and now produces work on a freelance basis for the station. He grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. After graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, northern Wyoming, and Himachal Pradesh, India before returning to the Cortez area. He has a degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.
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