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Archuleta County Fair
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History & Mission

Following a meeting in 1951 of several local ranchers and the county extension agent, the group decided to initiate a county fair. During the first meeting of the Fair Committee, Ray Macht was elected chairman and the fair was set for September 28 & 29, 1951. The first fair schedule was geared towards providing a show place for locally-owned registered cattle and 4-H animals.  The fair was deemed a competition and celebration of community while offering a time to relax and share.  



Through the years, the growth of the County Fair reflected increasing interest by the youth of the community involved in 4-H and their dedicated leaders who taught the youngsters with exuberant enjoyment.


The mission of the Archuleta County Fair is to unite the community and preserve our history while embracing growth. We will support this by building memories, encouraging community involvement, creating learning opportunities, and providing entertainment. We believe in developing and fostering healthy competition for all Archuleta County 4-H, FFA, and Open Class exhibitors of the Archuleta County Fair.


According to the Pagosa Springs Sun, August 10, 1951, the Fair was for the benefit of the entire community, town’s people and ranchers alike. The Archuleta County Fair is a returning theme in the pattern of our County’s history, changing a little every year, growing with your County and keeping true to some of the very same values held dear over seventy years in the past.

Who Makes It Happen

2023 Archuleta County Fair Board Members

Tonya Steadmon -- President

Emily Martinez - Vice President

Sharon Jennings - Secretary

Lesley Mattingly - Treasurer

Bobby McMeens

Cindy Snarr

Bridget Mattingly

Lyn Varrati

Jane Davison

Becky Ziminsky

Monte Williams

Fair Liaisons

Alexa Martinez - Fair Coordinator

Alvin Schaaf       Mark Bergon       Faye Troisi

Archuleta County Maintenance Staff

Lisa Webb - W/A Rodeos       Jenny Heckmann - North Creek Photography

Colorado State University Extension Staff

Robin Young, Extension Agent/ Director       Terry Schaaf, Administrative Assistant

Becky Jacobson, 4-H Coordinator

Archuleta County Commissioners

Ronnie Maez       Warren Brown       Veronica Medina

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