Fair judges placed in a pickle

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Fair judges placed in a pickle

Last year, it was salsa; this year, it was pickles
Judy Dossey, superintendent of food preservation, describes the secrets behind a good, canned jar of dill pickles Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds after Open Class Exhibit Hall judging at the La Plata County Fair. Her secret was her mother’s recipe.
Judy Dossey, superintendent of food preservation, holds her canned jar of dill pickles up for inspection Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds after Open Class Exhibit Hall judging at the La Plata County Fair.

Fair judges placed in a pickle

Judy Dossey, superintendent of food preservation, describes the secrets behind a good, canned jar of dill pickles Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds after Open Class Exhibit Hall judging at the La Plata County Fair. Her secret was her mother’s recipe.
Judy Dossey, superintendent of food preservation, holds her canned jar of dill pickles up for inspection Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds after Open Class Exhibit Hall judging at the La Plata County Fair.
La Plata County Fair

The La Plata County Fair will take place at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. For more information, visit http://co.laplata.co.us/departments_officials/general_services/fairgrounds/county_fair. The carnival will be open through Sunday. A beer garden also will be open from Thursday to Sunday.
Saturday
Exhibits open to public, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Judging open class beef, all classes, 9 a.m.
4-H Dog Show, 9 a.m., grassy area west of Extension Building.
Rooster Crowing Contest, 10 a.m.
FFA showmanship, 10 a.m.
Horticulture demonstration: “Fairy Gardens,” 10 a.m.
Open class dairy cattle, all classes, 11 a.m.
Demolition Derby, noon. Gates will open at 10 a.m.
4-H Marketplace, 4-H youth products for sale, noon-5 p.m., Durango/La Plata Senior Center lawn.
Community 4-H Barbecue Cook-Off, noon-5 p.m., senior center Lawn.
Rabbit Costume Contest, 2 p.m.
Poultry Costume Contest, 2 p.m.
Silver Steaks Award Presentation, 5 p.m.
Fair Royalty crowning, 5:45 p.m.
Junior Livestock Sale, 6 p.m., pavilion.
Fair Family Dance, 9 p.m.-midnight, patio.
Sunday
Cowboy Church, 8:30 a.m., pavilion.
Exhibits open to the public, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
4-H/FFA Catch-it Contest, 1:30 p.m.

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