Colorado

Jul 8, 2014 8:39 PM by Andy Koen

County fair underway in Pueblo

PUEBLO - The Pueblo County Fair is underway at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Many students who are part of 4H programs bring their animals to the fairgrounds to compete in the annual livestock show and sale. Hannah Bowman is anxious to show her two pigs.

"I'm pretty excited to see how they're going to do. I think they're going to do pretty well, the only thing I'm really worried about is making sure they don't run all over the arena," Bowman said.

Pigs and goats among the more popular livestock categories. Fair volunteer and former 4H instructor Carl Beeman says fewer cattle entries are due to high costs associated with raising steer.

"We don't have very many steers this year, but most of the other livestock is hanging in there real well," Beeman said. "The general projects (the shooting sports and the woodworking) everything like that is doing real well."

On Friday, the fair will host a Kids Fun Day that features a petting zoo and other activities. The fair runs through Saturday at the Colorado State Fairgrounds on 1001 Beulah Avenue. It is free to attend.

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