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Harney County Fair
92nd Harney County Fair, Rodeo & Race Meet – “Bucking Chutes & Dusty Boots”
September 7-11, 2016
Rick Paul, Fair Manager
69660 S. Egan Street
Burns, OR 97720
Meet The Folks
The Manager’s Report:
I am so excited to be involved with this 92nd annual Fair, Racemeet and Rodeo. The fair’s theme of Bucking Chutes and Dusty Boots exemplifies the way of life in Harney County. Bucking Chutes testify to the work of the cowboy and ranch hands, while the dusty boots refers to the hard work of the citizens.
I love having the involvement of the Harney County food bank as we present the battle of the bands on Wednesday night. We are trying to feed the hungry in Harney County with this battle, making the hungry the real winners. Bring a couple cans of food and enjoy the competition for your vote. I am excited to have the youth and adults of the community on stage on Thursday as we celebrate the talent hidden in the county. At the other end of the fairgrounds, we have the youth who spend their time working the land and cattle, showing off their best, 4-H and FFA are traditional youth groups dedicated to the advancement of the agricultural life. They are education based programs which benefit not only the youth involved but the community as these youth practice in life what they learn in school.
Our fair continues to celebrate the traditions of the community with the sharing of the talents of the handcrafters, the canners, the jelly makers, the flower growers, the artists, and photographers. We all get to view these traditional activities which enhance the quality of life for Harney County. We are also given the opportunity to view the civic organizations which make this area of Oregon special. Outside we have the gift of the food a wonderful array of tasty tidbits, which we only get at the fair. This year we are going to have the opportunity to have espresso drinks, cinnamon rolls, and the ever favorite Indian Taco. Most of the food vendors have promised an expanding list of foods to temp the diet. We will also have the traditions of the commercial vendors who will give you the opportunity to purchase some of the latest goods. The carnival will again feature the Ferris wheel of the past as well as the traditional rides for kids of all ages. They will also have the fair food favorites of cotton candy and candied apples.
The 92nd annual Harney County Fair, Racemeet, and Rodeo has been planned to give the fair-goers some of the same, but also some of the different. The stage shows will have local as well as talent from a far. Many of the changes to the fair will be subtle, some more visible, but all to make your fair experience one of the best so far.
INTERIM FAIR MANAGER: Rick Paul
- Kevin Pryse, Chair, Horse Racing
- Dawn Crafts, Rodeo/Racing Programs
- Jim Kelley, Rodeo
- Karen Moon, 4-H/FFA/Open Livestock
- Zelley, Open Class Exhibits/Premium Book
- Jerry Staley, Rodeo
- Wayne Evans, Rodeo
- Fred Robertson, Horse Racing
- Kevin Pryse, Pari-Mutuals
- Angie Ketscher, Youth Livestock
- Chelsea Harrison, Parade/Vendors
- Ted/Angela Marshall, Advertising/Premium Book
- Ed Moulton, Demolition Derby
- Trina Gilmer, Fair Court Advisor
- Kelsie Miller, Kids Playday
- Kelli Rose, Kids Playday
- Taylor Crafts, Queen
GRAND MARSHAL’S: Ed & Rita Herrera
OTHER IMPORTANT ROLES:
- Dustin Johnson, Extension Staff
- Shana Withee, Extension Staff
- Jimmy Zamora, FFA Advisor
- Preschool (Ages 0-5): Free
- Youth (Ages 6-15): Daily $6
- Seniors (Over 60): Daily $6
- Adults (Ages 16-60): Daily $8
- Season Pass: $20
- Veterans Day: Free Saturday, September 10
- Sunday is Family Day: Family of 4 is $20, $5 more covers all additional children
Tickets can be purchased at: A Parts Store, Harney County Chamber of Commerce, and The Fair Office
The Horse Roping will start at approximately 3 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is a “ride in entry” . Check with the secretary, ride in and do your thing. There will be NO pre-entries as Glenn Shelley will be in Alaska, and NOT answering his phone.
Harney County Fair 2016 Premium Book
This week the fair finished details with Sammy Kershaw to be the headliners at a concert during the fair. The act will be staged on Saturday night. It is exciting to have a concert at the fair . More details in the future weeks. ... See MoreSee Less
The fair board is most excited to host the State of the County report on March 8 at 3 pm. Will have some light finger foods available. Invited to speek are the mayors of Burns and Hines as well as the fair board. A time of remembering last year and looking forward to 2017. ... See MoreSee Less
The fairboard is working through their goverance documents at the present time. Yesterday they did wordsmithing on their bylaws, seeing areas where strengths need to be added and items no longer relevent. The board will continue this expercise on February 16, 2017 at 3 pm in the Memorial building, reviewing additions to bylaws and the MOU with the county court. All are welcome to attend and listen and participate. ... See MoreSee Less
The new fair board met yesterday for a quick organizational meeting. They will be meeting in the Memorial building on the Feb 7 2017 to discuss the operational deocuments. Lunch at 11:30 and meet for 1.5 hours.
also on the agenda is the budget for 2017-2018 ... See MoreSee Less
The new board will be meeting at the fair office at Noon on Jan. 31to begin their first year. Topic will be the future of the board.
Excited to get started on 2017. ... See MoreSee Less
In case you missed the news article, the theme for the 2017 Fair is : Country Scenes & Children's dreams. The quilters, artist, photographers and flower arrangers should have just lots of fun with this one. ... See MoreSee Less
Excited to have a fair board of: Kevin Pryce, Jim Kelley, Zelley, Jerry Staley and Chance Peila. Down to five for a couple of month while all things get sorted out.
Livestock committee want to remind everyone, that the Saturday livestock auction will begin at 4 pm. That is two hours earlier than before. If you want to bid on animals, be there before 4 to sign in. ... See MoreSee Less
Great night of appreciation at the fair grounds. ... See MoreSee Less
Fall at the Harney County Fairgrounds ... See MoreSee Less
Pick up our local paper to see all the Fair results. ... See MoreSee Less
Sept. 14, 2016 edition
So who was crowned for the fair court for 2017? ... See MoreSee Less
Unfortunately we were out of town over the weekend. Where do we go to pick up ribbons now that fair is over? ... See MoreSee Less
Over for one more year. Was a really fun ride this year, learn lots about Harney County. Already have several people volunteer to help this next year. Tired but feel really good. ... See MoreSee Less
Lucky Starr high five with a new friend.
#harneycountyfair ... See MoreSee Less
As the 2016 Harney County Fair draws to a close, I want to thank everyone who came to the fair and every person, old, young and in between, who took time out of their day to watch my show and/or say hello to Lucky Starr (my twin cousin who happens to be an 8-foot tall cowgirl). As I was leaving the stage this afternoon, I said goodbye to a few of my young regulars and was so touched when Hannah handed me this! ❤️❤️❤️ #harneycountyfait #ilovemyjob #meltmyheart
Hope to see you all at my last show at 2:00pm today!
www.facebook.com/CowgirlTricks/posts/1239285382790805 ... See MoreSee Less
Last day of the Harney County Fair in Burns, Oregon. Cowgirl Tricks at 2:00PM Stick around for Marty Davis - his tunes will make you swoon! and Jerry Harris, Hypnotist!
Smokey and the Cowgirl 🙂
Don't miss America's Funniest Cowgirl - Cowgirl Tricks at 3:00pm today on the main stage. Also Marty Davis, Cowboy Music and Jerry Harris, Master Hypnotist! Great Entertainment for all ages! ... See MoreSee Less
Cowgirl Tricks is excited to start three days of performances at the Harney County Fair!
Friday, September 9th at 11:00am and 3:00pm
Saturday, September 10th at 11:00am and 3:00pm
Sunday, September 11th at 2:00pm
You'll also see one or more of the Over The Top™ Stilt Characters strolling around the grounds! Will it be Lucky Starr, Frances the Farmer's Daughter, Pegg Legg, Pirate Queen or Grandma?
www.facebook.com/CowgirlTricks ... See MoreSee Less
Can't go to fair... And not grab some breakfast at the Lions booth ... See MoreSee Less
Lion Breakfast is on...come on down. And if you can volunteer to help this week, add yourself to the schedule.
Is today free admission and do we need to bring canned food? ... See MoreSee Less
Come celebrate our Grand Marshals by taking a photo on their bench ... See MoreSee Less
Can not believe that the fair starts on Tuesday. We have 30 plus vendors, counting Bella Java who will be providing the espresso drinks! Friday night after the ranch rodeo, will have a family dance in the paddock area. Thursday and Friday extra excitement with the movie production. Should be interesting to see how a movie is made.
RV's are already moving in, so the feel of a fair is starting to build! Have one carnival ride sitting ready to be installed, so get your presale tickets early. ... See MoreSee Less
Great Demolition Derby! Main heat was the best, had a hard time determining the winner! Those three cars just could not move.
Wonderful crowd. ... See MoreSee Less
Hey, gates open at 5 for the Demolition Derby. Ed has done a great job with everything. And the debut of the newly painted grandstands. Food and beverages are on site, so come at 5, grab some grub and suds and talk with the Harney county neighbors. ... See MoreSee Less
47th Demolition Derby
August 27, 2016, 6:00pm - August 27, 2016, 10:00pm
A couple of people mentioned they had called the office and neither Shirley nor I have returned their calls. We keep track of all incoming calls and respond withing 24 hours. Just make sure you are calling the office 541-573-6447. If you are calling any other number it is NOT coming to the office and we can not respond. ... See MoreSee Less
Glenn Shelly may not be able to attend the fair this year, he has an appointment with some fish in Alaska, but we are still going to have the Horse Roping. He has arranged with his crew to go ahead without him and have roping at about 3 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. it is a ride in and register event. He says not to call him, he is not going to answer in Alaska, I think he just wants to make us all jealous.
So if you want to do the horse roping, come on down, sign in and rope! ... See MoreSee Less
OMG, when I got to the fairgrounds about 9 this morning, there were 60 people with painting equipment in the grandstands. It was about 2/3 done, with a new coat of paint. It looks great. Thanks to Mr. Williams and his crew, Harney County has a great looking grandstands. ... See MoreSee Less
47th Demolition Derby
August 27, 2016, 6:00pm - August 27, 2016, 10:00pm
Tickets on Sale at the Fair office, Napa and Harney County Chamber of Commerce. ... See MoreSee Less
The yearly Harney County Fair in Burns, Oregon Premium Fair Guide for 2016.
The Ranch Rodeo had a good crowd as well as a great group of participants. They were really good guests, cleaning up after the event.
Our next big activity is the Demo Derby on August 27th. Ed has worked real hard to create a fun event that will be a good spectator activity. ... See MoreSee Less
The Ranch Rodeo is this weekend, all day on Saturday. Many locals will be having fun.
Still looking for candidates for the position of caretaker. Spend the past week getting all the water working and making repairs. Thanks to help from the family, have many parts repaired and figured out timing on some activities with watering.
Getting many things routine for the next person.
The premium book is nearly finished. Thanks to Karen Moon, have it all proofed and ready to return to the publisher. Look for a new and improved premium book about the first of August. ... See MoreSee Less
This is the last day for Jesse Lawson as the fairgrounds caretaker. We are looking for someone who wants to work to keep the grounds in good condition and the buildings looking smart for use. Need some skills with a hammer, welder, wrenches, watering grass and field, and with people. Looking for a willingness to help the public and understand FRIENDLY customer relations. If you are interested or know anyone who would be good, have them apply at the fairgrounds. As I describe the job, it is a farmer with a bit of skill. ... See MoreSee Less
Had a great weekend with the jamboree, horse show, horse pull, 4-H dog state qualifying action, and kids play evening. Good attendances at the Jamboree and the horse pull. Horse show had some classes with few contestants, so the judge made a clinic at times for all to benefit, so two for one, even better.
This next week is preparation for the Little League All Stars. Going to be a great event for Burns, and we are doing our part ot make it a memorable event. ... See MoreSee Less
Queen Taylor at the Sister Rodeo Parade. ... See MoreSee Less
Fair board reviewed the premium book at its meeting last night. Will have more room this year for ads, we will be contacting all the existing advertisers plus more to see if all want to be involved. Ads are a bargain for the coverage. Will have the book on line this year, so the reach is greater than ever. With the emphasis on kids this year, your ad can feature a great Harney County kid or encourage our outstanding 4-Her and FFA students. ... See MoreSee Less
Busy month: this weekend have horses for the Shelman sale, next week we have the Country Jamboree with lots of great music,encourage people to come and listen. We also have 4-H Tagging days, clean up, and 4-H dog state qualifying contest: then a brief breather before the little league comes to town and the fair grounds. Town should just be crawling with little leaguer and their families. How excicting. We do get toJ throw in a couple of weddings, then July is just around the courner. Exciting to be on the grounds this summer with all the events going on. July should give us a breather to get the grounds in shape for the fair. ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday will host a 4-H horse show and reining clinic, starts at 8:30 am.
Other 4-H/FFA kids will be on the grounds cleaning stalls in preparation for fair. 90 plus days before fair, time does move quickly. ... See MoreSee Less
Had a great sale yesterday, meeting lots of nice people. I think the county felt they were able to redistribute many items back to the public. ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow the county surplus silent auction at the Fairgrounds. Lots of items to buy, including a Polaris 4 x4, several cars, the old tractor and the reminder of the Hill family collections. ... See MoreSee Less
Just finished a full weekend with the High School Rodeo, exhausted, but no time to be tired. The county is having a sale here on Friday, selling excess and older items. Some of the items for sale will be silent auction style ( the vechiles) and others will be garage sale style. It is one day, and already have items from the health department, a 4x4, couple of pickups and the remaining items from the Hill family estate. More office materials will be arriving tomorrow, sale opens at 9 on Friday. Left overs will get a new life elsewhere. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all of the 2016 Fair Queen Sponsors! ... See MoreSee Less
Taylor Crafts our 2016 Fair Queen representing at the High School Rodeo. ... See MoreSee Less
The fair does have its old bucking chutes for sale. Anyone interested needs to contact the fairgrounds 541-573-6447, especially in the afternoons. We are here in the mornings as well, but that is a time to be outside getting stuff done. Afternoons are office time, unless emergency arises. ... See MoreSee Less
Had a great gun and knife show. I think they will be back for next year.
Now setting up for Glen's event. Next is to wet down the arena and plow and drag. Hoping to have the footing just right for Glen's event.
Then the 13 starts the middle school rodeo and noonish on the 14th the seniors for the High School Rodeo. Gettting stall and RV reservations. Expect a full house and lots of excitement. ... See MoreSee Less
Plans are taking place to have a bigger demo derby. The date is set for August 28, I know bow season opens, so go out and hunt in the morning and come to a fun event in the evening. Ed Moulton is heading up the efforts this year. Anyone wanting to help are certainly welcome to contact him.
Time to get your cars ready and get any friends excited about the derby. ... See MoreSee Less
The Gun Show advance team is here and preparing for the show. The show will open at 9 on Saturday closing at 5 to again open at 9 on Sunday, and close at 3. ... See MoreSee Less
This Saturday, the Bird Festival committee is having a dinner at the Memorial building to culimate the events of the past week. ... See MoreSee Less
Harney county fair grounds memorial building is hosting an OPB broadcast event this thursday afternoon/evening. All the public is invited to share their thoughts on the Bundy events and healing that is occurring in our community. ... See MoreSee Less
We want to personally invite you To the “Cottonfields” Album Release Showcase Event.
The event will take place at The Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill in their hometown/city of Spokane Washington, on April 15th at 8:00PM. The evening will feature a full concert performance from Herrick themselves with special guests in the intimate capacity venue, Chateau Rive at The Flour Mill.
There will also be a meet and greet with the band after the show and a free download of the album will be given to everyone that attends!
🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
An Evening With Herrick
April 15, 2016, 8:00pm
Tickets are just $10 in advance at www.ticketswest.com or at @4000 Holes with no ticket fees!
Harney County Fair 2016
Photo by LC Ranch Photography ... See MoreSee Less
2016 Fair Theme
Dusty Boots and Buckin' Chutes ... See MoreSee Less
2014 Rodeo Queen ... See MoreSee Less
*Here's to the Girls* Here's to the girls, just as comfortable in boots as they are in heels, Here's to the girls, who pair denim with lace, leather with pearls, Here's to the girls who climb ladders, and the girls that stay at home, The girls who tend gardens, and the girls who like to roam, The girls who can drive a stick-shift, but own a little car, Here's to the girls with a strong will and a tender heart, Here's to the girls who wear jeans all week, and dresses to church, Here's to the girls who break hearts, and the hearts that get hurt, Here's to the girls that wear diamonds, silver, and feathers, The girls who sew, draw, dance, sing, or work with leather, Here's to the girls that aren't afraid of blood, and the girls who are, Here's to the girls who pray, the girls who wish on a star, Here's to the girls of sequins, and the girls of pearl snaps, Here's to the girls who style their hair, and the girls that just wear hats, Here's to the girls that don't wear makeup, and the girls that rock lipstick, Here's to the girls that don't get the jokes, and the girls that make the quip, The girls that wear pink, and the girls who wear black, The girls that exercise, and the girls who snack, Here's to the girls with silver spoons, and the girls with scars, Here's to girls shaped like Marilyn, and the girls who wear their brother's drawers, Here's to the wild girls, and the girls that are meek, The girls who will stand and fight, the girls who turn the other cheek, Here's to the girls that know a "Real Woman" doesn't fit a certain mold, Here's to the spunky grandma, and the serious twelve-year-old, Here's to the girls who just don't give a damn, here's to the girls that do, Here is to all the girls, here's to me, here's to you. <3 The Cowboy's Daughter (Randi Johnson 2016)
Fair Manager Don Slone bids ‘Happy Trails’ to Harney County. Find the full story on page 7 of this week's edition of the Burns Times-Herald.
Happy Trails Don. Stop by the chamber on Friday to add a message. ... See MoreSee Less
Don Slone, in this case "Doc", has provided the Harney County Fairgrounds 31 years of service and 35,000 hours of volunteer hours. He has decided his path leads outside Harney County. Please join together to say THANK YOU to him before his wagon departs.
Happy Trails, Don! ... See MoreSee Less
Just a little update on what our 2016 Harney County Queen is up to. Come support the Burns and Cranes sports. ... See MoreSee Less
2015 Harney Fair Christmas Dinner. ... See MoreSee Less
Queen Taylor braving the snow at the City of Burns bonfire after the Christmas light parade. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for sharing these great photos to the Harney Chamber office. ... See MoreSee Less
Our fair booth won first prize in the youth category!
The annual Harney County Fair, Rodeo and Racemeet was held Sept. 8-13 in Burns. Horse racing, exhibits, 4-H shows, on-stage entertainment, mutton busting, and steer roping are just a few of the events that took place over the past week. For complete fair results and photos, see pages 15-24 and 28.
Natalie Grigg won the Youth Contest portion of the 18th Harney County Fair Talent Show on Thursday, Sept. 10. Please see page 28 of this week's edition of the Burns Times-Herald for additional photos, results, and information.
What time is the track closed in the morning? Team branding starts at 9... folks were wondering! ... See MoreSee Less
Carnival Pre sale prices $23 are still available thru Friday at noon!
Harney Chamber Office
NAPA - A Parts Store
Figaro's Pizza ... See MoreSee Less
Carnival passes now available!! Harney County Chamber office NAPA - A Parts Store Figaro's Pizza Fair office
Thursday, September 10 Schedule 6:30am - Lions Breakfast 8:00am - 12:00pm - 4H Interviews 8:00am - Stockhorse Futurity 8:00am - Open class & 4H judging 8:00am - Open class, 4H & FFA Animal judging 9:00am - Rabbit Showmanship 9:30am - 12:30 - Hi Desert Fiddlers on Midstate Stage 12:00pm - Carnival Opens 12:00pm - Juggler Show on Midstate Stage 12:15pm - Magic Show on Midstate Stage 1:00pm - Juggler Show on Midstate Stage 2:00pm - Magic Show on Midstate Stage 2:45pm - Juggler Show on Midstate Stage 3:30pm - Magic Show on Midstate Stage 5:15pm - Concert - Stoddard & Cole 7:00pm - Fair Court Speeches 7:15pm - 18th Annual Talent Show
Help Feed America
Bring a can food product to watch
Stoddard & Cole
TONIGHT 6:00PM ... See MoreSee Less
Our very own LOCAL
High Desert Fiddlers
1:00pm on the Midstate Power Stage ... See MoreSee Less
8:00am - 8:00pm Receive 4H Exhibits
9:00am - 8:00pm Receive Open Exhibits
NOON - 6:00pm Enter Livestock Exhibits ... See MoreSee Less
Please join the 2015 Royalty. ... See MoreSee Less
Girls wanting to try out for 2016 fair court, your signed application needs to be in the fair office by 5pm today!! ... See MoreSee Less
Parade entry forms at the Chamber office! ... See MoreSee Less
Dress up, doll up your horse, head to the parade on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8am to win this awesome trophy. ... See MoreSee Less
Fair parade sign ups at the Harney Chamber office.
Trophy for the marching category. ... See MoreSee Less
Carnival passes now available!!
Harney County Chamber office
NAPA - A Parts Store
Fair office ... See MoreSee Less
What are the rules on vendor booths? Is there an application? Fee? We're coming in from out of town and thought about setting up at the Fair. ... See MoreSee Less
Passes coming soon!!
Opens Thursday, September 10 ... See MoreSee Less
Horse Race Meet
Friday - 3:00pm
Saturday - 12:00pm
Sunday - 12:00pm
Miss Harney County, Oregon's End of Summer, Red S Special, The Burns Mile, Babe Gibson Memorial, The HBPA Handicap ... See MoreSee Less
Gate Admission Passes available at:
A Parts Store - NAPA
Harney County Chamber
Harney County Fair office - fairgrounds
Under 5 years old: FREE
Saturday: Veterans: FREE
Sunday: Family of 4 pass: $20 ... See MoreSee Less