Custer County Fair

July 10th-18th, 2020

Westcliffe, Colorado

Proposal for Custer County Fair- 2020


The determination of which one of the plans to follow will be based on county guidelines regarding Covid-19 at the time of the fair. This determination will be made on or before July 1st, 2020, pending other unforeseen government regulations.


INDOOR PROJECTS:
Plan A: Indoor projects will be handled the same as previous fairs in a “normal” fashion. Including interviews, projects being displayed during fair week, open entries, etc. Social distancing during interviews will be maintained.


Plan B: Minimal Contact- Projects and record books will be dropped off using a drive-through model on Monday July 13th between 8am and 10am. This includes all indoor projects and shooting sports displays. NO interviews. NO open entries. Projects will be judged and may be picked up either Monday between 3-5pm or Tuesday 8am-10am. The indoor project building will remain closed except to judges, extension staff and superintendents.


Plan C: No Contact- Photos of projects and record books, including shooting sports displays, will be submitted electronically to be judged. NO Interviews. NO open entries. In the event that the member has no means to submit electronically, other arrangements will be made with the Superintendent to assist in gathering the requirements for fair. Indoor project building will remain closed.


**** Accommodations will be made in the event that the member does not feel comfortable with doing Plan A or Plan B. These members must notify the Superintendent by July 9th and submit their projects by July 11th electronically. Judging will take place on Monday, July 13th.


ANIMAL PROJECTS (including horse, dog, swine, sheep, goats, beef, rabbits, chickens, llamas):
Plan A: All projects will be handled the same as previous fairs in a “normal” fashion. Masks will be required, and social distancing must be maintained. Horse exhibitors may take off mask when they are on the horse. Hand Sanitizer stations will be provided. The schedule will remain the same throughout the week. A large tent could be rented to provide an area that all shows, and sale can be held outside in a spacious area maintaining social distancing 6ft away. Exhibitors and Immediate family members will be the only ones allowed on the fairgrounds this should be no more than the 250 people each day. Each family member will get a ticket on the day they can be at the show. After each livestock show, livestock that will not sale will need to be removed and if need a designated fair board member can feed for people that cannot be there on Friday.
Sale could be held in the large tent with social distancing maintained.


Plan B: Minimal Contact- All species will be held on different days making it possible to show with minimal people and the judge.

Horse members- (4 Exhibitors)- may come to the fair grounds and remain 6ft part from other exhibitors and their families to practice social distancing. Family units must stay together without socializing with other families. Masks will be required off horse but during classes may be removed but only during the class. Judge will be required to wear mask. Only exhibitors, immediate family members (mother, father, brother and sisters) are allowed. Hand sanitizer will be available. Leave immediately after exhibitor has finished their classes.

Dog members (3 Exhibitors) -may come to the fairgrounds and remain 6ft part from other exhibitors and their families. Family units must stay together without socializing with other families. Masks will be required the whole time. Judge will be required to wear mask. Only exhibitors, immediate family members (mother, father, brother and sisters) are allowed. Hand sanitizer will be available. Leave immediately after show is finished.


Sheep (11 exhibitors), goats (6 exhibitors) and steers (13 exhibitors) -may come to the fairgrounds and remain 6ft part from other exhibitors and their families. Family units must stay together without socializing with other families. Masks will be required the whole time. Judge will be required to wear mask. Only exhibitors, immediate family members (mother, father, brothers and sisters) are allowed. Hand sanitizer will be available. Steers will be at 9 am, exhibitors arrive 2 hours prior to show time to weigh and set classes. Sheep will follow at 1 pm and come 2 hours before show time to weigh, set classes and show immediately. Goats will show at 3 pm come 2 hours prior to show time to weigh and set classes. Pens maybe provided if there is enough room to remain 6ft apart. All exhibitors and families must leave if they do not have animals entered in the following shows. Sale animals may stay to either get picked up by processor or used in the Sale on Saturday depending on Sale type. Designated fair board will take care of the animals. Feeders, feed, water buckets must be left for the animals.


Swine (16 Exhibitors)- may come to the fairgrounds and remain 6ft part from other exhibitors and their families. Family units must stay together without socializing with other families. Masks will be required the whole time. Judge will be required to wear mask. Only exhibitors, immediate family members (mother, father, brothers and sisters) are allowed. Hand sanitizer will be available. Exhibitors will come the day before to settle the pigs. Sale animals may stay to either get picked up by processor or used in the Sale on Saturday depending on Sale type. Designated fair board will take care of the animals. Feeders, feed, water buckets must be left for the animals.


Rabbit/Chicken members (2 Exhibitors) -may come to the fairgrounds and remain 6ft part from other exhibitors and their families. Family units must stay together without socializing with other families. Masks will be required the whole time. Judge will be required to wear mask. Only exhibitors, immediate family members (mother, father, brother and sisters) are allowed. Hand sanitizer will be available. Leave immediately after show is finished.


Llama (1 Exhibitor)- may come to the fairgrounds and remain 6ft part from other exhibitors and their families. Family units must stay together without socializing with other families. Masks will be required the whole time. Judge will be required to wear mask. Only exhibitors, immediate family members (mother, father, brother and sisters) are allowed. Hand sanitizer will be available. Leave immediately after show is finished.


Plan A or B Master Showmanship (max 30 exhibitors could be less)- Will be held on Friday at 4pm. Minimal contact and required to wear masks. Before each exhibitor takes the animal, hand sanitizer must be used. Pigs whips will be sanitized prior to each switch. Each group of kids (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) will be able to prepare animal an hour before show. There will be no mingling after each show those exhibitors must leave after their show. Awards will be given out the next day in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior groups.


Plan A or B Bathrooms- will be limited to one person at a time. Paper towels, hand soap and hand sanitizer will be provided. Provide disinfectant for the person that uses facility to clean surfaces after use.

Plan A or B Livestock Sale- Three options
1) Livestock sale will be normal with Sale on Saturday and meal following in large tent to maintain social distancing.
2) Have a sale in the rodeo arena (if the rodeo is cancelled) to provide social distancing.
3) Have an online sale where videos are taking from show day to use to sale on Saturday.


Plan C: No Contact- Virtual show for all members to submit video online for a judge to give an evaluation.

**** Accommodations will be made in the event that the member does not feel comfortable with doing Plan A or Plan B. These members must notify the Superintendent by July 9th and submit their projects by July 11th electronically.


SHOOTING SPORTS (rifle, shotgun, archery):
Plan A: Shooting Sports competition will be handled as in previous fairs in a “normal fashion.” Social distancing will be required with a minimum of 6’ between exhibitors.


Plan B: All shooting competitions are held outside in open spaces. Masks can pose a safety hazard for shooting sports. Exhibitors will shoot one at a time or at a minimum of 10’ apart. Only immediate family will be allowed to spectate and must wear masks.


Plan C: No Contact- Exhibitors will be asked to record a video of themselves shooting and submit photos of the targets electronically to be evaluated.


**** Accommodations will be made in the event that the member does not feel comfortable with doing Plan A or Plan B. These members must notify the Superintendent by July 9th and submit their projects by July 11th electronically. Judging will take place on Monday, July 13th.