Our goal for the coming year has 2 parts. First, we would to increase the amount of 2 scholarships we give annually.  We’ve given scholarships of $250.00 to 2, 4-H/FFA youth each year, for many years.  We would like to increase the amount up to $1000.00.  Our second goal, is to begin upgrading the bathrooms, making them ADA compliant.

Huerfano County 4-H Fair Board

  • Cindy Jameson or Sherri Faris

    Huerfano County 4-H Fair Board

    Cindy: (719) 989-1015  cjameson@live.com

    Sherri: (719) 248-9345 sherrianselmo@hotmail.com

    P.O. Box 267, La Veta, CO 81055

    huerfanofair.com

  •  In 1972 a group of local ranchers got together and came up with the funds to build the Huerfano County Fairgrounds and the first board was formed.  Up until that time, the general exhibits were shown at the La Veta Methodist Church.   Today, the 4-H/FFA program is still one of the largest youth organizations in the county.

    The Huerfano County 4-H Fair Board has 2 main functions.  Our first responsibility is to put on the 5-day Huerfano County Fair every August for all 4-H and FFA children countywide, ages 8-18.  There is a large variety of projects from baking to beef.  These programs teach responsibility, money management, profit and loss, leadership skills, and the value of hard work and dedication.    The fair is a busy week for all the kids and their families, showing off their projects and animals and all the skills they’ve learned.  Fair ends on Sunday with a Buyers dinner and the Junior Livestock Auction.  It’s always wonderful to see families, friends and community member come together for a great cause.

    Our second responsibility is the care, maintenance, and improvements of the fair ground facilities.   The building is getting older and does require some upkeep.  Three years ago we started a  project to replace all 5 of the large sliding doors for the indoor arena and install a new garage door on the hog barn.  The wind has taken a toll on the large sliders and the hog barn never had a large door installed as funds were not available.  We all know wind in Huerfano County! The large sliders have become a safety risk and there is a large pigeon problem which requires a great deal of clean up each year prior to fair.