125th Mesa County Fair about to begin
This year's Mesa County Fair will be an extra special one as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.
As Dixie Burmeister found out, it's an event that's sure to be jam-packed with fun.
This year, fair ambassadors and sisters Brody and Trysten Klinglesmith, took time out of their busy schedules to share details about the big birthday celebration.
The girls like being ambassadors, and enjoy their responsibilities.
"We get to tell all the public about the great Mesa County fair that's coming up, and we get to run our contests and help everyone out," Brody explained.
Those duties include the watermelon-eating contest, a pizza-eating contest, a water balloon contest, and even a pet rock contest among others.
4-H and FFA involvement keeps them even busier, and competing.
So do we see some sibling rivalry?
"Of course," Brody exclaimed.
Trysten added, "Oh yes. Definitely."
It's obvious these ambassadors love what's being planned for all of us to enjoy at the Fair.
"There's a new celebration stage this year," Brody explained. "There will be acts such as the Bellamy Brothers, Firefall, the Williams Brothers. There's even a hypnotist coming to help us celebrate."
JoCarole Haxel, Mesa County Fairgrounds manager, says new things are being tried this year.
"We have magicians, strolling acts, a melodrama. We're actually going to have a danger show, and a medicine man. So you can get all your ails cured at the Fair," she explained.
The official birthday party is Tuesday night.
"We have lots of things planned for the 125th celebration, beginning with our annual fireworks show and a big birthday party to go with it, with birthday cake and a commercial cake decorators competition," she explained.
The anticipation builds.
"It's definitely worth the trip out here," Brody said.
For more information log onto http://www.mesacountyfair.com.
The fair starts Tuesday and runs through the 21st.
Guests are being asked to make sure to bring chairs and blankets to sit, relax, and catch all the performances.
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