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History: Fair Day

Aspen Historical Society
Special to the Sun

“Everything is ready for the County Fair,” assured The Aspen Times on Aug. 16, 1984. “The tents are up, the pies are baked, bouquets of flowers have been picked, the cows and horses groomed, the very best potatoes are ready for display. … The Pitkin County Fair will be held this weekend … at the Snowmass Rodeo Grounds.” The lineup featured the Rocky Mountain Fiddle and Pickin’ Championships, cow-pie-pitch contests, a livestock auction (4-H), a rodeo, a bake-off and a magic show along with more than 65 craft and food booths.

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