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Enjoy the official 2021 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo coloring sheets!

Mutton Bustin’

Presented by Your Hometown Dairy Queen

Ride Times:
Dates Times
Saturday, July 31 3pm
Thursday, August 5 3pm
Friday, August 6 2pm
Saturday, August 7 11am
Sunday, August 8 10am


Mutton Bustin’ is an exciting part of each rodeo performance where participants attempt to take a wooly ride! All Mutton Bustin' sessions take place in the Outdoor Arena.

Entries will be taken one hour before scheduled start time at the Indoor Arena Box Office. The first 40 kids ages 5 – 7 and 50 pounds and under are allowed to ride. Entry fee is $20. Top 10 scores of each Mutton Bustin’ session will have the opportunity to ride at the ticketed rodeo performance later the same day. Like professional rodeo events, time and score count, but all these aspiring cowboys and cowgirls receive a participation ribbon.

Long sleeved shirts and pants required. Boots or tennis shoes, NO SANDALS or open toed shoes allowed. Safety vest & helmet are provided and must be worn by rider. No spurs and riders must ride forward. Participation Waiver must be signed prior to ride. Sorry pardner, no re-rides and the judge’s decision is final.

Come cheer on your favorite little Cowboy or Cowgirl!

Discovery Ranch

Friday, August 6 12pm-9pm
Saturday, August 7 10am-9pm
Sunday, August 8 9am-4pm

Presented in partnership with Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF)

Visit Discovery Ranch and become a farmer for the day! Learn where eggs, apples, potatoes and much more are grown!

Discovery Ranch is an interactive, hands-on agricultural area geared toward families. We provide a variety of activities that engage and enlighten visitors about the importance of agriculture and Douglas County’s rural lifestyle.

Ag Passport Challenge

Grab an Ag Passport from Discovery Ranch and search for answers in the Events Center and each of the Livestock Barns to the questions in your booklet. Bring your completed passport back to Discovery Ranch with the correct answers and you’ll earn a small prize.

Discovery Ranch exhibits are included in General Grounds Admission.

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Fair Parade

With well over 75 entries, including floats, bands, royalty and civic organizations, the Fair Parade is a must-see. Celebrate the charm of an old-fashioned Fair Parade in downtown Castle Rock, presented by the Castle Rock Chamber in partnership with the Town of Castle Rock. Parade starts on the south end of Town, followed by breakfast at the Castle Rock Fire Department to benefit the Douglas County High School Huskies.

For more information about the Douglas County Fair Parade, contact the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce (303) 688-4597.

Crowning of Rodeo Royalty

Join in the excitement and learn who will travel around the state to represent the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo as the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Royalty for the upcoming year.

Queen’s Barrel Race

Come and watch your Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Royalty and visiting royalty participate in a barrel race. The gals will also be available for autographs and photo opportunities.

Beyond the Dirt

A family friendly behind the scenes look at what goes into the production of our Fair & Pro Rodeo! Meet the animals and rodeo clowns, see the bucking chute gate, learn to rope and discover the youth organizations that are an integral part of the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo. Special visit by our local first responders.

The Kiefer Hitch

6 Horse Percheron Horse Hitch

The Hitch will be on display in the Large Animal Barn Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8. They will also perform during the PRCA Rodeo performances!

Kiefer Farm is a local, family owned hitch. It all began with Ike & Diamond, a pair of farm horses, to 11 head of Percheron horses today, that TJ & Stacie currently count as part of the family. In just five years-time the Kiefer Hitch has become a well-known contender in Hitch competitions across the region and may be seen at numerous shows, rodeos, parades and other events. As a family owned operation with owners who both work outside the farm, TJ and Stacie both acknowledge and greatly appreciate that the Hitch would not be what it is without all the help and time put in by their friends and family. A special thanks to the mentorship, guidance and wisdom of Mr. Gene Hilty (world renowned Hitch Driver) and his wife Margaret, without whom TJ would not be the driver he is today.

Sheep Lead (Open Division)

Sheep Lead participants come together to highlight the versatility of wool and promote the sheep industry while engaging in a little friendly competition. Contestants model outfits of at least 50% wool leading a fitted, halter-trained ewe in a fashion show. Judges award prizes on a stylish, attractive presentation showcasing the beauty of wool.

Goat Costume Contest

This is a fun activity for Junior Division kids to use their imagination to create a themed costume for themselves and their goat. The contest is judged by audience participation so come cheer on your favorite costume!

Goat Quick Draw Milkout Contest

Have you ever been interested in milking a goat? Or how the process is done? Come watch 4-H and FFA members demonstrate milking their goats, and answer any questions you may have.

Church Service

Sunday, August 8 7:30 a.m. Outdoor Arena

Stick Horse Rodeo

This rodeo has been miniaturized for young kids, instead of riding real horses, their's are made of sticks! The rodeo consists of 6 events; barrels, poles, flags, horseshoe toss, roping and the bull bag. All ages are welcome to participate and the only limitation that kids must be 30 pounds or less to ride the bull bag. Each participant will receive a bandanna, contestant number and a ribbon. The 2020 and 2021 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo Royalty will be helping the kids with the events and will also be available for autographs. No pre-registration required. This special rodeo for little buckaroos is included in General Grounds Admission.

Junior Division Exhibits

It’s not just livestock! 4-H offers opportunities for youth to participate in hundreds of non-livestock projects. Model rockets, sewing, heritage arts, photography, woodworking; the list goes on and on. You won’t want to miss these creative displays. Located in Kirk Hall.

Junior Division Animal Exhibits

Livestock Barns open to the public

Thursday, August 5 8am-9pm
Friday, August 6 8am-9pm
Saturday, August 7 10am-9pm
Sunday, August 8 8am-4pm

Presented by Roper Apparel

Friday, August 6 12pm-9pm
Saturday, August 7 10am-9pm
Sunday, August 8 9am-4pm
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