Mesa County Fair celebrates 125 years

The Mesa County Fair hosts a fireworks display as the carnival rides run in 2011.



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The Mesa County Fair hosts a fireworks display as the carnival rides run in 2011.

A mutton buster is run over by a sheep much bigger than the rider at the Mutton Bustin’ event at the 2011 Mesa County Fair.



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A mutton buster is run over by a sheep much bigger than the rider at the Mutton Bustin’ event at the 2011 Mesa County Fair.

Bull riding is a popular event at the Mesa County Fair.



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Bull riding is a popular event at the Mesa County Fair.

The Mesa County Fair will celebrate its 125th anniversary with fireworks, the Grand Junction Centennial Band and a cake decorating contest among other events from July 17–21 at the fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50.

A few of the things to be seen at the fair in addition to the exhibits and carnival are the concerts, a demolition derby, rodeos, sand sculpture and demonstrations, according to http://www.mesacountyfair.com.

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