New event starts off community fair with ropin’ and roast |

New event starts off community fair with ropin’ and roast

Lu Snyder


Mountain Community Fair Kick-off

What: Fundraiser for Summit County 4-H Club and to get ready for the Mountain Community Fair

When: Saturday, July 6, from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Where: Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Parkway

Events include:

BBQ Pig Roast

Live Entertainment

Free Roping Lessons

Roping Contests

Line-Dancing Competition

Children’s Rodeo Clown Look-Alike Contest

Photography display by Ann Lukacs, a local western and rodeo photographer

For more information, to purchase tickets or to sign up for contests, visit the Summit Daily News in Frisco or the Silverthorne Pavilion, or call (970) 262-7370.

SILVERTHORNE – Silverthorne is about to get tastier.

“Each town has it’s own flavor,” said Maggie Butler, Silverthorne’s pavilion and events coordinator. “Breckenridge and Frisco might be mining towns, Dillon has the marina, Keystone is about skiing. I think Silverthorne has more of the ranching influence.”

One of the town’s top events is the Mountain Community Fair. This year, there will be a Mountain Community Fair Kick-off to work up fair-goer taste buds.

“(Silverthorne was) looking for events we could put energy into to make grow,” Butler said. “The mountain community fair is a no-brainer – folks really look forward to it … people travel all over to it. It really promotes the qualities that Silverthorne exudes.”

The kick-off will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Saturday, July 6, from 4 until 10 p.m. The event was created to support the town’s annual fair and a fund raiser for the Summit County 4-H Club competitions and educational programs.

“The town is excited to do this event and hopefully it will snowball into something bigger and better every year,” Butler said.

The kick-off features live entertainment by DJ Wanna Dance and country rock band, Barbie Campbell, numerous contests, a pig roast barbecue and dancing.

In Butler’s words, it will be genuine good old time.

Competitors can boast their talents in the six contests: adult team line dancing, kids roping, parent/child team roping, adult team roping, and kids rodeo clown look-alike contest. There will be a variety of prizes available for the top three competitors in each contest, including golf passes, savings bonds, free dinners and more, Butler said.

The new event is presented by the Summit Daily News and sponsored by the town of Silverthorne. Local businesses can participate in the fund raiser by donating prizes and purchasing tables for the event. According to Butler, sponsors who purchase tables of eight or more will have the table prominently reserved under their business name, receive a public thank-you on stage, and will be recognized on table tent fliers.

“The event would be a great way to reward clients or employees for their loyalty,” Butler said. “By purchasing a table, you could show your guests a good time and support the Summit County 4-H.”

Butler said the event has a good chance of selling out, despite this being the first year, and recommends people purchase tickets in advance. Advance tickets are $5 for kids, and $12 for adults. The ticket price includes entry to the contests, entertainment and dancing, and a pig roast dinner.

Aspiring contestants should not procrastinate as they must sign up before the event day to be included in the contest of their choice, Butler said.

Kids of all ages – from toddlers to gray-haired – will likely find a good time at the community fair kick-off this year.

The Mountain Community Fair and rodeo will take place Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14 at the Summit County Fairgrounds, at the base of the Dillon dam.

Lu Snyder can be reached at 970-668-3998 x203 or

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