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28 photos photo - The El Paso County Fair opened for the summer Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Calhan. The fair runs until Saturday, July 26, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette + caption
The El Paso County Fair opened for the summer Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Calhan. The fair runs until Saturday, July 26, 2014. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Staff Reports, The Gazette Updated: July 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

The El Paso County Fair opened bright and early Saturday morning with a 4-H dog show and a breeding Boer goat show.

The fair in Calhan dubbed "Cowboy Boots & Country Roots" went on non-stop until 9 p.m. with gunfighters, comedians a kids' tractor pull and a homebrew contest.

The seven-day festival has been part of county history since 1905.

Sunday's events begin at 8 a.m. with a rabbit show and a poultry showmanship show. Events including the bee biology, "dress your potato," and a performance by Flying W Wranglers continue to 6 p.m.

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