Rodeo royalty ride in the 2021 Logan County Fair Parade.
Rodeo royalty ride in the 2021 Logan County Fair Parade. (Sara Waite/Journal-Advocate)

Carnival rides, livestock shows, rodeos, musical acts — and don’t forget the funnel cakes! The weeklong celebration that is the Logan County Fair and Rodeo offers fun for all ages, with a packed schedule of shows and entertainment. This year’s theme is “Back in the Saddle Again,” and three days of horse shows start the livestock events.

Throughout the week you can enjoy all the traditional elements of a county fair — 4-H and FFA shows and open class contests — along with vendor booths, delicious fair food and the carnival. Free events include the Fashion Revue, a fashion show featuring 4-H members modeling their clothing projects and the Jim Mason Roping where Logan County residents show their roping and barrel racing skills.

For rodeo fans, things kick off — literally — with Professional Bull Riding on Aug. 2. The 4-H/FFA Youth Rodeo is held Aug. 3, and admission to that event is free. The pro rodeo athletes come to town on Aug. 4-5 for the Dick Stull Memorial PRCA Rodeo, which features saddle bronc and bareback bronc riding, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.

Saturday’s activities begin with the Logan County Fair Parade through downtown Sterling. After a day of fun fair activities for the community, the East Cheyenne Gas Storage Night Show on Aug. 6 will feature Sawyer Brown with special guest Uncle Kracker for a night of high-energy country music. For a VIP experience, purchase a Party Zone ticket.

The week finishes off with a Demolition Derby full of smashing, crashing and bashing on Aug. 7.
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