July 22, 2020 – The 2020 El Paso County Fair, like many events this Spring and Summer, had to dial back its schedule of events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, Fair organizers were able to salvage the 4H events in an effort to celebrate the young people throughout El Paso County who had put in months of hard work raising their premium livestock. Throughout the month of July, Fair organizers were able to host a series of safe and socially distanced events for area youth, which culminated with the El Paso County Show and Junior Livestock Sale on July 18, 2020.
While a limited number of buyers were allowed to attended in person, the rest of the community was able to participate in this year’s Livestock Sale virtually this year. The El Paso County Junior Livestock Sale Committee partnered with StockShowAuctions.com to provide simulcast bidding in conjunction with the live auction.
2020 El Paso County Fair Recap
Despite the changes in format, this year’s Junior Livestock Sale was a great success, and support from the community was outstanding. 2020 livestock sales totaled $211,510, $193,420 of that total came from direct bids on animals, while an additional $18,270 in funds came from “add-on” contributions from participating buyers. $65,300 of the sale proceeds came from online bids and “add-on” contributions. Animals sold included steers, swine, lams, goats, geese, ducks, turkeys and rabbits.
Congratulations to all our junior exhibitors and thank you to all those who participated in this year’s Junior Livestock Sale! For more information on this year’s events, visit the El Paso County Fair website.