Another exciting year for the Douglas County Fair

This crafty steer stopped sooner than anticipated, leaving the cowboy sliding in the dirt during the steer wrestling event at the Douglas County Fair.
Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert (left) raises his trophy in triumph after winning the county commissioner tractor pull. Commissioner Roger Partridge (right) gamely stands by the winner.
Elbert County Fair Princess (AWAITING NAME) makes a tight turn during the Douglas County Fair Queen's Barrel Race, Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Douglas County Fair Grounds.
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The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo wrapped up Aug. 11, but before the lights dimmed, professional cowboys from across the country mounted up to show ‘em how it’s done during the Patriot Rodeo on Aug 10. The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo continues to be a family tradition for area residents. Highlights included two entertainment stages, three professional rodeos, bull riding, carnival, and 4-H and FFA exhibits.

In keeping with tradition, Saturday, Aug. 10 started off with a parade seen by several thousand people lining Wilcox and Perry streets in downtown Castle Rock. At the fair, one of the day’s highlights included the triumphant tractor pull of Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert, who beat out mighty competition in the county commissioner tractor pull category.