A wild ride at the Douglas County Fair

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The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo has wrapped up after a weekend of bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and a record-setting junior livestock sale.

The county’s 103rd annual fair and rodeo took place at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock.

The junior livestock sale, on Aug. 6, was a hybrid event with buyers participating in person and online. 4H member Job Knight had the grand champion steer, which was sold for $31,000 plus $1,400 in additional donations.

The sale included beef, swine, sheep, poultry, goats and rabbits.

“Each buy directly supports the exhibitors selling their livestock and promotes the future of agriculture through funding scholarships,” according to a press release about the sale.

Overall, the sale raised $650,000, a record-setting number for the event.

Attendees also had the chance to dance to the tunes of Colorado country artist Buckstein on Aug. 7 at an “ol’ fashion barn dance,” according to the release.

Contributing photographer Paul DiSalvo offers a look at the action on the fair and rodeo’s final weekend.

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