Sept. 9, 2020

Well, the 105th Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo is in the history books!  By all accounts it was a success despite being somewhat smaller than prior years. Feedback from spectators, contestants and vendors was positive.  It is a great feeling that this very important tradition has continued unbroken. 
We simply could not have pulled off the rodeo without the efforts of the Rodeo Committee who worked tirelessly to bring it all together while complying with COVID requirements.  The rodeo would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers!  The work of our volunteers, before and during the event, played a vital role in ensuring success.
On behalf of the Board of Directors we cannot thank you enough for all that you do to support the fairgrounds.  We now look forward to the 106th Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo. 
On that note, I want to bring you up to date on some of our upcoming events. 
The Board of Supervisors approved the Ranch Rodeo. Please keep in mind, the mask mandate is still in effect.  The Ranch Rodeo is this Saturday, September 12 beginning at 9 a.m.  Please see the following link for more information.
The very disappointing news is that the County Fair was not approved.   The Supervisors were concerned that no other county was having a Fair this year. 
Thankfully, the youth will still be having livestock shows and an online auction.  The livestock shows will take place Monday September 14th and Tuesday September 15th.  The online auction will go live on Friday September 18th and begin to close Sunday September 20th  at noon.  Please see the following link for more information and to become involved in the auction.
I want to assure you that the Board is committed to pushing forward and we will work through this setback.  We will continue to explore ideas to have some sort of community activity this fall.   
I want to thank Lori Johnson for all her work this year as the Fair Chairperson.   
If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact a board member or Lacy Beyer. 
Thank you,
Harry Dotson