Teller County Fair Ends in Grandiose Fashion

By Trevor Phipps
August 6 marked the end of the annual Teller County Fair after the event received an impressive turnout over the two weekends it took place.
During the first weekend the ATV Rodeo kicked the event off on July 29. The tough truck competition then drew a giant crowd on July 30 for their annual tough truck competition.
The tough truck event gave locals a chance to challenge their custom built and in some cases stock trucks on a homemade obstacle course. The course contained a number of dirt jumps and a large mud pit at the end.
Some babied their rides over the course to work on fast times on the track. But others sent their vehicles flying through the air to put on a show for the spectators.
During the week of July 31, carnival rides were set up as the fair competitions commenced. On August 4, the fair featured a live animal auction where people could hand pick various animals to purchase.
On August 5, the fairgrounds filled once again for the annual demolition derby as spectators watched cars crash into each other in a rough and tough competition of the fittest. The fair then ended on August 6 with a rodeo.