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Don’t forget the Deschutes County Rodeo which is part of the Fair event schedule and free with your admission to the Fair-don’t miss it!

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Fair & Rodeo Queen and Grand Marshal:

The 2014 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Grand Marshall is Jerry Bannon
Jerry Bannon was born and raised in Prineville. He graduated from Eastern Oregon College (now Eastern Oregon University) and came to Redmond, Oregon where he was an educator for the Redmond School District. Many students remember him as their 5th and 6th grade physical education instructor.

During his teaching career, Jerry helped coach various sports, but his favorite time was when he was coach and advisor for the Redmond High School Rodeo Team where his boys and girls rodeo teams won 16 Oregon State High School Rodeo titles. He was elected president of the Oregon High School Association, then elected national director for the State of Oregon and served on the National High School Rodeo Association Executive Committee.

Jerry’s first love is music and he still plays with the County Line Band. They have played throughout Oregon and the Northwest at various conventions, fairs and rodeos, and have opened for several major acts, as well as having played on various stages at the Deschutes County Fair.

Jerry became Director of Sponsors and Marketing for the Columbia River Pro Rodeo Circuit and Circuit Finals Rodeo held in Redmond, Oregon each November at the Deschutes County Expo Center. At the same time, he became an associate director of the Deschutes County Fair Association and then Director of Outdoor Vendors for the Deschutes County Fair until his retirement in 2012.

The 2014 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Queen is Maddie Smith

Maddie Smith is the 18 year old daughter of Clay and Kim Smith, born and raised in Bend, Oregon. Early on, Maddie developed a love for horses and spent 6 years in the Deschutes County Horse 4-H program and 3 years on the Summit High School Equestrian team. She qualified for the state competition for both 4-H and Equestrian Team in events such as pole pending, team penning, western equation, drill team, and more. Maddie graduated with honors from Summit High School last June and is currently a freshman at Oregon State University studying business in hopes of running a business of her own one day. She has also joined the Delta Gamma sorority and plans to run for a vice president position during the fall of her sophomore year. Maddie was the 2013 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo Princess where her passion for rodeo grew and she developed the goal of representing her home county’s fair and rodeo. Maddie could not be more honored to have the opportunity to travel around Oregon to represent the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo this year with some truly amazing people. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support throughout her travels and for helping her achieve her goals.

2015 Fair/Rodeo Queen Tryouts - Entry Forms and Documents

The 2015 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Queen Tryouts will be held on Monday, September 15th @ 5 p.m.  in the Juniper Arena & Middle Sister Building.

Please print out and read all information (links below) regarding tryouts and necessary paperwork to be included with the application. 

AQHA Reining Diagram
2015 Fair Queen Application Form
2015 Fair Queen Contestant Letter
2015 Fair Queen Rules and Regulations
2015 Fair Queen Reference Sheet (3 needed)
2015 Fair Queen Contestant Release Form
2015 Fair Queen Rodeo Schedule

Applications are due Friday, September 5th at the Fair Administration Office by 5 p.m

Deschutes County Fair Office
3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756
Kathy Russell, Deschutes County Queen Advisor
541-419-8925 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

2015 Fair/Rodeo Queens Luncheon
Saturday August 2nd @ 12:00 pm in the Middle Sister in the Elk/Eileen/Doris rooms

Queens needing stalls during the week of fair & rodeo please contact Kathy Russell @ 541-419-8925

Fair Parade

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Buckaroo Breakfast

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 6:00AM - 10:00AM

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