The Mineral County Fairgrounds Association All Breed Open Horse Show on Saturday June 20, 2010 was a great success for the first event of the season at the Upper Rio Grande Events and Recreation Complex.  Show manager Rosemary Egolf coordinated a wide range of English and Western classes. Local community members involved were Brian Egolf who entertained as the emcee, Kazie and Charlies Hayes as ringmasters, as well as Tanja Korpi and Zeke Ward who assisted with on the ground coordination.  On behalf of the Mineral County Arts, Eloise Hooper assisted with collecting fees for the show and memberships for the Events and Recreation Complex.  The horse show was critiqued according to 4-H rules by professional judge Ms. Erlene Seybold from Espanola, NM. Riders exhibited a high level of sportsmanship, evident from riding abilities, friendly handshakes and many congratulations.  Attracting an age range of riders 6 to 60, the event was well attended and proved its viability as annual event.

In 2006, two Michael Martin Murphey concerts topped a weekend filled with Mineral County Fairgrounds activities including a pre-concert reception, country-western dancing lessons, a parade, roping competitions, gymkhana, pancake breakfast, and Cowboy Church.

"Michael Martin Murphey rolled into Creede from his home in Taos, New Mexico, the evening of June 16th to play a concert and dance at the historic Elks Lodge. An outdoor encore performance on Saturday, June 17, at the Mineral County Fairgrounds presented Murphey in concert amid the panoramic grandeur of Creede’s mountain scenery. Murphy’s offer to do two concerts for the Father’s Day weekend festivities provided a rare opportunity for all live music fans.

Creede, with an established reputation as one of America ’s best 100 small art towns, has been featured by “True West” magazine as one of the West’s best destination towns two years in a row."

On Labour Day 2004 the Fairgrounds hosted its first 2 day roping and family fun event. In 2005, the first annual father's day roping event was held.

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