The Briggsdale Classic is now in its 16th successful year thanks to the incredible support of participants, volunteers, sponsors and the local 4H and FFA chapters.

Founded in 2003 by Brian Allmer, Donald Johnston and Larry Rodenburg, the community event is held in honor of Brian’s sister, Harlene Fiscus. Funds raised benefit the Briggsdale Washington Focus program of 4H and the Briggsdale FFA chapter.

The Classic continues to evolve based on input from participants. 2004 saw the show grow to two days with the addition of beef classes. 2005 saw the addition of a junior beef “Bucket Calf” show for children under eight years of age.

Is there something else you’d like to see at the Classic? Something we can do to make it better for participants, parents or spectators? Let us know — we’d love to hear from you.

Briggsdale is a small community on the northeast plains of Colorado, perhaps most famous for the Pawnee National Grassland and the nearby Pawnee Buttes. The town of Briggsdale is located at the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 392.

The Briggsdale Classic is held on the grounds of the Briggsdale School, just south of highway 14 — you can’t miss it once you get to town.

We hope to see you in Briggsdale this summer!