It’s almost time for the Utah State Fair!  Beginning September 7, the fair will run for 10 days at the Utah State Fairpark.  Tickets can be purchased at the fair or in advance through Smith Tix.  Adult admission costs $10, and children’s admission is $8.  

Famous for its giant slide, footlong corndogs and rodeo events, the fair is a hub for family entertainment.  The fair has a long-standing history in Utah, going back to 1856, when the first fair was held.  At the first fair people exhibited their agricultural products and household wares, and this tradition continues today.  In addition to carnival rides and games, this year’s fair has quite a few craft exhibits, cook-offs, and agricultural displays.  Craft exhibits include woodwork, jewelry, paintings, pottery and needlework, among others.  Attendees can also visit farm animals, which will temporarily inhabit the barns.  Besides carnival entertainment, the fair continues to promote local agricultural products, Utah heritage and traditions.

For entertainment, here is a list of some scheduled events:

Utah’s Own PRCA Rodeo

Fri, Sept 8 – 7:00pm
Sat, Sept 9 – 7:00pm
Sun, Sept 10 – 5:00pm

Demolition Derby

Sat, Sept 16 – 6:00pm

Monster Truck Insanity Tour

Sun, Sept 17 – 6:00pm

West Coast Lumberjack Show

Barrel Racing

Fri, Sept 15 – 5:00pm

LOCASH Concert

Wed, Sept 13 – 6:00pm

Hypnotist – Dale K

Comic Magician and Illusionist – Jared Sherlock

For more event information, visit the Utah State Fair website at www.utahstatefair.com.