August 1, 2018
Celebrate Local Farmers at the Salt Lake County Fair Family FarmFest
Robin Chalhoub -
Salt Lake County, Utah – Celebrate local agricultural and horticultural skills and products at this year’s free Salt Lake County Fair. To make the event accessible to everyone, there are no fees for admission, parking, entertainment, or for most of the activities.
Highlights of this year’s Salt Lake County Fair include barrel racing on Thursday evening, Junior Rodeo on Friday and Saturday night, a movie in the park on Friday at dusk (Charlotte’s Web), and a hoedown to shut it down.
There will also be wagon rides, bike rodeos, field games, inflatables, dog shows, storytellers, cornhole competitions, and a petting zoo. Food will be available for purchase. In addition to entertainment, there will be free learning demonstrations and workshops from 4-H, Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake County Animal Services, Utah Spinners, and other local agencies.
"We are incredibly excited to showcase Salt Lake County 4-H'ers at this year's County Fair Family FarmFest,” said Meggan Schulze, Salt Lake County 4-H Family Consumer Science and Healthy Living program coordinator. “4-H'ers will be exhibiting their projects and hosting free, instructive hands-on workshops to the public.”
The Salt Lake County Fair gives local youth and adults a venue to showcase their skills in a variety of categories and is a stepping stone to competing in the Utah State Fair.
“We are seventh generation South Jordan residents and the fair is a part of our heritage and tradition. I have grandchildren participating this year,” said Desi Nelson, Salt Lake Livestock Commission President and Fair Advisory Board member. “Kids prepare all year to bring their animals to the County Fair. The competition is a celebration of their dedication and of our agricultural roots.”
What: Salt Lake County Fair Family FarmFest
When: Thursday, August 9, 5-9 pm
Friday, August 10, 1-9 pm
Saturday, August 11, 10 am-9 pm
Where: Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Event Center
11400 South 2100 West, South Jordan
Info: (schedule, competition registration, volunteers): slcountyfair.com and @slcountyfair
About Salty Lake County Fair
Salt Lake County Fair is an annual event to promote and celebrate agricultural and horticultural skills and products by hosting annual blue-ribbon competitions and entertainment for residents of Salt Lake County. The Salt Lake County Fair provides a unique opportunity for Salt Lake County residents to showcase skills and expertise that will improve the quality of life, compete for participation in the annual Utah State Fair, develop agricultural, horticultural, and sustainability skills and knowledge, attend a free community event, and celebrate Salt Lake County’s rich heritage.