About the Utah State Fair:
The 159th annual Utah State Fair will kick off next Thursday, September 4, with events for the entire family. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Opening day special prices will be $5 for everyone ages six and up, children five and under are free compliments Good4Utah.
The Grandstand Entertainment will kick off Thursday, September 4, with the high-flying Solution Action Sports BMX Stunt Show. Grandstand Entertainment will run throughout the duration of the Fair and will include performances by The Beach Boys, Grand Funk Railroad, Zendaya, Crescent Superband with special guest Kirk Whalen, Country Showdown with special guest Nathan Osmond, and much more. Opening day also marks the beginning of Utah’s Own PRCA Rodeo which starts at 7:00 p.m. The rodeo runs through September 7 and will feature six different events. Tickets are $12 for reserved seats and include Fair gate admission. Rodeo-goers are encouraged to “Go Orange” for hunger awareness – wear orange. Bring a donation to the Utah Food Bank in support of Hunger Awareness Month and receive a free rodeo program.
Fair traditions include the Dairy Council of Utah Ice Cream Festival, Utah Pork Producers Baconfest, Utah Beef Council Beef Feast and the Junior Livestock Auction.
Utah State Fair is a showcase for agriculture and there will be no shortage of cows, pigs, goats, sheep and chickens on display.
Speaking of chickens, be sure to try our official Utah State Fair Food; chicken waffle on a stick. This unique food concoction was developed in a secret lab hidden on the Fairpark property. Well, maybe not, but famed local waffle makers, Saturday’s Waffle partnered with the Utah State Fair and came up with this special recipe.
There is so much more to be had at the Utah State Fair including K9’s in Flight – “Homeless to High Flying” dog agility show, Monarch Butterfly Release, 100 tons of sand sand sculpture, Freestyle Motorcross, Truck Pulls, Horse Pulls, and more.
The Utah State Fair runs September 4 – 14 at the Utah State Fairpark. For more information and continued updates on the 2014 Utah State Fair, visit www.UtahStateFair.com.
My Family at the Utah State Fair in 2012
My family absolutely loves going to the Utah State Fair every year. It has become a tradition and we love it! There is so much stuff to do and it’s great for all ages. No, really. There are rides, food, animals, exhibits, food, vendors, kids activities, and food! Wait, did I mention there is food? Because there is. And lots of it!
There are way too many things to do and see at the fair to list them all, but here are some of my favorites: Little Hands on the Farm (This is my kids absolute favorite thing to do every year), Giant Yellow Slide, Fishing Pond, Bovine Exhibit, Turkey Legs (these things are HUGE! And delicious!), Dutch Oven Cook Off, and the Rodeo. And tons more. There is so much fun stuff at the Fair! If you haven’t been before you have no idea what you are missing. I’ll be adding a full review of this years fair as soon as we get a chance to visit.
Family Savings Bundle: 4 gate admission, 2 carnival wristband vouchers and $40 food coupons – $136 value for only $95.00 August 4th through September 3rd. Buy now for biggest savings!
Advance Admission Tickets: Buy your tickets in advance and SAVE $3.00 off regular adult admission!Tickets are good for admission for one person any one day of the Fair for only $7 each.
Advance Carnival Wristbands:
Matinee Wristband Good for one person/one day for unlimited rides from carnival opening until 6:00 p.m. $15.00 before Sept 4 ($18.00 on site)
Regular Wristband Good for one person/one day for unlimited rides from carnival opening until closing $22.00 before Sept 4 ($28.00 on site)
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(Four winners will receive four admission tickets, four all day ride wristbands, and a $20 food voucher to the Utah State Fair)
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