Utah’s Local Fairs Are Fun for the Whole Family
By McKenzie Otteson feature writer for My Local Utah
The sweet aroma of kettle corn, fluffy cotton candy, mooing cows, laughter, and carnival rides. It’s that time of year again! The state of Utah has a month packed full of county fairs to end it with the State Fair in September! Each local fair has a fun-filled schedule of events for the whole family! Bring the kids, come on a date night, or come with friends and family to enjoy the last days of summer together as a community. Take advantage of all the traditional fair events, vendors, carnival rides, and food!
Wasatch County Fair, Days Jul 29-Aug 6th
The traditional hometown fair will be going on all week with events each day across the county. Rodeos, demolition derby, pool party, shows, classes, parade, fireworks, and more. Come learn, have fun, and support local entertainers and 4-H competitors. Check out the complete schedule here.
Utah County Fair, Aug 4th-Aug 6th
Come enjoy the Utah County Fair! The entrance and parking are FREE! Bring your family and friends to enjoy all of the spectacular events, yummy This year our free events will be a western night rodeo, open ranch versatility show, car show, antique tractor pull, and entertaining main stage events all day long. Purchase tickets here to our paid events! The monster truck night and demolition derby you don’t want to miss out on.
Tooele County Fair, Aug 4th-Aug 6th
This is a fair you don’t want to miss out on! A weekend pack full of excitement, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Events include a carnival, broncs and bulls, demolition derby, and a softball tournament on top of all the entertainment events! See the lineup here!
Summit County Fair, Aug 6th- Aug 13th
Looking for a small hometown fair to attend this year? This is the fair to attend! Hometown cowboys and beauty queens are the real deal in Coalville, Utah. From a rodeo, little buckaroo rodeo to the demolition derby your hometown fair expectations will be met! Did you know that you can camp on the fairgrounds? Take the opportunity to enjoy a full week of activities and fun while camping at the fair! For more information click here!
Weber County Fair, Aug 10th-Aug 13th
Weber County is celebrating its 34th year of hosting a county fair. The Weber County Fair has been ranked as one of the best and largest fairs across the state of Utah. Some of the entertainment events this year include bullfights, horse pulls, demolition derby, UYRA finals, and rodeos. Find out the dates for each event here.
Cache County Fair, Aug 10th – Aug 20th
The Cache County Fair is celebrating its 143rd year of this fair. Events include a rodeo, a rodeo queen contest, and mutton busting. Plenty of exhibitors, food, and musical entertainment too. For more information, click here.
Duchesne County Fair, Aug 12th
Duchesne has a fair unlike any other. Alongside their traditional events, they have some unique events, not every fair does. This year they are featuring pig wrestling, cowboy mounted shooting, a car show, parade, petting zoo, triathlon, and so many other events. Find out more here.
Rich County Fair, Aug 15th-Aug 20th
Looking to enjoy and participate in traditionally country celebrations? Rich County Fair is the place to be! Come participate and watch barrel racing, team roping, junior rodeo, Dutch oven cook-off, roping dummy contest, mosquito 5k, parade, and concert. See the fair lineup here.
Uintah County Fair, Aug 17th-Aug 20th
Uintah is hosting a wide variety of unique events for the whole family. The kids will love the rabbit show, candy drop, fireman challenge, dwarf car show, dog show, and monster truck show. Your kids will be begging to go back next year. Find out more here!
Iron County Fair, Sep 1st-Sep 5th
Activities for the whole family! This year Iron County is hosting a disc golf tournament that will be played through the weekend. Along with the tournament, there will be a 5k walk for those who don’t like to run, a 5k run for the avid runners, a rodeo, a parade, and much more. Find more details here!
And to finish off the fair season, the Utah State Fair…
Utah State Fair, Sep 8th- Sep 18th
This is a year you don’t want to miss out on. With our Bullfrog Spas Concert Series lineup, you’ll want to be at the fair every night! This year the Utah State Fair presents Disney Princess- The Concert, Cole Swindell, Jeff Dunham Seriously!? And Flo Rida. Purchase your tickets here! Entertainment for the whole family! Support your local farmers and 4-H participants that have made it to the State Fair! Enjoy food, carnival rides, and exhibits all day!
Additional County Fairs
Kane County Fair, Aug 6th-Aug 13th
Morgan County Fair, Aug 3rd-Aug 6th
Box Elder County Fair, Aug 23rd-Aug 27th
Beaver County Fair, Aug 25th-Aug 27th
Juab County Fair, Aug 6th-Aug 13th
Piute County Fair, July 25th-July 30th
San Juan County Fair, Aug 1st-Aug 6th
Sanpete County Fair, Aug 19th-Aug 27th
Sevier County Fair, Aug 8th-Aug 13th