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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Utah State Fair Runs Sept 6-16

The State Fair is held at the Utah State Fairpark, located at about 1000 W North Temple in Salt Lake City. Here's a map of the park.

Organizers say the 11 days of the Fair will be "overflowing with cattle, carnival, corn dogs, cowboys and concerts- so get ready NOW for this once-a-year chance to get your fill of Fair Food and FUN!"

Grandstand entertainers include: Weird Al Yankovic on Sept 7, Tree 63 with special guest Among The Thirsty on Sept 8, Country Gold Tour on Sept 9, Grand Funk Railroad and Uncle Kracker on Sept 11, Gary Allan with special guest Whiskey Falls on Sept 12, SHeDAISY on Sept 13, Jordan Pruitt on Sept 14, Colgate Country Showdown on Sept 15, Utah's Strongest Man 2007 on Sept 16.

Other highlights are listed below. See the Fair's website for more information.

Little Hands on the Farm, Sept 6-16, 10 am - 8 pm. This is an interactive experience especially for children ages 2 to 10.

Utah's Own PRCA Rodeo, Sept 6-9

Be Ready Utah, Sept 6-9, This event is presented by the Department of Public Safety's Division of Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Services, and the Utah Commission on Volunteers. It encourages people to prepare family, church, school and business against any type of natural or human caused event.

Utah Arts Council - Utah Folk Masters, Sept 8 in the Pioneer Building, If you're intrigued by people who know how to hitch horse hair into headstalls and bosals or those who can turn a side of rawhide into beautifully braided reins, don't miss Folk Masters, a day-long celebration of Utah's best traditional artists!

Gold Wing Riders Motorcycle Display, Sept 9 in the Specialty Tent

Dairy Farmers of Utah Ice Cream Festival, Sept 10 in the Specialty Tent

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus plus Utah's Funniest Kids, tryouts are Sept 8th. Finals are Sept 10th in the Pioneer Building

Patriots Day Celebration, Sept 11. Join us to honor those who selflessly serve our state and country, including all military, law enforcement, and emergency services personnel.

Demolition Derby, Sept 16 in the Who's Your Daddy Energy Drink Arena.

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