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Fair fun draws Davis County crowds
by LOUISE R. SHAW
Aug 24, 2017 | 634 views | 0 0 comments | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A crowd waits for the Sea Lion Splash show as the stars of the show check out their new surroundings at the Davis County Fair.
A crowd waits for the Sea Lion Splash show as the stars of the show check out their new surroundings at the Davis County Fair.
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FARMINGTON—Large crowds came out to “sea” the Davis County Fair during its four-day run last week. Some came for the circus, some for the contests, some for a chance to pet baby animals, some for a look at a pirate show.

And when the word got out that one vendor had sunglasses for viewing the eclipse safely, lots came just to purchase the hard-to-find protective eyewear.

“Come and Sea It!” was the theme of this year’s fair, which filled the grounds of the Legacy Events Center in Farmington from Aug. 16 to 19.

One of the popular events was the Sea Lion Splash, which featured three sea lions doing crowd-pleasing tricks. Two of them hammed it up for the cameras by posing for photos with visitors.

As is traditional, the fair included competitions in everything from gardening to quilting, from photography to cake-making. There were blue ribbons given to the best-of-show rabbits and hens, and to prize pigs and horses.

Carnival rides, vendors selling hot tubs in one booth and Egyptian vases at another, and food booths with everything from corn dogs to Korean barbeque filled the fair.

There was a pirate show, a rodeo and a circus of dancing dogs and little ponies. 

There were BMX races and a Monster Truck rally -- and Davis County residents embraced the fun.

See more about events at the fair, including a flag-retirement ceremony and the junior rodeo, throughout the pages of today’s Davis Clipper.

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