FARMINGTON — There’s something for everyone at the Davis County Fair.
This year’s event, running Aug. 13-16 at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington, will include everything from a rodeo and demolition derby to elephants and dancing princesses. Even better, many of the attractions are completely free.
“You can come to the fair, not spend a dime, and still have a fun time,” said Davis County Fair Coordinator Brooks Burr. “It’s been a tradition for years and years for many families, but at the same time we try hard to switch up attractions to keep things new and exciting.”
One of those attractions will be Magical Celebrations, a princess performing group coming to the fair Aug. 13 only. They’ll have two shows, one at noon and one at 1 p.m., then have a meet-and-greet starting at 2 p.m.
There will also be plenty of animal shows. The Great Bear Show is new this year, and will include both three daily performances and a habitat area where guests can visit throughout the day and take pictures.
The Elephant Encounter, which premiered at last year’s county fair, will also make a return. There will be three shows during the day, and in between organizers charge to ride the elephant.
“They were extremely popular last year,” said Burr. “We’re excited to have them back.”
Two major ticketed events at the fair will be the demolition derby on Aug. 15 (see complete story on page 20), and the PRCA Rodeo on Aug. 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.
Whatever activities you choose to go to, it will be easier than ever to find a place to park. The Legacy Events Center has added 500 additional parking spaces to the 550 they had last year, nearly doubling the amount available.
“Any time you get more parking within a close proximity, it’s going to make things a little more efficient,” said Burr.
Parking in the old lots will be $7, and $5 in the new, unpaved lots. Guests who bring two cans of food to donate get $2 off of all lots.
The Legacy Events Center is located at 151 S. 1100 West in Farmington. Tickets and a complete schedule can be found in the Clipper’s Davis County Fair Guide or online at www1.daviscountyutah.gov:8080/fair/fair-home.