County Fairs celebrate a sense of community by honoring the hard work and talents of local farmers, growers, artists, and musicians. Each year folks from all over Wasatch County bring their prized vegetables, livestock, and crafts to display them at the Event Center, while the musicians and other performers take to the stage, all in an effort to claim the top spot and a chance to go onto the state fair later in the fall.
With so many different things to see and full list of the schedule that can be found online, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite activities to go see.
Things to See –
Demolition Derby – If you were one of the lucky ones to have scored a ticket to one of the hottest shows in town, count yourself lucky. The tickets sold out within the first hours they went on sale. As one of the most popular derbies in the state, you’re guaranteed to see some hard hitting and exciting action!
Party in the Park – Who doesn’t like free food? I know I do! The Party in the Park is put on by the County Council and is a fun night for the family. Take the night off from the kitchen with free hot dogs, drinks, and watermelon from 6 to 9 pm.
Main Street Parade – Main Street in Heber will be shut down to make way for the annual Fair Days Parade. There is something fun about watching little kids get excited to see all the different floats, and of course, scurrying around to get the candy they throw out. Bring your family, and your smile, to the Fair Days Parade.
Mountain Valley Stampede Rodeo – I think there is no better place to watch a rodeo in the state than in the Heber Valley. I love the cool evenings and seeing the sun sent over Wasatch Mountains from the stadium. If you’re new to Heber and never been to a rodeo, come see the one put on in your own backyard. The cowboys and cowgirls put on a great show of toughness and talent as they compete. FIREWORK SHOW AFTER!
Finally, don’t forget the carnival going on all week, and the livestock and other crafts on display in the event center. Even if you have never been to a county fair before, it’s worth it to at least come down to the Wasatch County Event Complex and South Field Park to walk around to take in the sights, sounds, and sweet smells of celebration of tradition.