Arts and Culture
Thu August 8, 2013
Cache County Fair kicks off Thursday
It’s time for carnivals, clowns and cotton candy in Logan where the 134th Cache County Fair gets underway Thursday and runs through Saturday.
Organizers say they’re expecting big crowds through the three-day event. Everything from fine art to blue ribbon dairy cows will be on display. Fair manager and spokeswoman Jill Zollinger says there’s something for everyone.
“There’s a lot going on,” she said. “We’ve got some great entertainment coming and it’s all free. It’s free admission into the fairgrounds, and the entertainment on the grassy area and on the main stage is all free.”
The rodeo takes place each night at 8 p.m., along with more than a dozen entertainment events throughout the day and plenty of food vendors. Cache County’s fairgrounds are among the most unique in the state. The 48-acre site is covered with grass and large shade trees and features an open creek. The facility is used year-round for equine events, dog shows and community gatherings.
Zollinger says community support for the county fair remains strong and says patrons look forward to the event each year.
“It’s the people in our community that support it and make it what it is,” she added. “I think everyone kind of remembers from their childhood coming to the fair. There’s the rides and depending on what they like, they come back each year.”
According to historical documents, the fairgrounds have had a storied past. The site has been home to rodeos, dog races and at one point in the 1940s, a prisoner of war camp.