New adds to old at Davis County fair

Aug 12 2012 - 10:28pm

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Last year’s pie eating contest at the Davis County Fair.
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Last year’s pie eating contest at the Davis County Fair.

FARMINGTON -- Some old favorites and some new country music, along with a shallow pool of stingrays, are a few of the highlights scheduled for this year's Davis County Fair.

The fair, with a theme of "Fairadise," runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington.

Admission to the four-day event is free, although a few of the acts -- two nights of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, the demolition derby and a concert by rising country star Katie Armiger -- are ticketed events and do include a charge, Davis County Legacy Event Center Director Dave Hansen said.

"There is one ticketed event per evening; the rest is free," Hansen said.

The demolition derby at 8 p.m. Wednesday costs $12 per person, while the Armiger concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday is $8.50 per person.

PRCA rodeo tickets for Friday and Saturday range from $8.50 to $13.50 per person. The rodeo begins at 8 p.m. both nights.

There is also a $5 charge per vehicle for parking on the center's grounds, Hansen said. That charge can be reduced to $3 by bringing two canned food items to the fair. Those items will then be distributed to the Family Connection Center in Clearfield.

Last year, fair attendees donated 12,855 pounds of food during the four-day event.

Hansen said other scheduled entertainment includes the group Endless Summer, a Beach Boys cover band. The band will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday.

This year, there is also a stingray exhibit.

"That is a hands-on exhibit," Hansen said.

Other activities include a performance by Ili O Polynesia of Layton. The Polynesian dancers will perform at 5:45 p.m. Friday, said Alli Barnes, Davis County Fair coordinator.

Earthwings, featuring owls, falcons and parrots, will present a demonstration and then a hands-on activity at 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Barnes said.

The fair will also feature American Diving Dogs, free pony rides, a petting zoo, pie-eating contests and more than 100 vendors, officials said.

The fair opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. daily,

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