Davis County Fair theme announced: 'It's Elefun'

Thursday , June 06, 2013 - 1:08 AM

FARMINGTON — Make room. This year’s theme for the Davis County Fair is: “It’s Elefun.”

The theme, revealed Tuesday to the Davis County Commission, is a play on words, where this year’s big animal attraction for the fair will be an Asian elephant encounter.

The fair is set for Aug. 14-17 at the Davis County Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, in Farmington.

The commission in February approved an $8,000 contract with NV Events & All Attraction of Tampa, Fla., to bring an elephant exhibit to the fair.

“This is exciting, because you don’t see elephants walking around in Davis County,” Commissioner Louenda Downs said.

In addition to the elephant encounter, which will offer elephant rides, this year’s fair will feature Bingo and two hypnotist shows, said Alli Barnes, Davis County Fair coordinator.

Generally the fair schedules one hypnotist show each year, Barnes said, but because of the popularity of the act, a hypnotist will be presented Aug. 15 and Aug. 17. The times of those shows has yet to be determined, but the shows will be held sometime during the evening hours, she said.

Admission to the fair is free. There is a minimal charge for parking.

Food donations for area food banks will be accepted to further reduce the charge for parking, Barnes said.

This year’s fair will also feature popular returning acts such as America’s Diving Dogs, two nights of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeo and the demolition derby.

The rodeo, scheduled for Aug. 16-17, and derby, scheduled for Aug. 14, are ticketed events.

Davis County Commissioner John Petroff Jr. said a lot of time goes into organizing the fair, with officials beginning work on the fair the day after each fair concludes.

The Davis County Fair was established in 1929.

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