FARMINGTON -- Those suffering from arachnophobia or ophidiophobia are not likely to line up for this one.
The Davis County Commission this week approved a $3,000 contract with Creature Encounters out of Salt Lake City. The attraction, part of the annual fair's Science Discovery Tent, will provide patrons with an opportunity to get a close look at spiders and snakes, as well as scorpions and lizards.
"We have had them for the last four years," Davis County Fair Coordinator Alli Barnes said of the attraction, which seems to be very popular with children.
"They can hold (the creatures), learn about them. It is a big hit," Barnes said of how children seem unnerved in handling the spiders and snakes.
The attraction is free to the public.
In a separate action Tuesday, the commission approved a $2,500 contract with Utah Pony, Party & Rides of Salt Lake City. The company will provide the ever-popular free pony rides for children at the fair.
The Davis County Fair is Aug. 14-17 at Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington.
Admission to the fair is free. There is a minimal charge for parking.
The two nights of PRCA rodeo and the opening night demolition derby at the fair are ticketed paid events.