If your family's in a fighting mood, it might be time to hop on the lawn mower and race down to the Davis County Fair for some laughs.
This year's fair has everything from a "Family Feud"-style game to the second annual Mowdown Showdown lawn mower races and stand-up comics -- and that's just part of the fun.
The fair starts at noon Wednesday and continues 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, through Aug. 21, at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington.
Big cats are the main event at the fair, but dogs will be making a splash, too.
Tigers and their cubs are on display throughout the event. "Welch's Tiger Experience" also puts on educational shows at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
"Splash Dogs" is a competition that has dogs jumping off docks into a large pool, with some going 20 feet before they splash down. Local dogs are invited to be part of the daily competition. There will be a fee to compete, but watching is free. (Fees and rules will be posted on the fair website, www.davisfair.org.)
Humans also get to compete. "The Big Deal: Take It or Leave It!," based on television's "Deal or No Deal," starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday. "Family Face-Off" starts at 8 p.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Aug. 21; families interested in competing need to e-mail their names and date available to firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams must have four to five members, age 10 and older.
And the lawn mower races start at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Of course, the fair has the traditional baby contests, eating contests, competitions for ribbons, and more.
The Wayne Hoskins Band kicks off the main stage entertainment at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Dueling Pianos Anywhere comes to the fair at 6 p.m. Thursday. At 9 p.m. Thursday, hypnotist and comic Shawn Paulsen takes the stage. The Wiseguys Comedy Showcase starts at 6 p.m. Aug. 20, followed at 8 p.m. by country-rock band Jagertown.
Paulsen returns for a second show at 6 p.m. Aug. 21, followed at 8:30 p.m. by Dueling Pianos Anywhere.
Locals will be performing throughout the fair. Davis County's Got Talent contestants compete at 6 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Aug. 21. A "Rock Band" video game contest starts at 6 p.m. Thursday.
There is one ticketed event at 8 p.m. each day of the fair. A demolition derby is Wednesday; admission is $10. Freestyle motocross, with a ticket price of $8, is Thursday.
Friday and Saturday are rodeo nights; tickets are $5 to $15, depending on seat location.
Tickets, at $1 each, must also be purchased for carnival rides.
FatBoy is hosting an all-you-can-eat ice cream tent at 6 p.m. Thursday. Satisfy your sweet tooth for $3 per adult, or $1 for kids age 12 and younger.
For a complete fair schedule, and contest rules and applications, visit www.davisfair.org.