The annual goodbye-to-summer, welcome-to-autumn that is the Utah State Fair is now under way.
Blue-ribbon critters and crafts, carnival rides, cooking demonstrations, fine arts, kids' activities and more deliver a cornucopia of fun for the whole family.
And if you leave hungry, it will be your own fault. Fresh produce, pies, burgers and those special once-a-year fair goodies you so crave are there to tempt the most finicky palate.
The fair, which opened Thursday, gets started at 10 a.m. daily through Sept. 19 at the Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City.
Prices are $7 in advance, or $9 at the gate. Ages 5 and under get in free with an adult. Carnival rides are $21 in advance, or $25 at the carnival booth. Ride wristbands are good for one day only.
A variety of concerts at the Fairpark Grandstand, with styles ranging from soul to country to comedy, are included with the price of admission, except for Christian rock outfit MercyMe. A truck pull on Sept. 18 and a demolition derby on Sept. 19 also require an additional fee.
For advance tickets, go to www.utahstatefair.org.
7:30 p.m. today -- Boys II Men
7:30 p.m. Saturday -- Mitchell Musso
5 p.m. Sunday -- Ray Price
5 p.m. Monday -- Colgate County Showdown contest winners
7 p.m. Tuesday -- Wiseguys Comedy Night
7 p.m. Wednesday -- America
7 p.m. Thursday -- Brenn Hill
7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 -- MercyMe ($25/advance, $30/day of; price includes fair admission)
2 p.m. Sept. 18 -- Truck pull ($12 in advance, $17 day of; price includes fair admission). Also daylong Latin-flavored entertainment at Fiesta Americana.
6 p.m. Sept. 19 -- Demolition derby ($15 in advance, $20 the day of the show, price includes fair admission).