OGDEN -- Organizers have the schedule pretty much set for the 2011 Weber County Fair, and few new attractions will be in the lineup.
The Weber County Fair Advisory Board discussed the new attractions and shared updates on the fair Wednesday at the Golden Spike Events Center. The fair is scheduled for Aug. 10-13.
This year a wakeboard competition and a Big Foot display will be held at the Outdoor Stadium on Aug. 12 to go along with favorites such as the demolition derby.
However, after months of negotiations, another proposed event, a zip-line over the fair grounds, probably will not be available because of insurance complications.
"Our goal is always to attract up-to-date, interesting new attractions for all walks of life," board Chairman Mike Mathieu said. "We try to provide a bit of pizzazz and entertainment for everyone."
Local bands, instead of big-name national acts, will provide the nightly musical entertainment for the Grandstand Concerts. Mathieu said the local bands receive the same attendance and do not cost as much.
"It's just not the best environment for a big concert," Mathieu said.
This year's acts include the classic rock band Kap Brothers, an Eagles tribute band, T Minus 5 and Blue Sage Band.
As for the traditional fair fare, board member Donna Carter said the participation numbers for the Junior Livestock have increased, with more children entering hogs and steers than last year.
Promotions for the fair will begin this weekend as well, with billboards to be erected on Interstate 15. Bus ads will begin to circulate next week, and on-air promotions will begin on the radio and television Aug. 1.
During the meeting, the fair approved the lyrics to the song that will play on the radio, featuring a chorus stating, "It ain't quite right, but it's totally fair. (Weber County Fair.)"
The advisory board will have its final meeting before the fair on Aug. 4.