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Weber County Fair kicks off Wednesday: ‘This is Weber County’s party’

By Tim Vandenack - | Aug 8, 2023
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Kids ride a mechanical bull ride at the Weber County Fair in Ogden on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
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People enjoy the Weber County Fair on Friday Aug. 12, 2022.

OGDEN — Get ready for multiple food options, livestock, bounce houses and more.

The Weber County Fair starts on Wednesday, going through Saturday. “This is Weber County’s party,” Weber County Commissioner Jim Harvey said.

Activities go from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day and among the special entertainment will be a bicycle motocross presentation, the Go Green BMX Show, and a trampoline demonstration, the Flippenout Trampoline Show. Those shows, plus the Big Air Insanity Freestyle Motocross presentation, will be offered in what’s dubbed the Adrenaline Zone stages north of the riding arena.

Carnival rides, a feature in the 2021 and 2022 Weber County Fair installations, won’t be back, Harvey said. Their return in 2021 came after an absence at the fair of around a decade. However, fair officials have an alternative to give kids a rush of adrenaline, Harvey said — a “huge, massive bounce facility.”

Monster Bounce, at $10 a head for those 4 and up, features “23,000+ square feet of nonstop inflatable fun,” according to its website.

Among the featured entertainment will be a rodeo in the outdoor stadium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, free with fair admission. Activities requiring additional ticketing are bullfights on Friday and the demolition derby on Saturday, which is already sold out, according to Harvey.

The Weber County Junior Livestock Program is another featured fair activity, allowing kids and teens to showcase the cows, sheep and other critters they’ve been raising. Beyond that, there will be plenty of vendors, food stands and other entertainment and presentations. “This is fantastic, family-friendly fun in a safe environment that provides wholesome entertainment,” Harvey said.

On Wednesday, admission is $2 with a food donation to Catholic Community Services. Admission is also $2 on Thursday with a donation of a school supply to Weber School District.


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