It’s County Fair Season! Free–Or Cheap–Weekend Family Fun

It’s County Fair Season! Free–Or Cheap–Weekend Family Fun

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It’s County Fair season with a vengeance.  Go on…you know you want to see the World’s Biggest Butter Sculpture and eat something fried on a stick.  Most of the fairs are free, get all your information, make your schedule and we’ll see you at the cotton candy stand!

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7:00am: Sandy Balloon Festival–balloons launch early and activities continue through Saturday, this event is free.  Info here.

10am-10pm: Salt Lake County Fair: country artists, rodeo, livestock, all the old-school fair Awesome.  $10.00 per carload.  SL County Equestrian Center.  More info here.

12n-10pm: Summit County Fair: tons of kid’s activities, rodeo, Austin Wolfe from American Idol at 7pm. Free, more info here.

12n-9pm: The Friendly Island Festival--Tongun art, food, music and culture.  Free admission, Fairmont Park, info here.

3pm: Star Wars Afternoon-Riverton Library.  Free admission, crafts, activities and movies, ages 10-17. More info here.

5-10pm: Craft Lake City: Gallivan Center.  Art, music food, fascinating stuff you likely won’t see anywhere else-free admission.  More info here.

7-10pm: Bountiful City Summerfest: music from all over the world.  Free admission, free art projects, food and crafts to buy.  More info here.

7pm: Ogden Raptors vs. Helena Brewersmore info here.  Tickets $6-9.00

7pm: SL Bees vs. El Paso: Smith’s Ballpark.  $5-25.00.  More info here.

8pm: Free movies at Snowbird Resort–showing tonight: “Hook.” Admission is free, info here.


9am-11pm: Alphorn Festival at Solitude Resort–feel like you’re in Switzerland!  Free admission,info here.

9am-11pm: Weber County Fair: rides, animals, fair food.  $2-50.00.  Info here.

9am-4pm: Ogden Nature Center--free admission Saturday!  Guided tours, crafts and activities.  Info here.

10am-10pm: SL County Fair, $10 per carload, more info here.

10am-10pm: Carbon County Fair–Price.  Quilting, music, rodeo and food.  Info here.

10am-10pm: Juab County Fair--Nephi City, rodeo, “cupcake wars” and demolition derby.  Free admission, info is here.

10am: Adventures in Art, BYU Museum of Art in Provo, free admission, tons of family activities.  Info here.

11a-10pm: Cache County Fair, Logan.  $7-11.00, carnival, here.

Noon-10pm: Bluffdale Old West Days, Bountiful City Park, free admission, info here.

Noon-10pm: Craft Lake City at the Gallivan Center–amazing arts and crafts, food and music.  Free admission, info here.

3-10pm: Pickin’ At Park City: Bluegrass festival, beer and BBQ.  Free admission, Park City Resort.  Info here.

7-10pm: Cool Air Concert Series: Snowbird Resort.  Joshua James is playing, free admission.  Info here.

7pm: Black Diamond Divas vs. Salt Flat Fallots: roller derby, baby!  $10.00, Derby Depot SLC.  Info here.

7pm: Derek Hough Book Signing: “Lessons Learned From A Life In Motion” Utah native and “Dancing With The Stars” will talk about his life and adventures.  King’s English Book Store, SLC, free admission.  Info here.

8-10pm: Sandy City Balloon Festival--the night launch at South Towne Promenade, free admission, info here.

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9am: Wheeler Farm Farmer’s Market--free admission. Info here.

10am: Park Silly Sunday Market: Park City Main Street, free admission, info here.

12:30-5:30pm: Blues, Brews and BBQ: Snow Basin Resort, Huntsville.  Free admission, music, nature hikes and bounce houses.  Info here.

12noon-9pm: Alphorn Festival–Solitude Resort.  Feel like you’re in Switzerland!  Free admission, info here.

1pm: SL Bees vs. El Paso--Smith’s Ballpark.  $5-25.00, info here.

8pm: Arts in the Park: Wines Park, Lehi.  Free admission to the “Swing Sisters.”  Info here.

8pm: Sunday Night Concert Series--Ed Kenley Park in Layton.  Free admission, the “Dunmore Lasses” are playing–great Celtic fusion.  Info here.

Okay, I’m exhausted from putting this thing together–please add your ideas and information!  There’s always a wealth of activities on

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