Utahns love their Utah State Fair, and the 2015 edition was no exception. Despite a few days of rain, including a downpour on Wednesday, Sept. 16, the 2015 Utah State Fair was a rousing success.
“The rain did not dampen the interest of the fairgoers,” said Ted Lewis, the Fairpark Interim Director. “This year’s Fair featured amazing entertainment for the many Utahns who attended, and we were proud to host the thousands of entries in the various arts and crafts, livestock and other competitions.”
This year 's Utah State Fair provided new entertainment as well as the old classics. The newest addition to this year’s Fair was the Royal Hanneford Circus that astonished the crowd with rare and exotic “painted” camels, motorcycle death globe, acrobats, the famous Big Apple Circus – Grandma the Clown, and much more. Kachunga and the Alligator Show thrilled the audience as a real American bushman dared to step foot into the watery domain of the alligator!
The Fair is proud to have hosted the Smithsonian Institute’s travelling exhibit – Searching for the Seventies, an EPA commissioned project to capture the cultural and environmental impact of the 70s.
Not only was this year's Fair a great place for entertainment, but also an excellent place for some delicious food. This year's official fair food was the Tubby On A Stick–deep-fried mac n’ cheese on a stick, presented by local food truck Fat Kid Mac N’ Cheese. The Utah's Own Food Court provided many great meals, including barbecue, Navajo tacos and much more. Also popular at the Fair were funnel cakes and deep fried delicacies such as oreos, Twinkies, Nutella, poutine. The turkey legs and the Hawaiin barbecue were as always a big hit!
With growing sponsorships, great attendance, and the general support of the community and Utahns alike, the 2015 Utah State Fair has been another success! “We are already making plans for a great Fair next year!” remarked Ted Lewis. “The Fair is thriving more now than ever, and is sure to be a favorite of Utahns for years to come.”