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Fair kicks off August 1 with ‘Born in a Barn’ Theme


“One of the new events we have this year are the mini-buckers and mini-bulls on Friday night,” Julie Webb, Carbon County Fair administrator said. “It will start at 7 p.m.”

The Carbon County Fair will be held between August 1-8, and although there are some The theme for the 94th annual Fair is “Born in a Barn”.

This year the Grand Marshall of the Fair will be FFA and 4-H graduating seniors from the Carbon County school system. Webb said another event that is new is the tractor driving contest.

“That is a combination of a written test and an actual driving test with a small tractor and a trailer,” Webb said.

The demolition derby will still be held on Saturday.

“We got a variance that allows us to have 1500 people for the demolition derby,” Webb said. “The tickets will be sold online through the Platte Valley Community Center. We expect it to sell out quickly.”

An event that has appeared at the Fair before, but hasn’t occurred in some time, is table-scaping. The activity has already been sold out. Contestants design a themed setting for a table. The Carbon County Visitors Council is helping sponsor this event.

“The table-scaping is sort of new because it hasn’t been done in some years,” Webb said. “The contestant picks a category to decorate your table and there must be two place settings. All the rules are on our website. We are really happy with the response. It will be judged by Tony (O’Brien) General Manager from Little America, Cheryl Munro from Pro Start and Larry Moore a former teacher from Carbon County.”

She said there will be precautions taken to keep the crowds safe from COVID-19.

“We are robustly dealing with public health in every way to keep our crowds safe and the kids safe,” Webb said. “We will have all the standard COVID safeguards in place; we will have hand washing stations we will have stand alone hand sterilizing dispensers and we will be spraying everything down after each livestock show.”

She said there will be a lot to see this year even with COVID putting a damper on crowds.

“We are looking forward to the livestock sale,” Webb said. “We have a huge number of steers this year. The rodeo on Thursday night will be fun. I believe we are going to offer a great Fair this year.”

Webb appreciates that many gatherings like the Fair have been canceled throughout the state and is happy that hasn’t happened to the Carbon County Fair.

“I hope everyone comes and checks it out, because remember a lot of the Fair is for the kids,” Webb said. “It is going to be a great time and we are happy to provide this event for the county.”


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