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South Jordan Journal

County Fair fetches the family fun

Aug 29, 2018 02:42PM ● By Jana Klopsch

Ike runs his horse through the junior rodeo at the Salt Lake County Fair on Aug. 11. (Travis Barton/City Journals)

By Travis Barton | travis@mycityjournals.com 

The Salt Lake County FarmFest featured dozens of events and activities at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Fairgrounds in South Jordan. 

The old Western flavor could be found in the petting zoo, pony rides, kids racing sheep and square dancing lessons. Jr. livestock shows were held in addition to barrel races and a junior rodeo. 

The three-day event also produced countless awards for creative entries in competitive exhibits such as creative arts, ceramics, fine arts, home arts sewing and needling, home arts foods, photography, rabbits, pigeons, poultry, horticulture and agriculture. 

4-H, a youth development program, also had various workshops on activities such as soap carving, gardening, sewing, decorating with rhinestones, learning about wildlife and healthy living. 

Other events included: Backyard BBQ Competition, Parade of Breeds, educational booths, races, tailgating games and even a pole vaulting competition with Utah Pole Vault Academy.