Fair events begin Aug. 20

‘Fun for the Whole Herd’ will include live concert

The Sanpete County Fair, seen here the last time it happened in 2019, kicks off this month.

MANTI—It feels like summer in Sanpete County; the weather is hot; the reservoirs are low; and the Sanpete County Fair is back Aug. 20-28 in full splendor, with jars of fruits, groomed livestock, beef dinners, tractor shows, horse pulls, parades, clowns, rodeos and even a live country western music concert.

For the first time in 20 plus years, the Sanpete County Fair has booked a live country music act, said spokesperson Amanda Bennett. On Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the arena, Utah’s own Charlie Jenkins and country music star Ned LeDoux will take the stage.

Last year was a disappointment when the fair was cancelled due to COVID, Bennett said. But support for this year’s event, with the theme “Fun for the Whole Herd,” has been great, as many sponsors have stepped up and participation has been phenomenal.

The fair starts Aug. 20 with the Fireman’s Challenge and ends on Saturday, Aug. 28, with the RMPRA Rodeo, Broken Heart Rodeo Company. Felix Santana will perform with his dancing horse and the rodeo clown is amazing, she said.       

With the Delta variant of COVID still circulating around the state, patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets online. Tickets will still be sold at the gates, but it will be easier and faster to get them online, she said. Sanitizing precautions have been taken this year, she said. Hands-free scanners and disinfectants will be used, she said.

For more information and to purchase online tickets, visit sanpetecountyfair.net.