Displays of old farm equipment, including balers, tractors and other items will give the 1998 Utah State Fair a new - and old - look, fair officials say.
Farm families from around the state will provide "The Old Iron" exhibit, fair coordinator Judy Duncombe said Thursday.And Heritage Tractor & Equipment Co., Murray, will bring in new John Deere pieces and other equipment that will also be displayed on the fair's grass-covered center mall.
A new line of compact utility tractors, balers, swathers (hay mowers) and a wide variety of lawn and grounds care equipment will be shown during the fair, said Greg Johnson, a salesman at the Murray firm.
The 1998 fair, which opens at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, for an 11-day stand, will also have an added feature this year in four World Pro Wrestling matches beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.
Fairgoers who attended wrestling matches years ago in the old fairgrounds Coliseum will have a chance to reminisce as they watch "Jake the Snake Roberts," "Doink the Clown," "Greg the Hammer Valentine" and others in wrestling matches at the grandstand.
Those purchasing tickets to the wrestling matches or other evening grandstand entertainment during the fair will be admitted to all other fair events. Regular fair admission is $6 for adults, $5 for those 62 and older and $4 for children 6 through 16. Children 5 years of age and younger will be admitted free to the fair.
Wrestling match tickets may be purchased at the fair ticket trailer on the west end of the fairpark's main parking lot at 200 N. 1000 West. The trailer is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets for wrestling are $12, if purchased in advance, and $15 the day of the show. Each ticket has a 50-cent service charge.
A PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) rodeo will be held during the first four nights of the fair. There is no additional charge to attend the rodeo.