Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
John Green of Midvale fires up his newly restored 1952 International Harvester Super C tractor, which he'll show at the fair.

FARMINGTON — The blue ribbons have been placed. The tents are up. Vendors are setting up shop in what will be their homes for the next four days.

Hay bales have been strategically placed. Davis County Jail inmates have primped the lawns. Rides are being assembled and the lumberjacks' saws are sharp.

And at noon today, Davis County will raise the curtain on yet another county fair.

If you haven't had a chance to attend the Davis County Fair, this is your chance to "Start Your Love-A-Fair."

The fair runs from today through Saturday, and tonight's events will culminate with a fireworks show around 9:30.

"There's something for everybody at the Davis County Fair," said Curtis Koch, assistant director of the Davis County Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West in Farmington.

Fair organizers didn't book any major musical acts because costs of bringing those groups to Farmington have skyrocketed.

Instead, Koch booked the Florida-based Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show to wow audiences with quick chain-saw carving, log rolling, crosscut sawing, hot saw racing and ax throwing.

The lumberjacks will perform three shows each day of the four-day fair.

Admission to the fair is free, as are most events.

There are the pony rides, juggling shows, a hypnotist, magician, watermelon-eating and pie-eating contests, petting zoo, baby show, science discovery tent and Rock Band tournament.

A complete list of fair events is available online at www.daviscountyutah.gov.

But fairgoers will have their choice of a few ticketed events, too, including a demolition derby tonight and Thursday and a PRCA rodeo Friday and Saturday nights. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Children 3 and under are free for those events.

If you go:

The Davis County Fair runs today through Saturday.

Where: Davis County Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington

Admission: Free to most events

Events: Fireworks tonight at 9:30 p.m. Lumberjack show three times daily

Ticketed events: Demolition derby, $10 adults, $5 youth, 3 and under free, tonight and Thursday, 7:30 p.m. PRCA Rodeo, $10 adults, $5 youths, 3 and under free, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.


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