Summer is coming to an end and it has gone too fast! But I do love the festivals and fairs that pop up all over the state. So much fun and a lot of nostalgia for me brings me back to when I was a kid! One of my favorite things are corn dogs – honestly you just cannot get a corn dog any where that compares to the fair. Not very good for you but what fair food is! It is the one time to let your hair down and enjoy simple pleasures.


Below I have listed some of the State Fairs – and festivals for August in and around Salt Lake City. To help you schedule some downtime for you and the kids…

Salt Lake County Fair
South Jordan
August 10 – 13
Entertainment Application, ATV Rodeo, Carnival, Concert, Contests and Activities, Cruise Night and Car Show, Demolition Derby, Dutch Oven Cook-Off, Horse Pulling, Horse Racing, International Days, Kids at the Fair, Petting Zoo, Reptile Rescue, Rodeo, Shaun Dee,
the Hypno Hick
, Talent Search 2011, Utah Valley, Aeromodelers

Balloon Festival
August 12 – 13

Bring the whole family to see the balloons fly and at dusk on Saturday enjoy food and entertainment and the glow of the balloons in the night sky.


Craft Lake City Festival
Salt Lake City
August 13

It is an outdoor arts festival that will showcase 180 artists, specializing in handmade goods. Affordably priced items like silk-screened posters, reconstructed clothing, knitted items and jewelry will be available. This Year Craft Lake City will have two stages showcasing local music and dance troupes.

Film Festival
Salt Lake City
August 18 – 21
The schedule is up and tickets are now available for the 2011 Salt Lake City Film Festival, running August 18 – 21 in downtown SLC.

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