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Adventure Guide: Rope, ride and revel

East Side traditions offer family fun, small-town flair

Sarah Brown of Baggs, Wyoming rides Spidermonkey during the women's saddle bronc riding during the annual Summit County Fair's PRCA Rodeo in Coalville Saturday evening, August 10, 2019.
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Put on your cowboy boots and belt buckles. The Summit County Fair is back.

After COVID-19 forced the cancellation of last year’s event, the fair is scheduled from Aug. 6-14 and promises to be better than ever, offering Summit County residents and visitors a fun-filled week of activities.

The fair, held primarily in Coalville, is one of the county’s most treasured traditions, spotlighting our agricultural heritage and providing everything one would expect from a small-town fair.



Professional rodeo? Down and dirty. Demolition derby? Hard hitting and action packed. Parade? What would a county fair be without one?

Those are just a few of the events that will be held over the nine-day fair. Also planned are the Miss Summit County Pageant, 4-H exhibitions, art showcases, a little buckaroo rodeo and a junior livestock sale. There will also be carnival games, food booths and — we saved the best for last — a beer, wine and spirits garden.



Admission to the fair itself is free, but tickets are required for the PRCA rodeo and demolition derby — and they go fast, so don’t wait until the day of if you’re interested in getting in on the action.

Whether you’re a longtime Summit County resident who’s attended the fair for years or someone who’s visiting Park City for the first time, this year’s event is not to be missed. It’ll be a heckuva good time and leave us counting down the days until the fair in 2022.

OAKLEY RODEO IS BACK IN THE SADDLE

Fireworks, baseball, parades: These are the makings of any Fourth of July weekend, but Summit County residents and visitors can add one more to the list — the annual Oakley Rodeo.

Recognized as one of the top rodeos in the West, the Oakley Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cow- boys Association and offers a quintessential small-town rodeo experience. Spectators are treated to four nights of action (plus fireworks), kicking off July 1 and continuing on July 2, 3 and 5. More information can be found at oakleycity.com/rodeo.


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