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Utah State Fair 2023

One of the largest and most loved events in the state. Join the 11-day wild celebration with open-hearted locals

Dates: September 7–17, 2023

Utah State Fair
Utah State Fair
Utah State Fair

The Utah State Fair is a large celebration that lasts for 11 days at the Utah Fairpark in Salt Lake City. The festival is held every fall in early September. The fair features lots of exhibits from all over the world and visitors can find all sorts of products from agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture to various cook-offs. You can also enjoy a variety of creative arts and photography, as well as clothing.

The fairgrounds is the place to have fun and enjoy shopping, street food, and lots of attractions. You can observe dog shows and competitions, a demolition derby, a truck pull, and the PRCA Rodeo (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association). Most of the entertainment is free of charge, except for some larger concerts.

A great variety of events including Grandstand Shows, Barrel Racing, Arena Events, Kids Activities and more are at the Utah State Fair. It is perfect for both a couple's night or a day of family fun. To keep energized make sure to fuel up with the Fair signature foods like corn dog, Navajo tacos, and funnel cakes.

The Fair traditionally starts the first Thursday after Labor Day and there's no excuse not to tailor at least one day out of 11 and drop by. The opening hours vary being shorter on weekdays and extended on weekends. Generally, the fair operates from 10 am to 10 or 11 pm.

Practical info

How much are Utah State Fair tickets?

Onsite admission prices: Children (ages 5 and under) FREE; Adult (ages 13–61) $10; Senior (ages 62+) $8; Youth (ages 6–12) $8; Groups of 15 or more $7; Season Pass $40. Advance tickets are available online for a slightly lower price. Show more

How late is the Utah State Fair open?

Utah State Fair hours vary: Fridays & Saturdays 10 am–11 pm; Sundays & Mondays 10 am–10 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday noon–10 pm. Show more

Where is Utah State Fair?

The Utah State Fairpark is located outside downtown Salt Lake City. Official fairgrounds address: 155 North 1000 West SLC 84116. The main driving entrance to the Fairpark is at 200 North 1000 West. Show more

Are dogs allowed at the Utah State Fair?

Pets are not allowed on the grounds. Only service dogs and animals scheduled for exhibit or performance are allowed. Show more

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