Get Back to Your Country Roots at the Emery County Fair This Week


The Emery County Fair’s annual baby contest will take place on Friday, Aug. 2. Registration will be that day from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Judging will begin at 11 a.m.

Contestants will be divided into age categories with separate categories for boys and girls. Age categories are as follows: newborn to six months, seven months to 11 months, one-year-old division and two-year-old. Contests are judged on personality, attire, appearance, contentment and interaction with judges.

The judges’ decisions are final. Children must be supervised at all times.

BK’s and Genco will be sponsoring a lamb fry on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the pavilion. Entertainment will be provided by the Route 10 band. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Travis Quinn family, a resident of East Carbon who is battling stage 4 cancer of the colon and GI tract.

Bring your pet to see if it can win a prize. The pet contest will be location located at the indoor arena on Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. For more information, please contact Shauna Ellis at (435) 720-6599.

Laser tag will be played at 2 different times. First, there will be a course set up on the ball fields on Friday, Aug. 2 from 12 to 6 p.m.  Everyone welcome.Then, “Last Man Standing” laser tag begins on Friday night at 9 p.m. south of the sand volleyball pit.  The last man standing will earn a $65 gift card for paintball rental (six guns, air, masks and 200 paintballs for each gun). Contest open to ages 14 and above. Meet by the sand volleyball pit.

Come have fun in the sand. Rally up a team or come and join a team there. Check in is at 7:30 p.m. and games start at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2.

Exhibits will be on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, Aug. 1 ONLY!

Come get an EXTRA bingo card for $1,000 Bingo by participating in the exhibits on Wednesday or Thursday. Participate in a five-item scavenger hunt (18 years and older) and you’ll be able to have TWICE the chance of being the winner of $1,000. Kids (17 and younger) that participate in the scavenger hunt in the exhibit hall will receive a prize!

The special needs talent show will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m.  Please contact McKette Sitterud at (435) 650-6636 for more information.

Come join us for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Friday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. Meet at the east side of the pavilion and look for Scott Labrum. The games will be played on Carney Lane (between the pavilion and the rodeo grounds). Each member of the winning team receives a new basketball.

Everyone is invited to come join the fun right after the parade on Saturday morning (Aug. 3). Meet under the canopy on the south side of the sand volleyball pit. It will be tons of fun to participate and to watch!

Food vendors at this year’s Emery County Fair (excluding food trucks) will be located inside the metal Emery Recreation building in Castle Dale on Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3. This year’s vendors include Forbidden Fruit, Sweet Haven Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich, RKidz Icee, Canyon’s Icee, Stewart’s Smoked Ribs, KP Kitchen Panini Sandwich, Crepe Expectations, Bakers Pizza and Tasty Treats, Jurassic Taco, Big Daddy Twist Pork Sandwich and Chicken Sliders, Temptasian Chinese Food, Rosa Green Chili Burritos and Nachos, Healy Food and Vending, and Navajo Taco Truck.

Remember to bring your children to the park IMMEDIATELY after the parade for 18 children’s games. Fourteen of them will be by the visitor center (between Castle Dale Main Street and the sand volleyball pit):

Sand Safari, Candy in the Sawdust, Plinko, Roller Bowler, Ring Toss, Ginormous Bubbles, Tic Tac Throw, Strike Zone, Football Toss, Donut Eating Contest, Hula Hoop Throw, Soda Toss, Gold Fish, What Are the Chances

The four other games will be: 1. Water baseball—ages 14 and younger (south of volleyball pit and north of pavilion);  2. Dunking machine from 11 a.m. to 1 by the playground; 3. Fish Rodeo (get in the pool of water and catch a real live trout—and take it home and cook it for dinner). Meet west of the pavilion; 4. Races (between the pavilion and sand volleyball pit). Children races will be held at 12 p.m..

Teen and adult races will be at 12:30 p.m. in the same place.

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