Summit County Fair

Summit County Fair

The Summit County Fair is back, August 4th to the 11th--with the usual attractions and showing off an improved fairground to boot.

Fair director Travis English said the event kicks off on Saturday the 4th with the very popular Demolition Derby, which has been sold out for a few weeks now.

The county has completed the first phase of improvements to the fairgrounds at Coalville City Park, with $5 million of upgrades, including the new Ledges Events Center.

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As part of their agenda on Wednesday, the Summit County council will celebrate the upcoming County Fair, will consider a critical national issue, and deal with other items.

The council meets at the Coalville Courthouse. The meeting will open with a review of this year’s County Fair running from August 4th to the 10th.

Deputy manager Janna Young said they’re showing off the fair’s new infrastructure, including a new event center.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Representative Kraig Powell about legislation he will introduce in the 2016 session. Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson talks about the future of Coalville's City Park now that the fairgrounds could be moving to Hoytsville. Katie Wright the Director of the Park City Community Foundation introduces the Giving Guide and Park City Lacrosse Team Members have details about how to have your Christmas tree picked up and recycled while supporting local youth.

About 70 people turned out for a meeting Tuesday night on a prospective new location for the Summit County Fair. The citizens who spoke had questions and concerns - and showed little enthusiasm for shifting the fairgrounds to a parcel on Hoytsville Road. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council has signed an option to purchase 80 acres in Hoytsville to serve as the new location for the Summit County Fair. Leslie Thatcher has more.

During the Local News Hour, we speak with Century Link about their 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) speeds.  Then Travis English who gives a review of the Summit County Fair, Rory Murphy, Park City Council candidate, and Jon Henry who talk about the Youth Speak Competition on Monday. 

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong about the  Summit County Fair and Tuesday's EPA meeting. Gary Marx, the President for the Center of Public Outreach will be the guest speaker at Monday's Community Conversation. Park City Leadership Founder Myles Rademan has details on the pending deadline to register for Class 22 and Ski Utah Director Nathan Rafferty promotes the #100DaystoWinter celebration on Friday at the Utah Olympic Park.

The Summit County Fair opens Friday afternoon and will run through August 8th. As KPCW's Rick Brough reports, it's not just for east side residents.

It's County Fair time! On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Fair Director Travis English. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce details the reasons why the Planning Commission will be forwarding a negative recommendation to City Council on the Alice Claim development. Casey Vorwaller, the Public Information Officer for the Park City Fire District has the latest on where fireworks and open fire are allowed and Kamas Mayor Lew Marchant has details about Kamas Valley Fiesta Days.

Leslie Thatcher

On Thursday's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the six-month moratorium on preservation projects on historic properties. Then Park City native Laura Lesar is back in town working on his doctoral thesis on sustainable tourism. Finally Summit County Fair Coordinator Travis English has information on how to purchase Summit County Fair Demolition Derby and Rodeo tickets before they sell out.