Old and new traditions combine for Cache County Fair and Rodeo 2012

An invitation to everyone inside and outside of Cache County to attend the 2012 Cache County Fair and Rodeo has been extended by County Clerk and Fair Manager Jill Zollinger.  On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday, Zollinger said the theme this year is “Livin’ the Dream” and she feels that applies to everyone living in the area.

The 2012 Cache County Fair opens to the public on Thursday and runs through Saturday but a lot of exhibits were entered Tuesday. Zollinger said the Cache County fairgrounds are the most beautiful in the state and the fair is going to be great.

“There’s a lot of good food and entertainment,” Zollinger said. “The entertainment is free. We will have a carnival. The carnival does cost. And then we have a rodeo each night, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.”

Zollinger says the carnival, provided by Brown’s Amusement, starts operating Thursday and, until they are gone, people can purchase all-day tickets at discount prices through the clerk’s office.

Once again a rodeo will be staged Thursday, Friday and Saturday in connection with the Cache County Fair. Rodeo Chairman Lamont Poulsen said it is a family-friendly environment and Thursday is Family Night with family discount prices.

Friday is designated “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night and a lot of people will be wearing pink that night, including the rodeo committee. Poulsen said it’s part of the nationwide “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” effort to fight breast cancer.

“There isn’t a family, as I have been involved with this, that isn’t involved in breast cancer one way or another,” Poulsen said. “So we’ve been really proud to be involved with that.

“The money that has been raised goes to our local cancer research here in Logan.”

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday with Zollinger, Poulsen said it’s going to be another great rodeo and starting time is 8 p.m. each evening.  Pre-rodeo events begin at 7:30 p.m.

Brown’s Amusement is also sponsoring the headline entertainment this year for the fair – country music star Doug Stone. Stone has had a dozen hit singles and millions of album sales. He performs on the final evening of the fair, Saturday night at 8 p.m.

Zollinger said there is a new event this year at the fair that should prove to be popular: a dog show.

“It’s a 4H dog competition and show,” Zollinger explained. “It will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s an entry fee of $3.”

Zollinger said the new addition will be exciting.

“The competition and show will be on the east grassy area, if you’re familiar with the fairgrounds, over by the pony rides. So it should be fun to watch, fun to participate in.”

Zolinger said dogs have been down to the site practicing their obstacles. For more inforation on the fair and rodeo you can visit <a href=”http://www.cachecounty.org/fair” target=”_blank”>www.cachecounty.org/fair</a>

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