Entertainment and fun accompany annual fair and rodeo

The Cache County Fair opens Thursday and continues through Saturday at the fairgrounds. Fair Manager and Cache County Clerk Jill Zollinger says many of the exhibits have been made by hand and there is also entertainment. 

Thursday night is the Cache Idol competition at 6 p.m. and Mile Marker Six at 8:30 p.m. Friday features the Cache Idol winners from 5-6 p.m.

“We’ve got Mark Gibbons from 6-7 and Just Friends from 7-8 and then Rough Stock from 8:30-11,” Zollinger explains. “For Saturday night we have Just Friends from 6-7 then a group called the Red Head Express.

“I’ve heard a lot of good things about them. They will be performing from 7:30-9. After the Red Head Express we’ll have from 9:30-11:30 we’ll have Reckless Uprising.”

Zollinger says the rodeo starts each night at 8 p.m. with pre-rodeo events beginning at 7:30. She says the food vendors are better than ever this year and encourages people not to forget the elephants – they are coming back and they will do three shows each day.

Another highlight of the fair has been a relatively new addition. Saturday, August 13 is the last day of the fair but it is also the day for Raysha’s Run: Racing for a Cure. The race begins at 7 a.m. and those participating meet at the Renegade Sports booth at the fairgrounds.

Zollinger says it is a 5K walk/run/roll and the proceeds will remain in Cache Valley to fund mammograms.

“It’s a fun run. We’ve had a lot of good participation. Early registration includes a t-shirt. They also get a swag bag. If they are interested in signing up they can go to <a href=”http://www.rayshasrun.com” target=”_blank”>rayshasrun.com</a>.”

Zollinger explains that the race was named for the late Raysha Gladfelder-Nielsen who was killed in a snowmobiling accident several years ago.

A total schedule of events can be found on the <a href=”https://www.cachecounty.org/fair/” target=”_blank”>Cache County website</a>.

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