Nine years after the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, they held their first state fair in October of 1856 then called the "Deseret Fair". Although the exhibits were described as meager, the public showed keen interest and eagerly sought space to display some of the finest products from their own homes, shops, and fields.
The Utah State Fair has continued to promote Utah and it's products with events by the Utah Dairy Council, Utah Beef Council, Utah Wool Growers Association, and the Utah Farm Bureau. "Utah's Own" Food Court features locally grown and prepared foods from around the state. The Utah State Fair strives to blend the best of Utah tradition and heritage with new technology and modern ideals.
UTAH STATE FAIR CELEBRATES 159 YEARS IN 2014