Source: CVDaily Feed

No one is looking forward to next week’s Cache County Fair and Rodeo more than Cache County Executive Craig Buttars. When he first took office, Buttars announced that one of his priorities was to expand the use of the fairgrounds because there is much there to enjoy.

On KVNU’s For the People program Wednesday, Buttars encouraged everyone to attend the fair and participate in its activities.

“When you think about it, what other celebration do we have here in the county that involves every community in the whole valley?” Buttars asked. “They can come together to participate in this type of activity. We can do it all.

“It doesn’t cost the county, other than maintenance of the facilities. The fair and the rodeo take care of paying for themselves.”

Livestock and judging events begin earlier in the week with the fair and rodeo opening to the public Thursday, August 11 and continuing through Saturday, August 13.

The rodeo is all three nights starting with pre-rodeo events at 7:30 p.m. and the rodeo itself begins at 8 p.m. Rodeo chairman LaMont Poulsen said ticket sales have been brisk and all seats are reserved this year.

On KVNU’s For the People program Wednesday, Poulsen said it is going to be an exciting rodeo this year.

“Our barrel man this year is a local, it’s Jared Storrs,” Poulsen explained. “He’s a school teacher here. That will be good.

“We’ve brought in Persian Thunder, which is a big six-horse hitch. They’ve been at the (National Finals Rodeo). They have been nominated Act of the Year several times for the entire group. People love that.”

Poulsen said rodeo tickets are available for purchase online and at the Cache County Clerk’s Office, IFA and at Macey’s. Carnival tickets are available at Lee’s Marketplace.