It’s the Weekend – August 9-12, 2018

It’s fair and rodeo time in Cache County! But if the fair isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty to do and see this weekend.

Cache County Fair and Rodeo

The Cache County Fair and Rodeo grounds are a beehive of activity this weekend. Thousands of entries in dozens of categories are judged, from animals to home arts, 4-H to photography. And it’s in a new layout with the new Cache County Events Center. There is also live entertainment on the main stage each night, carnival games and rides from Brown’s Amusements, and of course the rodeo each night Thursday, Friday and Saturday with pre-rodeo starting at 7:30, and the main rodeo starting at 8.

Cirque Italia

See contortionists in a bubble high above the air, high-flying acrobats and maybe even a dinosaur at Cirque Italia.  It’s all performed over a 35,000 gallon water stage at the Cache Valley Mall Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

ASSERT Anniversary

Autism Support Services: Education, Research and Training – also known as ASSERT – is celebrating its 15 year reunion celebration Friday at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will be held south of the new Sorensen Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence building at USU. There will be a potluck dinner, games and activities for the entire family.

Concerts

Have you had a chance to enjoy any of the Noon Music at the Tabernacle this summer? This Friday at 7 p.m. is a special Final Encore Concert. It will feature the best of the best from this summer’s performers.

Or you could hear another type of ensemble performance. The Cache Theatre Company presents The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Utah Theatre. Webber celebrates his 70th birthday this year, as well as the 30th anniversary of the Broadway mega-hit Phantom of the Opera. It will be an evening of songs from his most popular musicals.

Race / Bike Ride

The 5th annual First Dam Pancake Run is this Saturday, but it begins and ends in a new location. The 10K and 5K run begins and ends at Merlin Olsen Central Park this year, with delicious pancakes waiting for you at the finish line. 100% of the proceeds go to the ASSERT autism program at USU.

If you don’t want to run, but would rather bike, the Randy Wirth Half Century Ride is this Saturday. It begins at 7 a.m. at Caffe Ibis on Federal Avenue. Be Safe Be Seen is the theme of this year’s non-competitive ride that takes cyclists along Randy’s favorite routes in Cache Valley.

Suicide Prevention

Break the Silence of suicide and bullying by attending a special event in Tremonton on Saturday. The event is for the community, by the community and takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Jeanie Stevens Sports Park. There will be resource booths, information sessions, food, face painting, live entertainment and even a kickball tournament.

Warehouse Sale Fundraiser

The CAPSA Warehouse Sale is this Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1057 West 130 South in Logan. They will be selling new donated products from Icon, Malouf, CampChef, TruBeauty, and more. All the money raised will benefit CAPSA, which is a nonprofit domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape recovery center.

If you’d like to know more details about any of these events going on this weekend, check out our Community Calendar. Have an event coming up that you’d like others to know about? List it here.

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