LOGAN – It was another successful year for the Cache County Fair and Rodeo, according to a report at Tuesday night’s county council meeting.
Rodeo Chairman LaMont Poulsen said the rodeo was a sell out thanks in part to reserved seating and “top contestants in the rodeo every night.”
The county event fell on one of the biggest rodeo weekends of the year, stated Poulsen, so attracting top contestants was key.
“We paid out just under $110,000 this year in prize money. We stayed within budget and our revenue that came in showed that we pretty much paid for everything and there was some excess there, too,” he said.
There were “great Improvements” on the fair side of the event, according to Fair Manager Lane Parker.
A new computer program was up and running and that helped speed up the process for those submitting entries, Parker said.
Securing the Bellamy Brothers helped “step up our level of entertainment.” Parker added that fewer vendors and quality 4-H judges were a plus.
“It cost a little more money to get quality judges,” said Parker. “A couple really stepped up to the mark, moved it faster and the youth came away with a really good experience.”
Students from Logan High School volunteered to clear tables, take out the trash and help with parking, one area that needs tweaking, admitted Parker.
“Our biggest heartache is parking,” he said. We “still need to see how we are going to address that. We are looking for suggestions on how to change that up.”
Council members watched a short video of this year’s event. It will be used for marketing purposes next year.
“It was a wonderful, wonderful event this year,” stated Council Chair Karl Ward.