Cache County Fair is a good escape from looming pandemic

Anna Stubbs spent the afternoon washing down her Herford Angus cross for the Beef Market show.

LOGAN – The Cache County Fair was off to a great start Thursday as youth with livestock and other entries gave families a good place to escape with the looming pandemic. The later in the day it got, the more people started to show.

The Exhibit Hall at the Cache County Fair has all of the 4-H entries judged and ready for the public to see.

As many people wore face masks as didn’t while at the fair.

Lane Parker, the Cache County Fair manager, was pleased with the turnout at this year’s fair so far, even with the COVID pandemic.

For the first day of the fair we got a lot of support from the county people,” Parker said. “We don’t have the typical city people that we expect to see when we have the carnival.”

He said they have a full house with county people who come to support the kids and their projects.

“We had a lot of people supporting the youth and their projects,” he said. “At the end of the day we ended up with 21 food booths and we were down to about 50 total booths, 30 of those were commercial booths.”

One of the many Flowers entered in the Cache County Fair on Thursday.

Parker said with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic he was really pleased with what he saw.

Usually, when you come to the fair people are elbow-to-elbow,” he said. “This year, so far, people can move around a little.”

Wednesday was the set-up for the full-blown fair at the event center. Thursday they finished judging the vegetables and floral culture entries.

“The number of entries was definitely down from past years and there was probably a lot of reasons for that,” Parker added. “The weather has actually been really nice with the shade and a small breeze.”

Some children float down the creek while their siblings show their livestock at the Cache County Fair on Thursday.

Floating the creek has become a major deal with the little kids, Parker said.

Krista Stokes from Mendon said the kids show their animals and then float the creek.

It’s a ton of fun and a great family tradition,” she explained. “It really captures the fun of going to the fair.”

Jonathan Galvan and Jailene Velazquez were fascinated by the goats looking for attention. At the exhibit hall parents, children and 4-H leaders were checking out the entries and the ribbons they won. Anna Stubbs spent the afternoon washing down her Herford Angus cross for the Beef Market show.

A string of 4-H kids lined up for the sheep show at the Cache County Fair on Thursday.

Elizabeth Turner one of the premium clerks she was glad the held the fair for all the kids who worked so hard raising animals to show for the fair.

“It’s fun to see them do this for the kids,” she said. “There is still a lot of interest in the livestock shows.”

It was a busy day at the Cache County Fair even without the carnival.

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11 Comments

  • Rich Merrill August 7, 2020 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Always a great event. The best part about this year’s fair is that the whiners who don’t want anyone to live their lives won’t be there. They can stay in their basements worrying about what others are doing while we’re having a good time.

    • AKH August 7, 2020 at 3:09 pm Reply

      What a mean hearted comment 😔 Just because someone feels differently about something, doesn’t mean they deserve this kind of hateful treatment.

      • Free Bird August 7, 2020 at 5:39 pm Reply

        Sometimes the truth hurts.

      • CMA August 8, 2020 at 1:39 pm Reply

        AKH thank you for being brave enough to say what many of us thought. Just because some of us are careful and care about the health of others is no reason for people to be unkind.

      • Fred Smith August 12, 2020 at 2:49 pm Reply

        I would think you would only take offense if you consider yourself a whiner

    • Pablo August 7, 2020 at 7:16 pm Reply

      You clearly do not understand the gravity of this pandemic. As a physician I can tell you that the one thing we can do for ourselves and others is wear a mask and distance ourselves. We have lost a friend and his daughter to Covid19 and anything we can do to shorten this vicious crisis should be undertaken. To call me a whiner only reflects upon you. I hope you stay well, but clearly you are not doing everything you can to accomplish that goal or protect your family.

      • Free Bird August 7, 2020 at 9:07 pm Reply

        Any loss of life is tragic to say the least. On the other hand the 2017/2018 flu season had a loss of 2.6 million lives, where were you when this loss of life was going on?

        • pablo August 8, 2020 at 6:32 am Reply

          Free Bird…typical lying to support your contention. Here is the truth..CDC estimates that influenza was associated with 45 million illnesses, 21 million medical visits, 810,000 hospitalizations, and 61,000 deaths during the 2017–2018 influenza season. Not 2.6 million deaths! World wide Seasonal flu kills 291,000 to 646,000 people worldwide each year. Fortunately we have a vaccine for seasonal flu. Covid19 is much more aggressive and potentially lethal than seasonal influenza and NO medical expert equates the two as being equal. The morbidity of Covid is in an entirely different league than influenza. Why not stay safe, distance, and wear a mask?

      • Deedee August 8, 2020 at 9:06 pm Reply

        In have two sisters who are doctors. No cases lost so far. They are naturopathic doctors. They give instructions on how to prepare should you get it instead of having their patience live in fear. Seems to be working, 100% of patience with covid recovered in their care. Maybe concentrate on that instead of the mask and social distancing that goes against human nature.

  • AO August 8, 2020 at 9:38 am Reply

    First of all what is with the dig at “the city people”. Cache valley is a great area and I don’t believe that it is full of big city types whatever that means. I am so tired of people trying to divide one another. This pandemic has certainly brought out the worst behavior in people. We are a community of people and should be in this together. It is the reason the greatest generation is labeled as such. They sacrificed to benefit the country and the world. But let’s just continue to argue and divide ourselves into competing groups that will solve our problems.

    • pablo August 8, 2020 at 2:21 pm Reply

      Totally agree…everyone is in this together and what we can do is wear a mask, distance, sanitize hands and objects and comply with local mandates. But offering up “facts” such as 2.6 million lives in a year from influenza is not just absurdly wrong, it is dangerous. This pandemic is in another league compared to influenza…like comparing a pick up truck to an Indy car.

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