I know we have some Utah State Fair fans on this forum, so I thought I'd share this article:
Quote:Propped up by taxpayer subsidies and plagued by diminishing community participation, the Utah State Fairpark is facing an uncertain future, and with it the destiny of the state's largest single event.
More than 300,000 people attended last year's Utah State Fair, but it wasn't enough to reverse a more than five-year trend of declining numbers.
On Wednesday, faced with some tough questions about what do with the fair, the Fairpark property and how to make it all work, lawmakers will hear the latest in a master plan study that is tapping community input and feedback from other impacted groups.
The Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Interim Committee is slated to meet at 9 a.m., when a progress report will be given on the study that is due to be completed by month's end.
One thing is clear: Early survey results show that a majority of community members want the fair to stay put, and they want the tradition to continue.