‘Lucky 13’ Washington County Fair, something for everyone; STGnews Videocast and Photo Gallery

'Lucky 13' county fair has something for everyone; STGnews Photo Gallery

HURRICANE – The Washington County Fair has taken place since 1860 and every year it does not disappoint. This year’s fair, called “Lucky 13,” has proven just that.

With a variety of different events this fair has to offer, there is something for all ages.  Ranging from a rattlesnake show to a demolition derby, from a petting zoo, to a variety of carnival rides, there are multiple attractions for everyone in the family.

The home arts exhibit is where Washington County residents can enter different items like paintings, quilts, photography, and even food to be judged in a competition. This exhibit is a great way to showcase the local talent.

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Videocast by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

There are multiple booths to visit in the commercial booth building.

And the Animal Education Center invites people of all ages to interact with a variety of different animals including cattle, sheep, llamas, horses, and even a camel named Little Joe. Admission is $2 for the petting zoo.

Zion Helicopter has replaced the front lawn event, originally slated for American Thunder Motorsports to provide monster truck rides.  Instead, fairgoers are invited to go for a helicopter ride, just $29 per ride.

Entertainment and contests are always taking place. Eric Dodge will be performing on Saturday from 8-10 p.m. outdoors.

The demolition derby will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person.

There is not an entrance fee for the fair.  However, parking is $3 per car.

This fair brings people in from all over the county and provides a lot of laughter and enjoyment for those who attend.

For more information and a complete schedule of events visit washcofair.net. And see St. George News preview story, Washington County Fair ‘Lucky 13.’

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'Lucky 13' county fair has something for everyone; STGnews Photo Gallery
‘Lucky 13’ county fair has something for everyone; STGnews Photo Gallery


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  • barelyfair August 9, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    This years fair rates about the same the past 10 I’ve attended in, as a vendor, a volunteer and a patron. Maybe it’s my big town roots but the disorganization that persists never ceases to stun and amaze me. Am I alone? Honestly, I would love to hear. The exhibits and placement of vendors this year tells me that there
    Is really no learning curve in play…smoking bbq concessions smoking up the food barn (necessitating the doors be blocked open near the corrals…welcoming in heat, dust and floes), two snow cone vendors outdoors, more food vendors in the parking lot.. heavy, unmarked cabling stretched across walking paths, poor lighting between venues. The judged entry categories spoke volumes by the lack of participation…it’s hard to get enthused about displaying a patent, meticulously arranged botanical when the 1st place ribbon goes to a kid’s jelly jar entry. No monster trucks this year, due to failing to meet insurance requirements??? But, those trucks were on the advertisements…Shouldn’t that have been determined in advance of promising patrons? When are we going to hear a discussion about turning this Fair over to a professional management team? Being a faithful volunteer is commendable, but it shouldn’t trump what’s right or best. If you want a true perspective on how well the fair is going, ask a vendor who paid to be out there….other than the carnival operator…after dealing with the same ‘management’ for a decade he is a rich, angry, human.

    • barelyfair August 9, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Sorry for the typos…this was written on a mobile app

  • Tyler August 9, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I’ll never understand why the hottest fair grounds in the state holds the fair during the hottest time of the year in early August! Why not late September or sometime in October?! I know it’s been cooler than average during this year’s fair with highs only in the 90s with pleasantly cool evenings. But that is not usually the case. Most years temps are well into the 100s with furnace-like winds and no shade trees.

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