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The Utah State Fair, from a fourth-grader's perspective [slideshow]

Published September 7, 2012 3:30 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

There are as many ways to see the Utah State Fair as there are people who go there.

To some, it's a chance to eat fried food and then risk hurling it all back up on the dizzying rides. To others, it's a place to show off your quilting skills, or your jam-making prowess, or your prize steer. And to others, it's an opportunity to shop for anything from a vegetable slicer to a hot tub.

The Cricket spent Friday seeing the fair through some particular sets of eyes: Fourth-graders on a school field trip.

The class, from Salt Lake City's Open Classroom, got to see and touch (and, ew, smell) farm animals. They also saw crafts being demonstrated, and watched a wandering magician and high-diving athletes.

Click on the thumbnail photos at left to start a slideshow of the fourth-graders' day at the fair.