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Visitors fill their plates with homemade salsas and chips at the 2010 Fiesta de la Salsa organized by Wasatch Community Gardens. The 2012 fiesta is Friday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fairpark Garden, 1037 W. 300 North in Salt Lake City. Photo by Jesús Gerardo Cué, Ahora Utah
Weekend Express: Your fun-stuff planning tool
First Published Aug 17 2012 10:29 am • Last Updated Aug 17 2012 10:38 am

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Davis County Fair » All day Friday and Saturday at the Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West in Farmington. A rodeo is 8 p.m. both nights. Rodeo ticket prices start at $10 at the door. More information: www.davisfair.org.

Utah County Fair » 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 475 S. Main St., Spanish Fork. Both days include animal demonstrations, kids games and live music. Admission is free. Visit http://utcountyfair.com for more information.

Beaver County Fair » 8 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday at 1400 E. Highway 21 in Minersville. Admission is free but the rodeo on Friday night and the demolition derby on Saturday night both require $5 per person. For more information visit: www.beavercountyfair.com.

Garfield County Fair » All day Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds and arena on U.S. Highway 89 on the north end of Panguitch. For more information, visit: http://garfield.utah.gov.

Wayne County Fair » All day Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds in Loa. Friday includes a rodeo at 7 p.m.. There’s a parade 10 a.m. Saturday down Main Street in Loa then a 6 p.m. Demolition Derby at the fairgrounds. Fireworks will follow. Admission prices vary on event. For more information visit: www.waynecountyutah.org/Wayne-County-Fair

Art Access Annual Partners Exhibit & Annual Teen Exhibit » 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday followed by an artists reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 230 S. 500 West #125 in Salt Lake City. Art Access Gallery will feature work created by seven partnerships of mentoring and apprentice artists. More information: http://accessart.org.


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Salsa Party Presented by Wasatch Community Gardens » 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Fairpark Garden, 1037 W. 300 North in Salt Lake City. It’s a tasting of salsas made by local artisans. There’s music, dancing, kids activities and a celebration of harvest season. More information: http://wasatchgardens.org/events/tomato-days-2012/salsa-party.

Top of Utah Readers’ Choice Awards Block Party » 7 p.m. to dark Friday, at The Junction near 23rd Street and Washington Boulevard. The free event includes a performance by rock and country act the Greg Simpson Band and a chalk art contest for kids. More information: http://go.standard.net/story/learn-who-has-won-readers-choice-awards-at-block-party.

Weber Pathways Fundraiser » 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Snowbasin. There is a barbecue and live and silent auctions and raffle to win outdoor gear. Tickets are $40 and benefit Weber Pathways, a nonprofit that plans, promotes, constructs and protects nonmotorized trails and open space in Weber County. More information: http://www.weberpathways.org.

India Independence Day celebration » All festivities are Saturday at the India Cultural Center, 1142 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan. Registration for a 5K run/walk is at 7:45 a.m. with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. is a speech by Nirupama Rao, India’s ambassador to the United States. Lunch is at noon and costs $5 per plate. For more information: www.sghtu.org/ICC/events.php.

Oktoberfest at Snowbird » Noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 7. Admission is free. More information: www.snowbird.com.

Bear Lake Swim » Begins 8 a.m. Saturday at Cisco Beach in Garden City. There is a .5-mile course and a 7-mile course or relay for swimmers or kayakers. A $60 registration is required. For more information, visit www.bearlakeswim.com.

Pig N’ Pork Day » 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Point Way in Lehi. The Utah Pork Producers help you make pig snouts and pig ears to disguise yourself like a pig, design a pig puppet, decorate a pig cookie, play eat like a pig and more. There are food, games, crafts and activities. Cost is $5 per person. More information: 801-768-2300.

International Peace Gardens Festival » Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1000 S. 900 West in Salt Lake City. The festival includes multicultural music, dance, food and boutique items. For more information call 801-313-1011.

Farmers Market South Jordan » 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27, South Jordan Towne Center, 10610 S. Redwood Road, South Jordan. More information, www.southjordanfarmersmarket.com/.

Downtown Farmers Market » 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West. More than 250 vendors offering produce, baked goods, prepared foods, packaged foods and more. More information, www.slcfarmersmarket.org/.

Wasatch Farmers Market at Gardner Village » 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan. The market will be held every Saturday through Sept. 29. Live music, farm-fresh breakfast, 90-plus farmers, artists and more. More information, www.gardnervillage.com.

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