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Curt DeArmond, who sells empty barrels that can be used to age spirits, root beer and vinegar, said he had few complaints, though things could always be better.
Paul Patterson, of California, who rented booths selling salsa makers, microwave steamers, steam mops and garlic graters among other things, had faith that the fair wouldn’t lose its charm as a money-maker. He attended his first fair as a vendor with his father when he was five. He has been working booths — such as the ones at the Utah State Fair —throughout the country since he was 16.
"This is a nicely run fair and they’ve done tons of improvement," he said. "I’ve been coming to this fair 33 years and have spent 44 years in the industry."
The Utah State Fair continues through Sunday, opening daily at 10 a.m.
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