The theme of this year’s eighth annual Lincoln County Fair August 11-13 will be the same it has been for the past several years, “Come Have Fun At the Fair.”

Fair committee chair Jule Wadsworth said the new fair books should be out the end of May and placed in various businesses around the county or you can contact Fair Committee member Pete Gill. An online version will also be available at the website, www.lcnvfair.org, “but the fair book is not there quite yet,” she said.

Things that are new for the fair, Wadsworth, said include an ATV/Motorcycle Rodeo Friday afternoon. “We’re planning to have a flag race, a keyhole race, barrel race and pole bending,” she said.

A change from past years, Wadsworth said, is that, “this year Mutton Busting will be its own event. Before the rodeo on Friday and Saturday night we will have Mutton Busting, and we will take the top 10 to compete in the rodeo for the buckle.”

Special music for the Fair will be by Most Wanted out of Cedar City. They are back by popular demand and will perform Thursday through Saturday night.

The regular 4-H activities and exhibits will be held in the pavilion along with open class exhibits. Wadsworth said now is the time to plan for entering an exhibit. “We’ve got plenty of room.” See the fair book for the various open categories and entry rules. “Right now, until the new books are out, last year’s fair book will give you all the correct information.”

The Adventure Relay will be held again this year. “All runners need to be getting their five-man teams together,” she said. It’s a relay Saturday morning beginning at Eagle Valley with the final runner coming into the fairgrounds arena. There is also a bicycle relay along the same course.

A junior rodeo will be held on Saturday as well as a Gymkhana Friday morning. Team roping will also be held.

Bounce houses will be set up for the kids, and kid’s games Saturday afternoon, a Pee Wee rodeo Saturday, and as usual, food vendors and informational booths will also be set up.

Wadsworth said they did not do the Zukapoldt last year (zucchini slingshot) because the zucchini did not come on in time, and she doesn’t know what the crop will be like this year.

While there are no new buildings at the fairgrounds, Wadsworth did say the committee has been talking about adding some additional lighting in the parking lot and along the Midway.