Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and first lady Abby Cox helped kick off the 2021 Utah State Fair by helping judge a pie contest.

The annual fall event, which runs through Sept. 19, celebrates the Beehive State and its agricultural roots.

In addition to agriculture displays, the fair will including musical performances, carnival rides, vendors and a rodeo.

During its run, the fair will open at 10 a.m., except on Tuesday, Sept. 14, Wednesday, Sept. 15, and Thursday, Sept. 16, when it will open at noon. Closing time is 11 p.m., except on Sunday, Sept. 12, through Thursday, Sept. 16, when it will close at 10 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youth ages 6 to 12 and senior citizens 61 and older. Children 5 and under get in free. Carnival rides are not included with the price of admission.

While masks are not required, they are encouraged to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Utah State Fairpark is located at 155 N. 1000 West. For a list of events, or to purchase tickets online, log on to utahstatefair.com.

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