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Sales Tax / Sampling / Setup and Care of Exhibit / Staking / Stock Trucks


Sales Tax

The following information applies to all temporary events in which food and/or merchandise will be sold. All vendors must obtain a Temporary Sales Tax License and Special Return Form; this includes businesses that already have a Utah State Sales Tax License.

This license is independent of any other license and is issued at the beginning of the Utah State Fair by a representative of the Utah State Tax Commission Special Event Unit. There is no cost for this license. The sales taxes must be remitted the last night of the Fair, or business will receive a $50.00 fine for late submission. Taxes are not allowed to be mailed in.

If you have any questions please call the Utah State Tax Commission, Special Event Unit at (801) 297-6303 or (800) 662-4335 ext. 6303.



As part of your booth fee, samples not exceeding two (2) ounces in quantity or 2" X 2" X 2" size may be distributed within your leased space. This rule applies to food, merchandise, cosmetics, etc. These samples can be given out only within your leased space and all rules and regulations outlined in this handbook apply.

Also available is a Sampling Sponsorship Package for the Fair. There is a set fee for this package and sampling may take place at the entrance/exit gates or other specific locations throughout the Fairpark with varying hours. For this fee, sponsors receive a benefit package that outlines their responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Utah State Fairpark. Any interested company or group may contact the Utah State Fairpark Marketing Department.


Setup / Care of Exhibits

Indoor exhibit setup times are as follows:

Monday - September 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday - September 5, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday- September 6, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday - September 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Outdoor exhibit setup times are as follows:

Monday - September 4, 2017

Tuesday - September 5, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday - September 6, 2017
Noon to 10:00 p.m.

Thursday - September 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Each morning of the Fair the grounds will be open at 7:00 a.m. and the buildings will open at 8:00 a.m. for exhibitors and concessionaires to stock their booths. Vehicles are allowed onto the Fairpark between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. However, all vehicles must be removed before 9:30 a.m. each day of the Fair or they will be towed away at owner's expense.

Vehicles needing access for stocking purposes will be allowed through a designated gate, to be determined at a later time. Exhibitors/concessionaires will not be allowed to enter through any other gate with their vehicle, nor will they be allowed to park in lots, A, C, D, or E to service/stock their location. Gate passes will be collected upon entry for all persons in the vehicle and a hand stamp may be obtained for re-entry.



Any exhibitor or concessionaire planning to drive any type or stake of fastener more than 6" into the ground is required to notify Fairpark Management prior to doing such. In addition, the exhibitor/concessionaire is required to contact BLUE STAKES (1-800-662-4111) and receive clearance from utilities. The reference number and clearance tickets must be submitted to Fairpark Management prior to receiving approval.


Stock Trucks

As a convenience to exhibitors/concessionaires the Utah State Fair may have a stock truck parking area located on the Fairpark. This lot would be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Electricity may be provided to trucks/trailers in this lot for an additional fee.

Exhibitors/Concessionaires wishing to utilize this lot are required to mark it on their lease agreement as well as provide a graph or map showing the foot print of the space needed including dimensions. Please include any space needed for stairs and/or loading and unloading areas.



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