“Passport to FUN” is the theme chosen for this year’s fair and parade. Come early to get your favorite shady spot so you don’t miss the floats, beauty queens, horses, old-fashioned cars, marching bands, and dancers. The parade will be held on Monday September 3rd 2018 at 10 a.m.
If you are interested in participating in the parade, turn in the entry form and a brief description of your entry to the Iron County Fair Office by Wednesday, August 29th. We encourage entries to follow the theme to compete for prize money in each category. For more information contact the Iron County Fair Office at (435) 477-8380.
2017 Grand Marshal
Arthur Charles Walunas was born November 14, 1931 In Detroit Michigan, he died March 5, 2017 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Art was a man of many talents, always ready with a song played on his magical squeeze-box – the Accordion. His 1963 recording of “In Heaven There is No Beer” began his journey of musical trails that would lead him from the Polka dance halls of the mid-west, to the Pro-Rodeo trails as the Coors Cowboy Band: all across this beautiful country which he loved. Art proudly served in the United States Air Force, in the 1950’s. He raised a family of two daughters, Anna and Mary and two sons, Ed and Joseph, all of whom soon became members of the band.
Yearning to be “out west”, Art and family moved to Brian Head Ski Resort, settling in Parowan Utah in 1972. During that time, you could hear the great music and enjoy the authentic German food at the family-owned “Swiss Village Restaurant”. Art was a fixture in Southern Utah for over 40 years. He involved himself in the community serving in many ways; Art was the commander of the American Legion and served many years as the Manager of the Iron County Fair.