Hurricane UT Peach Days | Labor Day Weekend 2013

It’s time once again for Peach Days in Hurricane Utah. This year promises to be a fabulous celebration (like every year!) ThePeach Days in Hurricane Utah theme for Peach Days this year is “A Celebration of our Heritage”.  The event will be held on Friday 8/30/13 and Saturday 8/31/13.  Directions to the event are pretty easy, just drive up State Street in Hurricane and you can’t miss the festivities!

I attended the first Peach Days when I moved to St George Utah 16 years ago, and I don’t think I’ve missed one since.  It’s a fun event to take the family to and has become an annual tradition for mine.

There’s always plenty of food booths showcasing many different types of cuisine.  In years past, some of the local scout or youth groups have also had food booths to raise money for their organizations.  There’s usually at least one booth selling Navajo Tacos, a local favorite!  Don’t want a whole Navajo Taco?  How about a piece of Navajo Fry Bread with butter and honey?

One of my neighbors has had a booth at Peach Days for the last couple of years, it’s Cindy’s Phillipine Cuisine and she will be there this year! I can’t get enough of her egg rolls… If you happen to stop by her booth, be sure to tell her I sent you.

It wouldn’t be Peach Days without booths selling different peach dishes.  You can find dutch oven peach cobbler, peach smoothies, peach preserves and peach ice cream just to name a few. Of course, there’s a Peach Cook-Off! You can also purchase cases of locally grown fresh peaches at Peach Days.

Be sure not to miss the annual Peach Days parade, pickleball tourney, rodeo, 12K run, Candy Cannon and Pioneer Corner. There’s always local entertainment throughout the event too.

Here’s the schedule of events for this year’s Peach Days 2013 in Hurricane Utah:

Friday August 30, 2013
10:00 a.m. Peach Days Opens:
Displays: Home and Fine Arts and Garden, flowers, baking and bottling (Community Center Bldg)
Quilt Show (quilts displayed by Zion Piecemakers Quilt Guild members only) (Fine Arts Bldg)
Food / Commercial / Homemade Booths Open
Candy Cannon and Pioneer Games /Kiddie Carnival / Games
Quilt Camp: 10 am-10pm.(635-4748 or Peachdaysquiltcamp.blogspot.com) sponsor- Main Street Quilt Cottage
Pickleball Tournament – times TBA
12 Noon  Continuous Entertainment: 2 stages
4:00 pm  Eating Contest: Family of four
6:00 pm  Eating Contest: Family of four
6:30 p.m. Opening Program: Stage one- north lawn
7:00 p.m. Governors Program – Fine Arts Building
Dusk (@8:30)  Movie in the Park (grass west of Fine Arts Bldg) Sponsored by Hurricane Pediatric Dentistry
Bring your own blanket or chair
10:00 p.m. Displays close


Saturday August 31, 2013
6:15 a.m. 12K Fun Run (Meet Community Center Parking Lot; register 5:30 a.m.)
6:30 a.m. Historic Hurricane Canal Trail Trek (Strenuous and moderate levels: meet at Heritage Park; free t-shirt)
8:00 a.m. Historic Hurricane Canal Trail Trek (Easy Level Meet at Bowery Trail Head 200 N. 200 E.)
9:00 a.m. Parade (line up 8:00 a.m. along 400 South -Parade route cleared from 7 am to 11 am) Parade starts at 400 S. Main,
travels north to 100 South; west to 300 West; then south to 300 South ending at Red Brick Church parking 300 S. 300 W.)
After parade Displays: Home and Fine Arts and Garden, flowers, baking and bottling (Community Center Bldg)
(@ 10:30am)       Quilt Show (quilts displayed by Zion Piecemakers Quilt Guild members only) (Fine Arts Bldg)
Pioneer Corner begins (and runs until 5:00 PM)
Quilt Camp:10:30 am-4 pm.(635-4748 or Peachdaysquiltcamp.blogspot.com) sponsor- Main Street Quilt Cottage
Food / Commercial / Homemade Booths open
Continuous Entertainment: 2 stages
Candy Cannon and Pioneer Games / Kiddie Carnival / Games
10 am – 1:00 pm Home Depot Kids Kit Activity: FREE (first come first serve)
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Hurricane’s Got Talent! Final Round-Fine Arts Building
2:00 p.m. Eating Contest:  (Family of 4)
5:00 p.m. Eating Contest:  (Family of 4)
5:00 p.m.  Peach Cook-off (Community Cntr. South Sidewalk: enter dishes 4:30 – 5 p.m. Judging at 5:00)
7:00 p.m. Rodeo (Rodeo Grounds north of town by swimming pool)
7:00 p.m. “Come See Our Valley” pageant – Fine Arts Building
8:00 p.m.  Concerts (2 different stages)
9:00 p.m. Displays close (NO displays picked up before 9 pm)
9:30 p.m. Fireworks! (Discharged near community center – watch from most places in town or Comm. Center)
10:00 p.m. Peach Days Close 

This local event information is brought to you by: Erika Rogers – your resource for St. George UT and surrounding areas.

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