While the rest of the country has their eyes set on the real hurricane, hurricane Harvey, the city of Hurricane is focused this weekend on Peach Days. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected in Texas and around the Gulf Coast by this year’s terrible hurricane season.
The city of Hurricane Utah will focus on a celebration of our heritage with this year’s Peach Days running Thursday, August 31 through Saturday, September 2.
Peach Days is full of fun, food, and festivities. They would not be complete without the rodeo, parade, the 12 K fun run, peach cook-off and dozens and dozens of vendors, food booths, crafts, and entertainment.
This community participation event is always a success. It’s almost like the county fair with prizes and ribbons for top placing entries in different divisions. This is fun for the entire family and whether you are participating as a vendor or an attendee, there will be lots to do, see, smell and taste.
That will be judging for biscuits and muffins, cakes and cookies, pies and pastries, quick breads, canning goods, pickles, relishes, jams, and jellies. So if you’re good at cooking or baking, you might consider entering into one of the contests.
Setup begins Thursday, August 31 with a 5 PM opening. From 5 to 6 that will be eating contests, 7 o’clock is bingo and the displays close at 10 PM. But, things open right back up again at 10:00 AM on a Friday. Lots of shows throughout the day, movies in the park, the son run starting at 6:15 AM on Saturday, the canal trail track shortly thereafter, and the parade starting at 9 AM. The parade will start at 400 S. Main to 100 S., West to 300 W. and south to 300 S. ending at the red brick church parking lot.
Peach days ends with fireworks at 9:30 PM at the high school baseball field. What a fun event! I’ll be there, will you?