It’s time once again for Peach Days in Hurricane Utah. This event and this year promises to be a fabulous celebration.  Thepeaches theme for Peach Days this year is “A Celebration of our Heritage”.  The event will be held on Friday 9/2/11 and Saturday 9/3/11.

I attended the first Peach Days when I moved to St George Utah 14 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 a 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. 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, fiddling contest, rodeo, 12K run and Pioneer Corner. There’s always local entertainment throughout the event too.

Here’s the schedule of events for this year’s Peach Days 2011 in Hurricane Utah:

Friday September 2, 2011:
10:00 a.m. Peach Days Opens:
Displays and Quilt Show open in Hurricane Community Center Buildings
Food / Commercial / Homemade Booths Open
Candy Cannon and Pioneer Games
Kiddie Carnival / Games /Fundraiser Dunking Booth
Women’s Volleyball Tournament: Hurricane Middle School (Times TBA)
Free Photos (yellowpix.com) with Peach Days Logo
12 Noon  Continuous Entertainment: 2 stages
4:00 p.m. Eating Contest: Ice Cream
6:00 p.m. Eating Contest: Pizza
6:30 p.m. Opening Program: Stage one-north lawn
8:30 p.m. Movie in the Park (grass west of Fine Arts Bldg)-bring your own blanket or chair
10:00 p.m. Displays close
Saturday September 3, 2011
6:15 a.m. 12K Fun Run (Meet Elementary School 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 300 S. 300 W.)
After parade Displays and Quilt Show open in in Hurricane Community Center Buildings
10:30 a.m. Pioneer Corner begins (and runs until 5:00 PM)
Food / Commercial / Homemade Booths open
Continuous Entertainment: 2 stages
Candy Cannon and Pioneer Games
Kiddie Carnival / Games /Fundraiser Dunking Booth
Free Photos (yellowpix.com) with Peach Days Logo
10 am – 1:00 pm Home Depot Kids Kit Activity: FREE (first come first serve)
2 – 5:00 p.m. Fiddling Contest (Elementary Auditorium)
2:00 p.m. Eating Contest-Peaches & Creme
5:00 p.m.  Peach Cook-off (Elementary South Sidewalk: enter dishes 4:30 – 5 p.m. Judging at 5:00)
5:00 p.m. Eating Contest-Spaghetti
7:00 p.m. Rodeo (Rodeo Grounds north of town by swimming pool)
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! (short display)  (HHS: watch from football bleachers or field, or most homes in town!)

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