Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Iron County Fair

Iron County Fair
August 29-Sept 3, 2012

The Iron County Fair looks like it will have it all this year! There are some fun activities for kids which caught my attention. My kids would enjoy the parade, petting zoo, and the sawdust scramble. There is also a carnival, contests, a rodeo, and a car show. Below is a schedule of events:

Friday, Aug 31
Exhibits: Noon - 10 pm
Concessions: 3 pm - midnight
Carnival: 4 pm - midnight
Petting Zoo: 3 pm - 7 pm
Entertainment Tent: 3:30 pm - 7 pm
Contest Tent: 5 pm
Broken Heart Rodeo: Grandstands, 7 pm ($6 Adults, $3 Children, Students $5)
Dance: Entertainment tent, 9 pm - 12:30 am (music by Eric Dodge)
Saturday, Sep 1
Tractor Caravan-Cedar to Parowan - through the Gap: 9 am - 1:30 pm
Tractor Show-Parowan Lion’s Park: 1:30 pm - 4 pm
Cedar City Radio Control Club Flight Demonstration: Valentine Peak Complex 10 am
Baby Contest: Entertainment Tent, 10 am with sign up at 9:30 am
Exhibits: 10 am - 10 pm
Carnival & Concessions: 10 am - midnight
Entertainment Tent: Noon - 7 pm
Contest Tent: Open 11 am
Ranch Rodeo: 9 am - 5 pm
Jr. Livestock Show: 10 am rabbits/11 am chickens/12 noon pets
Petting Zoo & Sawdust Dig: 10 am - 7 pm
Broken Heart Rodeo: Grandstands, 7 pm ($6 adults, $3 children) – Fireworks after rodeo
Childhood Cancer Awareness-Fill the stands with Orange
Dance: Entertainment Tent, 9 pm after rodeo (music by Most Wanted)
Sunday, Sep 2
Exhibits, Carnival, Concessions: 4 pm - 10 pm
Tractor Show: Parowan Lion’s Park, All Day
Sunday Evening Program: Parowan High School Auditorium, 7 pm (Free to the public)
Monday, Sep 3
5K Fun Run: South Pole of Fair Grounds, 8 am Walk & Run 8:30am
Bike Run: Valentine Peak Complex, 8 am
Car Show: Parowan Lions Park, 10 am - 2 pm. Free registration breakfast 7 am - 9 am
Parade: Parowan Main Street, 10 am THEME: 140 YEARS OF FUN
Horseshoe tournament: 10 am association members and Noon—amateur
Petting Zoo & Sawdust Dig: Noon - 6 pm
Entertainment Tent: Noon - 8 pm
Tractor Show: Parowan Lion’s Park, noon - 3:00 pm
Carnival: 10 am - 10 pm
Concessions: 10 am - 8 pm
Exhibits: Noon to 5 pm - Exhibit Pick-Up: 5:30 - 7 pm
Contest Tent: Open 1 pm
Iron County’s Got Talent Finals: 2:30 pm
UHRA TB & QH Horse races: Post Time 1 pm ($6 adults, $3 children)
Bull Wars: Grandstand, 7 pm ($6 Adults, $3 Children)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Peach Days

Annual Hurricane Peach Days
August 31 – September 1, 2012

Peach Days is an event my family never misses. There are fun games and bouncy houses that the kids enjoy. My husband loves all the food choices and he is already thinking about the Hawaiian chicken that is sure to be at a food booth again this year. It is held at the Hurricane Community Center which is on the main drag in Hurricane. Here are a few of the activities you can look forward to:
  •  Rodeo
  • Parade
  • Food Booths
  • Pioneer Corner
  • 12 K Fun Run
  • Hurricane Canal Trek
  • Booths with commercial and homemade goods

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Teen Night Games

Glow! Night Games

September 8, 2012

The Washington City Community Center is hosting a fun night of glow in the dark games for teens ages 15-18. The cost is $10, but if you run by the Washington City Community Center now you can grab a $2 off coupon found on a flier just inside the door. The coupon expires September 1st. Or you can register online at Washington City. There is a limit of 150 participants. 

Some of the activities include: Human Bowling Ball, Capture the Flag, and Water Balloon Volleyball
There will be some snacks provided, but the concession stand will also be open.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Free Menchies

Menchies Customer Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 25, 2012
11am – Midnight

We took the kids to Menchies this week for some delicious frozen yogurt (mine may have been more candy topping than yogurt) and we saw that this Saturday is Customer Appreciation Day! The first 40 customers of the day will receive free gift bags. All day long you can buy one yogurt and get one FREE. There will also be free Menchie color-in tee shirts. 

Activities include: 
1-4pm Balloon artist
2-4pm The Planet 94.1 live broadcast
3-5pm Face painting for everyone

There will be raffle winners every hour. Menchie will be there, will you? 

Weekend at the Library

Library Movies & More

The Washington County Libraries always have fun and educational activities and this weekend is no exception. There are Book Clubs, Movies, and other club events. The activities are family friendly and FREE!

Friday, August 24, 2012
St. George Library 11am Toddler Time
Hurricane Library 10:30am Story Time, 3pm Readers Circle Book Club
Santa Clara Library 6pm Teen Movie Night "The Hunger Game"

Saturday, August 25, 2012
St. George Library 11am Anime Fannatiku
Washington Library 2pm Matinee Movie "The Lorax"

Enterprise Cornfest

Enterprise Cornfest

Enterprise is holding their annual Cornfest Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 10am-4pm. Of course you can enjoy some fresh corn, but there is also vintage cars, kid's activities, live entertainment and much more. All proceeds from the Cornfest benefit the Enterprise Parks & Recreation and the Enterprise Elementary School. The Cornfest is located at the Enterprise Elementary School, 200 South 100 East.

Schedule of Events

Fun Run/Walk 1K or 5K
Registration: 6am Race:7am
Booths, Car Show, Food, Entertainment, Book Fair, Kid’s Activities, Displays & More
10am – 4pm
Dutch Oven Dinner
5:30pm – 8pm
10am – 6:30pm
Dancing in the Park
7:30pm – 11pm – Entertainment
Volleyball (All day)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Outdoor Movie

Sunset on the Square

This Friday, August 24, 2012 you can take the whole family to enjoy a FREE outdoor movie. The movie will be shown on the lawn of St. George Town Square, 100S. & Tabernacle. Be sure to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and treats. The movie begins at dusk.

We have company in town this week and we are planning to take all the kids. This would also be a fun activity to celebrate the end of the second week of school.

Showing: Night at the Museum

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cedar Family Festival

Cedar City Family Festival

August 24 & 25, 2012

This looks like a perfect event to take the family to this weekend. Most activities take place at the Main Street Park on 10 North & Main in Cedar City, Utah. Check out the FREE activities like the Friday night movie in the park and all the activities for kids on Saturday.

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 24th

4-6pm Games & Entertainment including free train rides and face painting at the Main Street Park, Vendors Open
5-7pm Talent Show Auditions
5-8pm Wiffleball Tournament
5:30-6:30pm Cedar City Family Feud
7:30 - 8:30pm Color Party and Live Concert at the Main Street Park, Vendors Open
9-11pm  Free Family Movie at Main Street Park: "Dolphin Tale"

Saturday, August 25th

10am Red Wagon Parade down Main Street
11am - 4pm Events at Main Street Park: FREE BOUNCY HOUSES, TRAIN RIDES AND FACE PAINTING FOR THE KIDS, Games, Entertainment and Vendors Open
5pm Talent Show in Heritage Theater 
7pm Guest Speaker: "The Food Nanny" and Family of the Year Awarded at Heritage Theater, also, Talent Show winners to perform!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hurricane Concert

Hurricane Valley Summer Concert
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bring your family to this fun and free summer concert featuring FORCE at 8pm. Set up your chairs and lay out blankets at the Hurricane City Park located at 200 N. Main Street, Hurricane, Utah.

Comic Book Club

Comic Book Club Meeting
Hurricane Library
August 21, 2012 at 3:30pm

This month the club is discussing all Avenger titles. You can also enjoy awesome activities, games, drawings, movies, snacks, and more. Next month’s theme is "Women in Comics."

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuacahn Market & Photography Event

Tuacahn Saturday Market

Have you been to the Tuacahn Saturday Market yet? The Market is open each Saturday from 9am-1pm. Admission and entertainment is free! Stroll along side the running water feature and browse the displays by local painters, artists and crafters. You can purchase seasonal fruits and vegetables from local growers.

This week there will also be a special photography event:

Focus on Photography - Expo
"Wild Life in the Lens"
August 18, 2012
Location: Dance Room of Tuacahn High School

Charles Wood, Professional Photographer & Gallery Owner, "Earth & Light Gallery" in Kayenta Ivins, Utah will be a Guest Artist.
Don Hinton, Photographer of Birding in Southern Utah & Dean or Arts, Letters & Science at Dixie College presenting at 10am & again at 10:30am
Shirley Surfus, "Creative Nature Photography" Presentation at 11am & again at 11:30am
Jim Speth, Professional Photographer presenting "Light Room Work Flow" at 12-1pm
Tuacahn Saturday Market

Youth Football

Youth Football

Registration is open and this is a great way to keep your kids active this fall. My son has participated in Smart Start baseball and soccer, so maybe we need to try football now. Stop by the St. George Rec Center at 285 South 400 East in St. George or register on-line at
Start Smart Flag Football
Ages: 3-5
Fee: $25
Location: Vernon Worthen Park

Register by September 22nd.

Iddy Biddy Flag Football
Grades: K-2nd
Fee: $27
Location: the Fields at Little Valley

Register by September 7th

FUNdamental Youth Flag Football
Grades: 3-6
Fee: $27
Location: The Fields at Little Valley
Register by September 7th.

Youth Volleyball

Monday, August 13, 2012

Concert in the Park

Concert in the Park
August 13, 2012

Located at the Vernon Worthen Park, 175 East 200 North in St. George, Utah. Featuring “Banjo Jack & Jeannette Ragtime.” This is a free activity the whole family can enjoy.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Washington County Fair

Washington County Fair
August 8-11, 2012

The Fair opens today! It is free entrance to the fair and only $3 to park. I like the Washington County Fair on Facebook and saw in a post that a train will be giving free rides from the parking lot to the entrance this year. What a great way to start the fun.

Are you ready to stuff yourself in one of the eating contests? All contests are located at the contest pavilion (near the large outdoor arena). Here is a schedule:

Wednesday, August 8th @ 8pm Lin’s Market Ice Cream Eating.
Thursday, August 9th @ 6pm Rootbeer Chug & 8pm Little Caesar's Pizza Eating
Friday, August 10th @ 4pm Village Inn Pie Eating Contest & 6pm McDonald’s Big Mac Eating Contest & 8pm Fair Factor (Adults Only)
Saturday, August 11th @ Noon Lin’s Market Donut Eating Contest & 2pm Shaved Ice Eating Contest & 4pm Texas Roadhouse Rib Eating Contest (Adults Only) & 6pm  Orange Peel Pickle Eating Contest
Daily Fair Counting Contest: Located in the Exhibit Building Entry Way. Guess how many gumballs are in the jar. 

Also check out my previous post about the free movies at Coral Cliffs Cinema 8 in Hurricane. More information can also be found here:

LOCATION: Washington County Regional Park. Take I-15 to the Hurricane Exit (Exit 16 -- SR-9). Go approximately 3 miles. Turn right across from Quail Creek Reservoir. Look for the flags!

COST: Parking Fee $3 per car. There is NO entrance fee to fair.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Library This Week

Washington County Library Activities
August 8-11, 2012

For all of you Bob Hope fans the Washington City Library will be holding a Bob Hope Movie Marathon from noon until 7pm this Wednesday, August 8th. All Washington County Library activities are free and family-friendly.

Wednesday, Aug. 8th
St. George Library 10am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm Story Time with Mrs. Mann & 7pm Jr. Mother-Daughter Book Club
Washington Library noon-7pm Bob Hope Movie Marathon
Thursday, Aug. 9th 
St. George Library 10am, 11am, 2pm Toddler Time
Washington Library 7pm Adult Board Game Night
Friday, Aug. 10th
St. George Library 11am Toddler Time
Hurricane Library 7pm Teen End of Summer Dance
Saturday, Aug. 11th
St. George Library 2pm Movie Matinee

Free Movies

FREE Movies for the Fair

Coral Cliffs Cinema 8 in Hurricane, Utah will be showing free movies for the Washington County Fair celebration. You can get the free tickets to the movies at Maverik, Stouts Home Furnishings, Ted & Allens Restaurant, or at the door. After each movie showing you can win prizes and gift cards and even win the movie you just watched. 

Movie Schedule:
Wednesday, August 8th at 10am: “The Horse Soldiers” 
Thursday, August 9th at 10am: Military Day “The Patriot”
Friday, August 10th at 10am “Ben & Me” and “An American Tail”

Learn more about the Washington County Fair going on August 8-11, 2012 at the Washington County Fair Grounds

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kids Garden Craft

Kids Garden Club Activity
Saturday, August 4, 2012

Visit one of the two Star Nursery locations this Saturday at 10am and your kids ages 3-11 can participate in a FREE garden craft.

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Kids Expo

Gateway to Wellness Kids Expo

August 4, 2012

Take the kids to the St. George Town Square this Saturday for games & activities including: a tour of a fire truck, bike safety lessons, and food and health vendors. Also check out the Dixie Regional’s FUNdamentals for kids classes, designed to keep kids moving while having fun. 

Call for more info 435-251-2159

Movie in the Park

Movie in the Park

August 3, 2012

Washington City Chamber of Commerce is showing “Rug Rats Go Wild” at dusk (approx 8:45pm) at the Community Center Park, 450 E. Community Center Drive in Washington, UT. 

Bring blankets, chairs, and snacks and enjoy this FREE movie under the stars with your family.

Washington County Fair

Washington County Fair
"Let Freedom Ring"
August 8-11, 2012

My family looks forward to the Washington County Fair every year. Look for a copy of the fair magazine which lists all the activities. I picked up my copy at the Washington City Community Center.

Here are a few things you can look forward to:

  • FREE Laser Light Show on Friday evening at the Large Outdoor Arena.
  • Food eating contests every day with awesome prizes.
  • Demolition Derby Saturday evening at the Outdoor Arena (get your tickets early).
  • FREE Home Depot Kids Club Clinic for kids 12 & younger Friday 5-7pm at the Commercial Booth.
  • FREE Movies at Coral Cliffs Cinema 8 on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday mornings.
  • Lots of entertainment, food, displays, and hometown fun!
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