Heritage Events

For specific dates and additional information, see the Events list on the following web sites:

GOLDEN SPIKE: www.boxelder.org
CACHE VALLEY – UTAH: www.tourcachevalley.com
CACHE VALLEY – IDAHO: www.prestonidaho.org
BEAR LAKE COUNTRY: www.bearlake.org
PIONEER TRAILS EAST: www.sodachamber.com
PIONEER TRAILS WEST: www.shopmalad.org
PIONEER COUNTRY TRAVEL COUNCIL: www.seidaho.org
AMERICAN WEST HERITAGE CENTER: www.awhc.org

Click the link below for information about Farmer’s Markets:
Be Sure and Visit the Farmer’s Markets of the Bear River Heritage Area this summer!


January


Vittles and Fiddles

The last Saturday in January is Whittier Community Center’s annual fundraising dinner/dance. Funds go to benefit current restoration and program development of this community building. The dinner usually goes from 5:30-7:30, and then the dancing or program continues until 10:00 p.m. One of the funnest and best loved events in Cache Valley. All food is donated by local restaurants. Local music on the main stage and in the Pink Room “Commons Cafe”.  
Location: 290 N. 400 E. Logan, Utah
Information: 435.753.9008; on the web at www.whittiercenter.org
Tickets: Tickets available at the door. Dinner $12. Dance is free, but it is recommended you buy a ticket for the dinner and stay for the dance.


March


Annual Utah State Native American Student Council Pow Wow

Utah State Native American Student Council Pow Wow
This yearly program highlights a fantastic array of Native American cultural customs. Sponsored by the Utah State University Native American Student Council. Usually held just before spring break at the Nelson Field House on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Usually held the first weekend of March. Members of twenty-eight tribes are represented in song, dance, food and craft.
Admission:$4.00 per adult, children under 7 are free.
Information: Call 435.797.1765 or email nasc@aggiemail.usu.eduFacebook page


Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous

Bar J Wranglers
Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous Usually held the first weekend of March, at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah. A reunion of Cowboy poets, musicians and artisans. Featured artists and poets, Saturday night dance and Sunday Cowboy Church. Tickets available at Macey’s in Providence, IFA in Hyde Park, Ridley’s in Hyrum and Tremonton. Also online at: www.cachevalleycowboyrendezvous.com or call toll-free 866.967.8167.


April


Baby Animal Days

Baby Animal Days in Wellsville Utah

Baby Animal Days, every April. The festival highlights the coming of Spring and the baby animals of all kinds that come with it. Baby animals of all sorts, train rides, pony rides, wagon rides; food venders, games and performances. Perfect activity for the whole family. Dates are usually displayed on the sign outside the farm, or check website or call for current year dates.

Location: Wellsville, Utah, 6 miles south of Logan on US Hwy 89/91
Information: http://www.americanwestcenter.org 
Telephone: 435.245.6050


May


Chesterfield Memorial Day Celebration

The Chesterfield Townsite is an old rural village frozen in time. it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The period of significance for the townsite is prior to 1920. A Memorial Day celebration kicks off the beginning of their visitor’s season. Meals served, auction, craft fair, blacksmith shop, pioneer games, tours, dance.

Location: 11 miles north of Bancroft, Idaho.
Dates: Memorial Day
Information: 208.648.7177, http://chesterfieldfoundation.org/


Decoration Day – Memorial Day Weekend

Decoration Day - Memorial Day weekend

 Folks throughout the region gather at cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend to decorate family graves with flowers. In fact, it is common to see groups of people laughing and talking in the cemeteries as they encounter friends and relatives. Many people cut flowers like lilacs, peonies, and iris from their yards and make bouquets to set by the headstones of their loved ones. Drive or walk through some local cemeteries on Memorial Day to see the beautiful display. Many communities also sponsor Memorial Day programs in the cemeteries. The historic site of Chesterfield, Idaho, has an annual “Decoration Day” event to open their season.

Location: Cemeteries throughout the Heritage Area
Dates: Memorial Day Weekend


Transcontinental Railroad at Golden Spike Celebration

Transcontinental Railroad at Golden Spike Celebration
May 10th. The Staff and Volunteers of Golden Spike National Historic Site invite you to attend the the yearly anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad every May 10th.
Location: Golden Spike National Historic Site, Box Elder County, Utah
Time: Beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Information: http://www.nps.gov/gosp/


Wooltrek Days

Wooltrek Days of Notlwonk Springs farm in Cornish, Utah
On the first weekend of May, the owners of Notlwonk Springs farm in Cornish, Utah host Wooltrek Days where you can come and learn about the sheep and fleece industry. At Notlwonk Springs farm, sheep are raised for their wool and meat. The sheep are chosen for the qualities which appeal to the hand spinner, such as softness and length of fiber. They sell fleece, roving (a long bundle of unspun fiber that is twisted together) and yarn in natural colors—black, brown, grey and white.
Location: 4420 West 14300 North, Cornish, Utah
Information: Fred and Jo Knowlton, 435.258.5539; ffknowlton@msn.com


June


Art on the Lawn

Art on the Lawn in North Logan

Juried art show, quilts, children’s activities, food, entertainment.
Location: 1491 East 2300 North, North Logan
Date and time: Usually the last Saturday in June
Information: Call 435.752.4749 or on the web at: http://www.artonthelawn.net/


Idaho Days

A celebration honoring the State’s pioneers at Franklin, the oldest town in Idaho. Vendor booths, parade, Miss Idaho pageant, carnival, food.
Location: Franklin, Idaho
Dates: Usually the last weekend in June
Information: Town of Franklin 208.646.2300
Booth information: franklinbooths@gmail.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/idahodays


Malad Valley Welsh Festival

Malad Valley Welsh Festival
An annual “eisteddfod”, celebrating and honoring the Welsh heritage of the Malad Valley, Idaho.
Location: Various venues in Malad, Idaho
Date: Usually the last weekend in June.
Information: Malad City Office, Susan Wittman, 208-766-4010
Website: http://www.welshfestival.com/


 July


Logan Iris Society Plant Sale

Logan Iris Society Plant Sale

The Logan Iris Society has an annual rhizome (plant) sale in June. Those who attend this free event may purchase locally grown iris rhizomes. They range in price from $3.00 to $10.00 and are identified by name and photo. Proceeds benefit the Logan Iris Society. Contact Bryan at 435-757-5102 for more information.


 Marsh Valley Pioneer Days

Mutton busting, bareback riding, novice bareback riding, stock saddle, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, ribbon roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding. A dance will follow the rodeo on Friday. Saturday morning breakfast, craft show, parade.
Date: Mid July
Location: McCammon, Idaho
Contact: 208.317.2636
Information: https://www.facebook.com/mvpioneerdaysrodeo


August


Martin Harris Pageant

Pagaent depicting the life and times of Martin Harris and Mormon history in Utah. The pagaent plays every other year. The next production is in August 2015. Call 435.563.9090 for more information.


Trout and Berry Days

Festival celebrating the agricultural heritage of Paradise, Utah for its trout farming and berry growing. Always held the weekend before Labor Day, Paradise, Utah.
Information: 435.245.6737


September


Bear Lake Outdoor Heritage Days

Fishing, Parade, Petting Zoo, Games, Pancake Breakfast, Dutch Over Cookout, Concerts, Storytelling, Cowboy Poetry, Gun Raffle and Concealed Firearms Permit Class
Location: Garden City, Utah
Date: Usually held in September
Information: www.bearlake.org


Peach Days

Established in 1904, this is one of the oldest harvest festivals still going, and it celebrates the products of Utah’s famous Fruit Way (Highway 89 south of Brigham City). It features a parade, a carnival, fruit displays, entertainment, dancing, a craft fair, and a Dutch oven cook-off featuring peaches. Grab a bowl of fresh peach cobbler and you’ll think you’re in heaven!
Location: Brigham City, Utah
Dates: The weekend after Labor Day
Information: 435.723.3931, http://www.bcareachamber.com/pages/peach-days-schedule/


Wellsville Founders Day

This event commemorates the settling of the first white community in Cache Valley in the 1850s. It includes a parade, barbecue, baseball tournament, 5K and 10K races, “buckaroo” rodeo, patriotic musical program. In 2009 the first semi-pro rodeo to be held at the Wellsville arena, and a play “Much Ado About Nothing”. Check the Wellsville City website for complete schedule of events.
Location: Wellsville, Utah, town square, tabernacle, arena
Dates: Labor Day weekend
Information: 435.245.3686; http://www.wellsvillecity.com – click Founders Day 2009 under “Find it Fast”.


October


Brigham City Cemetery Tour

Historic Brigham City cemetery, Discovering Symbolism

The Brigham City Heritage and Cultural Arts Advisory Board hosts a tour of the Historic Brigham City cemetery, “Discovering Symbolism”. The tour highlights sixteen grave sites with specific symbolism depicted on the headstone. A tour handout describes the symbolism and provides a map. A tour host is provided.
Location: In the block of 300 East and 300 West, Brigham City, Utah
Dates: Call for dates
Information: 435.723.6769 or 435.239.8100


Cowboy Poetry & Country Music

Location: Iron Door Theater, Malad
Date: October, call for exact dates
Information: 208.766.4010 (City) or 208.766.4769 (Chamber President)


Fall Festival

Farmers market and local crafters gather to sell their wares in time for the holidays.
Location: To be announced, Malad, Idaho
Dates: 3rd Saturday in October
Information: 208-766-4010 (City) or 208.766.4769 (Chamber President)


North Logan Pumpkin Walk

Fall comes alive in Cache Valley as pumpkins are made into people, animals, cars, and much more! This popular fall activity features thousands of pumpkins set up in vignettes. 27th annual in 2010.
Location: North Logan City Park
Information: 435.752.1310


Providence Sauerkraut Days

This town’s German roots are reflected in this celebration featuring a Friday night dinner of homemade sauerkraut and all the trimmings. Saturday events include a parade, entertainment, and games in the park.
Location: Call for location
Dates: October
Information: 435.752.9441, ext. 14


November


Christmas Craft Bazaar

Locally-made crafts, food, entertainment, prizes.
Location: Allen Tigert Middle School, Soda Springs, Id
Dates: November, call for exact dates
Information: 208.547.4722


December


Festival of Lights

The city of Preston, Idaho, goes all out for lighted Christmas decorations in its Festival of Lights, beginning Thanksgiving weekend. Throughout the region, homeowners take delight in decorating their houses and yards with lights and other decorations, but Preston is especially well-known for its flashy displays and the celebration that begins with a parade and fireworks. Hop in the car and take a drive around the area to help you get into the holiday spirit!
Location: Preston, Idaho
Dates: Thanksgiving weekend
Information: 208.852.2703, http://www.prestonidaho.org


Frontier Christmas

Participate in a pioneer Christmas!
Location: American West Heritage Center, 5 miles south of Logan, Utah on US Hwy 89/91
Date: Each year in December, call for date
Open: 10 am – 6 pm
Information: 435.245.6050, https://www.awhc.org/index.php/annual-events/


 Live Nativity

Live Nativity at the Old Morgan Barn in Nibley, Utah

A live nativity at the Old Morgan Barn in Nibley, Utah, features actors who depict the Bible story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Sheep, donkeys and even a camel look on as visitors stroll through the historic barn to see the Nativity. Outside enjoy hay rides, hot chocolate and feeding Moses the camel his hay.
Cost: $1.00 per person, or $10.00 per family, plus a donation of canned or boxed foods. All proceeds benefit the Cache Food Pantry. 
Location: 800 W. and 2800 S. in Nibley
Dates: The live nativity runs for three days, usually the first Friday, Saturday and Monday in December. Please dress warmly!
Information: Call Richard Eversull, farm manager at 435.755.5971. 


Rich Legends and Melodies

Come one, Come all, to the annual Rich Legends and Melodies, an old time remembrance of life in Rich County as told through cowboy and humorous stories, and music. Bring your whole clan and join the evening of comedy and drama!
Location: The events will be held at 6:30 p.m. at two locations. Friday at the Rich High School Auditorium in Randolph, Utah; and Saturday at the Lake View Room at the Garden City offices, 69 N. Paradise Parkway Blvd.
Information: The event is free and open to the public. For questions and directions on how to get there, call Melissa Sphuler, Bear Lake Arts Council, at 435.730.6559.


 

 

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