Fourth Annual YGP Harvest Festival

Join us September 24th, 2022 from 3-7pm for:


  • Food: Garden Burgers, sweet treats, popcorn, veggies, and more!
  • Live Music from The Violet Pines and The Beck Brothers
  • Blue Ribbon Produce, Jam, Hot Sauce, and Pie Contests
  • Pie Walk
  • Cornhole, Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe, and other games
  • Face-painting, flower pot decorating, and more!

Blue Ribbon Produce Contest & Exhibition:

Have you ever grown a tomato that was perfectly round and thought, “this is the most beautiful tomato I have ever seen”? Or have you ever found a giant eggplant tucked away at the back of the plant? What about harvesting a carrot that looks exactly like legs?

Shine those green thumbs and come enter your homegrown produce in our Blue Ribbon Produce Contest which will be judged and on display for the community at the Harvest Festival.

Accepting entries for Classic (most true to type fruit or veggie), Floral Arrangement, Silliest Fruit or Veggie, Rarest Fruit or Veggie grown in Moab, Heaviest Tomato, Largest Melon or Squash, and Best Veggie Creature.

A People’s Choice award will be given out based on event day votes.

Produce (and pie/jam/hot sauce) submissions should be dropped off between:
Friday, September 23rd, 5-7 pm, or
Saturday, September 24th from 9-11am

The more submissions, the more fun, so even if you don’t think you’re in the running for a prize, we’d love to see your produce in the exhibition!

Have a Garden Epic that won’t make it until September? Snap a picture and send to Questions? Call 435-259-2326.

Jam & Hot Sauce Contests:

Fall harvest is also a chance to preserve summer’s bounty year round. Come show off your jams, jellies, and hot sauces, and let the people taste test your potential prize-winning creation! And we’ve got PRIZES for the winners. 

1 pint jam or jelly accepted per person; 1 hot sauce entry accepted (size can vary). Submissions must include ingredients list, title of product, and your name. Please guesstimate a spice level if submitting a hot sauce. Submissions are accepted from now until the Harvest Festival at YGP, office hours 8am-4pm!

Pie Contest:

Show off your baking skills at our second annual pie contest! Please bring TWO of the same kind of pie for your contest entry; one will be for judging, the other for a “Pie Walk” activity. Drop-off hours are the same as the produce submissions above. Must include ingredient list, name of pie, and your name. Use of locally-grown fruit and other ingredients encouraged! Please bring pies in disposable tins. Fridge space is not guaranteed. 

Interested in Volunteering?

There are many ways to get involved at the Harvest Festival – running activity booths, selling food, helping set up, etc! Most shifts are two hours, and we need folks the day before and all day long on Saturday, too! Call 435.259.2326 to sign up for a shift (or two!), or email

2022 Sponsors

The fourth annual Youth Garden Project Harvest Festival would not have been possible without the help of our incredibly generous business community in Moab. Thank you so much to our sponsors!

Cornucopia Comrades

      Moab Adventure Center             


Crump Reese Moab Ford   ·   Moab Adventure Center/Western River Expeditions   ·

 Canyonland Auto Sales     ·   The Synergy Company    ·    Moab Cares


Harvest Heroes


4 Moon Gallery   ·   Moab Brewery   ·   Bowen Motel     ·   Desert Bistro   ·   Moab Chevron/Stu’s Deli    ·   Moab Giants   ·   Moab Regional Hospital   ·    Moab Rustic Inn   ·   Packard Wholesale   ·   Utah State University Moab   ·   Wang Organization LLC

Garden Growers


  Canyonlands Jeep and Car Rentals   ·   Expedition Lodge   ·   Central Utah Insurance Agency   ·   Rick’s Glass   ·   Moab Gear Trader   ·   Holiday Inn Express   ·    Inspire Communities   ·   Moab Charter School