Fifth Annual YGP Harvest Festival
Join us September 23rd, 2023 from 3-7pm for:
- Food: Sweet treats, popcorn, veggies, and more to be announced!
- Live Music from Brian Laidlaw and The Prairie Dogs
- Blue Ribbon Produce, Jam, Hot Sauce, Pickle, and Pie Contests
- Pie Walk
- Cornhole, Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe, Gaga Ball, and other games
- Face-painting, garden-based activities, and so much 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 to be judged by three guest judges and displayed for the community at the Harvest Festival.
The contest categories are: Classic (most true to type fruit or veggie), Best Floral Arrangement, Silliest Fruit or Veggie, Rarest Fruit or Veggie grown in Moab, Heaviest Tomato, Largest Melon or Squash, and Best Veggie Creature.
Produce entries will be judged prior to the event’s start. Please drop off your produce entries on:
Friday, September 22nd, 5-7 pm, or
Saturday, September 23rd from 9-11am
When dropping off, please be prepared to fill out an information card with your name, the variety, and title of your entry (if applicable).
A People’s Choice award will also be given out based on event day votes by festival goers.
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 it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call 435-259-2326.
Jam, Pickle, Pie, & Hot Sauce Contests:
Fall harvest is also a chance to preserve summer’s bounty year round. Whether you like baking, canning, or cooking, there’s room for all flavor profiles at the Harvest Festival. Come show off your jams, pickles, hot sauces, and pies by entering them in the People’s Choice Tasting Contest. We’ve got PRIZES for the winners!
The use of locally-grown fruit and other ingredients is encouraged! Pie submissions are only for the taste test; only one pie of each type is needed. Please bring pies in disposable tins. Fridge space is not guaranteed.
Submissions are accepted during the week leading up to the event during office hours (or, during produce drop off hours on Fri/Sat). Office hours: September 18 – 22, 8am-4pm
When dropping off, please be prepared to fill out an information card with your name, the title of your creation, and an ingredients list.
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! The link to sign up for a shift (or two!) can be found HERE, or email email@example.com.