The Youth Garden Project presents the second annual Harvest Festival, a celebration of fun, food, and the fall harvest. Join us for games and activities for all ages, farm-fresh food, produce contest exhibition, storytelling, live music, and more! Admission is FREE.

September 19th, 2020, 3:00 – 7:00 pm at YGP



  • Food: Green Chili and Harvest Pizza
  • Cider Press
  • Live Music From: Sand & Sunnie, Jon O Radio, Meander Cat
  • Mini Plant Sale
  • Jam and Pickle Contest
  • Apple Bobbing, Cornhole and more!
  • Facepainting, Flower Crowns, and other activities!
  • Agriculture Education by Moab Festival of Science
  • Harvest Art Auction

Blue Ribbon Produce:

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, Largest, Weirdest, Most Anatomically Correct, Flower Arrangement, Biggest Tumbleweed, Longest Bindweed.

PRIZES for First Place Winners, Best in Show, and Peoples’ Choice!

Physical produce submissions (preferred and encouraged!) to the Blue Ribbon Contest will be accepted on Friday, September 20 between 9:00am-1:00 pm. Have a Garden Epic that won’t make it until September? Snap a picture and send to for the digital contest. Send your submission category, measurements, and a description. Digital entries will be accepted through September 16. Questions? Call 435-259-2326.

Jam + Pickle Contest:

Fall harvest is also a chance to preserve summer’s bounty year round. Come show off your jams and jellies, pickles and preserves. 

PRIZES for best Jam and best Pickle – voted by festival attendees!

1 pint jam and 1-2 pints pickles accepted per person. Submissions must include ingredients list, title of product, and your name. Submissions are accepted from now until the Harvest Festival at YGP, office hours 8am-4pm! 

Interested in Volunteering?

There are many ways to get involved at the Harvest Festival – running activity booths, selling food, helping set up, etc! Sign up below, email or call 435-259-2326.

2019 Sponsors

The first 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

Blue Flame Heating, Inc Moab Gear Trader ◊ Moab Travel Council


Harvest Heroes

Aarchway Inn ◊ City of Moab ◊ Moab Giants ◊ Moab Regional Hospital ◊ Raven’s Rim Zipline ◊ The Synergy Company ◊ USU Moab ◊ Western Spirit Cycling ◊ Sore No More



Garden Growers

Barlow Adventures ◊ Bowen Motel ◊ Canyonlands Best Western ◊ Central Utah Insurance ◊ Dominion Energy ◊ General Distributing Company ◊ Hospitality Management Services ◊ Moab Chevron and Stu’s Deli ◊ Moab Food Truck Park ◊ Moab Rustic Inn ◊ The Sloan Law Firm ◊ The Spoke ◊ Zax

A note from the YGP Team:

As we do our best as organization to respond to concerns about COVID-19, we've made the decision to move the Spring Plant Sale online, with an option for pick-up or delivery of plant starts. Since the Plant Sale typically draws in over 10 people at a time (with staff alone we are close already), we need to make sure we are following all protocols about social distancing and large group gatherings. Shop for plants at this link. Thanks for understanding, and well wishes to all!