• Food: Harvest Pizza & Pie
  • Live Music from Meandercat and Blue Rain Boots
  • Blue Ribbon Produce, Jam, and Pie Contests
  • Pie Walk
  • Potato Sack Races, Cornhole and other games
  • Facepainting, Flower Crowns, and more
  • Agriculture Education by Moab Festival of Science

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, Most Beautiful Fruit or Veggie, Rarest Fruit or Veggie Grown in Moab, Largest Fruit or Veggie (by weight).

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

Produce (and pie) submissions should be dropped off between:
Friday, September 24th, 3-5 pm, or
Saturday, September 25th 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 Contest:

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

1 pint jam or jelly 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!

Pie Contest:

Show off your baking skills at our first 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

2021 Sponsors

The third 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!

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