The Peach Days of September
By Mckenzie Otteson and Darren Nelson feature writers for My Local Utah
Warm September air and fresh, sweet, juicy peaches are a heavenly combination! Include some music, entertainment, and some shopping of local artisans and businesses, and you have a weekend of fun for the whole family. Peach Day celebrations are slated for both Northern and Southern Utah.
Brigham City Peach Days
Each year Brigham City becomes a destination for more than 50,000 visitors. Not only do the peaches draw the visitors, but all the events that follow. This year, Peach Days are on the second weekend of September, the 9th and 10th.
Some of the activities include a parade, pageant, peach cook-off, carnival, 10K run, concerts, and more entertainment for the whole family. Peach days have been a tradition to the locals since 1904. Memories and nostalgia of the celebration of the peach harvest have helped in continuing the tradition that locals started years ago. Come celebrate the harvest and enjoy peaches and entertainment throughout the whole weekend.
To learn more about Brigham City’s Peach Days, click here.
Hurricane Peach Days
This Southern Utah Peach Day celebration gets started on Labor Day weekend, September 1 – 3. Things officially kick off at 5:00 pm Thursday evening when food and shopping booths open. A quilt show and three stages of entertainment also start Thursday night.
Some of the activities that follow include a Fun Run, a rodeo, a theatrical presentation (The Little Mermaid), and movies in the park. Don’t forget to see/participate in eating contests, a golf tournament, a pickleball tournament, and the annual Peach Cook-Off
So, if you are looking for something fun to do the first weekend in September, Hurricane is the place to be. Peach Days is held at the “old town square” in downtown Hurricane. For more information about Hurricane’s Peach Days, click here.