By Liz Armstrong
We can’t be-Leaves It! This is the last week of the 60th season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Even though this Saturday season is coming to an end, there are still a lot of fun autumn festivals this time of year that we really remember Autumn To know about.
Take a drive: fruit color loop
Orange Are you happy it fell? There is nothing like yellow, orange, and red, the fall leaves blessing us at this time of year.
Parwan became the first annexed town in Iron County in 1501, and this small town is the beginning of the fruit color loop following Highway 13. And then head east towards Panguich.
Enjoy a scenic trip: Cedar Breaks Rim Trail or Coal Creek Trail
At 10,000 feet high, Cedar Breaks will have the cool, crisp breeze you were hoping for in the summer heat. There may even be snow on top, so bring a jacket. Hiking around the rim will give you a whole new cedar breaks experience, bringing you closer and more personal to the exciting orange and red rock formations. The scene at Ramparts Abluk is truly incredible.
Don’t want to drive 20 miles above? Enjoy the fall colors on the right at the entrance to the Cedar Canyon. Running through three parks, the trail runs east from Bicentennial Park through the mouth of the gorge.
What sheep? Cedar Livestock and Heritage Festival
The sixteenth annual Cedar Livestock and Heritage Festival will be held on October 29–30. Enjoy everything from rodeo to a Dutch oven competition and everything in between
Don’t miss the sheep parade! You haven’t seen anything like it. About 1,000 sheep (we are also BAAAFLD) will descend on the main road on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10 am, 200 will start in the south and end in the north00 north, there will be sheep wagons, antique tractors and wine carts.
It’s like transporting time and enjoying a glimpse of the Old West – it’s one of the most unique events in Cedar City.
Oh my gosh! Visit a pumpkin patch
Here Pumpkin Talk about something. In the 1800s, the Irish began carving vegetables to keep away the “Stingy Jack”, who according to legend was cursed to live forever on earth. Although pumpkins did not grow well in Ireland, Irish immigrants quickly learned that pumpkins in America were ideal for their carving tradition.
Now, it’s just pure fun, and for many, pumpkin-carving is the ideal fall activity, so Lau Go big or home!
Two favorites near Cedar City:
The Robinson Family Pumpkin Patch is located at 1450 Watt Industrial Road in Cedar City. Bring a date, family, or friend and choose your own pumpkin and sweet corn! Open Monday through Friday at noon until sunset and Saturday morning at sunset, the event offers the care of hired and farm animals.
The Jude Pumpkin Patch is open at 314 E. 270 North in Good Paragon, north of Cedar City, and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. But you can also visit the Pumpkin Patch and Tiny Zoo for free.
And much more!
You don’t have to miss a thing this fall. For a complete list of places to visit and visit in Cedar City and Iron County, visit visitcedarcity.com.