6 Reasons to Add a Harvest Festival to Your Visit

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30 Sep 2020

6 Reasons to Add a Harvest Festival to Your Visit

Fall in Cedar City is marked by beautiful and bright leaves, a sheep parade, and fall festivals. With outdoor events happening throughout the month of October there are plenty of opportunities to welcome fall in a true small-town fashion. Visit a farm. Learn to bake a pie. Pick the perfect pumpkin at the patch, and more with a fall getaway to southern Utah and a harvest festival or two.


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1. Hayrides and Smores



The annual Harvest Festival at Nature Hills Farm (4326 N 2100 E) is a great celebration for all ages! Enjoy the slow life on the farm by taking a leisurely hayride, grab a pumpkin spice hot cocoa and sit under a tree to watch the animals, take pictures, play yard games, and pick out the perfect pumpkin. Spend time with your family eating smores and drinking freshly pressed apple cider!






2. Pick the Perfect Pumpkin



There are pumpkins that would impress even the Great Pumpkin himself at these local patches! Cedar City is home to several family-owned pumpkin patches that offer activities and a fun afternoon while you search for the perfect pumpkin. You can visit the Judd Pumpkin Patch, Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, the Robinson Family Pumpkin Patch, Monday – Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and the Fiddler’s Fun Center Pumpkin Patch, Monday – Saturday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.






3. Scarecrows of all Shapes & Sizes in Parowan



Every year the quiet Main Street of Parowan, UT gets a little brighter with a collection of scarecrows that line the way. These scarecrows are each decorated by local businesses and residents and are sure to brighten your day! Find a hitchhiker bound for adventure, Jack Skellington, and his crew, and more!







4. Dinner on the Farm



Enjoy a farm-fresh meal after the harvest in a beautiful farm setting. Join the family at Red Acre Farm as they set the table on the grand porch of the farmhouse for an evening to celebrate all that the season has to offer. A beautiful setting, incredible food, and pleasant company are hard to pass up.






5. Browse the Harvest at the Farmstand


With the harvest comes freshly baked goods, vegetables, syrups, and more. Our local farms are always adding something new to their collection and the farmstands are a great opportunity to browse and select something incredible. You can even join Sweet Pea Farm & Orchard for one last Breakfast on the Farm event this weekend!







6. Watch the Sheep Parade


One true hallmark of fall in Cedar City? A very unique parade. Every year as part of the Livestock & Heritage Festival main street gets a little wild and wooly as 500 sheep make their way through town to their winter home.