Box Elder County celebrates fruits of the harvest with Peach Days


BRIGHAM CITY – In 1904, to celebrate an abundance of the best peaches in Utah and to take a day off from the harvest, <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Peach Days</a> was created in Box Elder County.

<p class=”p2″>The celebration is always the weekend after Labor Day and this week most of the main activities Friday and Saturday were preceded by this week’s Jr. Peach Queen Pageant at the Box Elder Middle School on Wednesday and Thursday’s Miss Brigham City Pageant at the Box Elder High School Auditorium.

<p class=”p2″>Monica Holdaway is executive director of the Brigham City area Chamber of Commerce.

<p class=”p2″>“Over 200 vendors will be open on Main Street and at the Community Center and at the Senior Center Friday and Saturday,” said Holdaway. “The carnival opens Friday night and continues Saturday on Forest Street.

<p class=”p2″>“The children’s parade is at 6 o’clock Friday night on Main Street from 200 South to 300 North.”

<p class=”p2″>Later Friday there will be free children’s activities under the Main Street arch sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club.

<p class=”p2″>The Disney movie “Wreck It Ralph” will be shown at the Main Street Stage at 8:30 Friday night.

<p class=”p2″>“People have been setting up chairs for a few days to get their spots in anticipation of the big Saturday parade in the morning at 10 o’clock.”

<p class=”p2″>A motorcycle show will follow on Main Street along with one of the largest car shows in Utah at Pioneer and Watkins Parks with over 900 cars on display. There will be entertainment all day Saturday on the Main Street Stage ending the evening with a free concert by the group Eclipse followed by the hypnotist Terry Sharp.

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