Few places in the world offer stunning fall colors with a red rock backdrop like Scenic Southern Utah. Cedar Break National Monument attracts fall leaf peepers and visitors wanting dramatic views with fall colors. A weekend of fall events at Cedar Breaks National Monument, September 28-29, 2013 offers “Make-and-Take” crafts at the Visitor Center 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, “Track Attack” booklets, leaf stamp art, pine cone bird feeders, and a self-guided scavenger hunt.
The annual Pumpkin Festival held September 28, 2013 from 10-3 at Cedar City’s Main Street Park. Activity booths will provide a fun family autumnal themed event.
Parowan Fall Fest held October 12, 2013 at 10am at the Iron County Fairgrounds in Parowan featuring food, vendors, entertainment, The Great Pumpkin Costume Parade, and a wonderful day in the fall leaves. For information call 435-477-9022 or visit www.parowan.org.
The Main Street of Cedar City’s downtown will be filled with one thousand head of sheep during the annual Cedar City Livestock and Heritage Festival taking place October 24-27, 2013. One of the most unique festivals occurring in the fall in Scenic Southern Utah, the western themed Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival is an exciting celebration of the agricultural industry’s contribution to our community, yesterday and today, and of the annual trailing of the sheep from mountain pastures to the valleys. It’s a perfect event for families and friends to gather and celebrate Cedar City’s heritage and almost all the events are free.
This year’s event will feature historic sheep wagons, ranch rodeo, draft horse pull, People’s Choice Dutch Oven Contest, antique tractor pull, cowboy poetry, quilt show, stock dog demonstration, and of course the ever popular Sheep Parade. See a video and more information: www.cedarlivestockfest.com
For those wanting a sit-down visual adventure, travelers can pair a scenic fall drive on one of several National Scenic Byways with an armchair adventure of watching a Tony Award winning stage performance. For theatre goers and leaf peepers this is a natural combination. The Fall Season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival lineup features: “Peter and the Star Catcher”, “The Marvelous Wonderettes”, and “Richard the II”. Schedule of all the plays can be viewed at www.Bard.org.
Cedar City, Utah is located in Scenic Southern Utah, home of Cedar Breaks Nat’l Monument, Brian Head Ski Resort, Dixie National Forest, Zion Nat’l Park, and Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park. A system of highways and designated as “Scenic Byways and Backways” await your adventure when you take a drive SR 14, 143 and 148.
To learn more about events in southern Utah, to view the current “Fall Color Report”, or for lodging and trip planning information visit: www.ScenicSouthernUtah.com or call (800) 354-4849.