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  • Cedar Livestock and Heritage Festival October 25th - 27th
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    Published - 09/25/13 - 09:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) – The 8th Annual Cedar Livestock and Heritage Festival will take place in Cedar City, October 25-27th at the Cross Hollows Events Center. “Fall is a special time of the year, for it means the harvesting of crops and the trailing of livestock from the high mountain ranges to the desert for winter,” says Livestock Fest Director Chad Reid. “Our festival celebrates that heritage and the impact of agriculture has played in Iron County”. Activities begin Friday, Oct. 25th with the opening of the quilt show at the Heritage Theater and the “Top Dog” , antique tractor and Draft Horse pulling demos at the Cross Hollows Events Center from 3 to 7 p.m.

    That evening Bruce Hauser and the Sawmill Creek Band will be in concert at the Cedar City Heritage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Bruce Hauser and the Sawmill Creek Band are considered to be Wyoming's original and beloved country western music band best known for their outstanding performances of the Hauser-penned originals. Inspired by his love of the natural grandeur of the Grand Tetons, and his respect for the strong, vital character of the people from his Jackson Hole home, Bruce Hauser's compositions reflect the heart of grass roots America. Tickets are on sale at the USU Extension Office, 585 N. Main in Cedar City or online at

    www.brucehauser.eventbrite.com for $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students.

    Saturday morning 1,000 head of sheep will be herded from the mountain pastures along Main Street; providing a glimpse of the Old West and its livestock heritage to spectators along the route. The Sheep Parade is one of the most unique parades in the country. “The first sheep were herded on Cedar Mountain in 1870, and every year since then they have made the trek from the mountain to the valley making their way through Cedar City along the historic sheep trial, this year will be no exception. We are proud our festival will once again celebrate this important and historic event”. Horses, wagons, antiques tractors, and historic and modern sheep camps also will take part in the procession, which will be following the new Cedar City parade route from 200 South to 400 North.

    The “Dutch Oven Cook Off is Saturday at 12:30 where winners in four categories will be selected by the public. Other activities celebrating the livestock festival include a kid’s tractor pull and an antique tractor and draft horse pull, cowboy poetry and music, hands on demonstrations, pioneer games, wool spinning, and vendors. All of the activities will be taking place at the Cross Hollows Event Center, west on Hwy 56.

    The Dennis Stowell Memorial Ranch Rodeo, where real cowboys show the prowess in traditional ranch skills will take place Saturday at noon. That evening there will be a Cowboy Dirt Dance with the band MOST WANTED in the indoor arena. The next morning is the return of Cowboy Church, a non denominational program of spiritual poetry and song. Cowboy Church will be held at the Frontier Homestead Stake Park at 10 a.m.

    For more information a complete schedule of events, visit www.cedarlivestockfest.com or call 435-586-8132.

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