(Good Things Utah) – Cedar City probably isn’t the first destination on your list to visit, but most people aren’t sure how much there is to offer. Maria Twitchell, Executive Director of Visit Cedar City Brian Head, or better known as the “Cedar City Travel Guru,” gave Nicea and Reagan a tour of the city’s top spots,
Immerse yourself in a world of wonder as the surrounding areas of Cedar City and Brian Head provide a dazzling spectacle; dressed in his most beautiful fall. Here are 7 things you must do in Cedar City this fall:
1. Utah Shakespeare Festival
A Tony Award-winning repertory theater experience with 8 repertory plays performed annually in a large open-air theater and two indoor theaters. The season runs from June to mid-October. Ticket prices range from $ 23 to $ 80 depending on the seat. Advanced purchase recommended at bard.org.
When: until October 9
Where: Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Center | 195 Center Street W, Cedar City
2. Haunted farm
The residents of Cedar City are ready to step into the spirit of the spooky season! Haunted Homestead is a 4-day celebration that takes place at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum. Tours of the cemetery will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (12th and 13th). Find out more here.
3. Robinson family pumpkin patch
Monday to Friday 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. approximately, located at 1450 W Industrial Rd (Cedar City). Take a cart ride to find the perfect pumpkin, get lost in the hay maze, see all the animals in the petting zoo (buy a bag of food for just $ 1). The pumpkins cost a pound. For more information, call (435) 691-5014.
4. Oktober Fest at Iron Springs Resort
Held at Iron Springs Adventure Resort (3126 N Iron Springs Rd, Cedar City). A two-day pass costs $ 5 per person and children under 3 are FREE. Come and enjoy two days of Biketoberfest, Pickleball Tournament, Food, Biergarten, Music, Shows, Vendors, Games, Family Fun, Educational Farm, Pony Rides and much more.
5. Cedar breeding and heritage festival
While it may sound like some small-town Utah shenanigans, the annual Cedar Raising and Heritage Festival kicks off with a very unique event, the Sheep Parade! This event celebrates the area’s agricultural roots with tractor pulls, a rodeo, and a parade as the sheep take the easier route to their winter homes and takes place the last weekend in October.
Find a calendar of events and learn more at cedarlivestockfest.com.
6. Scarecrows and Red Acre Donuts
Walk the farm, see the scarecrows, feed the animals, buy the farm stand and eat! We’re going to be frying delicious hot apple cider and pumpkin fritters from 8:00 am until dusk. No admission fees ever.
When: October 16
Where: Red Acre Farm | 2322 West 4375 North, Cedar City
7. Nature Hills Harvest Festival
This annual fall celebration is great for all ages, so grab a friend and head over to Nature Hills Farm. Enjoy the slow pace of life on the farm with a hay walk, grab a pumpkin spice hot chocolate, and sit under a tree to watch animals, take photos, play garden games and choose the perfect pumpkin.
Spend time with your family eating smores and drinking freshly squeezed apple cider. There is something for everyone and you can spend hours enjoying life on the farm, or going on a cruise after a short time. The farm store will be fully stocked with all your harvest needs and goodies, come celebrate the change of season!
When: October 2 and 9
Where: Nature Hills Farm | 4326 East 2100 North Circle, Cedar City
Head over to Visit Cedar City to find out more.
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