Happenin in The Valley * Pioneer Day Weekend

There a ton of things happening for Utah's Pioneer Day weekend. Two of my favorite are the Pioneer Days Celebrations at the 125 year old Homestead Resort in Midway and the Taste of Utah at The Shops at the Riverwoods in Provo.

{photo by Erika}
A group of fun bloggers from our Utah Bloggers Meetup group headed up to the Zermatt & Homestead Resort last weekend. Half of the group went scuba diving in the hot springs crater and the other half went on a adventurer in the mountains on the Razor UTV's. I love all the great activities the two resorts offer. This weekend for the Utah Pioneer Heritage days The Homestead has a bunch of free and almost free activites for the whole family.

Friday, July 22nd
9:00 PM - Campfire Stories w/Sparky

Saturday , July 23rd
10:00 AM - Petting Zoo
11:00 AM - Taffy Pull
12:00 PM - Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Making
1:00 PM - Crafts & FREE Pioneer Games
1:00 PM - Family-Style Chuck Wagon Dinner in Fanny’s
3:00 PM - Taffy Pull
4:00 PM - Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Making
5:00 PM - FREE Pie & Watermelon Eating Contest
6:00 PM - Dinner on the Lawn
($6 - $12.50 for dinner)
7:00 PM - FREE Summer Concert
(Dyer Highway )

Activities $1 - $2 / child unless otherwise noted.
Concessions $1 (snowcones, cotton candy, popcorn, etc..)

{photo from Pizzeria 712}

This weekend is also the Taste of Utah on Saturday July 23rd at the Shops at the Riverwoods presented by the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce. You know the Riverwoods Mall ;) Each of the participating eateries from around The Valley set up tasting booths. Each person receives a punch card as they enter and you go around tasting all the eateries have to offer. I attended the on in SLC and it was so much fun and delicious. Some of the restaurants include Pizzeria 712, Gloria's Little Italy, PF Changs,  Cupcake Chic, El Azteca, Goodwood, Pepsi and the restaurants at the Riverswoods too.
  • Date and Time: Saturday July 23rd, 11 am- 3 pm
  • Price of tickets: $10 per person, $38 for family of 4
  • Live music
  • Fun for the entire family/splash pads for the kids
  • Sample cuisine from local restaurants and vote on your favorite
  • Win raffle prizes

Click Here to Purchase Tickets 

The Shops at the Riverwoods
4801 N. University Ave.
Provo, Utah


Alyson said...

My daughter is the girl who dove with you! She enjoyed her time---thanks for posting her picture.

Alyson said...

My daughter is the 18 year old certified diver!! She had so much fun with you. She was visiting my parents in Park City, and as you may have heard, had just finished a 3 week trip in the Caribbean. She had heard there was someplace in Utah to scuba and made an appointment. She was glad you all were there, because she couldn’t have done it alone. But, being 18 and my father being a man, they didn’t get the name of your blog, so I was thrilled I found it myself. I can’t wait to show her this review and her picture, she is going to be excited.