Blanding Fall Festival is October 10
The Blanding Fall Festival takes place Saturday, October 10 at Centennial Park in Blanding.
Blanding City Economic Development Director Pratt Redd says anyone is welcome to attend the events, which are sponsored by the City of Blanding.
The festival starts at noon and includes a host of fall activities, including kids’ games that run until 5 p.m. At that point, attendees are eligible for raffles.
Activities for children include a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, and pumpkin carving along with other games and a corn pit.
A hot dog eating contest is set for 1 p.m. For those who aren’t interested in hot dogs, more than a dozen food vendors will attend, offering barbeque, tacos, pizza, and more. An additional dozen or so craft vendors will also sell items at the festival.
Live music from The Crazy Coyote cover band will begin at 5 p.m., with fireworks at 8 p.m. Redd says the fireworks show is just a few minutes shorter than the annual Fourth of July show, but they still have a big budget for the fireworks.
The event is sponsored by the city, with contributions from San Juan Counseling, Utah State University Blanding, Energy Fuels, and the San Juan County Prevention Action Collaboration (SJC-PAC).
Masks are recommended when social distancing isn’t possible at the event. Masks and sanitizing stations will be available, but Redd says if you can social distance you don’t have to wear a mask.
The annual Fourth of July celebration was officially canceled in Blanding earlier in the year due to COVID-19, thus the Fall Festival.
The one-time event is two Saturdays after the Dutch Oven Days was initially scheduled.
That event, sponsored by the Blanding area Chamber of Commerce, was also postponed but Redd says they hope to bring it back next year.