It is that time of year again! Families can celebrate their pioneer heritage at Provo’s annual Pioneer Day Extravaganza on Thursday, July 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at North Park, 500 N 500 West. There will be a variety of activities for the whole family at the free event:
Live entertainment - There will be live bands performing on the Xfinity Stage throughout the event. Hear from Natasha Christensen Band, Utah Fiddlers, and Brushfire.
Games & Crafts – duck hunt, slingshot saloon, pan for gold, DIY mustaches, face painting, tomahawk throw, lasso a bull, county jail, hairstyles, outlaw shootout, etc.
Ride & Competitions – root beer chugging, pony rides, covered wagon rides, log saw competition, tug-a-war, etc.
Reenactments – pioneer village, pioneer museum, native american village, mountain man encampment, trader’s camp, etc.
Activities for the whole family – photo booth, scavenger hunt, butter making, find the sheriff, etc.
Lots of yummy food – food vendors, farmer’s market, homemade pie sampling, etc.
Win Prizes – You can even come dressed in your pioneer best and receive a prize at the Information Booth!
Provo book Giveaway
Prominent local historian, Robert Carter is releasing his new book, Troubled Times this fall. The book will be the third volume of his Provo book series – portraying the history of Provo’s early settlers.
In honor of Pioneer Day, we will be giving out (a limited amount) Robert Carter’s previous book (volume 2), From Fort To Village at the Pioneer Extravaganza Information Booth. The book covers Provo’s history between 1850 – 1854. Carter searched many journals, histories, letters, and records of the earliest people of Provo and has now made them available to the casual reader.
If you would like a copy of the book, stop by the Info Booth during the event and pick one up. First come, first serve.
There’s so much to do at the Pioneer Day Extravaganza, you may need this map: