It’s that time of year again! Families and friends can celebrate their pioneer heritage at Provo’s annual Pioneer Day Extravaganza on Monday, July 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at North Park (500 N 500 West). Thanks to our amazing Parks & Recreation Department, we’ve got an awesome event in store for you! The park will be divided into themed areas which will include: Pioneer Village, Western Frontier, Native American Camp, and a Homestead. There will be a variety of activities, games, and entertainment for all ages. Check out the event map and list of activities below – I know there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Activities Map & Event Details
There will be live bands performing on the Main Stage throughout the event from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Hear from Wild Wonders, The Blow Hards Band, Old Time Fiddlers, and an Improv Broadway Western Show.
Homemade Pie Cook-off
Get ready for the most mouthwatering contest of the year. Ten homemade pies baked by Provo residents will be judged by local celebrities and chefs at the event. Winners will be announced on the Main Stage at Noon and free samples will be handed out to attendees afterwards between 12:30 – 1:15 pm!
Games, Crafts & Activities
Provo’s Pioneer Day Extravaganza is famous for it’s games and crafts. This year you’ll be able to participate in Lasso the Bull, Panning for Gold, Western Photo Booth, Duck Hunt, Clothes Washing, Tin Can Toss, Face Painting, Thermatrope craft, Yarn Dolls, Candle Making,Tandy Leather, Soap Making with the Soap Factory, a Petting Zoo, and much more!
Rides & Competitions
It wouldn’t be Pioneer Day without some Covered Wagon Rides and a Root Beer Chugging contest! Other rides and contests include: Sack Races, Horse Obstacle Course, Pony Carousel, Log Saw Competition, Pioneer Strength Relay, etc.
Stop by the Pioneer Village and Pioneer Museum for historical reenactments and to learn a new trade. Don’t forget to explore our Native American Village, Mountain Man Encampment, and Trader’s Camp too!
Vendors, Artisans & Yummy Food
Browse our Farmer’s Market located along the southwest side of the park or stop by one of our food trucks. There will be a variety of yummy food from: Amkah Misky Peruvian Specialties, Mama Z’s, Maize Truck, Best Fry Bread and Navajo Taco.
For more information visit the Pioneer Day Event Page.