Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pioneer Day At This Is The Place Heritage Park + #Giveaway

In Utah, folks are lucky to get two celebrations in July! And celebrate they do! It is home to the 'Stadium Of Fire' celebration on the 4th, one of the largest in the country. Utahns certainly love their fireworks, even if they do have to travel to Wyoming to get the heavy duty ones because they are illegal to sell here and probably to light off too!

Then there is the 24th of July, where Utah is all about celebrating the pioneers who traveled from Missouri in the midst of tremendous hardship, so they could practice their freedom to worship without being persecuted. I'll admit it, most people just use the holiday to blow off more fireworks!

But at 'This Is The Place Heritage Park', celebrating the pioneers is exactly why this park was originally created. From the imposing monuments at the park's entrance, to the authentic time period buildings and costumes worn by the workers, it all takes you back to the mid-1800s, when the pioneers first arrived in the Salt Lake Valley!
Last weekend, the park was on point with all pioneer celebratory revelries.
In addition to the many daily summer fun activities, there were:
The Candy Canon announcing the day, raining down old fashioned taffy down Main Street!
An extra special Native American Dance Program in the Bowry
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SkyMasters Wildlife Will Bring In Their Amazing Birds to see close-up!

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Fun Old-Fashioned Games galore, like stick-horse racing & tug-O-war!

 A Watermelon eating contest 
Make sure to stop by and spend some time on the 23rd or the 25th but anytime during the year is amazing!
Mention me, Helena at A GAL NEEDS...at the ticket office and get $2.00 off each ticket purchased through this fall! For those who want to visit later during the summer, I am teaming up with 'This Is The Place Heritage Park' and we are giving away a 6-pack of tickets to one winner to use anytime during the summer, along with some of their famous Brigham's Donuts! You don't want to let the summer get by without coming to 'This Is The Place Heritage Park'! Enter for your chance to win in the Rafflecopter below! Must be a U.S. resident, must be 18+ years of age to enter, one entrant per household.

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