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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Say Farewell to Summer at the 18th Annual Harvest Moon Celebration

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Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall with family-friendly activities, live music, artisan exhibits, community organizations, unique performances, local businesses, seasonal surprises and free entry to Northern Utah’s largest event of the year. The Eighteenth Annual Harvest Moon Celebration will take place on Historic 25th Street in Ogden, September 21 from 12 - 8 p.m. Located on the 100 and 200 blocks of Historic 25th Street, a street highly committed to locally-owned and operated businesses, Ogden Downtown Alliance is proud to bring together the community, local businesses and nonprofit organizations for a celebration that grows with each passing year.

Leading up to Harvest Moon Celebration, NUHOPE’s Suicide Awareness Walk and Ceremony will be held from 9 am to 11 pm at Ogden Amphitheater. “Whether you walk remembering or supporting a loved one, recovering from hard times yourself, or as a supporter of the cause, we would be honored to have you participate in this memorable event,” shares NUHOPE. Visit nuhopeutah.org for more information.

At noon, Harvest Moon Celebration kicks off with free family activities until 5 pm featuring local Magician Elias "Lefty" Caress, Locally Twisted balloon artists, a climbing course wall with the Army National Guard, plaster fossil casting with Ogden's George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, Dartside’s activity course, Hand Drawn Photo Booth, wooden moon phases art project with the Local Artisan Collective, Eccles Art Center’s Create Your Own Pumpkin activity and more.

New this year get your picture with a Giant Pumpkin grown by Jim Seamons and carved by local artist Adam Smith weighing an estimated 250 pounds and check out huge tractors on display from Great Basin Antique Tractors! Enjoy classic Harvest Moon Celebration favorites such as the giant rock wall offering free climbing until 4 pm and pay to play until 8 pm, local business, artisan vendors and a beer garden featuring local beers such as Roosters and UTOG.

Social Axe will be back this year to host their second live Harvest Moon Axe Throwing Competition and will be offering free axe throwing for all guests 13 years and older until 5 p.m. The tournament will start at 5:30 p.m. for 50 pre-registered participants. To compete, register on-site before 5 pm. Custom Trophy Axes will be gifted to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place title holders.

The main stage, located on the north side of the Historic 25th Street and Lincoln Avenue Intersection, will be active throughout the day with live music performances and cultural demonstrations. Check out the lineup below:

  • 12:00 p.m. - Local singer and songwriter, Branson Anderson
  • 12:40 p.m. - Ogden Buddhist Taiko Drummers
  • 1:00 p.m. - Local band, Fuzion
  • 2:00 p.m. - Ballet Folklorico Tutulli
  • 2:20 p.m. - Local band, Caleb & Canvas
  • 3:15 p.m. - Utah Irish Dance Company
  • 4:30 p.m. - Endless Indulgence Retro Wear Fashion Show
  • 6:00 p.m. - Congolese Drummers
  • 6:30 p.m. - Headliner (TBA)

A community stage located on the south side of the 200 block of Historic 25th Street near Wise Guys Comedy Club will highlight local up and coming talent by Imagine Music from 12 - 5 p.m.

Indulge in lunch, dinner and treats from local restaurants and vendors such as Warrens Craft Burger, Tona Sushi, Lucky Slice Pizza, Rovali's Ristorante Italiano, Roosters, Fry Me To The Moon, Daily Rise Coffee, Ivan's Ice Cream, Menchies, Soul Pinoy Utah's Own Pink Drink, Smokey's BBQ, Wasatch Roasting Company, Hearth on 25th, Wimpy & Fritz, World's Best Corn Dogs, Z's Hot Sauce, Thai Curry Kitchen and a new restaurant coming soon to The Monarch, WB’s.

A variety of kid’s activities will be available free of charge until 5 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at designated beverage stations for guests 21+ from Noon to 8 pm. Coolers are not allowed into the celebration and guests will be checked at entry points. Due to the size of this event, pets will not be allowed on the street except for certified service animals.

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