Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Woodland Chokecherry Festival
Saturday - September 21st
The Old Church Farm Barn - Bench Creek Road
When the first settlers came to Woodland, they found the river beds "crowded with cottonwoods and tangled with kinnikinic and chokecherry bushes. Many, many times during those lean years of settlement, the families picked chokecherries and preserved them to eat during the long, cold winter months. More than once, the tart, strong taste of chokecherry jelly on a johnny cake or scone provided enough nourishment and strength to carry our pioneer forefathers through another day of hard work and toil.
Today, we celebrate the tenacity of those who settled this beautiful area and provided a pattern of friendship, hard work and love for those of us who live here today. We anxiously wait for the chokecherries to turn deep burgundy, knowing the darker they are, the better the juice. We still want to share our heritage with others and extend our hand of friendship to all who come to celebrate the Woodland Chokecherry Festival with us!
9:00 AM The most scenic 5 K run anywhere! Begins on Bench Creek Road and goes to the Old Church Farm Barn. $15 pre-registration and $20 registration the day of the run. Check in begins at 8 am. Come and cheer your runner on to vicitory! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For questions contact Giselle Rasheta @ 435-513-0834 or FB
10:00 AM - FREE Kids Fun Run - Check in begins at the conclusion of the 5k. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For questions contact Giselle Rasheta @ 435-513-0834
10:00 AM - From the Back of a Horse Trail Ride. Begins at Cedar Hollow. Play a hand of poker and see if you're good enough to win a prize! Lunch on the trail and home in time for the Boutique and Dinner Show at the Festival! Contact Julie Woodard @ 435-783-4709 or Jodi McNulty @ 435-513-9799.
10:00 AM - Boutique - Booths of all kinds. Plenty of Chokecherry Jelly! Runs All Day.
10:00 AM - Kids Fun - Bounce House, Pumpkin Patch, Face Painting, Train Ride. All Day.
10:00 AM - Petting Zoo - All Day
10:00 AM - Historic Wagon Ride. Hear some interesting historical tales of the settlement of Woodland while lazily riding on a wagon on a beautiful, fall ride. All Day.
10:00 AM - Food Court. Delicious hot dogs, nachos, scones, popcorn, cotton candy and more! All Day.
4:30 - 6:00 PM - Dinner Show. Adults $10. Children $4. A delicious slow roasted pork loin bathed in your choice of apple/onion sauce or tangy chokecherry pork sauce, potatoes, zucchini, salad, veggies, relishes, dessert and bubbling, delicious homemade rootbeer.
The dinner show features local talented singers, musicians and actors portraying life in Woodland in the "old days!" Contact Billie Sue McNeil @ 435-513-4607
Come and share a beautiful fall day with us at the
Woodland Chokecherry Festival!
Posted by Billie Sue at 10:57 PM