Celebrate Capitol Reef National Park’s Harvest Homecoming

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Date: September 8, 2016
Contact: Capitol Reef Visitor Center, 435-425-3791

Join in the Celebration of Fruita's Historic Orchards during Capitol Reef National Park's premier centennial event, held in the Fruita Historic District of Capitol Reef National Park on Saturday, September 17, 2016!

At The Gifford House:

Live Music, Craft Demonstrations, Book Signings, Presentations and "A Taste of Wayne County" by local food vendors $6 - $10 per plate: Sandwiches &chips from the Chuckwagon; Chili &bread from the Broken Spur;Ribs, corn &potato salad from Royals Market, Sweet treats from Humble Crumbs;and famous Gifford House Pie!

Presentations and MusicCraft Demonstrations

11:00 –11:15 am Welcome 
11:20 am –12 Rough Around the Edges band 
12:15 –12:45 pm Music by Mark Baysinger
1:00 –1:20 pm Fruita Pioneers Talk 
1:30 –2:15 pm Music by the Capitol Reefers 
2:30 –3:00 pm National Park Service History Talk 
3:15 –3:45 pm Music by Dudley Elliott 
4:00 –4:15 pm Cowboy Poetry 
4:30 –5:00 pm Music by The Chappells 

Craft Demonstrations 11:00 am –5:00 pm  
Cider Press, Quilting, Canning, Pottery, Rug Making, Branding, Broom Making, Wool Processing, Tatting, Smokehouse, Antique Mysteries, Sheep Wagon, Crocheting

Book Signing 1:00 –5:00 pm 
Tom Morris, BYU Geology Professor 
Exploring the Diverse Geology of Capitol Reef NP  

Chloe Valentine Brent & Eleanor Tom  
Why the Moon Paints her Face Black 

At The Fruita Campground Amphitheater: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park Centennial Band

At The Pendleton Barn: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Barn Dancing with Craig Miller


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Last updated: September 9, 2016

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