Sheepwagons, quilts, music, a picnic, and a program… Come celebrate Pioneer Day Weekend in Torrey on July 22-23, 2016.
This holiday weekend kicks off with a free presentation by local historian Steve Taylor on Friday July 22 at 7:30PM at the Robber’s Roost Stage in Torrey. This Entrada Institute sponsored program explores the history of Fish Lake, the largest alpine lake within the High Plateau Province of Utah. From the Native American inhabitants and Old Spanish Trail travelers to early pioneer settlers, this high mountain lake had been a major source of food for thousands of years.
Saturday July 23 events include an antique quilt display, sheep wagon showcase, music, potluck dinner, and pioneer program. The free Saturday events are sponsored by the Wayne County Interfaith Council with support by the Entrada Institute.
The Antique Quilt Display will be held inside the Robber’s Roost (185 W Main) in Torrey. Those interested in participating should bring one quilt tagged with a title and name to the Robber’s Roost no later than NOON for display. Contact Charlotte Williams for questions. The Antique Quilt Display will take place between 3:00PM and 6:00PM.
The Sheep Wagon Showcase will be held on the grounds of the Robber’s Roost in Torrey. People are invited to bring their sheep wagon to open and share with the public. Please bring your wagon no later than 1:00PM so we can get them arranged. The Sheep Wagon Showcase will take place between 3:00PM and 6:00PM.
The “Rough Around the Edges” group will be providing music and entertainment between 5:30PM and 6:30PM.
The Community Potluck Picnic Dinner will be held on the grounds of the Robber’s Roost in Torrey between 6:00PM and 7:00PM. Sloppy Joes will be provided by the local churches. Please bring a side dish to share. Those with last names beginning with A-M bring salads and those with N-Z bring desserts. Bring a picnic blanket if you wish. Or, enjoy your dinner at one of the tables that will be set up on the grounds.
At 7:15PM, our Pioneer Program begins on the Robber’s Roost Stage in Torrey. This engaging program will take the audience back in time to experience the life and times of our pioneer heritage. Enjoy an evening of unforgettable family entertainment.
Bring your friends and family for a wonderful weekend of fun in celebration of our pioneer heritage. Thanks to all the committee members and volunteers who are making this event possible.