Carbon County Harvest Festival brings fun to the West End – Times News Online

Posted on October 04, 2021 at 12:35 p.m.

It was fun and exciting for the whole family at a three day West End festival.

The second annual Carbon County Harvest Festival was held Friday through Sunday at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert.

Families, as well as vendors, were happy with the event, according to Robert Silliman, Carbon County Fair board member,

“It went really well, actually,” said Silliman. “All of the salespeople were very happy with the way things went. “

Silliman added that the festival was particularly crowded on Sunday evening, with a race of unwanted cars.

“The junks race went well; the guys definitely had fun, ”he said. “There were a lot of people in the stands.

Sunday also marked a gift of children’s bikes, Silliman noted.

“We have four happy children,” he said. “We have to thank our sponsors, Zimmerman’s Dairy and Gothard Realty; they have sponsored them for years on both events, the (carbon county) fair and the (carbon county) crop festival.

Silliman added that there was entertainment by The Mudflaps, The Nashville Music Company and Steel Creek.

Also, there was a Kidsfest tent with paint and pumpkin crafts; children’s adventure area with rides, inflatable houses and game (additional charges apply); The market square with artisans and exhibitions; an auction of baskets; a food court with ethnic food and more; and daily chainsaw wood carving shows.

Kris Kringle Party

Silliman has announced that the Carbon County Fair will be hosting a Kris Kringle Fest at the West End Fairgrounds which will begin on Black Friday weekend and run for four consecutive weekends.

“It will be Christmas focused,” he said. “Kris Kringle is coming, as long as he has time, but I have personally had a conversation with him and he is going to take time for us.”

Silliman said a Festival of Lights exhibit, coordinated between himself, Todd Merkel and Dale Greenzweig Jr., would also be new to the region.

“I think there is a need for that, so we will try to provide that niche,” he said.

“All we ask is public support to organize the event for many years and develop it. I know we’re all excited about this.

In addition to the holiday light display, there will be a photoshoot on a sled, food, tours by Kris Kringle himself, artisans, and live performances on the main stage.

Steel Creek singer Jeni Hackett leads a group of country dancers while the group performs “Folsom Prison Blues” on Sunday at the Carbon County Harvest Festival. It took place at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert from Friday to Sunday. The Mudflaps performed on Friday and the Nashville Music Company performed on Saturday. The festival included a Kidsfest tent with pumpkin painting and crafts, a children’s adventure area with rides and games, craft vendors, basket auction, junk car race , chainsaw wood carving shows and an array of food vendors. STACI L. GOWER / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The dust was flying Sunday afternoon during the junks races in the arena. It was part of the Carbon County Harvest Festival which was held Friday through Sunday at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert. The festival included performances by three groups, The Mudflaps, Nashville Music Company and Steel Creek; a Kidsfest tent with pumpkin paintings and crafts; an adventure zone for children with rides and games; craft vendors; an auction of baskets; chainsaw wood carving shows; and a variety of food vendors.

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