October 28-30, 2016 • Cedar City, Utah

Schedule of Events

Unless noted otherwise, all events are free and take place at the Cross Hollows Events Center ( Iron Rangers Outdoor Arena and Diamond Z Indoor Arena). Events are subject to change, please check ahead for times and location. Updates are made to this schedule as they occur, please check back.

Thursday, October 27

Johnny Rodriguez in Concert.  
7 p.m at the Cedar City Heritage Center Theater at 105 N. 100 East.  $25 general admission only.  PURCHASE TICKETS

Johnny Rodriguez Purple 2011








Friday, October 28


Cedar Chest Quilters Quilt Show
10 AM – 7:00 PM The Cedar Chest Quilters Guild will display their pieced textile art, beautiful machine made and handmade quilts at the Heritage Center Lobby located at 105 N. 100 East.

Livestock Festival
3 to 7:00 PM Honoring Cedar City’s rich agricultural heritage. Featuring western vendors, agricultural displays, antique tractor show, ongoing cowboy poetry, music and more. Held at the Cross Hollows Events Center.

Cowboy Poetry &  Music
3 to 7 PM Throughout the Livestock Festival, cowboy poets and musicians will entertain festival patrons with lively music and prose. Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry which grew out of a tradition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches. After a day of work, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs. The tradition lives on through festivals and gatherings throughout the West, including the Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival. Performers will be on stage in the indoor Diamond Z Arena.

Antique Tractor & Machinery Show 
3 to 7 PM Cross Hollows Parking Lot

“Top Dog” Sheepdog Demo 
3 to 5:30 PM Research has shown the Border collie to be the smartest breed of dog in the world; they are also one of the most athletic. Come watch these highly intelligent canine athletes work sheep in the arena with their handlers. You are sure to be impressed. Held at the Iron Rangers Outdoor Arena.

Junior Ranch Rodeo
4 PM Kids compete in ranch skills including team roping, wild goat milking and branding.  Held next to the Iron Rangers Arena.  If you are interested in competing please contact Lee Bingham @ 435-671-8086 or  lee@discoveryranchforgirls.com.

Draft Horse Demo and Teamster Contest
5:30 to 6:30 PM Come get up close and personal with these tremendous animals and see teamsters show off their driving skills.  Held at the Iron Rangers Arena.

Saturday, October 29th


Sheep Parade
10 am The sheep parade is the highlight event of the Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival and is one of the most unique parades in the country. Approximately 1,000 sheep will be herded down Cedar City’s Main Street. There will be historic sheep wagons, antique tractors, vintage cars,  and so much more. Parade route is from 200 South to 400 North. For your safety, please leave dogs at home, stay to the sides of the street and do not get in front of the sheep.

Cedar Chest Quilters Quilt Show
10 to 5 PM The Cedar Chest Quilters Guild will display their pieced textile art and beautiful machine made and handmade quilts at the Heritage Center Lobby located at 105 N. 100 East.

Livestock Festival
11 to 5 PM Honoring Cedar City’s rich agricultural heritage. Featuring vendors, agricultural displays, hands on demonstrations and pioneer activities provided by the Frontier Homestead State Park, antique tractor show, vintage car display, ongoing cowboy poetry, music and more. Held at the Cross Hollows Events Center.

Cowboy Poetry and Music
11 to 5 PM Throughout the Livestock Festival, cowboy poets and musicians will entertain festival patrons with lively music and prose. Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry which grew out of a tradition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches. After a day of work, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs. The tradition lives on through festivals and gatherings throughout the West, including the Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival. Performers will be on stage in the indoor Diamond Z Arena.

Dennis Stowell Memorial Ranch Rodeo
Noon Teams compete in authentic ranch skills including branding, sort and rope team doctoring, trailer loading and sorting. Held next to the Iron Rangers Outdoor Arena.

Vintage Car Display
Noon to 5 PM Stock automobiles built before 1950 will be on display on the west side of Cross Hollows. Featuring the fully restored autos of the Cedar Breaks Model A Club.

Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull
12:30 PM -Registration starts at noon. Kids ages ten and younger compete with miniature pulling sleds similar to the ones used in the Antique Tractor Pull. Pedal tractors will be provided by the Color Country Antique Machinery Association. There’s no charge to participate and prizes will be awarded. Held near the Iron Rangers Outdoor Arena near the concession stand.

Dutch Oven Cooking Contest Public Tasting

12:30 PM  Do you love Dutch Oven food? Come taste samples from your friends and neighbors and reward the best tasting dish with your vote in the annual Dutch Oven Cook Off. You’ll be the Judge! Cost of the “tasting packet” is $5.00 per person which allows you access to tasting over 30 of the most succulent dishes to ever come out of a Dutch Oven!  Held in the Diamond Z Arena. 

Antique Tractor Pull & Draft Horse Pull

1:00 PM to 5 PM Cross Hollows Parking Lot The antique tractor pull is an action packed event featuring tractors built before 1960. Held in conjunction with the Tractor Pull will be a Draft Horse Pull featuring 12 teams including the World Champion Horse Pull Team. Event is free to spectators and will take place in the Cross Hollows Events Center Iron Rangers Arena. Anyone wishing to participate with their antique tractor should contact Kip Hansen at 435-592-4045 or hansen.kip58@gmail.com .

Sheep Lead Contest
4 PM  Don’t miss out on this unique contest where participants display their fashion and sheep-handling talents.   The competitor leads a young sheep (ewe or wether) around the ring while wearing an outfit made from wool.  Its a way of presenting sheep in an attractive manner, and to give the audience an opportunity to see and appreciate the beauty of wool and the animals that produce it.  Held in the Diamond Z Arena.  Victoria Carroll 435-590-2718 or flyingvlivestock@yahoo.com

Cowboy Dirt Dance featuring MOST WANTED
7:30 PM Held at the Diamond Z Indoor Arena. FREE!  

Sunday, October 30th


Cowboy Church
10 AM A non-denominational gathering featuring spiritual poetry and songs. Held at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, 635 N. Main.

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