Worth the Drive: College volleyball, a rodeo and a chili cookoff at Snowbasin

Thursday , August 31, 2017 - 5:00 AM

JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

With Labor Day weekend quickly approaching, many in Northern Utah are searching for things to do for the long weekend. 

Although roads and highways might be a little full this weekend, there’s plenty to do throughout the state. 

Here are a few events that are worth the drive for you or your family this holiday weekend. 

Utah State women’s volleyball

With Weber State’s volleyball team on the road for the next few days, Logan is the next-closest place to get your volleyball fix. The Aggies are hosting the Utah State Invitational this weekend and will kick off the tournament with a game against Pacific. Bring the whole family to enjoy the game!

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1

Where: Wayne Estes Center, 795 N. 800 East, Logan

Cost: Varies depending on seating

The Grass Roots

Take in the cool sounds of this ‘60s and ‘70s-era rock band The Grass Roots as they take the stage of the Egyptian Theater in Park City. Come and experience the rock ‘n’ roll that pleased audiences back in the genre’s heyday. 

When: 8 pm. Friday, Sept. 1

Where: Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Cost: $39-65

Evanston Cowboy Days

If you didn’t get your fill of rodeo during this year’s Pioneer Days, drive just across the state border for Evanston Cowboy Days in Wyoming. Starting Saturday, a rodeo performance will take up each evening until Monday. During the day, the Uinta County Fairgrounds and the rest of Evanston will be filled with plenty of things to watch, like a demolition derby and a parade. Check out www.evanstoncowboydays.com for the full schedule. 

When: All day, from Friday, Sept. 1, to Monday, Sept. 4

Where: Uinta County Fairgrounds, 122 Bear River Drive, Evanston

Cost: $10

Chalk the Walk

The Salt Lake County Library's Viridian Event Center will host Chalk the Walk, an event where artists will fill the sidewalks around the event center with chalk art. The event will suit all ages with art, live music, food and other festivities at the event. 

When: 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2

Where: Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan

Cost: Free

Park Silly Sunday Market

For the next three Sundays, Main Street in Park City plays host to the Park Silly Sunday Market, a place that has something for everyone young or old. Face painting, bounce houses and a rock climbing wall will keep the children entertained for hours. If you’re a bit older, there are local products for sale from the people who know them best. Whether you’re looking for gourmet foods or just fruits and vegetables, you’ll find something to take home. 

When: 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3

Where: Main Street, Park City

Cost: Free

No Name Chili Fest

Before the winter weather arrives and brings a chill to Northern Utah, head on up to Snowbasin for a bowl or two of chili. The 5th annual No Name Chili Cook Off will take place Monday at Earl’s Lodge at the Snowbasin Resort. Each member of the lodge’s culinary team will make his or her own chili that the public will be able to sample and vote on. The winning chili by popular vote will be available at the John Paul Lodge for this year’s ski and snowboarding season.

When: 12:30-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4

Where: Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville

Cost: $15 per person or $13 per person with a non-perishable food item

Contact digital producer Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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