Fall into autumn with these Northern Utah weekend events

Thursday , September 21, 2017 - 5:30 AM

AMANDA JOHNSON, Standard-Examiner Staff

Want to celebrate the start of fall this weekend? With a slew of festivals, fall boutiques and autumnal equinox events, there’s no shortage of ways to welcome the season.

Here’s a look at some of the events happening around Northern Utah this weekend.

SIMPLE TREASURES FALL BOUTIQUE

What: Shop more than 150 of Utah’s premier local crafters under one roof. Simple Treasures Fall Boutique is bringing together makers of countless handmade items, including jewelry, home decor, fashion accessories, unique gifts and much more. Enjoy lunch from The Bistro, conveniently located at the show, and take part in flash giveaways and contests held on each day of the event. Shoppers will appreciate the show’s central checkout system, where all major credit cards are accepted.

When and where: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m Friday, Sept. 22, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington. $1.

10TH ANNUAL NORTHERN UTAH SUICIDE AWARENESS WALK

What: Join NUHOPE for the 10th anniversary of the annual Northern Utah Suicide Awareness Walk in downtown Ogden. Whether you’re remembering or supporting a loved one, recovering from hard times yourself or a supporter of the cause, you are invited to participate in this memorable event. The 10th annual walk in downtown Ogden will be held in conjunction with the Harvest Moon Celebration on Historic 25th Street, and you are encouraged to stay after the walk to participate in those festivities.

When and where: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23; Historic 25th St., Ogden. 

HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION

What: Presented by America First Credit Union, Harvest Moon is an end-of-summer party with family-friendly activities, live music, a beer garden, arm wrestling and more. Food and beverage will be available from participating Historic 25th Street restaurants. As a street committed to locally owned and operated businesses, we take pride in bringing together our community partners, local nonprofits and local businesses for a celebration larger than any other in Northern Utah. Beer and wine will be available at designated beverage stations for guests over 21. Coolers are not allowed into the celebration and will be checked at entry points. Pets will not be allowed on the street, with the exception of service animals.

When and where: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, Historic 25th Street, Ogden. 

HARVEST MOON LOCAL AUTHOR FESTIVAL

What: In conjunction with the Harvest Moon festival, this festival showcases local authors. Come meet local authors and discuss the books they have crafted. Come enjoy the literary talent Ogden has to offer.

When and where: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23; Booked on 25th, 147 25th St., Ogden.

HERITAGE HALL FALL BOUTIQUE

What: Come to the 6th annual Fall Boutique and Scarecrow Contest. This year we will have food trucks, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and about 30 vendors selling crafts, jewelry, makeup, treats, home decor and more. Prizes for the scarecrow contest include $50 for first place, $25 for second place, $15 for third place and $25 for people’s choice. Entries will be received from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, and 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. 

When and where: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23; Heritage Hall, 4270 W. 1250 South, West Weber.

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME

What: Weber State returns home to begin Big Sky Conference play as the Wildcats host UC Davis. 

When and where: 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, Stewart Stadium. Tickets at http://weberstatetickets.com. $5-32.

LAVENDER VINYL HARVEST MOON SALE

What: Come on down for great deals and markdowns on records. There will be some awesome giveaways, free coffee and live DJ sets. Also, celebrate the launch of Lavender Vinyl’s sister company, Lavender Kitchen. 

When and where: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23; Lavender Vinyl, 123 25th St., Ogden.

LOCAL ARTISAN COLLECTIVE AT HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL

What: One of the great booths at the Harvest Moon festival this year. Artists will be out selling their creations. There will also be some fun, interactive demonstrations where you can ask the artist questions about their work and see how they create things.

When and where: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23; Historic 25th Street, Ogden. 

UTAH HUMANITIES BOOK FESTIVAL — ‘THE UNSETTLERS: IN SEARCH OF THE GOOD LIFE IN TODAY’S AMERICA’ WITH MARK SUNDEEN 

What: More than ever, we seem to be yearning for “the simple life.” A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history, “The Unsettlers” traces the search for the simple life not only through the stories of three very different couples, but through the visionaries, ascetics and artists who inspired each of them to walk away from the life they knew to create a better existence. Join author Mark Sundeen for an evening in which we dare to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like. This event is presented by the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival and Weber Book Links.

When and where: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23; Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. FREE.

FALL EQUINOX OM FEST 

What: The Satya community presents its annual fundraiser, the Fall Equinox OM Fest. The event will be filled with meditation, music, movement, healing and oneness. This gathering is for individuals who find the dynamic of a spiritually focused community to be empowering, supportive and energizing.

When and where: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24: Fort Buenaventura, 2450 A Ave., Ogden. $20-30.

MABON CELEBRATION

What: Come celebrate Mabon, an event celebrating the autumnal equinox. A huge part of the will be a huge feast afterward — think of it as a Thanksgiving of Pagan proportions. The tradition is to have two hams at the celebration, so a donation of $3 per person is required.

When and where: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24; The Hidden Sage, 1661 N. Main St., Sunset.

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