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.
Thursday October 24th
Friday, October 25th
Cedar Chest Quilters Quilt Gathering
1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Cedar Chest Quilters will display their beautifully made quilts and textile art in the Heritage Center Lobby at 105 N. 100 East.
3 to 7 p.m.
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 p.m.
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 p.m. Cross Hollows Parking Lot
“Top Dog” Sheepdog Demo
3 to 5:30 p.m.
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.
Draft Horse Show & Demo
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Featuring the World Champion Draft Horse Pulling Team. Show/Demo will feature several draft horse breeds, including Belgians, Percherons, Shires & Friesians. Held at the Iron Rangers Outdoor Arena.
Headliner Concert presented by:
Bruce Hauser and the Sawmill Creek Band
Cedar City Heritage Theater, 105 N 100 East
$20 general admission, $15 for seniors/students
Tickets on sale starting September 1st at the USU Extension Office, 585 N. Main, Cedar City or call 435-586-8132.
Saturday, October 26th
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, the official Wells Fargo Wagon 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 p.m.
The Color Country Quilt Guild will display their beautifully made quilts and hand made textile art will be on display in the Heritage Center Lobby, 105 N. 100 East.
11 to 5 p.m.
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 p.m.
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.
Antique Tractor & Machinery Show/Demos
11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cross Hollows Parking Lot
Antique Tractor Pull & Draft Horse Pull
The antique tractor pull is an action packed event featuring tractors built before 1960. Held in conjuntion 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 435-865-7141 or 208-731-3324.
Dennis Stowell Memorial Ranch Rodeo
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 p.m.
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.
Kiwanis Club presents the Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull
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 presented by :
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! You can purchase your ticket in advance at https://dutchovencookoff.eventbrite.com/ or starting at 11:00 am on Saturday at the Diamond Z Arena.
Cowboy Dirt Dance featuring MOST WANTED
Held at the Diamond Z Indoor Arena.
Sunday, October 27th
A non-denominational gathering featuring spiritual poetry and songs. Held at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, 635 N. Main.