Onion Days to include many events
Payson City’s 2016 Golden Onion Days celebration will be held Sept. 1-5. A wide variety of activities and events are planned throughout the week including concerts, sports contests, a carnival, talent shows and a grand parade.
The schedule is as follows. For more information about individual events, visit www.paysonutah.org.
Thursday, Sept. 1 Mountain View Hospital presents Collin Raye in concert at the Peteetneet Amphitheater at 6 p.m. (seating opens at 5 p.m.)
Payson Community Theater, “Into the Woods,” 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2 Hitman Monster Truck Rides, 10 a.m. to dusk Basketball tournament, 2:30 p.m. City of Fun Carnival & Boutique ’n’ Food in the Park, 4-11 p.m.
Basketball 3-Point Games (sixth to eighth grade boys and girls), 6 p.m.
Football game, Payson High vs. Morgan High, 6 p.m. The Hypno Hick, 6:15 p.m. Payson Community Theater, “Into the Woods,” 7:30 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3 Mt. Nebo Marathon & Half Marathon, 6:30 a.m.
Bill Pike Memorial Men’s Softball Tournament, all day
Basketball Tournament, grade boys and girls, 9 a.m. Miss Payson’s Gold Medal Mile, 8 a.m. Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, 8 a.m. Firefighters Open House, 9 a.m.-noon Children’s Parade, 9 a.m. Hitman Monster Truck Rides, 10 a.m. to dusk Children’s Talent Show, 10:30 a.m. City of Fun Carnival & Boutique ’n’ Food in the Park, noon to 11 p.m. Lawn Mower Racing, noon to 3 p.m. Golden Onion & Dutch Oven Cook- Offs, noon
Payson High School Talent Show, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Payson Community Theater, “Into the Woods,” 2 p.m. Teen Talent Show, 2:30 p.m. Soap Box Derby, 3 p.m. Adult Talent Show, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Basketball 3-Point Contest, high school ages, 4 p.m. Band, Midlife Crisis, 6 p.m. Basketball 3-Point Contest, adults, 6 p.m.
Payson Community Theater, “Into the Woods,” 7:30 p.m. Onion Jam Dance, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4 Joe Coffee & Espresso Bar Open Mic, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
City of Fun Carnival & Boutique ’n’ Food in the Park, 4 to 11 p.m. 11th-12th
Flower & Art Show/Biggest Onion Public Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Fireside, 6:30 p.m. Payson Band Concert, 8 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5 5K & 10K Races, 7 a.m. Chorale Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony, 8 a.m. Friends of Payson Library Used Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grand Parade, 10 a.m. Hitman Monster Truck Rides, 10 a.m. to dusk
City of Fun Carnival & Boutique ’n’ Food in the Park, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Car Show, noon Flower & Art Show/Biggest Onion Public Viewing, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Payson Band Concert, 12:30 p.m. Children’s Carnival, 1 to 3 p.m. Payson’s Biggest Onion Awards, 1:30 p.m.
Entertainment in the Park, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Payson Community Theater, “Into the Woods,” 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Badminton Tournament, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Popular author Brandon Sanderson will visit the Springville Library on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 6 p.m. for a book release and book signing event celebrating the release of Sanderson’s book “The Dark Talent: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians.” The library is located at 45 S. Main in Springville.
Sanderson will do a reading and answer questions before signing books that day. Tickets are needed for the reading and question-and-answer session; they are free and available at eventbrite.com. Tickets are not required for the book signing.
The lineup for the event will begin at 1:30 p.m. Seating will start at 2 p.m.
Barnes and Noble will be at the event selling books or those attending can bring their own books to be signed.
For more information, visit www. springville.org/library/.